"Rosealia" as written by and Kevin Griffin....
Where have you gone my Rosealia?
Into the crowd he'll never find you
If you walk real fast and you stay down low

[Chorus:]
So many times, so many chances
This one could be your last
You say, "No, no, no the fighting has left me tired"
You say, "No, no, no" but the hurting goes on
Put on your mask wearing your cape
Put on your mask, my Rosealia
Put on your mask wearing your cape
Put on your mask, my Rosealia

What has he done my senorita?
His kind of love is going to kill you
Do you fake a smile when you dodge the blows?

[Chorus]

Ladies and gentlemen of America

There'll no longer be hurt
Jealousy can rip your heart out
And jealousy can turn a hand into a fist

[Chorus]

My Rosealia


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"Rosealia" as written by Kevin Griffin

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    General Commentwow, I can't believe nobody's commented on this one yet! this song has such great lyrics. I really think this is a cool song, an interesting story about a woman fleeing an abusive relationship in the middle of Carnivale.
    Halo Apeon July 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Where have you gone my Rosealia?
    AudiLuvaon November 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwow, i didn't realize it had to do with Carnivale...is that the same as Mardi Gras? (they're from New Orleans, yes?)
    Anyhow, i love the double meaning of "put on your mask, wearing your cape...". it's so beautiful. because on the one hand, the mask & cape hide her from her abusive husband and let her escape. but on ther other hand, it's like she's a super hero flying around & stuff. haha. it perfectly captures the duality of hiding & vulnerability with her courage & strength too. truly a tragic girl...so sad.
    drenchedinwineon February 03, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Put on your mask, wearing your cape" is also a reference to being at a Mardi Gras ball or parade, where the paraders are dressed festively, especially the dukes, who wear a mask and cape (they actually look frighteningly like Klansmen lol).
    diggit18on December 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLOVE THIS SONG
    minkoilon March 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbeing from louisiana i dont really care about new orleans actually but yeah i love better than ezra they are so awsome. they play at LSU alot never got a chance to see them yet.
    minkoilon March 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentohwow by new orleans i meant mardi gras... my bad
    minkoilon March 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBeing from Louisiana I love this song by this New Orleans band. I know that the inspiration for this song came from one night the BTE guys were at a bar while travelling on tour and they met an older Spanish woman whom they talked with. She was constntly re-applying make-up and generally seemed a nice but sad figure.
    Rickveeon July 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentPowerful lyrics. Plus, the instrumentals are wonderful. <3
    HELENzon October 29, 2011   Link

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