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Her Name Was Rose

Casey Sean Martin 1987 (Philadelphia)



It was a hot summer night

Last night before my flight

My crew and I needed a bite

We looked up places

Chinese cuisine

And Italian Delight

Who knew it’d be the

Worst choice of my life

That’s the night

I swear,

I met my future wife

Her name was Rose,

I met her in Mexico

And she left with

Someone she knows



The scene was a fine dine

Me and the guys

They sat us next to her

And her friends

Oh yeah and him

Her bf

and he was

going heavy on the gin

It gave us time

to share some wine

Talk past times

and zodiac signs

Looking back

I remember the eyes

They never lie...

From the moment

we sat down

Both of us saw

what we had found

It felt like just us,

and the world around





9 turned to 2

Her friends wanted to leave

And so did my crew

She wasn’t ready yet

For the night to be through

She wanted to

Show us her hotel

And that’s when he yelled

Rose lets go

Our eyes looked

And went oh no

This is the moment

We have to go

We said our best good bye

And she went off in the night

Her name was Rose

I met her in Mexico

And she left with

Someone she knows





I was sleepless that night

And i’ve been ever since

Why is it the 1st that wins

I met her second

But what are

We measuring

What if us two

Could last forever

I ask again

What do we measure

Time can be a crime

But that’s how it goes

Her name was Rose

I met her in Mexico

And she left with

Someone she knows
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