White Rose

from Refraction & Redemption by Kimwei

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10. White Rose

Intro (1 time round chords)

Verse 1 (chromatic harmony)
"Love me all you want" you said
"I am origami: beautiful and folded tight"
I am biting my tongue where it once touched yours
As you press your lips to a coloured cigarette
Your lighter in your hand

Pre-Chorus 1
Now I push the center of myself into my fingertips whenever we hold hands.
I am pulling the center of my love up behind my eyes to look at you.

Chorus 1
There is a white rose uncurling in my chest for you
Petals turn to paper when you say that you are folded origami
And you've still got that lighter in your hand.

Intro 2

Verse 2:
If you say that smoke can be like silk
Then petals can be like paper in my chest.

Pre-Chorus 2

Chorus 2

Verse 3 (diatonic reharmonisation):
Look what I grew for you
Unfold your arms and take it
Look what I grew for you
Uncurl your hand and take it.

Pre-Chorus 3

Chorus 3
There is a white rose uncurling in my chest for you
Even when you are folded
There is a white rose uncurling in my chest for you
Even if you never come

Bridge
Even if you never come
I get to keep my garden x4

Look what I grew for you
Even if you are folded
Look what I grew for you
Even if you never come

Outro
There is a white rose uncurling in my chest for you
Even if you never

credits

from Refraction & Redemption, released August 23, 2014

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