"All Across The Sands" as written by Ian George Brown and John Squire....
But of an impressive romance
Scattered all across the sands
A secret safe with all the world
Too vain to seem so capable

Can you hear it calling
Do you feel warmer
As the hired hand's exposed

How can a pretty painting show
Send them all packing out to Hell
A freight train laughs and rattles by
You kissed the girls and made them die

And I'll never come here again
Ah, we will never come here again
Ah, we will never play here again, again

After her call
After her call
After [sic] her call
And she calls

Lyrics submitted by enola, edited by Longpig, sokorny

"All Across the Sands" as written by John Squire Ian George Brown

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  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionThe first line is "BONES of an impressive romance, scattered all across the sands"
    Longpigon November 13, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General Commentian brown read a report of a killer who buried the bodies of his rape victims in the sand whilest on tour in the news.
    shown in "you kiss the girls and make them die"
    paul coyleon May 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAw man paul!
    T'is a classic love song, im going to stick with my happy vision of it as opposed to the cynical rape ideology haha
    dave_1987on April 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know what to make of this song, i think it's got very dark and slightly surreal lyrics.........................still a fucking belter though!!!
    LostVibeson September 01, 2010   Link
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    General Commentyeah, it's about a serial killer who buried his victims in the sand.

    Several early Roses songs sound happy but the lyrics are kinda scary.
    lazyituson December 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentYou're all wrong. This song is about when they played an early gig at the Bluebird Club in Barrow-in-Furness and they were booed off. Hence we will never play here again. Across the sands refers to Morecambe Bay.
    davido4aon October 06, 2015   Link

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