"Rose Of England" as written by and Chris De Burgh....
Hear my voice and listen well, and a story I will tell,
How duty brought a broken heart, and why a love so strong
Must fall apart;

She was lovely, she was fine, daughter of a royal line,
He, no equal, but for them it mattered little for they were in love;

Rose of England, sweet and fair, shining with the sun,
Rose of England, have a care, for where the thorn is,
There the blood will run;

Oh my heart, oh my heart;

Through the summer days and nights, stolen kisses and delights
Would thrill their hearts and fill their dreams with all emotions
That true love can bring;

But black of mourning came one day, when her sister passed away,
And many said on bended knee, she has gone, and you must be our Queen;

Rose of England, sweet and fair, shining with the sun,
Rose of England, have a care, for where the thorn is,
There the blood will run;

Oh my heart, oh my heart;

To the abbey she did ride, with her lover by her side,
When they heard the church bells ring, she was Queen
And one day, he'd be King;

But men of malice, men of hate, protesting to her chambers came,
"A foreign prince will have your hand, for he'll bring peace
And riches to our land";
She said "Do you tell me that I cannot wed the one I love?
Do you tell me that I am not mistress of my heart?"

And so with heavy weight of life she kissed her lover one last time,
"This land I wed, and no man comes, for if I cannot have you, I'll have none";

Rose of England, sweet and fair, shining with the sun,
Rose of England have a care, for where the thorn is,
There the blood will run;

Oh my heart, oh my heart.


Lyrics submitted by TheLastSamurai101

"Rose of England" as written by Chris De Burgh

Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Rose Of England song meanings
Add your thoughts

1 Comment

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentI really love this song... It is based on historical fact, but so beautifully written that you can feel the sorrow of the Queen by the end, and the magnitude of the sacrifice she has made... the lyrics are quite self-explanatory really - the restrictions imposed on us by the expectations of others, and whether our first duty is to our country, our people or to our own hearts...

    I believe this song is about Queen Elizabeth I of England - mainly due to lines like "This land I wed" (Something that she said in real life) and the fact that she was famously never married, and was called the "Virgin Queen." Elizabeth succeeded her half-sister - Mary I of England - to the throne. If anyone has any information on who this song is about, then please share!
    TheLastSamurai101on May 31, 2010   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain