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Buy Me A Rose

He works hard to give her all he thinks she wants
But it tears her apart 'cause nothing's for her heart
Yeah, he pulls in late to wake her up with a kiss goodnight
If he could only read her mind, she'd say

Buy me a rose, call me from work
Open a door for me, what would it hurt
Show me you love me by the look in your eyes
These are the little things, I need the most in my life

Now the days have grown to years of feelin' all alone
As she sits and wonders if all she's doin' is wrong
Yeah, 'cause lately she'd try anything just to turn his head
Would it make a difference if she said, if she said

Buy me a rose, call me from work
Open the door for me, what would it hurt
Show me you love me by the look in your eyes
These are the little things, I need the most in my life, my life

And the more that he lives the less that he tries
To show her the love that he holds inside
And the more that she gives the more that he sees
This is the story of you and me

So I bought you a rose on the way home from work
To open the door to a heart that I hurt
And I hope you notice this look in my eyes
'Cause I'm gonna make things right for the rest of your life, rest of your life
And I'm gonna hold you tonight, tonight
Do all those little things for the rest of your life, of your life

Songwriters: Funk, Jim; Hickenlooper, Erik
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