Rose I Said 
      Yes I cried the moment that her hand slapped my face 
      A mouth full of sandwich went all over the place 
      She left like a tornado the door of course slammed 
      I stood in the kitchen a very confused man 
      The thump thump of her foot steps went right up the stairs 
      The cat ran for cover to the living room chairs 
      But what was the problem what on earth could be wrong 
      To deserve a slapped face it all seemed far too strong 

      Rose I said, heaven knows what weve done 
      Rose I said, water flows under the bridge 
      Rose I said, heaven knows is this love 
      Rose I said, curtains close back to read the script 

      Up to the bedside where she lay in tears 
      The drawers were left half open, her clothes laying near 
      A suitcase tipped sideways at the end of the room 
      I swallowed my sandwich and picked up her boots 
      She turned just like an actress, a glare came my way 
      I said what's the matter, what have I done today 
      She spat out the name of the girl across the road 
      I'll never forget the way she flared her nose 

      Rose was the girl who some days I'd drive to work 
      She worked in the office as an articled clerk 
      Sometimes we had lunch in the pub along the street 
      There was nothing between us, just good company 
      I admit that I liked her but that's all it was 
      I stood at the bedside in a state of shock 
      She heard it different from a friend she met today 
      Who says she saw us kissing down an alleyway 
      I felt like two people a Jekyll and a Hyde 
      Id really made my bed to lay in this time 
      I picked with my tongue at the bread stuck in my teeth 
      There through the window, her house on the street 
      I knew I was guilty, I told myself to lie 
      It seemed to make no difference, on the bed she cried 
      I left with my head bowed I felt the curtain drop 
      Rose stood in the wings looking pretty in a frock

      (c) 1989 Virgin Music Inc. (ASCAP)

  • FROM THE ALBUM: Frank.
  • COMPILATIONS: Up the Junction