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Plastic Rose

I'm down here every night
All the bartenders know my name
It's all I've got left but that's all right
'Cause everything comes and goes
Except for my plastic rose

Mine is not a happy story
But I don't wanna bore you with details
It started with a Dear John candy-gram
That's just the way it goes
She sent it with a plastic rose

Plastic rose, plastic rose
Don't let me forget my plastic rose

You never have to water a plastic rose
Keep it in the box take it out for show
Never dies, never grows
Plastic American beauty rose

Baby ran away with a sugar daddy
Now they're livin' in a ranch style mobile home
In Vista Del Rey but it's not that bad
It ended on a happy note
Candy kisses and a plastic rose

Plastic rose...

I'm down here every night
All the bartenders know my name
It's all I've got left but that's all right
I can hardly walk I'm glad I drove
Don't let me forget my Plastic rose...

Plastic Rose, plastic rose
I won't let you forget this plastic rose




@ 1984 Craig Carothers