"Roses" as written by Benjamin David Gillies and Daniel Paul Johns....
Drained as drained can be
Life is gone from me
Drained if drained is free
If only I could breathe
Smelling dead roses

Take your mind with you
There's no room for two
I can't handle both
Handle both of you

Smelling dead roses

But I won't fall down
No I won't fall down


Lyrics submitted by spitfirek7

"Roses" as written by Ben Gillies Daniel Johns

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    General CommentI love this song =D
    AlphaOmegaRXon June 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgotta agree with you : )
    i_kick_pigeonson September 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song has a good beat, interesting rhythme. I like it.
    Mirnadaon July 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentSmelling dead roses...could this song be about being torn between two loves?
    in red weatheron May 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwell, it references the black death
    "smelling dead roses...but i wont fall down"
    SEE: ringaringaroses; a rhyme about the black death.
    the plague is a metaphor?
    eviction articleon March 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIs this maybe about having a relationship with two girls, but wanting one of them to maybe be on a physical level...
    "Take your mind with you
    There's no room for two"
    I have no idea, I'm definately not the greatest at decifering Daniel Johns' mind.
    geeksneedloveon July 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe first verse is just Daniel Johns being depressed on the mic. It sounds sweet though; the guitar and drums hit hard together as they do in most Silverchair songs.

    Now in the second verse, I think 'in red weather' is right about being torn between two loves. There's "no room for two" and he "can't handle both of you." Also, "smelling dead roses" is a metaphor for foreseeing the end of a relationship.
    Grohlageon July 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song by the way.
    Grohlageon July 30, 2006   Link

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