"Roses" as written by and Meg/frampton Frampton....
Turn around there's those eyes again.
Turn around fake indifference and I.
Watch their cold, dark silhouettes disappear.
A hundred bodies fill this room.
And all their faces overdone.
Pain is foreign, foreign to us.

I don't even know you.
You won't even know I'm gone.
Was it something I did wrong?

Roses, roses cold.
Roses, roses sold out.

Turn around reds and whites again.
I'd sell my kicks for one more low tar.
Fevers hand in hand with shoelace bracelets.
Why are some girls so naive?
He didn't unbutton your blouse to see.
A better view of your heart.
Oh yeah, can't blame you for trying.

I don't even know you.
You won't even know I'm gone.
Was it something I did wrong?

Roses, roses cold.
Roses, roses sold out.

Sing it soft.
Make it slow.
Apples parachute
the boys back down.
Fill it up.
Overflow.
A new, improved modern way to feel.

I don't even know you.
You won't even know I'm gone.
Was it something I did wrong?


Lyrics submitted by shejustwantstorock

"Roses" as written by Dia Frampton Meg Frampton

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commenti LALA-LOVE THIS SONG!
    jENN uhh fERon August 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree, its deff about drugs...
    they're in a club...
    "All their faces overdone,
    pain is foreign, foreign to us..."
    it's an ecstacy reference...
    As well as:
    "Fevers hand in hand with shoelace bracelets."
    X gets your body temp up hardcore...
    and as users, me and my friends have actually used shoelaces to chew on while we've "geeked" (the side affect that makes your jaw clamp shut against your will)...
    "All their faces overdone" might be talkin bout a "thizz face"... X makes the muscles in your face involuntarily flex and tighten, and the user makes some funny faces...
    genhunbun82on March 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti definitely can see the connection to drugs in this song, but i think that's more of an abstract meaning. It could quite possibly have a double meaning. I think it takes place in a bar where there are women with "faces overdone" with makeup. The women are all looking for love, but not expecting to get hurt easily. The opposing expectations of the men in the room are not as innocent. "he didn't unbutton your shirt for a better view of your heart." This is just my opinion, but I believe that the "roses" could represent the opposite intentions of the men. Guys throw around the "l word" constantly and the song in a way is a representation of a girl who fell into the idea that a guy does love her, but truly he doesn't even know her, may never see her again, and will not try to. "you won't even know im gone" then the part, "apples parachute the boys back down" means boys come down from their lust much more quickly than girls. They're over the short-lived relationship as soon as they've gotten what they want, basically sex. (roses that are cold)
    EIGHTEENaintsosweeton December 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'd sell my kicks for one more low tar.
    Fevers hand in hand with shoelace bracelets.









    they're at a rave.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on February 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhy are some girls so naive?
    He didn't unbutton your blouse to see.
    A better view of your heart.
    Oh yeah, can't blame you for trying.


    posted that as a myspace bulletin
    got "you know how people say we only use 10% of our brains.... i think we only use 10% of our hearts" as a reply hahaaha
    shejustwantstorockon August 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentawwww my after 'monster' on the album and it's a perfect follow up :D

    Sing it soft.
    Make it slow.
    Apples parachute
    the boys back down.
    Fill it up.
    Overflow.
    A new, improved modern way to feel.

    ..that's my favorite part
    destroyerron August 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTurn around there's those eyes again.
    Turn around fake indifference and I.
    [Watch their cold, dark silhouettes disappear.
    A hundred bodies fill this room.
    And all their faces overdone.
    Pain is foreign, foreign to us.]
    At first I thought this verse was supposed to be morbid. I thought the bodies line was referring to corpses XD. But after reading it over again I realize it's referring to a dance club or a rave...as for the "pain is foreign to us" they're probably on morphine or something LOL

    [I'd sell my kicks for one more low tar.]
    She wants a smoke. XD

    [Fevers hand in hand with shoelace bracelets.]
    Noticing the couples around. Their hands are tied together with shoelaces. Because it's romantic, I guess? Or something...

    [Why are some girls so naive? He didn't unbutton your blouse to see a better view of your heart.]
    So there's some girl with her guy and they're...having fun. LOL She's just commenting on how some girls are really naive and domr guys don't actually love them-- they just want someone to bang :)

    [ Apples parachute the boys back down. ]
    ...I have no idea what this means. Maybe the girl whose point of view the song is from got high, too? XD Because that makes NO SENSE. WHATSOEVER. Unless "apples" and "parachutes" have some strange meaning that I'm not aware of.

    There are pretty girls who sell roses for a couple dollars in some bars with little flower baskets. I think that's what the entire song is referring to. A flower girl in a bar or a club or something, being a bit jealous of all the couples around...
    danifaceon November 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with daniface..the ending..i think it means. that
    [Sing it soft.
    Make it slow.
    Apples parachute
    the boys back down.
    Fill it up.
    Overflow.
    A new, improved modern way to feel]

    a girl thats a flower girl.decide to stand up and say its ok to keep your rose.(virgirnty)

    {I don't even know you.
    You won't even know I'm gone.
    Was it something I did wrong? }

    the giving up your roses leaves you asking question and alone

    {Roses, roses cold.
    Roses, roses sold out.}
    emokiddie4lifeon December 14, 2006   Link
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    General Comment[ Apples parachute the boys back down. ]

    What do apples do when you drop them? They crash down. So it's like an oxymoron.
    Jaexon February 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentApples parachute
    the boys back down.

    i read on their website message board that dia wrote this bridge, and that its a ganja [marijuana] reference.
    kinda makes sense..?
    drusklon February 07, 2007   Link

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