Red Roses

Red Roses

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Liner Notes: 

Another road song - some guy who plows through life without taking time to "smell the roses"

Lyrics: 

V1:
Asphalt in my eyes
Gravel in my soul
The map is telling lies
While these wheels forever roll

Mirage in melting sun
Not fooling anyone
Tunnel vision wins
Puts a skid mark on my sins

CHORUS:
(Shoulda smelled those)
Red Roses
On this ragged road I’m livin’
Red Roses
Won’t see the gifts I'm given
Red Roses
Thought I knew where I was goin’
Barreled straight ahead without a clue
Shoulda slowed down enjoyed the view

V2:
Engine's running hot
Through short-cuts I have sought
Dashboard's dusty dials
Give meaning to the many miles

Looking straight ahead
By now I should be dead
What should I have done
To make this trip more fun

CHORUS:
(Shoulda smelled those)
Red Roses
On this ragged road I’m livin’
Red Roses
Won’t see the gifts I'm given
Red Roses
Thought I knew where I was goin’
Barreled straight ahead without a clue
Shoulda slowed down enjoyed the view



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Comments

nate.gerry's picture

Great guitar riffing! The chorus is killer. The red roses harmonies is timeless and lovely. The last rhyming couplet is beautiful lyrically and melodically.

coolparadiso's picture

Interesting balance between the guitar and the vocals. Great harmonies, real strong chorus

Roddy's picture

This is very good. Really effective harmonies and guitar. A little CSN &Y. Then the trumpet!!! It's perfect. Wise lyrics too.

billwhite51's picture

nice grateful dead feel and those laurel canyon harmonies really make the chorus special. the trumpet solo is an extra bonus.

Not that Emily Barker's picture

Nice Newgrass sound. I like the chorus too but I'm wondering what it would be like if you took out the last line.

Jibbidy34's picture

There can never be too many road songs! Good to hear your trumpet chops. Truly inspired by your musical instincts. It’s rare to come across such a natural singer/songwriter as yourself.