The Rose

Standing out here on the straight away
Looking for a ride gonna take you away
Take you to the morning
Or take you to the grave
Take you anywhere… just
Takes - you
Away

It takes more than eyes to see a rose
You won’t know your mind - if you
Don’t – feel your
Soul

You pumped your veins full of ecstasy
You pumped so hard you began to bleed
Across the table on
To the floor
So much blood - you don’t
Know - any
More

You wake-up in the morning every thing is numb
You lie in your bed - and you
Feel - like
You’re dead

You lived so fast that you blew your mind
You bet your life on a nickel or dime
You pushed it to the limit – and you
Ran out of time - you
Pushed so hard – you
Crossed - the
Line

You break the rule you’ll do the time
There ain’t no rhythm and there
Ain’t - no
Rhyme

You can’t find the road to take you home
It brought you out here and left you alone
It took you to the corner
And took you thru the zone
It took you all the way and
Now - you’re
Alone

You had your fun while you were young
A gypsy’s life - you
Rolled - the
Dice

Standing out here on the straight away
Looking for a ride gonna take you away
Take you to the morning
Or take you to the grave
Take you anywhere… just
Takes - you
Away

It takes more than eyes to see a rose
You won’t know your mind - if you
Don’t – feel your
Soul



© 2006 Jim Cain

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