"I Touch Roses" as written by and Theodore Joseph Ottaviano....
If you think I'm magical
Cause roses bloom with my touch
That's mathematical
I think you think too much

I touch roses

If you try to talk with me
If you try to copy my
Pocket full of poses
You still can't touch my roses

I touch roses
I touch roses
I touch roses
I touch roses

If you think I'm magical
Cause roses bloom with my touch
But magics just not practical
I think you think too much

I touch roses


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"I Touch Roses" as written by Theodore Joseph Ottaviano

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    General CommentI'm torn between two interpretations of this song. On one hand, it may just be nonsensical, and not mean anything. Hence the line, "I think you think too much". It's got a good beat (and a great memorable melody) and you can dance to it.

    On the other hand, it could be sexual. "Roses" could be a metaphor for the singer's "private parts", and he/she is saying, basically, "Hands off. Only I can touch there." Yeah, that's probably it.

    Either way, an awesome song from a great 80s band.
    led zep lindholmon May 29, 2011   Link
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    General CommentLed Zep, this is very much a sexual song. Growing up in the 80’s the songwriters wanted us to use the metaphors in their songs for multiple meanings. In Shakespear’s time, a rose took on multiple meanings, “a rose plucked and distilled into perfume describes a married woman, while a rose that withers on the stem describes a spinster.” I think there is something there, but it’s just not gonna happen….yet, hence “you still can’t touch my roses.” That’s my take on it.
    WintersSolsticeon November 12, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is just Xing in the 80's
    MickMusicon October 16, 2012   Link
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    General CommentOkay, hello. This is about those who "have it" and those who don't. The land of the wannabe and how they may try and try, even copy those who just command attention when they walk in to a room...you know, that intangible quality that everybody doesn't have...jealous bitches want what they can't have...those who do have it, like me, know all about these haters...it's saying that all I have to do is touch something, with my person, or my mind, or sprit, and BOOM! Roses...or all good...like most people, all they make are fingerprints, bad blood, and general nuisances of themselves. The part saying you still can't touch my roses, is like saying, "you can't touch this" or best just get out the way, don't even try, etc.
    anthony102on May 13, 2015   Link
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    General CommentLike so many great songs, this leaves interpretation mostly to the listener. It could be a putdown of someone who is jealous of someone's talent. That's one possibility. But I prefer to think of it as more like "Trying to figure out how I do what I do is futile. Don't try to analyze it; I don't even know myself how it works. Just enjoy it."
    ronald1020on December 26, 2015   Link

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