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Rose of May - lyrics by Erutan ( katethegreat19 )




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Published on Jun 19, 2008


I wrote the lyrics to this beautiful theme from FF9 and worked very hard arranging this song for voice, harp, guitar, various drums, and recorder! I performed all the instrumental parts in the background and am doing all the vocals.
This cover is also found on Overclocked Remix under the title; The Rose General'
A million thanks to the talented artists and cosplayers on!!!! Your gorgeous art brought out the creativity in me!!!
In the lyrics I used the term Rose of May as a metaphor for innocence. Even the great General Beatrix was once an innocent child who'd never seen the horrors of war. I really tried to put her character into the lyrics; her blind loyalty and sense of duty, her guilt over the many deaths she caused in the name of fealty,
and her eventual love for Steiner. ^_^
I hope I succeeded? o_o

Please rate and comment, and if you are new to my vocal covers and would like to hear more, please subscribe! It makes me smile! ^0^

her heart underneath
cries quietly
this part of me
I choose not to see

what lives must I take
for fealty's sake?
how much blood must stain
this warrior's blade?

war leaves its trail
in moonlight so pale
its shadows they flow
in rivers, in rivers
so put on my mask
I'll go where they ask
so I might once again see the
Roses of May

Staining my soul and stinging my eyes
the red on my hands
won't wash away, wash away
no where to run from what I have done
I'm no longer, no longer
a Rose of May

fate holds the blade before you
mirrored in maiden's eyes
far from myself I fly
into the perilous skies
and they said
follow the blade before you
fear fall and courage rise
leave all your tears behind you
far from where innocence lies

Cage of the kings
No need for wings
So turn them to stone
from roses to bone

when you look at me
what do you see?
this costume I weave
disfiguring me...

(chorus A)

Storm clouds are creeping closer
danger is drawing near
why am I not protecting all that
I once held dear?
and you said
break free from all that holds you
kings hand and maiden's tear
run now into my arms
together we'll conquer our fears

Led here by fate
No longer afraid
So here now I lay
My Roses of May
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If you would like to support my music, you can purchase a Studio Mastered version of my cover (track is fully licensed by SquareEnix) from my album 'A Bard's Side Quest'. The Loudr release has FLAC and mp3, and the itunes has Apple mp3 :)



thank you very much! @.@
Music composed by: Nobuo Uematsu
Sung by: katethegreat19
and arrangement by: katethegreat19
lyrics copyrighted 2008 by:
Kate Covington / katethegreat19


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