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Song Released: 2017


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Black Rose Lyrics

Counting days ’til it’s over, my friends
’Til it’s over, my friends, count along
Counting days ’til it’s over, my friends
‘Til it’s over, my friends, count along

Feeling rich, feeling poor, feeling nothing more
Self destructive on a...

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    anonymous
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    Aug 31st 2017 report

    Consider a guy in a manipulative marriage getting a divorce. He tried to work it out despite seeing her being poisonous. She is trying to get everything she can from you and fuck you for everything you are worth (cut her tongue-cookin misery) but despite that she will be out of your life soon hence the counting the days. Been there in a loveless relationship (heart on a shelf-dirty floor) and knowing deep inside it was going to fail (saw the line of snakes...)

    Remembering good times you thought she loved you and all you dreamed of together (so innocent were the days - a bag full of hope...) finally you see the truth and are pissed off (feel like a loaded gun) tired of her manipulations (spitting bullets - dont believe a word she says...) and she found out you got wise and is lying and trying to fuck you in court (cut her tongue - cookin misery)

    everything you do according to her is wrong (cannot think...) marriage counseling is bs (cant call the doctor)

    shoulda seen it coming (saw the line of snakes)

    Just leave me the f alone here without your manipulations. I'd rather be sad and alone than with your games. Let me heal and maybe someday I will find someone who really loves me (Please let it grow - find it's home)

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    anonymous
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    Jun 11th 2017 report

    Honestly, knowing people who have done it, this song sounds to me like it is about a woman who had a lot of potential and threw it away getting into meth. Some of the lines in the song are indicators to me;

    "Cannot think cannot talk cannot do it right.
    Can't call the doctor
    he's as sick and you and I."

    "Cut her tongue don't believe a work she says She's on a hunt
    cooking cooking cooking misery."

    "So innocent were the days
    A taste of good memories
    A bag full of hope that was
    Only for me and you"

    May be interpreting this completely wrong, but that's what it sounds like to me.

  3. anonymous
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    Dec 16th report

    I see alot of people mentioning past relationships correlated with this song. But honestly, I think back to early years like teenage and early adult years were you're just living your life. Having relationships just for the feeling and experiences, you're still depressed thinking that you're time is gonna come soon beacuse of how you're living, and then later in life you're gonna find the one for you and think back to those early years, (the black rose.) And it will remind you of all the memories you had and you'll realize you can't go back to those times and all you'll be left with is the memories of your mistakes but also the good times you enjoyed just living young.

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 23rd 2019 report

    MGTOW

  5. anonymous
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    Jan 9th 2019 report

    I think both parties are contributing to the toxic relationship. The song is a reflection on youth/innocence, bad relationships of said youth, and learning from the mistakes you made. The bag full of hope ONLY for you and me is reference to how they hurt those close to them.
    Cut her tongue refers to his continued dislike for her, though the innocent days acknowledges that both of them were acting stupid.
    Basically they both made mistakes in a youthful crappy relationship and he hopes to learn from this while still remembering the good shit that happened. And he hopes she learns too (although it seems she isn't, whether out of innocence or not is unclear).

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  6. anonymous
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    Nov 4th 2018 report

    I believe black rose is women and women make men do extreme things like get into fights, like drugs do.

  7. anonymous
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    Aug 28th 2017 report

    Heroin.

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  8. anonymous
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    Aug 11th 2017 report

    I feel that "she"kept lieing to him -line of snakes- he keeps thinking back to the Happy days of their relationship and it was all innocent days and good memories. Now he's counting days till he stops loving her.

  9. anonymous
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    Jun 28th 2017 report

    I feel like it's about witchcraft and how the girl is casting spells on him because he broke her heart. The snakes that he mentions are signs of spells being castes as well as the bagful of hope (bag of crystals). Also the name of the song describes one of the forms of witchcraft (black rose witchcraft). In the Salem witch days they would also cut out witches tongues because they thought they were speaking the devils words which wasn't taken lightly in puritan times. I think that the cooking cooking cooking misery is the girl creating a spell for him. Idk those were just my thoughts

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  10. anonymous
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    Jun 28th 2017 report

    I feel like it's about witchcraft and how the girl is casting spells on him because he broke her heart. The snakes that he mentions are signs of spells being castes as well as the bagful of hope (bag of crystals). Also the name of the song describes one of the forms of witchcraft (black rose witchcraft)

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  11. anonymous
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    Jun 12th 2017 report

    No, I think this song is about Lina, his ex wife


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