Stranger Selling Roses

Written October 1997

Tab

this is not the way I planned it out
nothing like the life I dreamed about
just the shadow of a nagging doubt called love..

caught between the devil and his due,
half a dozen ways of wanting you,
just a little thing you put me through called love…
+++ ‘cause you float like a ghost,
+++ but you push like a stranger selling roses,
+++ try to make it go away, like a stranger selling roses..

I was once the one you tried to find,
then I wasn’t what you had in mind,
now that I’m the one you left behind for love..

and I’m the last one to remember, I’m the first one to forget,
and I can’t tell if it’s over, and I don’t know when to quit,
and I see that you are faithless, and I’m waiting for the other shoe to fall..
+++ CHORUS
+++++ and it’s not alright, and it won’t be fine
+++++ anyway tonight, maybe never, maybe never…

and I’m the last one to remember, I’m the first one to forget,
and I can’t tell if it’s over, and I don’t know when to quit,
and I see that you are faithless, and I’m waiting for the other shoe to fall…
+++ CHORUS

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