Red Like Roses Uke tab by Jeff Williams

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Pt 1 Chords:

Bm chordBm Bm chordBm
G chordG Em chordEm G chordG A chordA
Bm chordBm Bm chordBm
ooooohhhhh
G chordG Em chordEm G chordG A chordA
...hhhhhhhhhhh


Bm chordBm G chordG
Red like roses fills my dreams and brings me to the place you rest
Bm chordBm G chordG
White is cold and always yearning burdened by a royal test
Dm chordDm
Black the beast descends from shadows
Dm chordDm
Yellow beauty burns gold


Pt2 Chords:

Chords noted as X are single strums only

[Verse 1]
Bm chordBm|
I couldn't take it couldn't stand another minute
Bm chordBm|
Couldn't bear another day without you in it
G chordG|
All of the joy that I had known for all my life
Em chordEm| F#m chordF#m| G chordG| Bm chordBm|
Was stripped away from me the minute that you died

Bm chordBm|
To have you in my life was all I ever wanted
Bm chordBm|
But now without you I'm a soul forever haunted
G chordG|
Can't help but feel that I had taken you for granted
Em chordEm| F#m chordF#m| G chordG| Bm chordBm|
No way in Hell that I can ever comprehend this

Bm chordBm
I wasn't dreaming when they told me you were gone
Bm chordBm
I was wide awake and feeling that they had to be wrong
G chordG
How could you leave me when you swore that you would stay
Em chordEm C chordC
Now I'm trapped inside a nightmare every single f'ing day

Bm chordBm
It's like a movie but there's not a happy ending
Bm chordBm
Every scene fades black and there's no pretending
G chordG
This little fairy tale doesn't seem to end well
Em chordEm C chordC
There's no knight in shining armor who will wake me from the spell

Em chordEm Bm chordBm
I know you didn't plan this
Em chordEm Bm chordBm| Bm chordBm| Bm chordBm| Bm chordBm|
You tried to do what's right
Em chordEm Bm chordBm
But in the middle of this madness
C chordC Cm chordCm Gm chordGm F# chordF#
I'm the one I'm the one I'm the one you left to win this fight

[Chorus]
Rest- one bar

Bm chordBm
Red like roses
G chordG Em chordEm G chordG A chordA
Fills my head with dreams and finds me
Bm chordBm
Always closer
G chordG Em chordEm
To the emptiness and sadness
G chordG A chordA (Bm chordBm)
That has come to take the place of you

[Verse 2]
Bm chordBm|
I know you're broken down by anger and by sadness
Bm chordBm|
You feel I left you in a world that's full of madness
G chordG|
Wish I could talk to you if only for a minute
Em chordEm| F#m chordF#m| G chordG| Bm chordBm|
Make you understand the reasons why I did it

Bm chordBm|
I wanna tell you that you're all that ever mattered
Bm chordBm|
Want you to know that for eternity I'm shattered
G chordG|
I tried so hard just to protect you but I failed to
Em chordEm| F#m chordF#m| G chordG| Bm chordBm|
And in a prison of abandonment I've jailed you

Bm chordBm
I never planned that I would leave you there alone
Bm chordBm
I was sure that I would see you when I made it back home
G chordG
And all the times I swore that it would be okay
Em chordEm C chordC
Now I'm nothing but a liar and you're thrown into the fray

Bm chordBm
This bedtime story ends with misery ever after
Bm chordBm
The pages are torn and there's no final chapter
G chordG
I didn't have a choice I did what I had to do
Em chordEm C chordC
I made a sacrifice but forced a bigger sacrifice on you

Em chordEm Bm chordBm
I know you've lived a nightmare
Em chordEm Bm chordBm| Bm chordBm| Bm chordBm| Bm chordBm|
I caused you so much pain
Em chordEm Bm chordBm
But baby please don't do what I did
C chordC Cm chordCm Gm chordGm F# chordF#
I don't want I don't want I don't want you to waste your life in vain

[Chorus 2]
Bm chordBm
Red like roses
G chordG Em chordEm G chordG A chordA
Fills my head with dreams and finds me
Bm chordBm
Always closer
G chordG Em chordEm
To the emptiness and sadness
G chordG A chordA (Em chordEm)
That has come to take the place of you

[Bridge]
Em chordEm Bm chordBm
You're not the only one who needed me I thought you understood
Em chordEm Bm chordBm
You were the one I needed and you left me as I always feared you would
Em chordEm Bm chordBm
Would I change it if I could
G chordG Em chordEm
It doesn't matter how
G chordG F#m chordF#m
The petals scatter now
G chordG Em chordEm
Every nightmare just discloses
G chordG F#m chordF#m
It's your blood that's red like roses
G chordG Em chordEm
And no matter what I do
G chordG A chordA (Bm chordBm)
Nothing ever takes the place of you

(Verse chords under Solo)

[Chorus]
Bm chordBm
Red like roses
G chordG Em chordEm G chordG A chordA
Fills my head with dreams and finds me
Bm chordBm
Always closer
G chordG Em chordEm
To the emptiness and sadness
G chordG A chordA|
That has come to take the place
G chordG|
...of...
Bm chordBm|
...you.

 

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