"Ten Black Roses" as written by Desmond Child, Pauli Rantasalmi and Lauri Johannes Yloenen....
Life is like a boat in the bottle
Try to sail, You can't with no air
Day by day it only gets harder
Try to scream but nobody cares
Through the glass you see the same faces
Hear the voices play fade a drum
When your life's a boat in a bottle
You're surrounded, drifting alone

Don't leave me now
Stay another day
With me

When you're sad, and no-one knows it
I'll send you black roses
When your heart's dark and frozen
I'll send you black roses

Far away we wait for each other
I'm still on that road to nowhere
Kiss yourself for me in the mirror
Tie a black rose into your hair

Don't lose your faith
Share another night
With me

When you're sad and no-one knows it
I'll send you black roses
When your heart's dark and frozen
I'll send you black roses

Ten Black roses
Ten Black roses

Life is like a boat in the bottle
Try to sail, you can't with no air
Day by day it only gets harder
Try to scream but nobody cares

When you're sad, and no-one knows it
I'll send you black roses
When your heart's dark and frozen
I'll send you black Roses

Ten black roses


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"Ten Black Roses" as written by Pauli Rantasalmi Lauri Yloenen

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    General CommentOh, why has no one commented this ??

    Well .. I'll be the fisrt one :]

    I personaly think that this is really romantic .. "When you're sad and no one knows it, I'll send you black roses" .. maybe the symbol is too gothic, but it's also a sing of affeion and love .. it's a flower, even though it's black.

    The rest of the lyrics .. well, they don't make much sence to me .. and the methaphore about the boat .. xD

    I still wonder why The Rasmus have chosen the symbol of a black rose, after they're not so dark, like in "Hide From the Sun", or too funeral-like in "Dead Letters" ??

    I just wished Lauri had back hair again ;/

    [Can't wait to see them in 3 weeks & a half in Sofia, Bulgaria .. - 10.29.2008]
    RazoRadiationon October 04, 2008   Link
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    General Comment*I meant to say "affetion" ^^' [the computer ate my letters !!]

    Oh, and btw does anyone know what the "Black Roses" are ..?
    RazoRadiationon October 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOoookay .. sorry for the 3rd comment, but I just read that they're those little compases like in the video for "Livin' In a World Without You"

    RazoRadiationon October 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics are catchy. =]
    I'm not entirely sure what this song is about. I'm going to say it's about loneliness.
    Or well loneliness being the main subject.
    Thoughts?
    ur-dream_my-miseryon February 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about love and lonliness
    someone that loves someone they nevber get to see
    they tell eachother to hold on and they will meet, the lryics "try to scream but nobody cares" makes me thin kthat they are the only people that care for eachother

    its a very loving, yet sad song...
    MarkMalevolenton February 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commentit;s about someone who loves you and no matter what he'll stand by your side... ^^
    Darlingxxx22on March 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwow no one's commented for a while have they?

    i think it's about a guy who's kept away from the girl he loves. So when she's sad, he sends her black roses to tie in her hair and to renew her faith in him. And the black roses really ARE black roses, if you're wondering

    info off official site!

    ♥TR!
    SilverRiveron September 23, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about non-existent, mythical girl. he doesn't know her, but he loves. and he feels the same lonliness like she does. he tries to reach her, but he can't with all his might. and he says her: you're afar from me, but i'm gonna support you, when you feel bad
    lavagirlon September 04, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI have an idea about this song, perhaps it can be true. He sings:
    "When you're sad and no one knows it
    I'll send you black roses
    When your heart's dark and frozen
    I'll send you black roses
    Ten Black roses"
    And somehow I think the 10 black roses are the rest of the songs from the album :). It's nice to think that somehow is a message for us all.
    alechandrion May 13, 2015   Link

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