The Rose and Crown

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The Rose and Crown
The Rose and Crown
Music and Lyrics by David Archer (5:02)

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A little original music for your listening pleasure. The Rose and Crown was recorded in 2004 as part of my solo project “Underground Sun” and is an amalgam of several places. Some of the characters were real and buried somewhere in the lyric is a true story.


The Rose and Crown

Everyone’s welcome, everyone’s here
So why not come in out of the rain
There’s a place at the bar, and a shot of Gold Star
And soon you’ll be feeling no pain
The place that you’re coming from don’t count for much
In here every story’s been changed
Innocent laughter with a cynical touch
We’re just all refugees from the game

Down at the Rose and Crown
Where your glass is never empty
Down at the Rose and Crown
I haven’t seen you there lately

The Pirate is calling out, let’s have one more round
While the Preacher just whispers and grins
And the ghost in the mirror, caught in the act
Turns and blesses us all for our sins
Music and madness, magic and verse
There’s no better place to be, and you know, things could be worse
If you’ve had one too many, well lets not forget
That we all look out for our friends here

Down at the Rose and Crown

She was already there and already gone
I was already living a dream
It lasted forever, but it didn’t take long
Anyway, that’s how it seemed
Motion and poetry, shadow and light
She lit up the room and she turned back the night
Then I was alone, alone with my friends
And I’ll never forget how I loved her

Down at the Rose and Crown

The boys in the band are drinking whiskey and beer
And it’s too loud to talk and too loud to hear
Another songs’ over with a crash an a cheer
and everything’s just as it should be

Down at the Rose and Crown

Pirate and the Preacher are arguing politics
While the rest of the boys watch the game
There’s a girl on the dance floor, and I used to know her
But I can’t remember her name
Lost in her motion, my stories all lies
I see your reflection in everyone’s eyes
If I drown my sorrows, don’t be surprised
And maybe someday I’ll see you

Down at the Rose and Crown
Where your glass is never empty
Down at the Rose and Crown
I haven’t seen you there lately
I haven’t seen you there lately

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