Other Than Roses  

rm_mjae69 47F
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11/20/2005 6:18 pm

Last Read:
3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Other Than Roses

other than roses
by Alex Woodard

roses were falling from the sky
I was giving a standing ovation to god
from the side of the road

with my hands turned toward the sun
maybe I ain’t the only one
feeling this
are you feeling this

I know you need someone
you want them in the breath
against your neck
you need someone
underneath the roses that you bled

roses were falling from the sky
I was driving sixteen hours when I saw
the beauty of it all

I stopped got out to sing
darling I’m sorry for anything
that wasn’t love
because all you are is love

and I know you need someone
you want them in the breath
against your neck
you need someone
underneath the roses that you bled

roses were falling from the sky
I was giving a standing ovation to god
or was I getting one
I don’t know
or remember much

other than roses
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This song is by an amazing artist named Alex Woodard that I have met thru my encounters on The Rock Boat. A couple of year ago I was looking for a domain name for my personal web site. I came across this song title when I got his CD and for some reason knew it would be the perfect domain name for me... So I emailed him and asked if I could use it and he said SURE!

At the time I asked him what it was about (I am not good at translating lyrics and poetry) and he gave the description:
I wrote this songe after leaving a relationship, and it turned kind of ugly. This song is about trying to find some semblance of redemption... what it's really all about and trying to find a general appreciation for life and the connection that everyone is searching for... specifically, you need something other than roses, which are usually a symbol of love, to keep you going. you need the real thing, not just a sign of it.

At the time I was just like - OK cool.. and didn't think too much about it. And then as my life progressed over the next year and involved me leaving a 7 year relationship and then the trials of the dating world and learning about true heart break.. It has come to mean a lot more to me. It has really struck a chord in me... It describes me.

Thanks Alex for giving me a way to express myself when I can't find the right words....

Mel


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