Hank Thomas
Rose Tattoo
 
Lyrics
Rose Tattoo copyright 2009

He said. "Looks like that's gonna leave a mark"
As he reached out and took my hand,
And hauled me up off that old barroom floor.
"Let me buy you one last drink my friend"
Then listen up, or at least pretend,
There was a stillness in his voice that wouldn't bend

"You know I used to be like you"
An angry man, with a rose tattoo
But one tattoo don't make me who I am
These words rang true and helped me understand

You know, "fighting ain't gonna change her mind" Drinkin', you'll forget a while
Try prayin' to God, 'cause He's the only one
To help you find the man inside
'Cos slammin' doors and startin' fights
Won't bring her back, maybe nothin' can

This rose tattoo's sure pretty But one tattoo don't make me who I am.

I was a lovin' man with a rose tattoo,
Hard times, they weren't nothin' new

The life I thought I had was livin', somewhere down the road
Till the last night of a three day tear
Somewhere a little south of here
I got into a scrape, with two old boys (I tell ya, I was scared)
'Cause "fighting ain't gonna change her mind", Drinkin', I'll forget a while
Then one look down, brings her back in sight

It took years 'for I could see Spent time in jail and therapy
Just when I thought I'd got her off my mind
This rose tattoo would get me every time

Every now and then, I run across, a man who's rose is burnin' red
Then I reach out, And lend a helpin' hand
"Cause "fighting ain't gonna change her mind", 'And slammin' doors and startin' fights
Won't bring her back, maybe nothin' can

This rose tattoo's sure pretty Just like she was, (she sure was pretty)
But one tattoo don't make me who I am
This rose tattoo don't make me who I am
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Hank Thomas
Music Credits: Hank Thomas
Producer Credits: Hank Thomas
Publisher Credits: ThunderHead Publishing
Performance Credits: Hank Thomas & Silent Thunder
Label Credits: ThunderHead Records
Description
Short Song Description:
A broken heart and the mark it leaves on him lead a man to realize that his life is not defined by one moment, or one tattoo
Long Song Description:
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Metadata
Song Length: 4:07
Primary Genre: Country-Contemporary
Secondary Genre: -
Tempo: Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Dysfunctional Relations
Mood 1: Peaceful
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later
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