Future Islands - Black Rose Lyrics




Lead not for loss
And you'll bleed not for long
Lost in streets, unnamed by your fate
Go unplayed, all the records, you've reclaimed

But it's easy, in the winter
Where the white smoke
Rises slow like finding, something waiting
Where no one goes
It makes a sound like dying
Was it trying to say
“I'd give you all and diamonds, just for one more replay”

Just one chance to say

Keep me close, I'll never weep
My love's asleep

I've kept it close and guarded tight
From dead of night

And laid a cross of iron dross upon my door
The way you laid across our bed some time before

In the winter
There's a black rose
Its beauty, something blinding
Curling wilding
Through the white snow
It makes me feel like diamonds
Was it dying to say
“I'll give you all but silence, just for one more replay”

Just one chance to say

“As my lover goes my garden grows”
As she looks away I hear her say
“As my garden grows, my lover goes”
“As we look away, I hear him say”

“Stay.”





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Future Islands Black Rose Comments
  1. PG Tersch

    Belatedly onto these guys. Can’t get their tunes out of my head. Just fantastic

  2. siskavard

    We dont deserve this band

  3. Nelson Manson

    The bass

  4. enigma

    ear worm!

  5. Fernando Bueno

    Heath Kirchart brought me here

  6. Petrus Delassio

    mean while we have bullshit artists making millions such as Kanye Dewayne Drake whatever the hell his name is. Samuel is simply amazing!

  7. PBlunt

    Lead not for loss
    And you’ll bleed not for long
    Lost in streets, unnamed by your fate
    Go unplayed, all the records, you’ve reclaimed
    But it’s easy, in the winter
    Where the white smoke
    Rises slow like finding, something waiting
    Where no one goes
    It makes a sound like dying
    Was it trying to say
    “I’d give you all and diamonds, just for one more replay”
    Just one chance to say
    Keep me close, I’ll never weep
    My love’s asleep
    I’ve kept it close and guarded tight
    From dead of night
    And laid a cross of iron dross upon my door
    The way you laid across our bed some time before
    In the winter
    There’s a black rose
    Its beauty, something blinding
    Curling wilding
    Through the white snow
    It makes me feel like diamonds
    Was it dying to say
    “I’ll give you all but silence, just for one more replay”
    Just one chance to say
    “As my lover goes my garden grows”
    As she looks away I hear her say
    “As my garden grows, my lover goes”
    “As we look away, I hear him say”
    Stay

  8. Fernando Bueno

    Heath Kirchart the best

  9. Martha Ttito

    Los amoooooooo 😄

  10. G Arce

    Love how he captures the world and takes you into the story with body language alone..🌠😎

  11. Mark Higginbotham

    magnificent!

  12. Maria Pratiwi

    I'm the black rose

  13. Walter Manhead

    This guy needs to take a dump, he sings as though he's constipated and lost for a toilet. This band has one good song. Yes, I HATE Strombo... hate the whole feel to this. Stumbo is such a beggar for cool. He's so inauthentic, he wants to be in the covo SO MUCH... fucking bozo.

    Anyhow, I listened to this band, all their records, but the guy's voice is so fake, a siren of vocal constipation, I couldn't take it. Now when I hear them, I cringe and take the dump the singer so earnestly refuses (your welcome.) An odd form of punishment to deny yourself a bowel movement.

    The only band that sucks as much as this one (though their songs are better), is 'Silversun Pickups' but that guy sings like his balls are trapped in a clamp. So take your pic, constipation or octave pain.

    demonic bears

    Walter Manhead damn dude you have issues

  14. Dizzy Daisy

    This is okish, North Star is a lot better than this. Gerrit is always the most underrated band member anyway.

  15. bsuthjwu

    this is FI's long lost song! the synth, the melody, everything! this is their best song! good god!

  16. David Gutierrez

    amazing !

  17. RichardCorral

    new genre: gay emo

  18. MonztA2

    There must be more videos. Sam's pants are tattered. Give us more please!

  19. james roberts

    great stuff. such a fantastic singer

  20. leighton lee

    pure brilliance love the sound each and every time I listen to it I pick out something new from this fantastic band can't wait to see you again guys

  21. Jen Hewett

    Seeing these dudes at the orange peel in June in Sam T Herrings hometown :) I'm soooo stoked

  22. modifiedcontent

    Sam Herring needs a better band

  23. leighton lee

    nothing like it on this earth amazing fk fk fk fk this band get better and better

  24. jahosaphat

    I miss you Kim.

  25. Ian

    This version just pretty much slayed me, and made thi sonsg THE song of the album. Thank YOU Strombo xxxxx

  26. bob blakey

    that bass wow

  27. Nolan Winkler

    Loving the new album. So far my favorite is CAVE but quite a few to grow into. Am I the only one who notices Samuel T. ripped his jeans? ha.

  28. gene parmasean

    great track

  29. bob blakey

    brilliant mood music,if those choose not to like it try elsewhere easy

  30. Audham EnTha

    This is actually my favorite song from the new album. There's a beautiful melancholy about it (kinda reminds me of "An Apology" which is my fave ever).
    It's also a perfect closing song because as soon as it's over you want to start listening the whole album again.

    Ian

    I agree

    oxyman10

    Audham EnTha Same here.

    Getrude & nuCompani

    An apology is a great song

    Jenny Rodríguez

    couldn't agree more

    G Arce

    If it ain't broken why fix it.

    They are golden
    Saw them twice there at is there beauty..

  31. Mattin

    "...the want, you know, you hope that someone needs that from you, the same thing that you need from them."

  32. Getrude & nuCompani

    I like this one

  33. Vitalii Kalatur

    my guys <3

  34. leighton lee

    absolutely unique no bullshit amazing and very very real

    Walter Manhead

    Fuck off.

    leighton lee

    @Walter Manhead ok you angry little person 🤣🤣

    Walter Manhead

    @leighton lee Not really- this band has ONE good song. The catalogue is crap. You want to stuff your eardrums up your butt, go ahead, but this band is totally over-cooked. Your comment is idiotic and pathetic.

  35. Pierre Conrad

    Hm. I happen to really enjoy this track. It's got that haunting sound that made "Like the Moon" so great, but it also has a nice bass groove. The new album is incredible, as well.

  36. Tom Hewitt

    Future Islands have run out of ideas I'm afraid.

    primeval0atom

    I'm afraid you're right.

    leighton lee

    Tom Hewitt no way

    Walter Manhead

    They only ever had one... one.

    Aaaronicus

    even if true, that's the beauty of music. It doesn't age out, i can keep listening