Dead Roses

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"Dead Roses"
Dead Roses cover
Album track by Weezer
Album OK Human
Released January 29, 2021
Recorded 2020
Length 2:17
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer Jake Sinclair
Status Released
OK Human track listing
"Bird with a Broken Wing"
(8)
"Dead Roses"
(9)
"Everything Happens for a Reason"
(10)

"Dead Roses" is the ninth track from OK Human.

Appearances

Overview

May 14, 2020 Snapchat
The song's existence was revealed via a Snapchat photo shared on May 14, 2020, in which sheet music for the song was visible. Later, on August 26, a Riverpedia entry for the song was created by Rivers Cuomo describing the song as "very Gothic" and featuring the chorus lyrics: "at the bottom of an oubliette."

Audio

Lyrics

Turn the key
And step into the blackness
Lamplight falls
And casts a laughing phantom
I imagine your smile
And the life that we could share
But with the last of my steps
I see the truth lying there

Dead Roses
At the bottom of an oubliette
Where they beat you till you begged to live
You are mine and you were always mine
Now I'm crying over dead roses
I could never let them go

A winged beast
With horns upon his cranium
Slinks away
And grinning, makes his way up
I grasp the pieces of rose
And the raven locks of hair
I hear the turn of the key
As I hiss my final prayer

Dead Roses
At the bottom of an oubliette
Where they beat you till you begged to live
You are mine and you were always mine
Now I'm crying over dead roses
I could never let them go

See also