people are saying
you murdered your ex-wife
did you use a shotgun a rope or a kitchen knife?
i know you better than that
i don't believe it's true.

it was easier for you just to let it go
you're always digging around in the dirt i know
but it was all just talk they couldn't prove it true
i know you better than that i swear to god i do

your backyard's full of roses
is there something you're keeping to yourself
your backyard's full of roses
were you digging a hole for something else?

you're singing hallelujah, hallelujah at Sunday morning mass
will my heart refuse to charge a man of God with the Devil's craft


she's been missing for almost eleven years
it's hard to believe she just up and disappeared
but if it could happen i guess it could happen to you

people are saying "what did you do it for?
is it because she wasn't 22 anymore?"
everybody knew
but they couldn't prove it true

i know you better than that
at least i hope i do

your backyard's full of roses
is there something you're keeping to yourself
your backyard's full of roses
were you digging a hole for something else?

now how would you sleep
how would you sleep
with that voice in your head?
how would you sleep
how would you sleep with that ghost in your bed?


shut it out shut it out to live with what you'd done
when the weight of it really sank in
you'd have to tell someone
you're singing hallelujah hallelujah at Sunday mass
could it be a man of God has his heart in the Devil's grasp?

your backyard's full of roses
is there something you're keeping to yourself
your backyard's full of roses
were you digging a hole for something else?
your backyard's full of roses
is it full of roses
is it full of roses
is it full of roses
is it full of roses
is it full of roses
is there something you're keeping to yourself?


Lyrics submitted by MikeyH

Roses song meanings
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