Jeff Williams - Red Like Roses, Pt. II Lyrics




[Casey Lee Williams:]
I couldn't take it, couldn't stand another minute;
Couldn't bear another day without you in it
All of the joy that I had known for all my life
Was stripped away from me the minute that you died

To have you in my life was all I ever wanted
But now without you, I'm a soul forever haunted
Can't help but feel that I had taken you for granted;
No way in Hell that I can ever comprehend this

I wasn't dreaming when they told me you were gone
I was wide awake and feeling that they had to be wrong
How could you leave me when you swore that you would stay?
Now I'm trapped inside a nightmare every single f'ing day

It's like a movie, but there's not a happy ending;
Every scene fades black, and there's no pretending
This little fairy tale doesn't seem to end well
There's no knight in shining armor who will wake me from the spell

I know you didn't plan this;
You tried to do what's right
But in the middle of this madness
I'm the one you left to win this fight

Red like roses
Fills my head with dreams and finds me
Always closer
To the emptiness and sadness
That has come to take the place of you

[Sandy Lee Casey:]
I know you're broken down by anger and by sadness;
You feel I left you in a world that's full of madness
Wish I could talk to you, if only for a minute;
Make you understand the reasons why I did it

I wanna tell you that you're all that ever mattered;
Want you to know that, for eternity, I'm shattered
I tried so hard just to protect you, but I failed to
And in a prison of abandonment I've jailed you

I never planned that I would leave you there alone
I was sure that I would see you when I made it back home
And all the times I swore that it would be okay;
Now I'm nothing but a liar, and you're thrown into the fray

This bedtime story ends with misery ever after
The pages are torn, and there's no final chapter
I didn't have a choice, I did what I had to do;
I made a sacrifice, but forced a bigger sacrifice on you

I know you've lived a nightmare;
I caused you so much pain
But baby, please don't do what I did;
I don't want you to waste your life in vain

Red like roses
Fills my head with dreams and finds me
Always closer
To the emptiness and sadness
That has come to take the place of you

[Sandy:] You're not the only one who needed me; I thought you understood
[Casey:] You were the one I needed, and you left me as I always feared you would
[Sandy:] Would I change it if I could?

[Casey & Sandy:] It doesn't matter how
The petals scatter now
Every nightmare just discloses
It's your blood that's red like roses

[Casey:] And no matter what I do
Nothing ever takes the place of you

Red like roses
Fills my head with dreams and finds me
Always closer
To the emptiness and sadness
That has come to take the place of you





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  1. thelordofmusic. gaming

    This song is beautiful in that it is told by to perspectives. Ruby dealing with her the loss of her mother with lyrics like "I know you didn't plan this". Summer (Ruby's mother) with lyrics such as "I know I left you in a nightmare." It's almost a conversation between Ruby and Summer, as if Ruby chews out her mother out of frustration and Summer apologizing with the both of them acknowledging that it was neither of their faults for Summers death.
    Or i'm reading to much into this

  2. Samantha Smith

    damn her moms voice is crazy.

  3. Sarah Meow Meow

    Lyrics for people like me who can’t keep up.


    I couldn't take it, couldn't stand another minute
    Couldn't bear another day without you in it
    All of the joy that I had known for all my life
    Was stripped away from me the minute that you died
    To have you in my life was all I ever wanted
    But now without you, I'm a soul forever haunted
    Can't help but feel that I had taken you for granted
    No way in hell that I can ever comprehend this
    I wasn't dreaming when they told me you were gone
    I was wide awake and feeling that they had to be wrong
    How could you leave me when you swore that you would stay?
    Now I'm trapped inside a nightmare every single f'ing day
    It's like a movie, but there's not a happy ending
    Every scene fades black, and there's no pretending
    This little fairy tale doesn't seem to end well
    There's no knight in shining armor who will wake me from the spell
    I know you didn't plan this
    You tried to do what's right
    But in the middle of this madness
    I'm the one (I'm the one, I'm the one)
    You left to win this fight
    Red like roses
    Fills my head with dreams and finds me
    Always closer
    To the emptiness and sadness
    That has come to take the place of you
    I know you're broken down by anger and by sadness
    You feel I left you in a world that's full of madness
    Wish I could talk to you, if only for a minute
    Make you understand the reasons why I did it
    I wanna tell you that you're all that ever mattered
    Want you to know that, for eternity, I'm shattered
    I tried so hard just to protect you, but I failed to
    And in a prison of abandonment I've jailed you
    I never planned that I would leave you there alone
    I was sure that I would see you when I made it back home
    And all the times I swore that it would be okay
    Now I'm nothing but a liar, and you're thrown into the fray
    This bedtime story ends with misery ever after
    The pages are torn, and there's no final chapter
    I didn't have a choice, I did what I had to do
    I made a sacrifice, but forced a bigger sacrifice on you
    I know you've lived a nightmare
    I caused you so much pain
    But, baby, please don't do what I did
    I don't want (I don't want, I don't want)
    You to waste your life in vain
    Red like roses
    Fills my head with dreams and finds me
    Always closer
    To the emptiness and sadness
    That has come to take the place of you
    You're not the only one who needed me; I thought you understood
    You were the one I needed, and you left me as I always feared you would
    Would I change it if I could?
    It doesn't matter how
    The petals scatter now
    Every nightmare just discloses
    It's your blood that's red like roses
    And no matter what I do
    Nothing ever takes the place of you
    Red like roses
    Fills my head with dreams and finds me
    Always closer
    To the emptiness and sadness
    That has come to take the place of you

  4. Nekochi Meow

    I couldn't take it, couldn't stand another minute
    Couldn't bear another day without you in it
    All of the joy that I had known for all my life
    Was stripped away from me the minute that you died

    To have you in my life was all I ever wanted
    But now without you, I'm a soul forever haunted
    Can't help but feel that I had taken you for granted
    No way in hell that I can ever comprehend this

    I wasn't dreaming when they told me you were gone
    I was wide awake and feeling that they had to be wrong
    How could you leave me when you swore that you would stay?
    Now I'm trapped inside a nightmare every single f'ing day

    It's like a movie, but there's not a happy ending
    Every scene fades black, and there's no pretending
    This little fairy tale doesn't seem to end well
    There's no knight in shining armor who will wake me from the spell

    I know you didn't plan this
    You tried to do what's right
    But in the middle of this madness
    I'm the one (I'm the one, I'm the one)
    You left to win this fight

    Red like roses
    Fills my head with dreams and finds me
    Always closer
    To the emptiness and sadness
    That has come to take the place of you

    I know you're broken down by anger and by sadness
    You feel I left you in a world that's full of madness
    Wish I could talk to you, if only for a minute
    Make you understand the reasons why I did it

    I wanna tell you that you're all that ever mattered
    Want you to know that, for eternity, I'm shattered
    I tried so hard just to protect you, but I failed to
    And in a prison of abandonment I've jailed you

    I never planned that I would leave you there alone
    I was sure that I would see you when I made it back home
    And all the times I swore that it would be okay
    Now I'm nothing but a liar, and you're thrown into the fray

    This bedtime story ends with misery ever after
    The pages are torn, and there's no final chapter
    I didn't have a choice, I did what I had to do
    I made a sacrifice, but forced a bigger sacrifice on you

    I know you've lived a nightmare
    I caused you so much pain
    But, baby, please don't do what I did
    I don't want (I don't want, I don't want)
    You to waste your life in vain

    Red like roses
    Fills my head with dreams and finds me
    Always closer
    To the emptiness and sadness
    That has come to take the place of you

    You're not the only one who needed me; I thought you understood
    You were the one I needed, and you left me as I always feared you would
    Would I change it if I could?
    It doesn't matter how
    The petals scatter now
    Every nightmare just discloses
    It's your blood that's red like roses
    And no matter what I do
    Nothing ever takes the place of you

    Red like roses
    Fills my head with dreams and finds me
    Always closer
    To the emptiness and sadness
    That has come to take the place of you

  5. fsnoopdog XD

    Any 2020 poeple XD

  6. Cain :0

    me jamming out 6 years ago ah yes preteen angst
    me years later, after losing mother suicide, sobbing to this song, we coping

  7. Another Clone

    Cant help but feel that I had taken you for granite

  8. Creeper Face22

    WHY IS THIS SO HARD TO REPLICATE? MY MOUTH IS USELESS AT RAPPING 😭

  9. Sistera Grim

    I deal like this matches Aniken and Padma

  10. Adam Long

    My life is described by this song.

  11. Tebonie

    Is it me or




    This only reminds me of full metal alchemist

  12. Chriswolf14058

    I love her voice

  13. Alexandra Aguilar

    AHH I REMEMBER THIS

  14. Steorithyia Portilantia

    Contrary to popular belief, I feel this could apply to Yang as well as Ruby, But admittedly, only due to what was revealed about Raven after volume 5

  15. Gray Fullbuster

    At 2:15 Summer says "I don't want you to waste your life in vain" so does that she knows Salem can't be killed.

  16. Vsauce 8

    No no no it's roses are red

  17. The Ultimate Lifeform, Kars

    *"I! HOPE! YOU'RE! HUNG-RY!"*

  18. ItsYourBoi Grimmy

    I dunno I am getting metal gear revengance vibes here

  19. Skate_row Gaming

    When you realize this is a love song about Jaune losing Pyrrha
    *silent crying noises*

    Kida Arkwright

    What...I thought this was of ruby and summer @[email protected] .....!

    Son Bardock

    @Kida Arkwright it is

  20. Jose maria Moreno Galeana

    Kojiro haciendo sushi es todo lo que tengo que decir

  21. Issei Hyoudou

    wow i can't read the lyrics properly when i was told to rap <:O

  22. NickerSnicker

    I think Ruby and Blake are good characters.
    (Pumps Shotgun)
    I’m ready for the influx of disagreement

  23. Mr.turtle King

    Red like roses

  24. GREENRULES

    The pages are torn and there's no final chapter, I dunno bout yall but that sounds kinda suspicious to me

  25. CogentApophasis

    Red rose too

  26. eaco wind

    ruby grew up with that mentally fractured mind

  27. Big Boi

    Mans forgot to capabilities the I

  28. Aki-Aki- Crystal

    Lol i can sing it perfectly

  29. AsianInvasionGaming

    This song just reinforces the fact that there’s so much more going on with Ruby that has yet to be unveiled by the Writers and Ruby SERIOUSLY needs a big character arc, it’s slow and gradual and the deaths of both her friends should have opened much more development for her but I feel like it hasn’t given her justice yet. Volume 7 is so far promising with hints of more going on with Ruby thankfully, but even though the Atlas arc may be more about Weiss and the Schnees, Ruby might be in for a whole lot of trouble these upcoming volumes...

  30. Jacob Burgart

    These lyrics are probably what gpes through ruby's head whenever she kneels at summer's grave

  31. Talia Ripton

    Remember in Ruby's first character how she smiled at the camera briefly while fighting grimm? I think that is meant to show her split personality. One moment, she is filled with rage and wanting to destroy all the grimm that probably took her mother from her and the next moment, she puts a smile on her face to hide her pain. I hope that CRWBY explore this at some point. I have a feeling that we might be on the way for her having another breakdown at the Fall of Beacon except this time, her friends and family will be there to see it. Maybe then we'd finally get a Ruby character arc and a Red Like Roses Part 3!

  32. Xinying Guo

    can i get pinned

  33. Blue Eyes GOD Dragon

    I feel as if this was the embodiment of Salim you know the evil grim queen in a way without the red like roses

  34. Ok Boomer

    I got to this song from Beat saber-

  35. Copper CatFox

    6 years already?

  36. Frosty

    osu! PogChamp

  37. random channel welcome

    Who came here after volume 6!?

  38. Dustyqrow28

    Why does this feel more like a conversation between yang and Blake right after season 3

  39. Moon Knight

    Ahh RWBY. Sure do miss it when it was still a good show despite the wonky animation at times.

  40. Rudra Mazumder

    I wish the show would make this part of Ruby a bit more prominent

  41. lolucho 23

    This song is of one of the best moments of rwby for my and i love the song

  42. dONALD42

    Sounds like the person is singing the song to another person who committed suicide.

  43. dONALD42

    Agnes, this is going to you, wherever you are...

  44. Kiana’s Doing What?

    why’s the guy voice ospin to me?!!!

  45. XxThesecondlosermoonxX

    1:04
    Me :ahh what a nice break

    REDDDD LIKE ROSESSSSS

  46. chloe mcgough

    Season 7 anyone

  47. Shy Otaku Player

    Normie be like : Woah... I wanna watch this...

  48. Jonathan Garrison

    Pretty sure its bare, not bear.

    Henrique T

    No, it's bear.

  49. Mishi Kauu

    Me:This song is cool imma try to memorize it
    *1 year later*
    Me:Finally after 1 year I've finally memorize it XDDD

  50. Rodd

    for some reason that red lyrics crashes my eyes
    lmao wtf

  51. Michael Mayes

    JUST AWESOME !!!!!!

  52. UnsungThermidor

    As much as I like the chorus to this song. Sometimes the lyrics feel a bit forced in places. Grating in a bad way. Unfortunately a lot of RWBY music is like this. Its definitely not bad though

  53. TurfyChimera3 Of Determination

    Epic Music Ever

  54. Halloween Mew

    Ruby is actually pretty deep

  55. De Strangest Stranger

    Man, theres a lot going on behind that smile of hers.
    Like oxygen

  56. GretchenDawntreader

    I hope we get to see what this gifted young woman is singing later in life, that she doesn't decide to be an accountant or something.

  57. Exotic Cats

    Me, a person with asthma: singing is for the weak :’)

  58. Gamper '.

    Osu players be like z x z x z x z x z

  59. Bruce Jedi Lee

    We never see this side of Ruby and it sucks. I wish she had turned more grim after lossibg two of her friends, not go full emo but become a kot more serious. But she hasn't changed at all. I like Ruby but wish we saw her develope more

  60. Corankin

    Wow this is edgy

  61. Solar Conker

    Love how they show the character through a song

  62. Tyler Voigt-Pope

    I don't care that much about RWBY as a series, but I will admit that it has some pretty awesome music. This one in particular is my favorite!

  63. Reapers_scythes2

    People: HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!
    Ruby: Uh...I'll just start leaving now..

  64. Mxnti

    This gives me Sonic Forces vibes for some reason

  65. CrossbyIsToasty

    When you get caught in Payday 2 so you got no choice but to go loud

  66. Anime Music Xeg

    god damn i cant stop the replay button ......send help

  67. Histoire Sama

    BLITZ LIKE BLITZTANK

  68. Vanilla Sin

    anyone know what genre this song is?

    Vanilla Sin

    @Dustoo Mcnabb ???

  69. Morales

    It always startles me with that opening string.

  70. X_Cookie Crumbles Hard_X

    Oxygen is mad cuz he/she are rapping to fast without breath and thats illegal! XD

    mitsuni taïko

    She was also 15 when she sung that which is amazing

  71. screwpeoplewithridiculouslylongusernames

    this song makes me want to have a stroke

  72. Alex Rain

    These are the vibes I got from this:
    Ruby: You left me when I needed you the most, and you left me alone to fight in the battles you fought, and you left me to finish your battles.
    Summer: I feel terrible for leaving you, and I feel that you shouldn't forgive me, but they're are other people who need saving. You need to forgive me. Please forgive me. I know I left you for something you didn't think mattered, but it mattered to me to save people. I'm sorry for leaving, and it tears me apart when I see you working hard to fight for people like I did.

  73. ALONE ALONE

    I couldn't take it, couldn't stand another minute;
    Couldn't bear another day without you in it
    All of the joy that I had known for all my life
    Was stripped away from me the minute that you died

    To have you in my life was all I ever wanted
    But now without you, I'm a soul forever haunted
    Can't help but feel that I had taken you for granted;
    No way in Hell that I can ever comprehend this

    I wasn't dreaming when they told me you were gone
    I was wide awake and feeling that they had to be wrong
    How could you leave me when you swore that you would stay?
    Now I'm trapped inside a nightmare every single f'ing day

    It's like a movie, but there's not a happy ending;
    Every scene fades black, and there's no pretending
    This little fairy tale doesn't seem to end well
    There's no knight in shining armor who will wake me from the spell

    I know you didn't plan this;
    You tried to do what's right
    But in the middle of this madness
    I'm the one you left to win this fight


    [Chorus: Casey Lee Williams]
    Red like roses
    Fills my head with dreams and finds me
    Always closer
    To the emptiness and sadness
    That has come to take the place of you

    [Verse 2: Sandy Lee Casey]
    I know you’re broken down by anger and by sadness;
    You feel I left you in a world that’s full of madness
    Wish I could talk to you, if only for a minute;
    Make you understand the reasons why I did it

    I wanna tell you that you’re all that ever mattered;
    Want you to know that, for eternity, I’m shattered
    I tried so hard just to protect you, but I failed to
    And in a prison of abandonment I’ve jailed you

    I never planned that I would leave you there alone
    I was sure that I would see you when I made it back home
    And all the times I swore that it would be okay;
    Now I’m nothing but a liar, and you're thrown into the fray

    This bedtime story ends with misery ever after
    The pages are torn, and there’s no final chapter
    I didn’t have a choice, I did what I had to do;
    I made a sacrifice, but forced a bigger sacrifice on you


    I know you've lived a nightmare;
    I caused you so much pain
    But baby, please don’t do what I did;
    I don’t want you to waste your life in vain

    [Chorus: Casey]
    Red like roses
    Fills my head with dreams and finds me
    Always closer
    To the emptiness and sadness
    That has come to take the place of you

    [Bridge: Casey Lee Williams and Sandy Lee Casey]
    (Sandy:) You’re not the only one who needed me; I thought you understood
    (Casey:) You were the one I needed, and you left me as I always feared you would
    (Sandy:) Would I change it if I could?

    (Casey and Sandy:) It doesn’t matter how
    The petals scatter now
    Every nightmare just discloses
    It’s your blood that’s red like roses

    (Casey:) And no matter what I do
    Nothing ever takes the place of you

    [Guitar Solo]


    [Chorus: Casey]
    Red like roses
    Fills my head with dreams and finds me
    Always closer
    To the emptiness and sadness
    That has come to take the place of you

  74. Clarinet King

    Am I the only one not here because of RWBY?

    Ne0n

    nah, im here from osu

    SlowDown

    I'm here because of BlazBlue :D

  75. Isaiah King

    Am I tripping or does it seem like the song is about dealing with suicide?

  76. CymbalKnight

    Alternative name: cross tag top 8 theme

  77. Cm Cm

    Me: Everyone ready for volume 7?

    Ruby: Red like Roses
    Also Me: ok, two more years then we go

  78. YeetasFahitas

    im dumb its ruby and then the mom sings what

  79. MR. Negrete

    This song seriously needs a different vocalist

    PortalScout

    why? Casey was always the vocalist for different RWBY songs

    MR. Negrete

    PortalScout Right, but sticking to something doesn’t actually make you good at it. The previous ones’ve better, I just feel like it doesn’t match.
    Just my honest perspective

  80. No Bgs

    No one:

    Red Like Roses Part II when you select random in BBTAG: *I COULDN'T TAKE IT, COULDN'T STAND ANOTHER MINUTE*

  81. Yuyuko Saigyouji

    Why am i addicted to this?

  82. GenderlessGoon VEVO

    By the way this is supposed to be Summer's Song

    GenderlessGoon VEVO

    Crow is also tied to Summers Death and he feels responsible so he drinks the pain away.

  83. Shadow Spector

    After nearly 6 years, I've found my favorite RWBY song. And ironically, it's one of the first ones made.

  84. Raven Blades 39

    *coughcough* *ravenandyang* *coughcough*

  85. Anarchist Edgelord

    Imagine if the show had this interesting and engaging storytelling!

    PortalScout

    your name fits pretty well

  86. ttvZekia

    Ok we all know that this song is saying something that might happen in future volumes (8-10) we don’t know summer means in a lot of her lines, so we can’t line the word up with any of the present volumes, we just gotta wait

  87. Arken Red

    Damn girl remember to breathe, please...

  88. Samevi

    CAN'T ESCAPE FROM CROSSING FATE
    FIGHT!

  89. Duru Demir XD

    *I Just Realized That rwby in red like roses offical manga ruby is saying weiss to ^youre like a knight in shining armor weiss^*

  90. Sakura JAZ

    While Summer already died, she still cares abot her daughter. Like our parents, so let's be good to our parents as good as possible!

  91. Robert Harden

    Man, Rwby blew its load with the first volume song wise.

  92. MKH

    I sang this song with no breath






    But I had to breath after singing(for 5 minutes)

  93. Izzy is Neon

    The funny thing about Part 2 is that the fight scene in S1 makes this more memorable than part 1

  94. HG ABSOLITIUON

    What anime?

  95. Tiggy

    You know after reading what was actually suppose to happen in Volume 3 Finale, before RT butchered it. It seems this song without the chorus was meant for Jaune and Pyrrha.

  96. Bruce Jedi Lee

    I wish we saw more of this Ruby in the series. Someone who acts kind but really is very hurt and has a darker side.

  97. rcsitant lia

    summer’s lines has got me running out of breath

  98. Dyltrevs

    Red like roses part II vs. Hamilton

  99. Kelly Smith

    No one:
    Ruby when she's sad: ReD lIkE rOSeS