02 February 2008

A Question

There is a rose in Spanish Harlem
A red rose up in Spanish Harlem
With eyes as black as coal that look down in my soul
And starts a fire there and then I lose control
I have to beg your pardon
I'm going to pick that rose and watch her as she grows in my garden
- Ben E King

So, like, does the rose have any say in this?


Karen said...

Long ago, I used to wonder what 'Roxanne' thought of her naive admirer. I always thought 'Roxanne' would just laugh at that corny guy and continue with her lucrative career.

As for Rose, I don't know. David Austin might want to keep her for himself.

hazelblackberry said...

I think either way poor old Rose was going to be expected to enter into a breeding programme.

As for Roxanne. Yes, I wonder if after all that pleading her only response was, "Buzz off, you little creep."

Spud Mack said...

I think you are reading all this wrong and by 'lose control' he may mean murder with a 'pick' and then bury her in the garden. It is a little more morbid but still just as powerful.

Grump Les Tiltskin said...

Better than picking his nose.

(I spose.)

Grump Les Tiltskin said...

Ben E Bee Good

With eyes as black as coal and Motown in his soul,
he's definitely no Tim Hardin.
He's gonna pick his nose, show everyone he knows, includin' Dolly Parton.