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"Red Like Roses Part II" is the sequel song to Ruby Rose's music theme "Red Like Roses", and is the ending song for the episode "Players and Pieces".

There are two versions of this song: the single version featured in the series, and the extended album version featured in the RWBY: Volume 1 Soundtrack.

LyricsEdit

SingleEdit

I couldn't take it, couldn't stand another minute
Couldn't bear another day without you in it
All of the joy that I had known for my life
Was stripped away from me the minute that you died

To have you in my life was all I ever wanted
But now without you I'm a soul forever haunted
Can't help but feel that I had taken you for granted
No way in hell that I can ever comprehend this

I wasn't dreaming when they told me you were gone
I was wide awake and feeling that they had to be wrong
How could you leave me when you swore that you would stay?
Now I'm trapped inside a nightmare every single f'ing day

It's like a movie, but there's not a happy ending
Every scene fades black, and there's no pretending
This little fairy tale doesn't seem to end well
There's no knight in shining armor who will wake me from the spell

I know you didn't plan this
You tried to do what's right.
But in the middle of this madness
I'm the one you left to win this fight

Red like roses
Fills my head with dreams and finds me
Always closer
To the emptiness and sadness
That has come to take the place of you

AlbumEdit

Voice 1 (Casey):
I couldn't take it, couldn't stand another minute
Couldn't bear another day without you in it
All of the joy that I had known for my life
Was stripped away from me the minute that you died

To have you in my life was all I ever wanted
But now without you I'm a soul forever haunted
Can't help but feel that I had taken you for granted
No way in hell that I can ever comprehend this

I wasn't dreaming when they told me you were gone
I was wide awake and feeling that they had to be wrong
How could you leave me when you swore that you would stay?
Now I'm trapped inside a nightmare every single f'ing day

It's like a movie, but there's not a happy ending
Every scene fades black, and there's no pretending
This little fairy tale doesn't seem to end well
There's no knight in shining armor who will wake me from the spell

I know you didn't plan this
You tried to do what's right.
But in the middle of this madness
I'm the one you left to win this fight

Red like roses
Fills my head with dreams and finds me
Always closer
To the emptiness and sadness
That has come to take the place of you

Voice 2 (Sandy):
I know you're broken down by anger and by sadness
You feel I left you in a world that's full of madness
Wish I could talk to you, if only for a minute
Make you understand the reasons why I did it

I wanna tell you that you're all that ever mattered
Want you to know that, for eternity, I'm shattered
I tried so hard just to protect you, but I failed to
And in a prison of abandonment I've jailed you

I never planned that I would leave you there alone
I was sure that I would see you when I made it back home
And all the times I swore that it would be okay
Now I'm nothing but a liar, and you're thrown into the fray

This bedtime story ends with misery ever after
The pages are torn, and there's no final chapter
I didn't have a choice, I did what I had to do
I made a sacrifice, but forced a bigger sacrifice on you

I know you've lived a nightmare
I caused you so much pain
But, baby, please don't do what I did
I don't want you to waste your life in vain

Voice 1:
Red like roses
Fills my head with dreams and finds me
Always closer
To the emptiness and sadness
That has come to take the place of you.

Voice 2: You're not the only one who needed me; I thought you understood
Voice 1: You were the one I needed, and you left me as I always feared you would
Voice 2: Would I change it if I could?
Both voices: It doesn't matter how
The petals scatter now
Every nightmare just discloses
It's your blood that's red like roses
Voice 1: And no matter what I do
Nothing ever takes the place of you

Red like roses
Fills my head with dreams and finds me
Always closer
To the emptiness and sadness
That has come to take the place of you[1]

TriviaEdit

  • The single version of this song plays during the final battle in "Players and Pieces", when teams JNPR and RWBY fight a Death Stalker and a giant Nevermore respectively.
  • During a livestream, members of the RWBY crew stated that this song was written because fans were disappointed that the first "Red Like Roses" barely said anything about Ruby.
  • According to Jeff Williams, the lyrics of this song are about Ruby's reaction to the death of her mother, Summer Rose, and Summer's regrets about leaving her daughter.[2]
  • An 8-bit version of the song plays in Episode 4 of RWBY Chibi, as background music for a video game played by Ruby and Yang.

ReferencesEdit

Soundtracks
"Lusus Naturae"

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