Rose (Pt. 1)

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Rose, you really put me out of touch
and I’m amazed by how you grow
from moss and stone

you cast away your fortune
you’re all but out of luck
and everyone you love,
everyone you love cries

oh, you won’t let me down again
your last wilting wishes
won’t be shared amongst friends
pretend you haven’t wasted
the light half of your life
to the bird and the branch
the botanist’s knife

Rose, how many heroes have you shaped?
sculpted from a structure
that the artist claims innate

it’s okay to be weary
it’s okay to jump ship and not swim
you could never swim

grow until your arms might reach the sky
but when you die
only carbon’s left behind

you cast away your fortune
and you’re simply out of luck now
and everyone you loved
everyone you loved cried

oh, you won’t let me down again
things might have been different
if we’d all played pretend
your friends are all getting wasted
on someone else’s wine
and you can cry - you can cry
but I won’t watch you die, Rose

I can’t watch you die, Rose


from No Slogan, released June 30, 2017



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