I can see where you are
I can tell you're enjoying it so far
I would love to escape, but now I'm bound
by the of burn of your eyes
looking on as I'm starting to realize
I'm a pawn in your game and this is checkmate

as the roses lift their heads to catch a glimpse of my demise
you'll be throwing lies around like ocean waves throw down the tides
and they are breaking on my shore
and the rescue team won't save me now I'm out too far

so I'll waste these nights for a while
but I'll be holding onto you forever
and this is where my heart is cold and torn
as I read the words you wrote last night
the butterflies are creeping through my spine

it's a thrill I can't shake
yeah I know we've been writing a mistake
but it's hard to erase the feelings I've drawn
I was caught in an awkward silence
broken down by the sound of your prelude that you played
to open our symphony

I've been sleeping with the sunrise watching hours pass away
incidentally I'm just waiting for the dusk to kill the day
but now I'm waiting for your call
while I bang on this piano like you care at all

so I'll waste these nights for a while
but I'll be holding onto you forever
and this is where my heart is cold and torn
as I read the words you wrote last night
the butterflies are creeping through my spine

as I hear the words you're saying tonight
I'm falling for them every single time
as the roses dip their heads a little further to the ground
there's a season change and all the pinks and whites have turned to brown
will we make it through the fall yeah are we gonna make it through this fall
‘cause I don't wanna fall with you

so I'll waste these nights for a while
but I'll be holding onto you forever
and this is where my heart is cold and torn
as I read the words you wrote last night
the butterflies are creeping through my spine

I'm trying, we're dying, yeahhh
I'm taken by your hope-filled lines
they're well designed and dragging me along
I'll be waiting for this chance and I'll be gone


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Roses and Butterflies song meanings
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    General CommentNo, don't agree to the 'one night thing'. I think the girl in this song is using him up. Just wants and needs him for this little bit of affection. He, on the other hand, has real feelings for this girl. And he'd do anything just to be with her. Even it's more than superficial to her. Like he says: I'm just a pawn in your game..
    And when finally the chance will be there to actually be something more, he will be gone. SO. Just my two cents ;)
    marjoleinon March 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is beautiful...a band everyone should check out
    certaintyon July 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyess.. truely amazing
    mycroon October 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is their best song. lyrics and melody are so beautiful
    breakdown2313on February 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwow, this song is beautiful.
    the lyrics are absolutly amazing
    and the melody is totally captivating...
    i swear, when i listen to this song, it makes the rest of the world sort of tune out and i can't hear anything else
    i don't think i've ever had emotions envoked by a song the way i did while listening to this one...
    totally, utterly, compleatly, amazingly, perfect.
    Jesus__freakon February 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about love at first soght. the guy had one memorable night with this girl and he is trying to see her again
    kmiec35on February 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about love at first soght. the guy had one memorable night with this girl and he is trying to see her again
    kmiec35on February 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBEAUTIFUL.
    probably my favorite song by making april.
    _headoverheelson March 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree completely with marjolein
    midnightstarson March 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgreat song, great band, can't say enough about these guys right now.

    and i have to agree more with marjolein with a few additions...

    in the first verse he is realizing what she is all about, that she is more or less just using him and doesn't feel the same way as he does, so in turn the roses (love altogether) lifts "its" head because he, the love, is realizing everything and is hopefully going to get out of this.

    but then he goes on to say it is too late, he has too many feelings for her, although based on forged feelings from her to him, his feelings are still feelings nonetheless and he can't change it. he knows still what she is doing "so I'll waste these nights for a while" but he isn't willing to accept that "but I'll be holding onto you forever" he is too torn and broken to let go of all these feelings, so he believes he can still build something together with this girl.

    so he keeps falling for everything once again, and as the happens, the roses dip there heads once again, as he is lost and not getting anywhere away from this whole ordeal with this girl, that is far from love.

    great song, all in all she is just lying to him, and he is blinded by his own ambition for love to realize it, i love the roses metaphor, and especially how its sung...once again, great song.
    urowndisasteron March 27, 2007   Link

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