This track is filled with raw emotion, sadness, and tragedy. There's remembrance of a wonderful life in each word the England native sings. Backed only by soft piano, it is sure to hit you in all the right places.
A ballad of love and loss, Martin sings about memories of his ex-girlfriend who recently lost her fight with Cystic Fibrosis. Martin says of the song,
"My favourite songs have always been the most raw and honest ones. I know at times that I’ve been scared of being too much of either for fear of becoming vulnerable or lame or something. I dunno. Anyway, this is a sad song, but sad songs aren’t so sad when others find comfort in them. This is 65 Roses. For Emma"
But what is "65 Roses"? The term 65 roses came about when a 4-year-old child was told he had Cystic Fibrosis. He interpreted the name of his disease as "65 Roses." To this day, children are using "65 roses" to describe this disease.