"A Rose For Emily" as written by and R. Argent....
The summer is here at last
The sky is overcast
And no one brings a rose for Emily

She watches her flowers grow
While lovers come and go
To give each other roses from her tree
But not a rose for Emily

Emily, can't you see
There's nothing you can do?
There's loving everywhere
But none for you

Her roses are fading now
She keeps her pride somehow
That's all she has protecting her from pain

And as the years go by
She will grow old and die
The roses in her garden fade away
Not one left for her grave
Not a rose for Emily

Emily, can't you see
There's nothing you can do?
There's loving everywhere
But none for you

Her roses are fading now
She keeps her pride somehow
That's all she has protecting her from pain

And as the years go by
She will grow old and die
The roses in her garden fade away
Not one left for her grave
Not a rose for Emily


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"A Rose for Emily" as written by R. Argent

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    General CommentDid anyone ever read that short story A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner? I felt I had to defend the crazy old lady to defend the name. To all the Emilys out there: you rock!! (spell out moe...sounds like Emily...heh heh...so clever..)
    moeon May 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHey MOE... I've read that Faulkner story. Good stuff. So is this song. And so is our name. Go Emilys! :)
    emann333on June 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentso then is this song about that story>?
    granola brinkon May 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think they borrowed this melody from The Beatles' "For No One."
    DrewKatsikason May 31, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe story is creepy, i highly suggest you read it, although here's a hint: necrophilia.
    indiechick3987on January 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNo this song has nothing to do with the short story, A Rose For Emily. Rod Argent had been reading the William Faulkner short story A Rose For Emily but he liked the way the title sounded but again; it has nothing to do with how the song was written. The song actually was written almost randomly. I read that Rod let the story build up from nothing. Letting the lines follow themselves.
    planetearthon January 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmany artists during this the time erra this was created had melodies that sounded like the beatles, as they were the #1 pop band. Funny thing is.. modern pop music has no melody at all.
    bythehourson June 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the story, and i kind of wish the song was about it.
    isearchtobeloston April 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOne of the best songs ever. I don't know the meaning of it, sadly.
    Rafikzon May 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMight this song have something to do with emily dickinson? It probably doesn't, but she was a recluse and a horticulturist.
    mrshearson July 22, 2006   Link

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