A folk ballad with a tinge of punk angst depicting the cold harsh realistic side of love, as told from the perspective of a bitter repeat rejectee, complete with simple dual, mirrored acoustic guitar and piano solo.
"Love Is Like A Rose"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.
Love is like a rose, it’s gonna die in just a couple of days
She can keep it in water, near a window to soak in some rays
It’s pretty in the beginning, then it wilts over the edge of the vase
Smells so good at first, next thing you know it’s stinkin’ up the place
Love is like a rose, it’s never worth what you have to pay
It might come with a card, but it never says what she wished it would say
Just when she gets used to it, it’s time to throw it away
Living things all die, and that’s why love’s never here to stay
Love is short and painful, it grows until it gets cut down
With promises of forever that never seem to stick around
Like a thorn in your side, she lies but you keep hangin’ on
It’s too late when you realize, it dies before you know it’s gone
Love is like a rose, it’s pleasing to your eyes and your nose
It’s the gift that says I wanna see you out of your clothes
But as the petals fall, love comes to a close
Nothing’s meant to last, love is like a rose