Red Rose Drowning
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Joined 11-11-04, id: 443659, Profile Updated: 08-28-09
Author has written 34 stories for Song.

Hey. I'm Red Rose Drowning, a.k.a. Lily.

I write songs... lots of songs. I also play piano and write the arrangements to my songs. They're almost always sad, if not downright dark. I don't find joy that inspiring... except with my boyfriend :) He makes me want to write happy songs.

Anyway, read and review, if you're interested. There's always more on the way.

NEW! I'm doing a collection of songs based on what I call history's forgotten women--those who never got credit for their lives because they were overshadowed by the men who controlled their fates. Currently includes Guinevere, Mata Hari, and Rosaline. In progress is Victorine (Victorine Meurent, Manet's favourite model).

.Red Rose Drowning.

Crimson Butterfly by Devious Angel XDemon reviews
Sin woke up to find her best friend dead. She then rethinks her life. Abused by her mother and sexually assaulted by her father, can she find sanctum in a vampire? R&R please.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,252 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/29/2005 - Published: 2/19/2005
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Pieces of Emily reviews
Can a broken and battered woman look past her insecurities and find love again? Title character is fictional, but the emotions are relatable, I think. Not part of my historical series.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 177 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/29/2009 - Complete
Victorine reviews
The fourth installment in the "history's forgotten women" series. Victorine Meurent was the favourite model of Edouard Manet, the famous Impressionist painter. How could they have worked so closely without one of them beginning to feel something?
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 161 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/17/2009 - Complete
Rosaline reviews
Another in my collection of songs dedicated to history's forgotten women. Has anyone every considered how Rosaline felt when Romeo abandoned her for Juliet?
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 221 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/28/2009 - Complete
Mata Hari
Dedicated to Mata Hari, the exotic dancer and alleged spy. Sentence: execution by firing squad.
Poetry: Song - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 228 - Published: 6/17/2009 - Complete
Guinevere
Just what it sounds like--a song about the tragic Queen Guinevere, the wife of King Arthur. It's not about the joy of having two men who love you... it's about the sorrow of having two men who feel betrayed by you.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 178 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/27/2008 - Complete
Paper House reviews
Based entirely on the title alone, which I've never done before. Vulnerability abounds.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 210 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/17/2008 - Complete
Pretending reviews
Based on a magazine photo of Stonehenge at sunset. Sometimes you have to realize that you can't fix everything that's broken around you.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 256 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/14/2008 - Complete
Bridges and Breakdowns reviews
Inspired by a literary salon on the poetry of female mystics. I wouldn't necessarily categorize it as straight-up hardcore mysticism, but then again, isn't individual interpretation just a part of that?
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 214 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/14/2008 - Complete
Watch the Minutes reviews
A fairly simple song about a fairly simple emotion... those times when you wish you could just stop the world from spinning and preserve a moment of perfection and love.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 216 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/12/2008 - Complete
All Alone Now
A song in the third person, which is rare for me but not unheard of . Sometimes love means having to save someone, even if they don't realize how badly they need saving.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 243 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/30/2008 - Complete
Falling reviews
I'm in love with you to the point of losing my mind... but trust me, I'm not complaining.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 176 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/28/2008 - Complete
Headlights
Running away to the big bad city won't solve anything, and blending into the crowd is never a good thing. I want to see you as you are.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 219 - Published: 4/18/2008 - Complete
Smile reviews
You can pretend that you didn't break my heart, but I can see right through you. And you're a terrible liar.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 166 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/16/2008 - Complete
Tudor Rose reviews
OK, it doesn't actually have anything to do with the Tudors specifically, but it's about not letting someone control you. So maybe you can draw a parallel.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 199 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/14/2008 - Complete
Do You Know reviews
Unrequited love is never unrequited as long as there is hope behind it.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 241 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/5/2008 - Complete
Hearts Will Be Broken reviews
A random song that I wrote in about 15 minutes, which is something of a record for me. It's sad, but it's a bit of a release when taken in the right light.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 127 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/3/2008 - Complete
The Last Time reviews
I've been writing a lot of songs about this lately, but I'm not sure why. Yet another musical attempt to convey that, even if you screwed up our relationship, I probably don't want you to fix it.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 195 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/19/2008 - Complete
Vindication reviews
You can't turn back time to get what you want... so there's no point looking anywhere but forwards.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 172 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/18/2008 - Complete
If You've Made Up Your Mind
Good luck getting my sympathy when you screw yourself over.
Poetry: Song - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 222 - Published: 3/18/2008 - Complete
Black Surrender reviews
A dark sadomasochistic song... a little more sexual than most of my other stuff, but nothing too graphic.
Poetry: Song - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 261 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 3/8/2008 - Complete
Shadow reviews
Music copyrights end 75 years after the original artist's death. Set with certain parts of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. It makes more sense with the music, but enjoy.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 216 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/8/2008 - Complete
Through the Looking Glass reviews
What happens when you colour outside the lines of the universe?
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 217 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 2/12/2008 - Complete
Standing There reviews
Even when you know you're doing the worst thing you possibly could, you can't make yourself fall out of love.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 216 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/12/2008 - Complete
Dark Star reviews
Not entirely sure what this stemmed from, but it's the quickest song I've ever written. The entire lyrics, melody, and piano accompaniment took a grand total of about two hours.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 273 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/30/2008 - Complete
This River Runs Red
Written last year for my friend, who at the time had a bit of a problem with razors and wrists. Music is my caretaker... I had to be hers. Warning: If you didn't get the razor hint, don't bother reading this. It won't mean anything to you.
Poetry: Song - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 214 - Published: 11/27/2007 - Complete
Steal My Heart reviews
My first real song. This was after my first boyfriend essentially left me for another woman, but I extrapolated on my emotions you're not really that upset when you're 14 and made it a song.
Poetry: Song - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 299 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/27/2007 - Complete
Shades of Grey
I wrote this on a plane flying from the East Coast to Hawaii, and wrote the melody in my head on the return trip.
Poetry: Song - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 219 - Published: 11/27/2007 - Complete
Pull Away reviews
The first song I had written in a long time. I wrote it the night I dumped my thankfully, now ex boyfriend. Angry, but at the same time cleansing.
Poetry: Song - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 184 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/27/2007 - Complete
Phantom Kiss reviews
An old song that I wrote around spring of 2007, about the torturous lust that comes from a longdistance relationship.
Poetry: Song - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 220 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/27/2007 - Complete
My Wings
A relatively recent song, about that ohsofamiliar, crippling feeling that comes from the loss of a cheater.
Poetry: Song - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 207 - Published: 11/27/2007 - Complete
Gypsy Girl reviews
An esoteric song about seductive gypsies.
Poetry: Song - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 190 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/27/2007 - Complete
Beautiful Boy
Another love song for my boyfriend. He really is my beautiful boy.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 183 - Published: 11/18/2007 - Complete
And A Day reviews
The first love song I wrote for my current boyfriend... written over the course of spring and summer 2007.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 273 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/18/2007 - Complete
Blood on Your Hands reviews
Murder can be an excellent metaphor.
Poetry: Song - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 286 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/15/2007 - Complete