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Songs of days gone by
by Alice McKiel

Here are a few songs Grandma used to sing while she knitted me a scarf or mittens
           

PAPER ROSES

I realize the way your eyes deceive me,
With tender looks that I mistook for love,
So take away the flowers that you gave me
And send the kind that you remind me of-

Chorus: Paper roses, paper roses
Oh, how real those flowers seemed to me,
But they're only imitations
Like your imitation love for me.

I thought you would be a perfect lover-
You seemed so full of sweetness at the start,
But like a big red rose made of paper,
There isn't any sweetness in your heart.