"Roses" as written by and Aldred....
Blind me with distraction
Build a frontier 'cross the void
All tomorrow been destroyed, in a breath

I moved out to the country
And I saw the scenery shake
As a summer parade meets its death
And God's assassins rode back into town
And paved their way upon the cold ground

Roses help me to pretend
Blushing brides and cosmonauts
Don't meet their bitter end

Give me grace, oh Mother
I have rumbled quite a feast
Traced the footsteps of a priest in the snow

But in my mind's picture
Of every face I've ever loved
Travel lightly suck their blood before they go

And God's assassins rode back into town
And paved their way upon the cold ground

Roses help me to pretend
Blushing brides and cosmonauts
Don't meet their bitter end

Roses, roses, cannot do this any more


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    General CommentI'm really not sure about the meaning to this song, but since no one else has commented yet, I may aswell make a completely wrong guess! Haha.
    I think he's using roses as a symbol of hope and beauty, in saying that even in the worst scenes, with "shaking scenery", there can still be beauty found.
    MayaMooon February 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentlove the line "I have rumbled quite a feast"
    yeh i thought it was the beautiful things like roses among the horrible things like the bitter end of blushing brides and cosmonauts.
    there's kind of a kiddyish feel in the "blushing brides and cosmonauts" line, like his most precious childhood dreams or plans have been destroyed, now he has to pretend things are going to be ok.
    i just cant get over his voice! it's really lovely but also so sad
    luey_babyon February 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI don't know, I mean, I see this song as a man (or woman) trying desperately to delude themselves. "Roses help me to pretend". It's the idea that the world is a horrifying, almost insane place, and we all end up alone in the end. The roses he/she sees as something simple; there's no great moral problems or pain in flowers. But they do link to other ideas, such as the blood, the seasons etc. A little depressing but hey, I'm probably wrong! Awesome song though haha
    riokbranon April 17, 2010   Link

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