Dark Rose Petal

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A guy said you should write a song called "Dark Rose Petal" So we did.


Dark Rose Petal see him swagger down my street.
How does he keep right in the middle when he doesn't have any feet.
Must be one of those flowers endued with awesome powers.
I'll crush him with my pickup and make him obsolete.
Dark Rose Petal

I drive up with my pickup to crush that little rose.
He wraps me with his thorny vines and wiggles up my nose.
I sneeze him out onto the ground he sneaks away without a sound.
I push my power pedal to chase him where he goes.
Dark Rose Petal

Dark Rose Petal he’s a worthy foe.
You’re dealing’ with a villain you must overthrow
You better be careful when he starts to grow.
You will lose control.
Dark Rose Petal

Pullover and park my pickup to put an end to this fight.
I figure that I should not waste a picture perfect night.
Rose, he taunts me with his vines
but I'm too busy planning party time.
My pals begin to pop in but my rose takes flight.
Dark Rose Petal


from One Big Family, released June 1, 2016
Written by
Dan Cleberg, Rob Wedemann, Brandon Murray, Daniel Guthmiller, Ryan Peterson, Beth Carson

Nathan Kalisch: Electric Guitar
Jeremy Burckard: Electric Guitar
Ron Parker: Keys
Drums: Tony Kolman
Dan Cleberg: Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Santana Gaither BGV
Vocals: Daniel Guthmiller, Rob Wedemann, Brandon Murray, Doren Serfling, Beth Carson, Krissy Epp



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Better Ride Aberdeen, South Dakota

Better Ride started in 2010 as a writing project that included people with developmental disabilities. After lyrics of a handful of songs were written we decided to put the words to music. We now perform at conferences, conventions, fairs, festivals, coffee houses and pubs.
Anyone can join our band at any time as a result we have about 15 core members and over 100 members at large.
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