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Cemetery Rose

On the plains of south Texas, in grey raining cold,
in a lonesome old graveyard blooms one single rose.
It’s a rose garnet red, that she planted in grief,
and it blooms just one day, has not one single leaf.

It’s a cemetery rose, blooming in the cold.
It’s a cemetery rose, watching her grow old.
It’s a cemetery rose, planted at his feet.
It’s a cemetery rose, watered when she weeps

Its branches are brown and its steel thorns they are grey
and she planted that rose on her own wedding day.
At the altar they told her her lover is dead.
Now fifty years later she still has not wed.

It’s a cemetery rose blooming in the cold.
It’s a cemetery rose, watching her grow old.
It’s a cemetery rose, planted at his feet.
It’s a cemetery rose, watered when she weeps.

She holds fast to a branch, to hold his hand in hers
and for one tragic moment, the two worlds they merge.
As the pain of the thorns that are piercing her flesh
weds the pain of the sorrow she feels in her chest.

It’s a cemetery rose blooming in the cold.
It’s a cemetery rose, watching her grow old.
It’s a cemetery rose, planted at his feet.
It’s a cemetery rose, watered when she weeps.

Don’t know where she comes from.
Don’t know where she goes.
Behind her back they call her
“Cemetery Rose”.

It’s a cemetery rose blooming in the cold.
It’s a cemetery rose, watching her grow old.
It’s a cemetery rose, planted at his feet.
It’s a cemetery rose, watered when she weeps.

It’s a cemetery rose blooming in the cold.
It’s a cemetery rose, watching her grow old.
It’s a cemetery rose, planted at his feet.
It’s a cemetery rose, watered when she weeps.

Written by: Jason Oliver
Lead vocal: Michael
Back up vocals: Michael
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums,
Electric Lead Guitar, Electric Rythm
Guitar, Electri Slide Guitar,
Piano: Michael

Copyright 2005 by Jason Oliver tx78644 ASCAP
Reproduced with permission from Jason Oliver

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album coverMICHAEL BONANNO: Flameland

Classic Rock Political Rock Folk Rock


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