“Wildflower” by Skylark
Skylark’s “Wildflower” generally talks about the struggles and emotionality associated with womanhood. The central character of the song is a young woman who has survived very difficult times, considerably harder than someone her age should be allowed to bear. The title “Wildflower” must have been chosen because this person was able to grow through her struggle without external help.
Throughout those seasons, she has tried her best to hold back her tears. It seems this woman has had to deal with her problems all by herself. This makes her sadder because she is the only one who knows what’s going on in her life, and the rest of the world is not even looking forward to sharing in her pain.
Skylark proposes a solution for her; she has to be given a chance to pour out her emotions and let it all out. Letting her dream signifies allowing her to pursue her desires and attaining certain heights without any fear. Letting the rain fall down upon her means showering her with love, affection, and giving her the opportunity to fully blossom into the Wildflower she is.
The singer also expresses how precious she is. He appears not to want to force intimacy with her. However, if he is given the chance, he will go all out to make her his.
She’s so delicate
Delicacy is a resounding character she possesses. So much that the writer warns others to be careful how they treat her. This is probably because there’s so much that needs to be healed on the inside and any rough treatment could worsen the situation. Literally, sleeping helps her to get away from her pain and be free for a while. This is why the writer prompts others not to disturb her.
A life rife with problems
Another noteworthy element is that this woman is facing problems not necessarily caused by her, but by the circumstances and environment she finds herself in. She seems to find herself surrounded and affected by other people’s problems. But because she is naturally caring, she feels even more burdened to solve them.
Skylark’s David Richardson shared in an interview that he was inspired by a nurse he was dating, while writing this song. According to him, he went to her house to pick her up for an outing one night but met her so upset and at the brink of tears. She told him that two of her patients whom she had gotten familiar with died that day and she felt miserable. She let out all her pain and he just listened to her. Afterwards she thanked him and got back into her room to change clothes for the date. Richardson said he waited for a long while only to realize she had fallen asleep in her room, probably because of the emotional stress. He then covered her up with a blanket, without waking her, and left her to rest.
To sum it all, the focal point of this song is to praise the female character for her strength which is found in what she is able to bear. It is also to urge people generally to be more attentive to the needs of others and give them a shoulder to lean on in hard times.