roses are not red
a still life never growing
the sun is not a source of light
and the wind will not be blowing
birds will die
up in the sky
the sky that is not blue
everything is as it was
i never loved you
i never loved you

roses are not red
the rain is not been falling
and telephones ring unaware
of why we bother calling
no one there
would ever care
to hear what we've been through

everything is in its place
i never loved you
i never loved you

your face, so unremarkable
could never light this lonely town
your voice, all but forgotten
does not echo every single sound
your eyes without expression,
there's nothing special in that case
so why do i spend every night
dreaming of the things i'll never miss?
no joy as spring arrives
there's nothing sad about you leaving
and i will live my life the same
maybe this time without breathing
so look through these eyes
that never cried
and any fool could see what's true
roses are not red
roses are not red
roses are not red
and i never loved you
roses are not red
roses are not red
roses are not red
and i never loved you


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    General CommentI think it's supposed to be:
    "your eyes without expression,
    there's nothing special in their gaze"
    skttrbrainon November 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentShe's saying she did love him. Roses are red and she did love him, but doesn't want to admit it. She's saying things that are obviously true are false. She said the sky isn't blue and the sun isn't a source of light when we all know they are. It's her way of telling herself she never loved him when secretly she knows she did. She's in denial.
    It's a beautifulllllll song.
    HeroGarecon March 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHave you heard Frank Bango's version ?(he wrote the song)...
    respecton October 09, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationSong about denial. I agree with HeroGarec. If you lie about your love, you could as easily lie about the sky and the sun and all the other things that are obviously true (and any fool could see what's true). Because everyone can see that you love the person and it DID change something in your life.

    your eyes without expression,
    there's nothing special in their gaze
    so why do i spend every night
    dreaming of the things i'll never miss?

    Although their also seem to be a sort of exceptance that life goes on, it is difficult not to imagine what could have gone differently.

    WaterAngel84on July 21, 2009   Link

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