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nick lowe – poisoned rose 歌詞

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the poisoned rose
that you gave to me
has left me half alive
and half in ecstasy
but if just half your love
is all i can win
give me just a fraction
and no more medicine
the poisoned rose
on a valentines card
that you take straight to your heart
that you call my junkyard
but if all i can do
is save pieces of you
the piece of your mind
the piece of your heart
didn’t tear me apart
like the poisoned rose
that i received from you
now i don’t know how we came to grow
into this very sad affair
but every time we try to do the decent thing
somebody spikes the drinks
and a single becomes a pair
the poisoned rose
you wear at your best
that i keep pressed between the white sheets
where you lie half undressed
i threw away my shirt and shoes
you looked and i dived in
it’s just you and me now, darling
and do you know why?
’cause i threw away the gin
i talked to the garbage men
and they took away your alibis
and all your worn-out clothes
i even threw myself down on the ground
but i couldn’t bring myself
to throw away the rose
this poisoned rose
this poisoned rose

- nick lowe

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