Throughout the soft and timeless days of August
'Til now the shadows begin to grow much longer
The sunset's fire has deepened blood red
I give you this, the last rose of summer

A token of my unyielding love
So when the winter's mantle stills the Earth
And all around seems dead and cold
This rose reminds you of a time
When all was warm and living

Do not despair, Mother Nature, simply rests
In sleep she has well earned
'Til one day not so very far from now
With the opening of the first rose bud, I shall return

A token of my unyielding love
So that when winter's mettle steals the Earth
And all around seems dead and cold
This rose reminds you of a time
When all was warm and living

The last rose of summer
The last rose of summer
The last rose of summer
The last rose of summer, yeah
The last rose of summer, ohh-oh
The last rose of summer
(In your long shadows) the last rose of summer
(In the sunset) the last rose of summer
(Take this rose that I give you) the last rose of summer
The last rose of summer
(Don't worry about the winter) the last rose of summer
(I shall return) the last rose of summer
(Oh-yea-yeah) the last rose of summer
The last rose of summer
(Ooh-yeah, ooh-yeah, summer)
The last rose of summer
The last rose of summer
The last rose of summer
The last rose of summer
The last rose of summer


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Last Rose of Summer Lyrics as written by Glenn Raymond Tipton Robert Halford

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING

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  • +1
    General Comment

    Great tune. Only ballad Priest ever did(I think).

    dcaton December 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    You might wanna check out Dreamer Deceiver. Kickass Priest ballad.

    minihatson December 12, 2005   Link

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