Put It There
- APut It There
- BMama's Little Girl
Flowers In The Dirt
'Put It There' is a 1990 single from Flowers in the Dirt. The lyrics were inspired by an expression Paul's father used to say “Put it there, if it weighs a ton.“
Released as the B-side on the 7" vinyl of 'Put It There', 'Mama's Little Girl' was originally recorded in 1972 and was worked on by Chris Thomas and Bill Price for this release.
The song was originally inspired by my dad who used the expression regularly. ‘Put it there, if it weighs a ton,’ he would say. Growing up I heard this expression a lot when he was shaking hands with anyone! So I have an affection for the phrase. When we were doing the video I explained this to the filmmakers, and so it really is to do with me and my dad. But then the next generation is me and my kids. So it’s to do with family. It’s to do with parents and kids. Or just anyone who wants to shake hands.Paul