"Three Roses" ©2015 Nicole Dillenberg & Kristina Jacobsen

Daddy was a Godly man
a Baptist through and through
guess the rules did not apply 
when he found someone new

Looking through the stained glass darkly
fragments all I see
Love suffers much
and so did I 
when he chose to go free

With all those pretty souls to save
he had much to do
God's up there and we're down here
and Dad, I needed you

You left three roses
yellow, white and red
I got the white one
you kissed me on the head
to me you hung the moon,
the sunset and the dawn

But you drifted further
out of orbit
until you were gone, gone, gone.

Now I am a woman grown
with children of my own
just the other day 
I called Dad on the telephone

Told him that my man and me
can't see eye to eye
we can't seem to get along
no matter how we try

Dad said I'm sorry things are rough
but you need to be brave
God's up there and we're down here
and there're still souls to save

He left three roses
yellow, white and red
I got the white one
and my heart, how it bled

You see, he hung the moon,
the sunset and the dawn
but he drifted further,
out of orbit
until he was gone, gone, gone.

Yellow was for my sister
for Mama, a red farewell
White for his tomboy
and that's how our household fell

He left three roses
yellow, white and red
he said he loved us,
would work to keep us fed

To me, he hung the moon 
the sunset and the dawn
but he drifted further
out of orbit
until he was gone, gone, gone.