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Monarchy of Roses
by Red Hot Chili Peppers



The crimson tide is flowing through your
fingers as you sleep
the promise of a clean regime are
promises we keep
Do you like it rough I ask and
are you up to task?
The calicos of pettibon
where cultures come to clash

Several of my best friends wear
the colors of the crown
and Mary wants to build it up
and sherry wants to tear it all back down, girl
the savior of your light
the monarchy of roses
the monarchy of roses tonight

The cross between my former queen
her legendary stare
the holy tears of Ireland
the lovely cross to bear

Several of my best friends know
the secrets of this town
and Mary wants to raise it up
and Sherry wants to spin it all around, girl
the sailors of the night
the monarchy of roses
the monarchy of roses tonight

Several of my best friends wear
the colors of the crown
and Mary wants to fill it up
and Sherry wants to tear it all back down, girl
the savior of your light
the monarchy of roses
the monarchy of roses

Hey yeah
we all want the rose you know
I said
hey yeah
show us love before you go
say I will
and then I'll say I want to
the story of love
that I will never taunt you

Hey yeah
we all want the rose you know
I said
hey yeah
show us love before you go
say I will
and then I'll say I want to
the story of love
that I will always want you
hey
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Lyrics submitted by Natalie.