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Lani Ford: Music

My Rosita

(Tania & The Revolutionaries)
August 16, 2013
Lani Ford

I wrote this while by the pool in L.A. listening to some foreign woman talk to her family in a language I didn't recognize.  I made her Spanish for the song because I had just returned from Nicaragua where one of my friends was falling in love with a new local every day.


Lani Ford

© 2011

The language on her lips was musical

The laughter in her eyes was so beautiful

The tattoo on her hip was unusual

And we fell in love all moonlight long

The polish on her toes was an emerald green

With her feet on the sand she danced like a dream

And even now every time I picture that scene

I wonder where in the world it all went wrong

I swear I tried to hold her

But she couldn’t care

I should have stopped and told her

But I didn’t dare

I was too scared to show her

In the nick of time

Now My Rosita’s disappeared

With the sunshine

It snows most every day here from fall to spring

I can't remember when I heard a little bird sing

I shudder every time I hear the telephone ring

But you can’t get a call from a memory

All this darkness makes me wonder if there is a sky

I took a chance so I guess I shouldn’t question why

My Rosita's gone away where the weather’s dry

And she can soak up all the rays meant for me


Her brown skin

Her long black hair

I hope Rosita’s out there

Being happy somewhere

I swear

I swear


(alt line) I was too scared to hold

and to make her mine

Repeat last line