10 Best Songs About Plants

By Nico Gonzalez

Songs about plants are pretty common, but some are better than others. I have gathered a list of 20 best songs about plants that will put you on the perfect playlist whether it is for studying or just kicking back. The playlist can also serve as a nice intro to botany or horticulture studies, even if you are not an aspiring horticulturist like myself.

So here it is, my picks for 20 best songs about plants:


Plants – Crumb

This song is about the idea that plants are people too. The song begins with a simple verse: “You can call me Crumb/I’m not here on business/Just passing through”. Then it builds to the chorus where they sing: “Plants got life, yeah plants got life/They grow and live and breathe and die like we do.” Its lyrics are just as entertaining as the song itself and it is a fun listen. Creepin’ – Chance the Rapper

Plants and Rags PJ Harvey

P.J Harvey - Plants And Rags

This song is about a woman who is married to a man who is abusive and neglectful. She takes her anger out on the plants in the house, which she calls “plants and rags”. PJ Harvey’s voice is perfect for this track and it gives the song an eerie feeling. Its lyrics are dark, but they are also beautiful. Its lyrics are also easy to memorize quickly.

Plastic Plants Mahalia

Mahalia - Plastic Plants (Lyric Video)

This song is about how people are fake and only care about themselves. The lyrics go ” Plastic plants in the window, living for everyone but me/I can’t keep up with your smoke and mirrors/So I’m looking for someplace to hide”. Mahalia’s voice is soulful and perfect for this track. The lyrics are relatable and make this album a great choice for your study playlist.

Cannonball The Breeders

The Breeders - Cannonball

This song is about how water plants grow in and around any body of water, especially when that body of water is a pool. Its lyrics feature some nice imagery: “I saw you go by me in the black night/Falling like a cannonball”. The song’s strength is that it makes you want to sing along.

Watering My Plants Larry June

Larry June – Watering My Plants

This song is about how Larry June’s homeboy is always asking him to help water his plants. Larry June tells the story of his friend in a fun and truthful way, which makes it a great option for anyone looking for some songs about plants to add to their playlist. Its lyrics range from explaining “the time I had to come over there and help him water his plants” to “I don’t even know how to water a plant/I just put it in the dirt and hope for the best”.

Looking At Plants Shlohmo

Shlohmo - Looking at Plants (Official Visualizer)

This song is about how the narrator is looking at plants. The lyrics are simple, but they are beautiful and perfect for a song about plants. Shlohmo’s beats make this track easy to listen to and its lyrics are a joy to sing along to. Its lyrics are simple, but they are also awesome. They include “I’ve been looking at plants all day/and I think my brain is going to rot”

Plants And Worms Girlpool

Girlpool - Plants And Worms (Official Video)

This song is about how the narrator is growing plants and taking care of them. The lyrics go “I am planting seeds in the earth/I am watering plants with my tears”. Girlpool’s voices are beautiful together and their lyrics are poetic and relatable. This song is perfect for any playlist about plants.

Talking to My Plants Gum Country

Gum Country - 'Talking To My Plants'

This song is about how the narrator is talking to his plants. The lyrics are simple, but they include some really funny phrases like “I’ll water you everyday” and “I’ll make sure that you one day see the light of day”. Everytime I listen to this track, I can’t help singing along. Some of the lyrics include “I’m going to talk to my plants/Like they can really hear me” and “Because I love them, yeah/And they probably do love me”.

Poisonous Plants Coma Cinema

COMA - Poisonous plants

This song is about how the narrator is talking to his plants. The lyrics are simple, but they include some really funny phrases like “I’ll water you everyday” and “I’ll make sure that you one day see the light of day”. Everytime I listen to this track, I can’t help singing along. Some of the lyrics include “I’m going to talk to my plants/Like they can really hear me” and “Because I love them, yeah/And they probably do love me”.

Plants & Rags PJ Harvey

P.J Harvey - Plants And Rags

This song is about how the narrator is trying to grow plants, but it’s a rough process. The lyrics go “I’ve got some pots and I’ve filled them with good stuff/But they won’t grow”. PJ Harvey’s vocals are perfect for this track, as well as her simple yet beautiful guitar playing. Some of the lyrics include “I’ve got some pots and I’ve filled them with good stuff/But they won’t grow/And some sticks and some leaves that I tied together in bundles” Its lyrics