Rosetta
Ed Mills Lyrics


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Wild heart tamed by nothing
And her smile’s meant for everyone
How long do I have to wait
Before I’m getting over you
Because you must’ve made a deal with the devil
To look the way you do now
And I don’t trust you for a second
But you got me with that dress
And now my guards down
Because your happy as a lonely heart breaker
Because your happy as a lonely heart breaker
One glance is all
When you dance your all I see
When your friends are gone
But I know it’s not just you and me
And I know you’re trying to make things right
But you occupy my mind
And I can’t listen to reason right now
Because you must’ve made a deal with the devil
To look the way you do now
And I don’t trust you for a second
But you got me with that dress
And now my guards down
Because your happy as a lonely heart breaker
Because your happy as a lonely heart breaker
Because you must’ve made a deal with the devil
To look the way you do now
And I don’t trust you for a second
But you got me with that dress
And now my guards down
I’ve been burning from both ends
When I couldn’t make them meet
I know I’m back here again
You don’t have to tell me
I know it well
I know it well
But I’m going out of my mind
Because you must’ve made a deal with the devil
To look the way you do now
And I don’t trust you for a second
But you got me with that dress
And now my guards down
Because your happy as a lonely heart breaker
Because your happy as a lonely heart breaker
Because you must’ve made a deal with the devil
To look the way you do now
And I don’t trust you for a second
But you got me with that dress
And now my guards down




Because your happy as a lonely heart breaker
Because your happy as a lonely heart breaker

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Rosetta" by Ed Mills seem to convey the internal struggle of the singer as they navigate feelings of attraction and mistrust towards a charismatic and possibly manipulative individual. The opening lines suggest a sense of admiration and fascination for this person, described as having a "wild heart tamed by nothing" and a smile that seems to brighten everyone's day. However, this admiration is quickly overshadowed by a feeling of unease and skepticism towards the person, as the singer questions the sincerity of their intentions.


The reference to making a deal with the devil to achieve a certain captivating appearance implies a sense of otherworldly allure or seductive power that the individual possesses, enough to lower the singer's guard despite their lack of trust. The mention of a dress as a triggering factor for the singer suggests that physical appearance plays a significant role in this dynamic, highlighting how external beauty can often cloud judgment and weaken defenses.


As the lyrics progress, the singer acknowledges the presence of others in the individual's life and the complexity of their situation. Despite recognizing the efforts of the person to make amends and do the right thing, the singer finds themselves unable to rationalize their attraction and continued preoccupation with this enigmatic figure. The repetition of the phrase "lonely heart breaker" paints a picture of someone who may be emotionally unavailable or prone to causing heartache, yet paradoxically finds happiness in their role.


The final verses of the song depict a sense of frustration and self-awareness on the part of the singer, as they admit to being consumed by conflicting emotions and a sense of inevitability in their repeated entanglement with this individual. The lyrics suggest a cycle of attraction, mistrust, and vulnerability that the singer struggles to break free from, ultimately culminating in a realization that they are once again caught in the web of this enigmatic figure's charm. The overall tone of the song conveys a poignant mix of longing, doubt, and resignation in the face of a captivating yet potentially destructive relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

Wild heart tamed by nothing
A free spirit that cannot be controlled by anyone or anything


And her smile’s meant for everyone
Her happiness and kindness are genuine and spread to everyone she encounters


How long do I have to wait
The desperation of waiting for closure in a confusing situation


Before I’m getting over you
Trying to move on from a past relationship or emotional attachment


But I know it’s not just you and me
Realizing that there are external factors complicating the relationship


And I know you’re trying to make things right
Acknowledging efforts to resolve conflicts or mend broken connections


One glance is all
A single look can reveal the depth of someone's emotions or character


And I’ve been burning from both ends
Feeling overwhelmed and exhausted from trying to balance conflicting emotions


When I couldn’t make them meet
Struggling to reconcile conflicting feelings or desires


But I’m going out of my mind
Feeling overwhelmed or losing control in the midst of emotional turmoil




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Written by: Ed Mills

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