Prefab Sprout - Blue Roses Lyrics



Blue roses will blossom in the snow
Before I ever let you go
Blue roses will grow up to the sky
Before I ever make you cry
Blue roses

You need more reassurance than a frightened orphan child
That I'm always gonna want you, that I'll always be beguilded
So I search for words to tell you
That my love for you is blind
But this fragment of a children's song is all that I can find

Blue roses will blossom in the snow
Before I ever let you go
Blue roses will grow up to the sky
Before I ever make you cry
Blue roses

This nursery rhyme is corny, it is stranded out of time
Yet it's simple and it's honest
And since when was that a crime?
And perhaps whoever wrote it
Loved someone like I love you
For in matters of the heart I've learned
There's little that is new

Blue roses will blossom in the snow
Before I ever let you go
Blue roses will grow up to the sky
Before I ever make you cry
Blue roses will blossom in the snow
Before I ever let you go
Blue roses will grow up to the sky
Before I ever make you cry
Before I ever make you cry
Blue roses




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Prefab Sprout Blue Roses Comments
  1. Timo Kuusisto

    Jimmy Nail made an excellent original. This is watered down Tony Visconti adult contemporary production.

  2. Manuel Samuel

    Blue Roses has been touted by many experts (Jon Sheridan, Paul Lester, Ron Manzaroff, Jean Remy, etc) as the best melodical achievement of the entire history of pop rock. I myself find it an amazing and super exquisite song. Kudos Paddy McAloon.

  3. CaptainOatwright

    Classic and unique. Good old Paddy also gave his pal Jimmy Nail this poignant song to have a minor hit with during the Crocodile Shoes years.