Rose
Mighty Sparrow Lyrics


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Rose, girl ah want you bad
Girl, ah want yer bad!
I'm going staring mad,
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd
Rose, darling can't you see
Darling can't you see
Darling can't you see
You mean so much to me, oh Lawd.
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd

Why should you leave me
Why should you deceive me
Girl, yer looking for blows
Oh why, tell me why you leave me
Heaven knows, all ah want is Rose
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd

Rose, tell me what to do
Tell me what to do
I'm so in love with you, oh Lawd
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd
Rose, you're my everything
You're my everything
I'm happy as a king, oh Lawd
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd

Why should you leave me
Why you deceive me
Girl, yer looking for blows
Why, tell me why you leave me
Heaven knows, all ah want is Rose
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd

Rose, you're the only girl
You're the only girl
I want in this whole world, oh Lawd
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd
My love for you alone
Love for you alone
Please tell me you're my own
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd

Oh why, tell me why you leave me
Why you deceive me
Girl, yer looking for blows
Why, why should you leave me
Heaven knows, all ah want is Rose
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd

Rose, darling, come back home
Darling, come back home
Please don't leave me alone, oh Lawd
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd
I give my word to you
Give my word to you
I'll never be untrue, oh Lawd
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd

Oh why, why should you leave me
Why you deceive me
Girl, yer looking for blows
Why, tell me why you leave me
Heaven knows, all ah want is Rose
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd
Oh Lawd, oh Lawd





Oh Lawd, oh Lawd...

Overall Meaning

The song “Rose” by Mighty Sparrow is a passionate declaration of love from the singer to a woman named Rose. He makes it clear that he desires her intensely and is going out of his mind with his longing for her. He seems puzzled and hurt by her apparent rejection of him and asks why she should leave and deceive him, stating that all he wants is her. Sparrow pleads with Rose to tell him what to do and declares that she is his everything. He promises to never be untrue and begs her to come back to him, stating that he will be lost without her.


The song’s lyrics reflect the classic Caribbean calypso style of singing about love and relationships, but it also serves as a commentary on the struggles many men face in expressing their feelings to women. The lyrics are relatable and convey a deep sense of longing, heartbreak, and a hope for reconciliation.


Line by Line Meaning

Rose, girl ah want you bad
I want you so much Rose, my dear.


I'm going staring mad, Oh Lawd, oh Lawd
I'm going crazy in wanting you.


Rose, darling can't you see
Rose, can't you see how much I adore you?


You mean so much to me, oh Lawd.
You're everything to me, Rose.


Why should you leave me
Why do you want to go away from me, Rose?


Why should you deceive me
Why would you play with my emotions, Rose?


Girl, yer looking for blows
Are you looking for trouble, Rose?


Heaven knows, all ah want is Rose
All I need and want is you, Rose.


Rose, tell me what to do
I'm helpless without your guidance, Rose.


I'm so in love with you, oh Lawd
I'm deeply in love with you, Rose.


You're my everything
You're my whole world, Rose.


I'm happy as a king, oh Lawd
Having you makes me feel like a king, Rose.


Rose, you're the only girl
Rose, you're the only one I need.


My love for you alone
My love is only for you, Rose.


Please tell me you're my own
Please tell me we belong to each other, Rose.


Rose, darling, come back home
Come back to me, my darling Rose.


Please don't leave me alone, oh Lawd
Please don't abandon me, Rose.


I give my word to you
I promise you, Rose.


I'll never be untrue, oh Lawd
I'll never be disloyal to you, Rose.




Writer(s): Slinger Francisco

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Comments from YouTube:

Sham9909

I remember I met Sparrow briefly at the airport one night in 2003 or 2004. He and Calypso Rose were waiting for a flight to Guyana and he was singing for a group of aficionados who had surrounded them.

Sham9909

When Sparrow sang “Rose” in the Calypso King competition he came second to the Mighty Dougla. People said “Rose” was not a calypso but a “calypsong”.

lovers rock Cook

My favorite sparrow song for some reason...before my time

Erica McPherson

Happy Birthday to sparrow king 🤴

G David

To my Mom and Dad rest in peace....forever.... see you in Heaven...St.Croix Strong..

Donovan Matthews

There's a remix of this song. Came out around the late 80s-early 90s where the other artist with him talks about Rosie dressing in pumpum shorts. Anyone knows where I can find a copy?

ossie444

Gabby

screeech1

What year was this song released? 😼

Burks

He is alive; what you talking about?

swanky child

the snong in great

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