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BRIDGE OF ROSES (Dede) 121420
Lyrics
BRIDGE OF ROSES
(Robinson/Papageorge)

V1
Mother's cancer made her cry in pain
As she rocked her dog and Elvis sang
She reminisced about the good old days
With her and Dad at their favorite place
A Bridge of Roses up the road
Of which she spoke in a voice that broke

CHORUS
How I love
That Bridge of Roses
Where thousands of
Wild blossoms bloom
Throw my ashes in the river
We'll be together
In that perfume

V2
She told me down where the river flows
Was the place where dad kneeled to propose
She had his funeral at the riverside
And placed his ashes there when I was baptized
She wished they'd had so many more days
But somehow, she still could say

CHORUS
How I love
That Bridge of Roses
Where thousands of
Wild blossoms bloom
Throw my ashes in the river
We'll be together
In that perfume

BRIDGE
With her dog right by my side
I took her ashes to the bridge
The rising sun cast a bright pink sky
As it came up over the ridge

END CHORUS
How I love
That Bridge of Roses
Where thousands of
Wild blossoms bloom
Throw my ashes in the river
We'll be together
In that perfume
Throw my ashes in the river
We'll live forever
In that perfume

©Robinson/Papageorge 2019
Short Song Description:
Last reminiscences of a mother dying of cancer.
Story Behind the Song:
Loosely based on co-writer Barbara Robinson's personal experience with the passing of her mother.
Lyric Credits: Barbara J. Robinson/Pete Papageorge
Music Credits: Pete Papageorge
Producer Credits: Pete Papageorge
Publisher Credits: Once in a Lifetime Music (BMI)
Performance Credits: Dede Wyland, Pete Papageorge
Song Length: 3:27
Primary Genre: Folk-Americana
Secondary Genre: Folk-Bluegrass
Tempo / Feel: Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal: Female Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Mother
Mood 1: Poignant
Mood 2: Heartbreaking
Similar Artist 1: Emmylou Harris
Similar Artist 2: Alison Krauss
Language: English
Era: 1970 - 1979