Remember Me To The Roses


Written: 1995
Released: 1999 on 'October'



Still I don't remember
Just what happened there
Or how I came to be here
Upon this harbour wall
Standing in the darkness
Waiting for a boat
A boat to take me
God knows where
God knows why
I don't care
I just know I must go away
Far from these aching isles
Stay away till catching my breath
Comes easy again


Remember me to the roses
I think they always knew
Even then when I gave them
What little good they'd do
For one in love with another
Or this one in love with you
I've given all I have to give
Now what else can I do
Standing by the rail
As we pull away
Watching the town lights
Bobbing in the dark
And still I'm longing
To see your face again
But still your fingers
Are stripping
The bark
Of my heart
And I know I must go away
Far from these aching isles
Stay away till catching my breath
Comes easy again


Remember me to the roses
I think they always knew
Even then when I gave them
What little good they'd do
For one in love with another
Or this one in love with you
I've given all I have to give
Now all I ask of you

Remember me to the roses
I think they always knew
Even then when I gave them
What little good they'd do
For one in love with another
Or this one in love with you

For the kisses I stole
In the light of your doorway
For the kisses I stole
In the light of your hallway
For the days and the nights
For the wrongs and the rights
For the burning flame
Of my unrepentant love


Remember me to the roses
I think they always knew
Even then when I gave them
What little good they'd do
For one in love with another
Or this one in love with you
I've given all I have to give
Now what else can I do
What else can I do
What else can I do

© Philip Jeays 1985
Philip Jeays © Sean K

Released April 18th 2016 Take The Slow Train album

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