Dead Rose
The Classic Crime Lyrics


Dead rose, you were once so vibrant
As you stretched out towards the sun
And spread your pedals wide
To take it all inside

Dead rose, tried to keep you alive
But you drank the water dry
And now you’re facing down
Your pedals scattered on the ground
But you grew so naturally at first
And so this natural death occurs
A stem in water never lasts as long
As roots planted in dirt

And although we have had our time
It hurts to watch you fade and die
What once was stunning and alive
Becomes so cold and

Dead rose, I don’t love you anymore
Dead rose, you’re a symbol of the truth
Of the love we had for you
How all good things must end and with each death new life begins

Dead rose, how am I suppose to find
Something equally divine?
No matter where I go I plant the seeds but nothing grows
But you grew so naturally at first

And so this natural death occurs
A stem in water never lasts as long
As roots planted in dirt
And although we have had our time

It hurts to watch you fade and die
What once was stunning and alive
Becomes so cold and dead inside
How fleeting is love, how fleeting is life

When I came home and shut the door
I saw your last pedal hit the floor
And I was struck by something I’d never felt before
Dead rose, I don’t love you any more

We’ll look back on the day
When the dead rose from the grave
No more sorry and shame
The new body and name

Nothing perfect will die
No more tears in our eyes
No more worries and trials
We’ll have faith like a child’s

When I come through that open door
I’ll finally see you as you really are
And I’ll be struck by something I’d never felt before
Dead rose I will love you forever more

Dead rose I will love you forever more

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mine

The dead rose is a symbol of the things of this world that he loved, but he fell out of love with them as he realized there was no life in them - only death.  He planted seeds everywhere he went, looking for meaning in this life, but nothing took root, as everything seemed as only shallow rose stems in water.  Then at the end he finds the Dead Rose, who rose from the dead after dying on a cross for us all, and he will love him forever more.

Peptocoptr

I just discovered this band. Why is it so damn underated?

Leaf & Co.

Welcome

Sharon smile

This is so amazing it brought tears to my eyes!

papasmurf986

I LOVE this song! Took about 3-4 times listening to it to finally appreciate it. Somewhere I reaid that the band said this song was about splitting with their old label and not having a record label anymore...I am not really seeing that correlation but the song does have a lot of christian based ideas and themes like a lot of their songs do. They never cease to amaze with how deep their songs can be especially when compared to how hollow and pointless so much mainstream, popular, music can be.

Kelsey Siemens

Yet again the Classic Crime comes out with a song that speaks right to me. <3

Peter Larson

Still amazing

Hannah Christensen

this is one of my favorite songs~ it took me a while to realize how horribly true the message is, about how we live for god for all of a day and then walk away again, then it comes like a punch in the face that we realize we did something stupid. i admire this band so much, a lot of christian bands are all praise but this is human relatable...

SpencerLookALike

I love how I can always look forward to loving a new album from The Classic Crime. Excellent follow up to Vagabonds.

henski

Love the intro to this song!!! :)

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