Rosa & Reseda – Song and Lyrics by Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties

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Discover the poetic beauty in ‘Rosa & Reseda’ by Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

We used to smoke on the fire escape now we just smoke in the living room
In the plastic patio chairs that the last tenant left
I came to Reseda for the cheap rent and the distant
I answered a Craigslist ad for a roommate, Rosa was there

She works tables on the weekdays
Picks up any shit she can
I paint houses that I can’t afford to live in
Scraping by with what we’ve got just to pay the rent

We used to smoke on the fire escape now we just smoke in the living room
And I play her the songs that I wrote last year when things got dim
And her boyfriend’s a real great guy, he works down at the jiffy lube
They teach me Spanish at night

They both think I can be something if I try
They come out to all the open mics
He’s looking around to help me find a van that I can drive

She works tables on the weekdays
Picks up any shit she can
I paint houses that I can’t afford to live in
Scraping by with what we’ve got just to pay the rent

And mom wants to know how sunny California is
Says the island’s been cold, it sounds like she’s over it
Says that Catherine’s
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We used to smoke on the fire escape now we just smoke in the living room
Well the lease is up and we’ll never see that deposit again
Rosa’s moving in with her boyfriend
I’m going to drive up somewhere new
When I desperately needed a friend
Rosa was a friend