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Red Roses

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"Red Roses"
Red Roses cover
Song by Daniel Brummel and the Contraband
Album Sound Mind
Released 1999
Recorded September 1998 - May 1999
Length 3:15
Label Tornado Recordings
Writer(s) Daniel Brummel, Marc Raaphorst
Status Officially released
Sound Mind track listing
"In Time"
"Red Roses"
"Accelerated Sunrise (Twelve Piece Band Remix)"

"Red Roses" is the second track on Daniel Brummel and the Contraband's 1999 album Sound Mind. A demo of the song is present on Brummel's previous release: A Network to Take Care



The song's lyrics were taken from and inspired by a poem written by Marc "Vorpal" Raaphorst, first published on the site Noun.org in 1998. Responding to a fan writeup of the song's lyrics in August 2022, Raaphorst wrote, "I actually wrote the lyrics to this song as a poem, and Daniel and I met through a mutual friend who ran a poetry site. He asked if he could use them in a song, and I said yes... he modified them slightly." [1]


Why does it have to hurt so much
To live without your gentle touch

Why did I think that I’d be okay
When you got up and walked away

I can’t get your face out of my mind
I’m thinking of you all the time
In bed at night you’re in my sleep
Come morning alone, again I weep

When I’m awake, I see you crying
Without you here, I feel I’m dying

I tell myself I’m just a fool
My heart is the master, I am the tool

Drunk with love, baby, what can I do?
I treat you well, I’m right for you
But it’s too late, now you’re gone forever
Now we’ll never be together

When our vision crossed, your eyes met mine
I thought I’d forget you and be just fine

But the thought of you isn’t receding
And my heart just goes on bleeding
Why does love never work in my favor?
Maybe it would have, had I been braver

Maybe if I just approached and said, “Hello”
But I guess now I’ll never know

Now I’m stuck here
Cutting all my losses
While my mind
Sends you red roses

Sends you red roses
Sends you red roses
Sends you red roses

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