"Rose Red" as written by and Emilie Autumn....
Rose Rose Rose Red
Will I ever see thee wed
I will marry at thy will sire
At thy will

A thousand years gone by
Too late to wonder why
I'm here alone
If in my darkest hour
She rose that fell a flower
I should have known

Rose Rose Rose Red
Will I ever see thee wed
Only if you can capture me

Tell me no more stories
And I'll tell you no lies
No one wants to hurt me
But everybody tries
And if you think that I've been waiting
For my planets to align
It's Time you go on
Get your things, get up, get out
I'm doing fine, yeah yeah

Someday these walls will speak
The floors beneath you creek
To call my name
Here in my web of dreams
My whispers turn to screams
And place the blame

Rose Rose Rose Red
Will I ever see thee wed
Only if you discover me

Tell me no more stories
And I'll tell you no lies
No one wants to hurt me
But everybody tries
And if you think that I've been waiting
For my planets to align
It's Time you go on
Get your things, get up, get out
I'm doing fine, yeah yeah

For this freedom
I have given all I had
For this darkness
I gave my light
For this wisdom
I have lost my innocence
Take my petals
And cover me with the night

Tell me no more stories
And I'll tell you no lies
No one wants to hurt me
But everybody tries
And if you think that I've been waiting
For my planets to align
It's Time you go on
Get your things, get up, get out
I'm doing fine, yeah yeah


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"Rose Red" as written by Emilie Autumn

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  • +2
    General CommentI think that this song is about the loss of innocence. The loss of virginity, she talks about "Take my petals
    And cover me with the night" and mentioning that to gain this wisdom she has given her innocence. I also think that this is an abusive relationship, something she wasn't ready for. "Here in my web of dreams
    My whispers turn to screams" and now she is fighting back agaisnt him. With is E.A's whole "act" of fighting back against being victimised. "Tell me no more stories
    And I'll tell you no lies
    No one wants to hurt me
    But everybody tries
    And if you think that I've been waiting
    For my planets to align
    It's Time you go on
    Get your things, get up, get out
    I'n doing fine"
    Ish-Kreeableon April 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentamazing song i think its about personal freedom
    xxsyntheticxxon March 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love, love, love this song- it's sheer beauty. I like how she samples lyrics and a melody from a folk song for the beginning lyrics and chorus. It's about a person who's in a very difficult place in their life, but is still fighting and insisting she's doing just fine (perhaps even to the point of delusion). If I could chose a theme song this would be it.
    Ender666999on April 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this sing is based on the book Rose Red (Ellen Rimbauers diary), which is basically about a house that a man builds for his wife, but never is finished, The wife becomes obsessed with building the house, and it never is finished. Her soul is incorporated with that of the house, and the house "incorporates" womens souls to help build the house, while it kills the men, as revenge for Ellens husbands crime against her. I don't remember the details, since it was awhile since i read the book, but it seems to fit the song
    "Someday these walls will speak
    The floors beneath you creek
    To call my name"
    Thesayaon October 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI will agree partly with Thesaya on this one. It does seem to fit the story of Rose Red overall. There's also the fairytale Snow White and Rose Red, where they were sisters, both named after two rose trees their mother had: one white and one red. During the winter, a black bear came to them and stayed all winter. During the summer he went away to guard his treasure, to keep the dwarves from stealing it. So Rose Red and Snow White have some misadventures with a dwarf, whom they keep finding in trouble and keep saving, and eventually find out he's been stealing from the black bear. Eventually, the bear kills the dwarf, and it breaks the spell on him, changing him into a prince. He married Snow White, but the tale never mentions what happened to Rose Red. Maybe some of it refers to how Rose Red must have wanted to find a husband of her own, adding more to the story in doing so.
    ladyofshallotton January 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere is a Girl Scout song called Rose, and the chorus goes, "Rose Rose Rose Rose, Will I ever see thee red? I will marry at thy will sire, At thy will"
    KristaRaeon January 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI disagree with it being about Rose Red from the fairytale. I think it's about Elizabeth I. All the references to marriage, and especially "Will I ever see thee wed/Only if you can capture me" and "I'm doing fine" - she ruled fine without a husband. If you look in the Enchant lyrics book there is a drawing of a Tudor rose by this song and a note from EA which goes something like: "I always found it personally offending that a Tudor rose looks nothing like a real rose".
    IndustrialLaceAndMagicon April 21, 2009   Link

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