One Empty Rose

Lyrics: Brian Lesh
Music: Brian Lesh

Sung by Brian Lesh with Phil Lesh and Friends.

There's one empty rose in an otherwise empty room
My right eye got beat so hard it's turning black and blue
Television's waiting for me to turn it on
Everything is blurry like I'm living in a fog
Living in a fog
It's time to get up while this body's still alive
Pick up the broken pieces of this mess that I call life
I probably deserve all the punches at my head
But I don't want to wind up dead

There's one empty rose in an otherwise empty house
I woke up and suddenly there's bills up on my shelf
Need a glass of water just to calm my pounding head
Well I got no cups, but just my luck, an empty can instead
An empty can instead
It's time to get up while this body's still alive
Pick up the broken pieces of this mess that I call life
I probably deserve all the punches at my head
But I don't want to wind up dead

There's one empty rose in an otherwise empty room
Sitting here does me no good, and judgement's coming soon
Freezer needs a mending and my girlfriend needs a rose
Well my car needs a washing, and the devil's getting close
The devil's getting close
It's time to get up while this body's still alive
Pick up the broken pieces of this mess that I call life
I probably deserve all the punches at my head
But I don't want to wind up dead
No I don't want to wind up dead
No I don't want to wind up dead