“If we were flowers we would worship the sun…”

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Black roses are truly a thing of beauty. They can express a variety of meanings, and have deep symbolism due to their dark, mysterious color. They are commonly associated with black magic, anarchy, and witchcraft. However, they can also be used to convey rebirth or to express profound love (due to their rarity). Unfortunately, true black roses do not occur in nature. This is probably because no bee would want to fly into a black rose. Kidding! Ok, I honestly don’t know why we don’t have black roses. Regardless, there are some great alternatives out there:

True Black Roses

These are made by injecting black dye it the stem of a (typically) red rose.  The tint will not rub off the petal, however if a stem or petal is cut it can stain clothes, so be careful using them at formal events.  These are the closest thing to a truly black rose.

Baccara Black Rose

These are the closest you will get to a natural black rose.  They are darkest before they bloom, and open to a deep dark red color, with hints of dark blue.  A burgondy/blackberry/blueberry mix of colors, if you will.  They look deceptively black, especially when viewed under low light.  Baccara roses are unique in that they don’t have a flowery smell.  However, the gene that gives roses their botanical smell also takes away from their shelf life.  Because of this, Baccara roses will last a very long time in a vase.

Black Magic Rose

Black Magic roses are another natural rose of the hybrid tea variety.  They have a deep, velvety red color and are highly sought after for weddings and bridal showers.  Not quite as black as the Baccara but still extremely beautiful.

When to Give a Black Rose?

Black roses can be great for Halloween or other types of scary parties. They can also go well with black tie events, as a gift to someone interested in Gothic culture, or even to someone whose favorite color is black. A great way to give black roses is to mix them in with other colors, that way the black will contrast nicely with the lighter, more flowery colors. No matter what the occasion, black roses will be sure to make a beautiful and interesting gift.


In the presence of (Yes)

Deeper than every ocean
Deeper than every river
That’s what your presence brings to me

Revealing the words I listen
Seeing you in my silence
Learning I’m with you constantly
As I was before

If we were flowers
We would worship the sun
So why not now?
This high is shining brightly
Brighter than before

As the door was open wide
There inside was a diamond chair
Where I sat when I was young
I wrote down the words

Only when the young at heart
Can enter the real world
This chance I’ve waited for
For you to see

If I had chances I would spend them with you
To hold you close and let your love surround me
Deeper than before

(Deeper than every ocean)
And I know this love is real
(Deeper than every river)
Realize this is meant to be
That’s what your eyes they say to me
You are listening to how I feel
So expectedly
(Brighter than every morning)
From the ocean to the sky
(Beautiful as the sunset)
Every river to the sea
Nature surrounds me constantly
We can hear love constantly
This is for you and me

Turn around and come deeper now
So what happens when I touch you there
You feel the words roll over you
Thinking of the better scenes
The memories
As everybody else just
Hasn’t got the time
To help you anymore

‘Cause if the reason for
The things that pleasure us
To please ourselves
Not pressure us
To give our ego
Some pleasure time

Can you imagine
Any reason
To know you’re only fooling yourself
And then you’ll understand why
You’ll understand why

So if we choose to realize
All existence is a dream
This perfect resume to you
From me

Just had a tough time with magic
The death of ego
The moon
It was just coming through

Send me such a good time
In a letter form, tell me
The pleasure, no pressure
Pure imagination in a metaphoric dream

I get amazed like a true beginner
I get amazed like a true believer
I get amazed when I see you there
And I come alive

I believe I’m a true beginner
I believe I’m a true beginner
In your arms I can see it all
I can see it all

If we were flowers
We would worship the sun
So why not now?
This light is burning brightly
This light is burning brightly
Brighter than before
Brighter than before
Brighter than before
Brighter than before

Turn around and remember that
When it gets so low
As you finally hit the ground

Turn around and remember that
Now I’m standing tall
Standing on my sacred ground

Turn around and remember that
When it gets so low
As you finally hit the ground

Turn around and remember that
Now you’re standing tall
Standing on sacred ground
Standing on sacred ground
Standing on sacred ground