Goodbye Rose

When beauty beckons it sings,
And makes you feel worth a thousand times more,
But I know the price.

Today I see the calm before the storm,
So I’ll return to darkness but oh, this house is warm
Goodbye, sweet Rose.

Goodbye, sweet Rose
I must leave you
Though your smile’s lovely, and
Your eyes shine in the night,
I must leave you
Your hair, radiant
gold blonde
your laugh like sweet music,
I must leave you.

Maybe if I was younger, yea
And there were things I didn’t know,
This is all real familiar
Truth is I’ve been here before.

And now it seems
I done
But I’ll take
a little more
However much more,
and put off that coming rain.

How sweet you are
How your eyes
shine in blue
You’re the worst
sort of innocent
so giving and so true

I’m colder now, older and afraid
Smarter yes, maybe stronger in ways,
But oh, when I’s a child, though innocent too in those days
Oh how I was brave, dear Rose,
Once I was brave.

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