over here the ladies all waltz with perfume
but there's never a rose
and over there the roses are frightened to bloom
so they never can grow

and over here they need wool
for weaving their baby's new clothes
but nobody has any wool
and the sheep are all lost in the harbour
lost in the harbour

and over here they want diamonds to wear
but there aren't any here
and over there everyone's hiding their tears
but they're crying inside
and the wall won't come down
till they're no longer afraid of themselves
and if you don't believe me ask the elves
and then I can come down to the harbour
down to the harbour

and then I will fill the ocean back up with my tears
I still have a couple more years
and then I can come back to the harbour
down to the harbour


Lyrics submitted by yuri_sucupira

...But There's Never a Rose song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is called The Harbour, and it's off Alice! Great track, but that ain't the title, I'm afraid!
    Appers66on July 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe "... but there's never a rose" was the title for the song from the Alice Demos though.
    TRaeCHon April 24, 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