Roses

Album: Friends Keep Secrets (2018)
Charted: 85

Songfacts®:

  • Here, producer Benny Blanco teams up with emo rapper Juice WRLD and Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie. Juice and Urie each spit a verse about love turned sour while the pair team up for the chorus.
  • The hook is a twisted take on the familiar "Roses are red. Violets are blue" love poems.

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    My heart is dead
    I'm such a fool
    Why did I fall for you?
    I gave it all for you


    Other artists that have recorded takes on the "Roses are red" rhymes include:

    Eminem "Die Alone" ("So violets are blue, roses are red. Why is it everything I do I'm reminded of you?")

    Gregory Abbott "Shake You Down" ("Roses are red and violets are blue. I'm gonna rock this world for you.")

    Kendrick Lamar "For Sale? (Interlude)" ("Roses are red violets are blue but me and you both pushing up daisies if I (want you).")

    Bobby Vinton "Roses Are Red (My Love)" ("Roses are red, my love. Violets are blue. Sugar is sweet, my love. But not as sweet as you.")
  • Speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Blanco commented on how cool it was to see two artists "from such different worlds coming together" and vibing on the same thing.

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