Earl Keen, Robert - The Rose Hotel Lyrics




He was walkin' through the alley way
Where the drifters sleep and the wild dogs play
The moon was black, the sky was grey
He thought he was alone

She was waiting at the Rose Hotel
Across the street from the wishing well
Turned the latch and broke a nail
Checked her mobile phone

[Chorus:]
Sometimes you run, sometimes you stall
Sometimes you don't get up at all
Sometimes you run, sometimes you fall

He bought a ticket on the uptown tram
Got off at 8th and Birmingham
Wondered if she gave a damn
About him anymore

She hadn't seen him in a year or so
Why he called she did not know
She had the oldies on the radio
And someone at the door

[Chorus]

He threw a nickel in the wishin' well
Crossed the street to the Rose Hotel
He got no answer when he rang the bell
So he gave a little shout

Tiny watchman with a baseball bat
A cheap cigar and a Persian cat
Told him it was too bad that
She had just checked out

Sometimes you run, sometimes you stall
Sometimes you don't get up at all
Sometimes you run, sometimes you...
Sometimes you run, sometimes you stall
Sometimes you don't get up at all
Sometimes you run, sometimes you fall
Sometimes you fall





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Earl Keen, Robert The Rose Hotel Comments
  1. Paul Bowron

    Can anyone tell me his strumming pattern in this? I've found the chords.

  2. P1200K

    Jason, thanks. Maybe it was...
    REK: I'm gonna try to do a song I've written like in the last 12 yrs.
    JJ: Well, you can read your underwear.

  3. Jason Joler

    He says "You can keep your underwear"

  4. P1200K

    What does Jamey Johnson say that makes everybody laugh in the beginning of the clip?

  5. stormdancer16

    Oh wait I just did :) Thanks to the poster.

  6. stormdancer16

    Wow great acoustic version. I wish I could see Mr. Keen perform at something like this.