"Dirt and Roses" as written by Zach Blair, Joseph Principe, Timothy Mcilrath and Brandon Barnes....
The city grieves, like widows clasping
Folded flags against their hearts
Raindrops feel like dirt and roses
On black coffins in the dark

Not yet corpses, still we rot
Oblivious to our decay
Drinking poison drop by drop,
Destined to die

Unless we save our lives,
From the coming dawn,
That seeks to drown us in the flames
But if we sell our soul,
For the chance of gold,
Then we'll rue each passing day!

I swore this place was once was alive,
The streets all pulse like living veins,
Heart point beating crossed with blood,
The buildings breathe each time they sway

Time of dead,
Punctuated by the bells,
The sky turned red,
Then came the rain!

Come on lets
Save our lives,
From the coming dawn,
That seeks to drown us in the flames
But if we sell our soul,
For the chance of gold,
Then we'll rue each passing day!

Like fallen soldiers on these fields we
Spend our lives fighting truth upon the wheels
I swear we tried,
I gave up on this god forsaken sight,
And felt it all pass by!

Come on lets
Save our lives,
From the coming dawn,
That seeks to drown us in the flames
But if we sell our soul,
For the chance of gold,
Then we'll rue each passing day!

So save our,
(save our lives)
Our lives it's coming clear,
Yeah it's been coming clear,
(coming clear)
To me

We'll never sell our soul
(sell our soul)
For the chance of gold
And we'll live each passing day


Lyrics submitted by Elective Amnesia, edited by halfazn, carlalsford, Belgarion262, fidel1029

"Dirt and Roses" as written by Joseph Principe Brandon Barnes

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    General CommentThink this song is about how shit soceity is. As it states "we drink poison drop by drop" implying all we do is get pissed. And the line "we sell our soul for the chance of gold" makes me think even though the band is not religious that we do wrong things in soceity such as steal etc for the money. and at the begining it says the city greives which i think is implying soceity has got so bad the city grevies.


    or maybe / and its about how we pollute the world as it goes on to say 'the sky turned red, and then came the rain" ie red is usally seen as a bad colour for pollution... and by the rain he could be implying acid rain or something else but im not 100% sure or even 50% sure i should say.

    and also believe it talks about
    funnyguy5on May 13, 2012   Link

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