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Roses

from A Crash Course in Roses

words and music by Catie Curtis 1998

Am I the kind of brother who would leave you
Standing on this lonesome railroad track
Thats what I told you on the way to America
I swore by our God Id be coming back

When the roses are blooming
You can call me home
And I will stay there forever
My flesh and bone

I wanted to see you that Christmas
But I got a letter I was being sent to war
I packed up the Bible that you gave me
And I prayed for protection beneath the watch of the Lord

When the roses are blooming
You can call me home
And I will stay there forever
My flesh and bone

There is a garden
I can see it from my bed
Reminds me of Ireland
Flowering yellow and red

Ive been trying to write you but I keep stopping
All Ive got to say is war is hell
I keep thinking about the soldiers coming at me
Not the ones that shot me but the ones that I brought down myself
And I dont think Jesus ever heard my prayer
If theres a heaven, I aint going there

When the roses are blooming
You can call me home
And I will stay there forever
My flesh and bone

Credits:


Dawn Buckholzcello
Paul Bryanbass pedals, djembe, percussion, organ
Mary Chapin Carpenterharmony vocals
Billy Conwaycocktail drum, snare, percussion
Catie Curtisvocals, acoustic guitar
Duke Levineelectric guitars
Jimmy Ryanelectric mandolin

updated 8 years ago