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I Threw Away The Rose

This song is by Stonewall Jackson and appears on the album Stonewall Jackson Country (1967).

This song is a cover of "I Threw Away the Rose" by Merle Haggard.
Once I lived a life of wine and roses
I drank a lot back then so one concern
Success for me lay just around the corner
I thought my social friends could help me make me turn

But now I'm paying for the days of wine and roses
A victim of the drunken life I chose
Now all my social friends look down their noses
'Cause I kept the wine and threw away the rose

I stood by and watched the bottle take control of me
The turn I made was not the turn I'd planned
I watched my social standings slip away from me
Yes I watched the bottle slowly take command

Oh, now I'm paying for the days of wine and roses
A victim of the drunken life I chose
Now all my social friends look down their noses
'Cause I kept the wine and threw away the rose
Yes, I kept the wine and threw away the rose

Written by:

Merle Haggard