Easier to understand in the original.

Cautiously you handed her the rose
Yes you did, yes you did
Pretending to know
All the lover knows
Yes you did, yes you did
She wore that rose
Pretending that she knew
The reasons for that rose
As it grew, oh oh oh mmmmm

Cautiously you said to her
Please, be your bride
Yes you did, yes you did
Pretending to believe
That you could abide
Yes you did, yes you did
She wore that pretense
Wanting so to share
The reasons for that rose
Though dead she wears
Oh oh oh oh mmmm