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Farewell To A Rose

by J.C. Spires

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Saying goodbye to someone deeply loved and beautiful, inside and out. Combining minimal slide guitar riffs with evocative imagery and a majestic orchestral finale.


Farewell To A Rose
J.C. Spires
1. Well I tried and I tried, just to write one song.
Until I met you baby they all came out wrong.
In my life, your shadow is long.
It’s hard to believe you could be gone.
Why things turn out the way they do, only God knows.
Farewell…to a Rose.
2. It’s hard to stand by somebody when they’re always on the
But I knew I could count on you just like the rising sun.
I got busy fighting battles that could never be won.
I looked over my shoulder and you were coming undone.
Now there’s a sadness inside me, and everyday it grows.
Farewell…to a Rose.
3. If you’re somewhere out there Rosie
And you think of me tonight.
In my life know that you are a shining light.
I look up at the sky, seeking God’s advice.
I know that he’ll guide me, in my fight.
Should I see you once again, it’s a hope that still glows.
Farewell…to a Rose


released June 28, 2018
J.C. Spires: Guitars & vocals
Steve Welch: Piano, strings
Burleigh Drummond: Drums
Domenic Genova: Upright bass
Ingrid Chun: Violin
Peggy Baldwin: Cello
Justo Almario: Flute
Angela Carole Brown: Background vocals

Recorded at Tritone Studios, Glendale, CA
Additional recording at Deep Sound, Glendale CA
Recording engineers:
Talley Sherwood
Matthew Quave
J.C. Spires
Mixed by Matthew Quave and Talley Sherwood
Mastered by Talley Sherwood at Tritone
Tech support by: Quave Tech
Guitar set up by Carruthersguitar.com
PRODUCED by J.C. Spires
Executive Producer: Scott Anderson


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J.C. Spires Los Angeles, California

J. C. Spires is that uniquely zoned troubadour harboring a lifetime of emotion and musical talent in an inimitable brand of heartfelt individualism. It’s in the voice. It’s in the guitar. And, most intimately, it is in the songs. There’s prose. There’s poetry. And then there is prayer. Spires kneels to all of those altars. Hearing him is an experience of reverence and awe.
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