The pictures tell the story, this life had many shades
I’d wake up every morning and before I’d start each day
I’d take a drag from last night’s cigarette that smoldered in its tray
Down a little something and then be on my way

I traveled far and wide and laid this head in many ports
I was guided by a compass I saw beauty to the north
I drew the tales of many lives and wore the faces on my own
I had these memories all around me so I wouldn’t be alone

Some may be from showing up
Others are from grwoing up
Sometimes I was so messed up and didn’t have a clue
I ain’t winning no one over
I wear it just for you
I’ve got your name written here in a rose tattoo

In a rose tattoo
In a rose tattoo
I’ve got your name written here in a rose tattoo

This one’s for the mighty sea, mischief, gold and piracy
This one’s for the man that raised me, taught me sacrifice and bravery
This one’s for our favourite game, black and gold, we wave the flag
This one’s for my family name with pride I’ll wear it to the grave

Some may be from showing up
Others are from grwoing up
Sometimes I was so messed up and didn’t have a clue
I ain’t winning no one over
I wear it just for you
I’ve got your name written here in a rose tattoo

In a rose tattoo
In a rose tattoo
I’ve got your name written here in a rose tattoo
In a rose tattoo
In a rose tattoo
I’ve got your name written here in a rose tattoo

This one means the most to me
It stays here for eternity
A ship that always stays the course
An anchor for my every choice
A rose that shines down from above
I signed and sealed these words in blood
I heard them once, sung in a song
It played again and we sang along

You’ll always be here with me
Even if you’re gone
You’ll always have my love
Our memory will live on

Some may be from showing up
Others are from grwoing up
Sometimes I was so messed up and didn’t have a clue
I ain’t winning no one over
I wear it just for you
I’ve got your name written here in a rose tattoo

In a rose tattoo
In a rose tattoo
I’ve got your name written here in a rose tattoo
In a rose tattoo
In a rose tattoo
With pride I’ll wear it to the grave for you
In a rose tattoo
In a rose tattoo
I’ve got your name written here in a rose tattoo
In a rose tattoo
In a rose tattoo
Signed and sealed in blood, I would die for you