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Blood Red Roses - Lyrics

My lover gave me
Five blood red roses
A lover's token
Then he said to me...

That if they withered
Then the vow was broken
And if they blossomed
He would marry me.

And the hours go by
And the days grow long
And he no longer came to me
When the day was gone

So I watched them wither
And I watched them die
And I didn't know
Why he had gone and made me cry

I wept salt tears then
For my blood red roses
And I held them to me
So tenderly

And I pricked my fingers
On the thorns he'd left me
Then in the moonlight
They bloomed for me

And the hours go by
And the days grow long
And once again he came to me
When the day was gone

He seemed so startled
His gift to see
Then he slowly turned around
And he said to me

Lay down your life, love
Like these blood red roses
Rise up again
From the grave for me

This is a vow
That cannot be broken
This is a madness
You will not be free

And the hours go by
And the days grow long
And I will rise to seek his love
When each day is gone

The price of love is bitter
Yet I shed no tears
For I love him more than life itself
With all its' fears
Yes, I love him more than life itself
With all its' fears.

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