where the wild roses grow lyrics – kylie minogue

they call me the wild rose
but my name was elisa day
why they call me it i do not know
for my name was elisa day

from the first day i saw her i knew she was the one
she stared in my eyes and smiled
for her lips were the color of the roses
that grew down the river, all bl**dy and wild

when he knocked on my door and entered the room
my trembling subsided in his sure embrace
he would be my first man, and with a careful hand
he wiped at the tears that ran down my face

they call me the wild rose
but my name was elisa day
why they call me that i do not know?
for my name was elisa day

on the second day i brought her a flower
she was more beautiful than any woman i’ve seen
i said, “do you know, where the wild roses grow
so sweet and scarlet and free?”

on the second day he came with a single red rose
he said “give me your loss and your sorrow?”
i nodded my head, as i lay on the bed
if i show you the roses will you follow alone

they call me the wild rose
but my name was elisa day
why they call me that i do not know
for my name was elisa day

on the third day he took me to the river
he showed me the roses and we kissed
and the last thing i heard was a muttered word
as he knelt above me with a rock in his fist

on the last day i took her where the wild roses grow
she lay on the bank, the wind light as a thief
and i kissed her goodbye, said “all beauty must die”
and i knelt down and planted a rose between her teeth

they call me the wild rose
but my name is elisa day
why they call me it i do not know
for my name is elisa day
my name was elisa day
for my name was elisa day

/ kylie minogue lyrics