2nd Place | “Confederate Roses”

“CONFEDERATE ROSES”
WRITTEN BY MAC LEAPHART
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
WWW.AMERICANSONGSPACE.COM/MACLEAPHART

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CHORUS
Confederate roses
And thorns on the vine
That young man he took
What once had been mine
When I found them together
They couldn’t be saved
Now confederate roses
Grow wild on an unmarked grave

When we stood at the altar
I had lived half a life
She was too young to be any man’s wife
She had a wildness that I couldn’t tame
All I had on her was my family name

I watched as she watched him
With her eyes burning wild
I knew I could never give her that smile
She was so restless
So I pretended not to know
But it just kept at me
I couldn’t let it go

REPEAT CHORUS

They found his young body
In a black river swamp
But they never found her
They searched for so long
The Sheriff asked some questions
But I never took the stand
My sentence is living
With this blood on my hands

REPEAT CHORUS

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