astroman99 wrote:Wow, I am so out of step on this one...the song is about lost love and youth as another poster brought to light...
to me this song is clearly a masterpiece... old Jer even put it in his favorite key...A maj
the vocal and music fit perfectly and develop the emotional content perfectly.
I can't believe this song is getting no repect here...of all places, what a way to start the work week.
When I am dying I will put on the stereo...Roses and Black peter and then say goodbye to this mess we call life!!
I guess its no match for hell in the bucket,now thats a song...
old man down wrote:I still wonder about the single pane window.
sarraqum wrote:This is one of those songs I've listened to quite a lot but haven't paid much attention to the lyrics, until now. And it sounds pretty dark.
Murder, death maybe even suicide thrown in?
Red ribbons and roses in her hair....well, to me that sounds like someone having their brains blown out, for the lack of a better phrase.
If I tell another what your own lips told to me,
Let me lay 'neath the roses, till my eyes no longer see....if roses and red ribbons DO mean blood, then these lyrics clearly talk about murder and suicide.
I love this band, I can listen to them for so long and yet they can still surprise you.
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