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I Should Have Sent Roses
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Available on the album The Union
Writer:Leon Russell, Bernie Taupin
Piano and vocals:Elton John, Leon Russell
Drums:Jim Keltner, Jay Bellerose
Bass:Don Was
Guitar:Doyle Bramhall
B3:Booker T. Jones
Keyboards:Keefus Ciancia
Trumpet, Bass Trumpet:Darrell Leonard
Trombone:Maurice Spears, George Bohanon
Baritone Horn:George Bohanon
Tuba:William Roper
Saxophone:Jim Thompson, Joseph Sublett, Thomas Peterson
Are you standing outside?
Looking up at the sky
Cursing a wandering star
Well if I were you
I'd throw rocks at the moon
I'd say "Damn you wherever you are"
I don't know where to start
This cage 'round my heart
Locked up what I meant to say
What I felt all along the way
Just wondering how come
I couldn't take your breath away
'Cause I never sent roses
I never did enough
I didn't know how to love you
Though I loved you so much
And I should have sent roses
When you crossed my mind
For no other reason
Than the fact you were mine
I should have sent roses
Looking back on my life
If fate should decide
I could do it all over again
I'd build no more walls
I'd stay true and recall
The fragrance of you on the wind
You'll get better than me
Someone who can see
Right from the start give it all that you need
And I'll slip away
Knowing I'm half the man I should be
(repeat chorus)
Yeah should have sent roses
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