Ben Harper - Roses From My Friends Lyrics

Ben Harper The Will to Live cover art
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I could have treated you better
But you couldn't have treated me worse
But it's he who laughs last
Is he who cries first

Sometimes I feel I know strangers
Better than I know my friends
Why must a beginning
Be the means to an end

The stones from my enemies
These wounds will mend
But I cannot survive
The roses from my friends

When the last word has been spoken
And we've bared witness to the final setting sun
All that shall remain is a token
Of what we've said and done

When all we've had has been forsaken
Distant church bells no longer ring
That's the sound of a heart taken
And the story of tears from a king

The stones from my enemies
These wounds will mend
But I cannot survive
The roses from my friends

This may be the last time I see you
Forgive me for holding you close
This may be the last time that I see you
So of this moment I will make the most

This may be the last time I see you
But if you keep me in your heart
Together we shall be eternal
If you believe
We shall never part

The stones from my enemies
These wounds will mend
But I cannot survive
The roses from my friends
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Faded
  • 2 Homeless Child
  • 3 Number Three
  • 4 Roses From My Friends
  • 5 Jah Work
  • 6 I Want to Be Ready
  • 7 The Will to Live
  • 8 Ashes
  • 9 Widow of a Living Man
  • 10 Glory & Consequence
  • 11 Mama's Trippin'
  • 12 I Shall Not Walk Alone


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Ben C Harper
    album: Track 4 in album The Will to Live
    release date: 1997-5-26
    popularity : 95 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Alternative Rock/Blues Rock/Folk Rock
    length: 6:25
    producer: JP Plunier
    vocal: Ben Harper
    mixer: Eric Sarafin
    recorded by: Todd Burke
    violin: Danielle Charles
    bass: Louis Allen
    viola: Brett Banducci
    cello: Emily Wright
    mastering: Dave Collins
    lyricist: Ben Harper
    composer: Ben Harper
    Album Information
    label: Virgin Records America
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 724384417826
    script: Latin