Wild Roses
Of Monsters and Men Lyrics


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Wild roses on a bed of leaves in the month of May
I think I wrote my own pain
Oh, don't you?

Down by the creek, I couldn't sleep so I followed a feeling
Sounds like the vines, they are breathing
(Oh it sounds like, it sounds like, it sounds like, it sounds, oh)
And I've seen the way the seasons change when I just give it time
But I feel out of my mind all the time
In the night I'm wild eyed, and you got me now

Oh roses, they don't mean a thing you don't understand
But why don't we full on pretend?
Oh, won't you?
Before I closed my eyes I saw a moth in the sky
And I wish I could fly that high
Oh, don't you?

A serpent on a bed of leaves in the month of May
What do you want me to say?
(Oh it sounds like, it sounds like, it sounds like, it sounds, oh)
You keep me still when all I feel is an endless direction
When I think I'm losing connection
I see you

In the night I'm wild eyed, and you got me now
Dim the lights, we're wild eyed, and you got me now

Oh roses, they don't mean a thing you don't understand
But why don't we full on pretend?
Oh, won't you?
Before I closed my eyes I saw a moth in the sky
And I wish I could fly that high
Oh, don't you?
Oh, don't you?
Oh, don't you?

In the night, we're wild eyed, and you got me now
Dim the lights, we're wild eyed, and you got me now





In the night, I'm wild eyed, and you got me now

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Wild Roses" by Of Monsters and Men depict a scene of a person surrounded by nature and feeling overwhelmed by their emotions. The image of wild roses on a bed of leaves in the month of May sets the tone for the song, which is both beautiful and melancholy. The singer acknowledges that they have written their own pain, and wonders if the person listening to them understands that. The references to the creek and the vines breathing create a sense of being in the midst of something, something that is both alive and possibly dangerous.


The chorus, with the repeated line "Oh, roses, they don't mean a thing you don't understand," suggests a desire to connect with someone who understands or can relate to the singer's tumultuous feelings. The moth in the sky also symbolizes the desire to escape or transcend the heaviness of the situation. The serpent on a bed of leaves in the month of May could be interpreted as a symbol of rebirth or renewal, but the singer is unsure of what to say or how to feel.


Overall, the lyrics of "Wild Roses" express a sense of uncertainty and vulnerability, while also acknowledging the beauty and complexity of the natural world.


Line by Line Meaning

Wild roses on a bed of leaves in the month of May
The beauty of nature juxtaposes the pain I feel.


I think I wrote my own pain
I am responsible for my own suffering.


Oh, don't you?
Do you also feel the pain I am feeling?


Down by the creek, I couldn't sleep so I followed a feeling
I am trying to escape my pain by following my intuition.


Sounds like the vines, they are breathing
The natural sounds around me make me feel connected to the earth.


(Oh it sounds like, it sounds like, it sounds like, it sounds, oh)
The repetitive sounds around me are hypnotic.


And I've seen the way the seasons change when I just give it time
I know that time can heal me.


But I feel out of my mind all the time
I constantly feel overwhelmed and lost.


In the night I'm wild eyed, and you got me now
You have captured my attention and calmed me down in the night.


Oh roses, they don't mean a thing you don't understand
The beauty of roses is lost on those who don't appreciate them.


But why don't we full on pretend?
Let's enjoy the beauty of roses and pretend everything is okay.


Before I closed my eyes I saw a moth in the sky
Even in my dreams, I see the beauty of nature.


And I wish I could fly that high
I want to escape my pain and fly away.


A serpent on a bed of leaves in the month of May
The danger lurking underneath the beauty of nature.


What do you want me to say?
I am at a loss for words to describe my emotions.


You keep me still when all I feel is an endless direction
You ground me when I feel lost and aimless.


When I think I'm losing connection
When I feel disconnected from the world around me.


I see you
I see your calming presence and it helps me feel grounded.


Dim the lights, we're wild eyed, and you got me now
Let's get lost in the moment together in the dimmed lights.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir, Ragnar Thorhallsson

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Hayden Dutton

One of my favourite songs off of the Album.

It makes me feel a small kind of hope for personal freedom. I feel so trapped in my own life sometimes, I always find myself looking up into the sky and wishing I could just find my own place, away from the system, away from the endless crowds that I never fit in with. To just live in a small home of my own making by an isolated beach with someone I love and finally find peace.

I get a serene feeling when listening to this, hopefully one day I can find the peace I’m searching for in my life and be free of the fakeness, the drama, the chaos, the loneliness, the numbness, the feeling of not belonging anywhere and wondering why I’m even trying to maintain a life I’m not happy with.

At the end of the day, our own freedom and personal happiness is what’s most important. No matter what kind of life you end up living or who with or where you are. Money, status, materialism, it’s all worthless and meaningless in the face of just finding peace and feeling happy.

This song’s beautiful and grants introspection, thank you Of Monsters and Men.



Michał Ryciak

lyrics:
Wild roses on a bed of leaves in the month of May
I think I wrote my own pain
Oh, don't you?
Down by the creek, I couldn't sleep so I followed a feeling
Sounds like the vines, they are breathing
(Oh it sounds like, it sounds like, it sounds like, it sounds, oh)
And I've seen the way the seasons change when I just give it time
But I feel out of my mind all the time
In the night I'm wild eyed, and you got me now
Oh roses, they don't mean a thing you don't understand
But why don't we full on pretend?
Oh, won't you?
Before I closed my eyes I saw a moth in the sky
And I wish I could fly that high
Oh, don't you?
A serpent on a bed of leaves in the month of May
What do you want me to say?
(Oh it sounds like, it sounds like, it sounds like, it sounds, oh)
You keep me still when all I feel is an endless direction
When I think I'm losing connection
I see you
In the night I'm wild eyed, and you got me now
Dim the lights, we're wild eyed, and you got me now
Oh roses, they don't mean a thing you don't understand
But why don't we full on pretend?
Oh, won't you?
Before I closed my eyes I saw a moth in the sky
And I wish I could fly that high
Oh, don't you?
Oh, don't you?
Oh, don't you?
In the night, we're wild eyed, and you got me now
Dim the lights, we're wild eyed, and you got me now
In the night, I'm wild eyed, and you got me now



All comments from YouTube:

NOW UNITED

Such a powerful song and video to go with it

Gustavo Olavarria

such a poweful water bending

S

So many of their songs are. They create the depth and beauty I long for.

#AM#

Why I like Of Monsters and Men
The girl sings lead, it's a hit.
The guy sings lead, it's a hit.
They both sing, it's a hit.
It's like having 3 bands in one.

Aldhair Medico

OMG I did not realize that but it's true!

K Ly

I agree. I just hope no one gets too big of an ego and break up the band.

DragonbornCanid

holy shit i never viewed it like that, but that is SO TRUE

DragonbornCanid

@K Ly two sentence horror story right there

Joseph

I wonder what happens if they just stand there and release an instrumental? :)

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John H

I'm 60 years old and I have played a lot of live music in bands over those years. This is one band with great song composition and fantastic production. A+

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