you should see yourself
when will you grow up
every knob you twist on that machine is like a crutch
but i was just the fool
you’d been waiting for
who says we can’t touch
ourselves to keep from getting bored?
nothing else is touching thats for sure

a ring around the roses

i will watch you play
i come here every night
it’s just me the bartender the waitress and the lights
shining on you not getting it right
we clap not for you but for your kind

a ring around the roses
everybody poses
threats and then backs down
the second you put clothes on
a ring around the roses
eveybody knows it
i will sing your fears if
you sing my neurosis

you should back out now
not a night too soon
i’ll still be here when the last poor soul has left the room
standing round just like a good friend should
smiling as if your songs were good

a ring around the roses
everybody poses
threats and then backs down
the second you put clothes on
a ring around the roses
everybody knows it
i will sing your fears if
you sing my neurosis

and i sat there for hours
waiting on the curb
thinking you might like a flower from a pretty girl
a ring around the waitress from the verse
a ring of fire around the roses’ door
put it on before you lose your nerve
put your hands together and they’ll hurt(x5)
make a sound that no one’s ever heard(x2)
and i hope we get what we deserve


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A Night at the Roses song meanings
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    General CommentI love this song. Amazing band.
    To me its about going to watch a musican friend who is performing badly, like errky39 said. But i also think it might mean she went to watch as she wanted a romantic relationship with the musician, to show she would always be there. Im not sure though and parts confuse me, it could easily just be her being a good friend.
    blackskieslullabyon January 05, 2006   Link

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