A Rose

Story Behind The Song

Man comes to feel what it was like for lover to sit home waiting and wondering when he would come home, feeling frustration, loneliness, and abuse, until she finally leaves him for good, as he realizes now how she must have felt now that he's recovering, but not forgiven. I wrote this song just after getting out of therapy, and although all of it does not apply (I am still happily married, more than ever) all of it could have

Song Description

Man in recovery sits at home alone, after his lover left when she no longer would put up with the abuse.

Song Length 4:10 Genre Blues - Country,
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Moving, Serene Subject Loneliness, Recovery
Similar Artists Willie Nelson Language English
Era 1990 - 1999

Lyrics

A Rose words and music by Dale L. Bennett
(Intro) (guitar solo)
Interlude:
A G D A G D
A G D A G D
1st verse:
D C
Sometimes when I sit and think of all the things we had
G D
Wonderin if I could've changed it all
D C
The many times I left you home and wonderin where I was
G D
And never took the time to give a call
C D C D
Thinking only of myself and guys that I called friends
C G D
Believin that you'd always see it through
D C
You were like a rose just being strangled by a weed
G D
There's no way I can make it up to you
(Interlude)
Refrain:
A C D
Now I'm the one that sits alone, staring at the door
F#m G A
Feeling now what you felt then, until my heart is sore
C G F#m G
I'm sorry for the things I did, and that you're here no more
C G D
'Cause when I stopped for 1 or 2, I got home at 3 or 4
(Interlude)
2nd verse:
D C
Sitting on the porch at night I look up at the moon
G D
Memories bring teardrops to my eyes
D C
I can still remember you beside me in the dark
G D
When I stayed home, before I told you lies
C D C D
My ways may be better now but still you can't forget
C G D
All the misery that I put you through
D C
You were like a rose just being strangled by a weed
G D
There's no way I can make it up to you
(Interlude)
(Refrain)
Finale: (guitar solo)

Lyrics Dale Bennett Music Dale Bennett, Marc Hatzinger
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