it's light outside
when you finally see
a quiet failure sleeping next to you

don't think
don't try
don't rush away

when i say you deserve less

you try so hard to be as sweet as you can for me
but i don't see you for who you are
rose of sharon in my failing light
ringless finger
pretend you don't know how you stand it
cause you know you are nobody

don't think
don't try
don't rush away

you try so hard to be as sweet as you can for me
but i don't see you for who you are
rose of sharon in my failing light


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Rose of Sharon song meanings
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    General Commentin the king james version of the bible, in song of solomon, solomon says i am the rose of sharon. but some people call jesus the rose of sharon.

    also in grapes of wrath, one of jamie's favorite books there is a character who is named rose of sharon who is left by her husband.

    so i think jamie uses that name as a reference for someone who is rejected or unwanted despite desperatly trying to be as sweet as they can.

    like jesus was rejected and killed.
    "but i don't see you for who you are"


    and rose of sharon's husband left her.
    "ringless finger"

    the rose of sharon in the song:

    "a quiet failure sleeping next to you"
    "cause you know you are nobody"
    horse_tameron February 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThat's a great interpretation. This is a very sad song and one of my favorites.
    cerealiscoolon November 10, 2005   Link

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