Thorns Not The Rose

from by Alex Seel

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lyrics

The poor boy lost himself
In a beautiful rose, in a briar of thorns
He just keeps on falling through
Though he's cut himself till his blood runs dry
He cries "bathe my wounds in the sea?
And quench the fire that burns in me?"
But the wind just laughs when it blows
"He loves the thorns not the rose!"

He's a-reaching for his cure
But a troubled cure for a troubled mind
She'd kill him if she could I'm sure
Jes', a love like this how the hell did he find?
Well, since the bottle and pills ran dry
He can't really choose when to laugh, when to cry
And the will don't break, it just grows
He loves the thorns not the rose

If the mirror she holds shows lies
And your ingratiation is all in vain
And shows the parts of you you despise
'Could take a whole lot of medicine to kill that pain
Well you know the truth ain't white
But she colours it black like the cold dark of night
Well maybe she even knows
You love the thorns not the rose

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from Shifting Sands, track released January 15, 2013
Written & recorded by Alex Seel.

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Alex Seel London, UK

Music has led Alex Seel from Devon to London to Ireland and back to London again. Through his wanderings, Alex has picked up a beautifully crafted, warm, rootsy song-writing style with thought-provoking, subtle lyrics and a gift for acoustic guitar finger-picking.

Next release - 22/3 ‘Satellites/Grass Is Greener’ from the album ‘Spell On A Tin Drum’ (Release: 17/5). alexseelmusic@gmail.com
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