"Rose of Sharyn" as written by Howard Jones, Justin Foley, Mike D'antonio, Adam Dutkiewitz and Joel Stroetzel....
Numb, we're broken, here I stand alone
Wondering what were the last words I said to you
Hoping, praying that I'll find a way to turn back time
Can I turn back time?

What would I give to behold
The smile
The face of love
You've never left me
The rising sun
Will always speak your name

Numb, we're broken, here I stand alone
Wondering what were the last words I said to you

It won't be long, we'll meet again

What would I give (what would I give)
To behold
The smile
The face of love
You've never left me
(You've never left me)
The rising sun
Will always speak your name

It won't be long, we'll meet again
Your memory is never passing
It won't be long, we'll meet again
My love for you is everlasting

I mourn for those who never knew you
I mourn (I mourn) for those (for those) who never knew you
Who never knew you

It won't be long, we'll meet again
Your memory is never passing
It won't be long, we'll meet again
My love for you is everlasting

It won't be long, we'll meet again
It won't be long, we'll meet again


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"Rose of Sharyn" as written by Howard Jones Adam Dutkiewitz

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  • +2
    General CommentTo clear things up once and for all, this song was written about Howard's deceased grandmother. The name of the song is a play on 'rose of Sharon', which is a family of highly-valued flowers with biblical origins.
    myownsummeron May 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a beautiful song, definately about the loss of a loved one. An amazing positive outlook that is awesome to see in hardcore and metal songs. This song surely shows that howard (if he wrote the song) believes in an afterlife and that he will see her again. This band is amazing and will do amazing things even though jesse is gone now.
    tigerarmy129on April 09, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love these guys personally i think Howards vocals are so much better than the last lead singer and i cant wait to see them on may 15th at soma san diego
    jnation83on April 29, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"the first word in the song is NUMB not now fuckhead" - which I and slipmaira have both noted earlier, which you would have noticed, if you had actually bother to read the other posts before wasting everyone's time, you ignorant little shit.
    quiffpornon June 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI found this on Wikipedia:

    Rose of Sharon is a common name that applies to several different species of flowering plants that are highly valued throughout the world. The name's colloquial application has been used as an example of the lack of precision of common names, which potentially causes confusion.[1] Rose of Sharon has also become a frequently used catch phrase in lyrics and verse.

    The name Rose of Sharon first appears in English in 1611 in the King James Version of the Bible. According to an annotation of Song of Solomon 2:1 by the translation committee of the New Revised Standard Version, "Rose of Sharon" is a mistranslation of a more general Hebrew word for "crocus".

    - In the USA, the Rose of Sharon is the official flower of Phi Beta Chi, a national Lutheran-based Greek social letter sorority.

    - In Korea, the Rose of Sharon (mugunghwa or Hibiscus syriacus, "endless flower") is the historical symbol of the present and historic Yi Dynasty Korean royal family, and figures throughout domestic and royal architectural elements, particularly in roof tiles.

    - In The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Rose of Sharon (often called "Rosasharn") is a major character, the eldest daughter of the Joad family and the sister of the protagonist Tom Joad. Throughout much of the novel, she is depicted as fragile because of her pregnancy.

    - The Rose of Sharon is also referenced in the Kate Bush recording "The Song of Solomon" from her 1993 album The Red Shoes.

    - The Rose of Sharon is referenced in the Killswitch Engage song "Rose of Sharyn" from their 2003 album The End of Heartache.

    - There is a song entitled "Rose of Sharon" on Xiu Xiu's 2005 album La Forêt. The lyrics seem to allude to both the Song of Solomon and to Steinbeck's novel.

    - The Ragnarok Online background music set includes a track called "Rose of Sharon".

    - The village of Rosharon, Texas is named after the "Rose Of Sharon" from the Cherokee Roses that grew near by.

    - The Rose of Sharon is referenced in the Bob Dylan song "Caribbean Wind." The song appeared on the compilation album Biograph but was originally recorded during the sessions for Shot of Love.

    - Leonard Cohen in his original poem "The Traitor" (on which the song "The Traitor" is based) also refers to the Rose of Sharon.

    - Rose of Sharon is a homeless character in Sherman Alexie's short story "What You Pawn I Will Redeem," published April 21, 2003 in The New Yorker.

    - Sephardic Hebrew poetry from the 10th-15th century demonstrates prolific use of the חבצלת (ḥăḇaṣṣeleṯ) translated into English consistently as "Rose of Sharon"; there are a few renderings as "lily" (see Gate 47 of the Tahkemoni) .[2] The term and trope are found throughout the Sefer Tahkemoni by Yehuda Alharizi (1165-1225) and much of the poetic corpus of the Golden Age of Iberian Jewish belles lettres, which includes the works of such poets as Shmu'el HaNagid (993-1056), Moses Ibn Ezra (c.1055-after 1138), Yehuda Halevi (c.1075-1141), and Abraham Ibn Ezra (c.1093-c.1167) among others.[3]

    - Judah Robertson has an album entitled "Rose of Sharon".

    - "Rose of Sharon" is a song by Robert Hunter (Greatful Dead) released on his solo album Tiger Rose.
    jrrtolk1enon September 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDude, im glad someone else appreciates how amazing these guys are, I can't to see them again, when they tour with Chimaira. Oh yes...
    quiffpornon April 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat lyrics, and yeah, it's about the lost of a loved one. Good to hear bands talking about the lost of a loved one this way. Can't wait until this album is out.
    hatebreederon April 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIf you want to check out the new album, take a look here:

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    quiffpornon April 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is indeed about one of Howard Jones' friends' death. Its a very good song once you really look at it - it has a very personal feel to it.
    HeihachiMushroomon April 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI just wanted to know if anyone had any thoughts on the similarity between the title of this song and Rose of Sharon in The Grapes of Wrath... because in that story, she also lost a loved one... or many
    Citizenon April 28, 2004   Link

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