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Beside the place, where water flows,
Where flora at the surface grows,
Something is there, or is it really?
All I can say, my rhymes are silly

What song am I?

Hint 1:

The poem describes some lyrics, not the name of the song

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  • $\begingroup$ I think this needs the KNOWLEDGE tag, as well. $\endgroup$ – Pugmonkey Feb 20 at 16:27
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The song is

The Riddle

by

Nik Kershaw

Which I note is rather

appropriate given the context of this site!

This part of the poem:

Beside the place, where water flows,

Where flora at the surface grows,

Something is there, or is it really?

Refers to:

The lyrics of the refrain: "Near the tree by the river there's a hole in the ground". The river is the flowing water, the tree is the flora, and the "something" that is there, or maybe not, is the hole --- after all, is a hole not defined by something not being there?

The final line, "All I can say, my rhymes are silly" could refer to

the generally cryptic nature of the lyrics, with plenty of poetic expressions but little easily observable meaning. Kershaw himself has called the lyrics "nonsense".

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The Song is

"Bluegrass Break" by the Lilly Brothers

"Beside the place, where water flows"

Where water flows is BLUE.

"Where flora at the surface grows"

GRASS is a kind of flora

"Something is there, or is it really?"

A BREAK is an interruption, an absence. Yet we refer to it as exiting, though it is nothing

"All I can say, my rhymes are silly"

LILLY rhymes with silly.

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  • $\begingroup$ Now that I read that solution, I think it's much better than what I had in mind, but not the one I meant $\endgroup$ – DudeWhoWantsToLearn Feb 19 at 18:43

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