"Black Roses Red" as written by Michael Hunter Ochs, Alana Grace and Jeffrey H Cohen....
Can I ask you a question please
Promise you won't laugh at me
Honestly I'm standing here
Afraid I'll be betrayed.
As twisted as it seems, I only fear love when it's in my dreams
So let in the morning light and let the darkness fade away

Can you turn my black roses red?
Can you turn my black roses red?

Drowning in my loneliness
How long must I hold my breath
So much emptiness inside I could fill the deepest sea
I reach to the sky as the moon looks on
My one last year has come and gone
Time to let your love rain down on me

Can you turn my black roses red? (x3)
'Cause
I'm feelin like I'll blame it on love (x6)

Can you turn my black roses red? (x3)
'Cause I'm feelin like I'll blame in on love
I'm feeling like I'll blame it on love (until fades)


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"Black Roses Red" as written by Alana Essig Jeffrey Cohen

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    General CommentAwesome song! The vocals are very strong and beautiful. Basically I think it is about being afraid to love and of a broken heart. I think that she is sick of feeling this way and is waiting for someone to "turn her black roses red" (to help her change her mind and love without fear) I think that she is needing / wanting exactly what she is afraid of
    Kick Ass song and effectively used in The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants.
    Cheers
    Megnificenton February 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is really cool... Yeah, thats about it. A friend told me about it a few days ago and i love it.
    I think your right about what it means. She is afraid to be 'betrayed' and its obcious she feels lonely and empty, and she is afriad to dream of what she really wants, Love. Although its what she really wants
    kompleton February 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I agree with you guys.

    My friend told me about The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants and he said that the character reminded him of me so much, like what she looks like, her personality, how she is with guys.

    While I was watching the movie I did see me in her. Plus people tell me I look like Alexis Bledel. Being afraid of the one thing that she wants. And when the part where they play this song came along, I just started to cry because it reminded me of..well, me, lol.

    This is an excellent song and very approapriate for the scene. =)
    Kahliaon November 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's a really good song...To me it feels like she's saying what I feel sometimes...She's asking the boy if he can make her not so afraid to falling in love...
    twincity1130on January 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentto me this song is about learning to trust and getting past fear. she is afraid to let love in when really that is what her heart desires. when she can learn to trust and get past her fear of being broken hearted then she wont be so lonely
    seekingperfectionon April 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe correct lyrics are "Cuz I feel like I've never known love" instead of "I'm feeling like I'll blame it on love ". I looked the correct ones up on her artist page on myspace. I knew that line just didn't make sense.
    Sing_Songon June 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think its a great song.
    Zwinky1on July 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow this song can relate to alot of people. I can relate I know. I can't let myself get close to people but yet I feel I keep missing all the love I see so many people enjoying. I want it but I can't let myself.

    Sisterhood of the traveling pants was a great movie and the part where she jumps into the water, was perfect with this song.
    Alana is a very talented artist though it seems to me she isn't as popular as she should be. Oh well someday.
    SpeakToMEon September 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. i like other song but this is my fave. i didn't see the movie though. the song is good though,
    Breakingbenjaminfanon November 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! I first heard it on sisterhood of the traveling pants and i fell in love! Yes i also agree that its about her having a broken heart and ready for someone to turn her black roses red. But i can also interpret it as she's somehow lost someone and she's ready for him to come back and turn her black roses red... Its kind of out there but just another theory.
    mary_is_cherry44on January 03, 2008   Link

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