Instead of Roses

Story Behind The Song

I have these mixed feelings myself: would love some flowers now and then from my husband, but that's just not his "thing" -- like many other men, he shows his love through "acts of service." It's easy to buy flowers for someone; being there through thick and thin, doing jobs that the other person doesn't like to do out of love,-- that's what really matters in the long haul.

Song Description

Sometimes I envy girls who get roses, but I appreciate how my man demonstrates his love for me through actions. Knowing he'll always be there for me means more than a temporary gesture of giving flowers.

Song Length 3:25 Genre Country - General, Country - Traditional
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Content, Glad Subject Loving Marriage, Boyfriend, Husband
Similar Artists Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride Language English
Era 2000 and later


Mary Haller

Crystal vase, twelve long-stem buds
Expressions of a man's true love
I gotta admit they get me every time
Too bad they ain't mine
Sometimes I'm jealous of girls I know
Gettin' long white boxes with red silk bows
But then I remember
I've got something better

Instead of roses, he fixes my car
Plants me a garden in our little backyard
Holds on to my hand as we look at the stars
There's a million little ways -- my baby shows it
Instead of roses

Every now and then he'll apologize
For not being that kind of guy
I take his hand and tell him I can see
All the ways that he loves me

Instead of roses, he writes me a song
Tells me he's sorry when he knows he's wrong
Gives me that smile that helps me hold on
There's a million little ways -- my baby shows it

Dries my tears when I'm aching
Lifts me up when I'm fading
Says so much without saying

Instead of roses each night he comes home
Smiles when he sees me, then pulls me in close
Kisses me softly, kisses me slow
There's a million little ways he shows it
So many ways that he lets me know it
Instead of roses
Instead of roses
Instead of roses

Contact: Mary Haller, 978-635-0026(h)/978-495-1165(cell),

Lyrics Mary Haller Music Mary Haller
Producer Nashville Demo Studio Publisher Mary Haller
Performance Sami Moore
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