The Rose By Bette Midler..

  The Rose Lyrics - Bette Midler song

Some say love, it is a river That drowns the tender reed

Some say love, it is a razor That leaves your soul to bleed

Some say love, it is a hunger  An endless aching need

I say love, it is a flower. And you, its only seed

It's the heart, afraid of breaking  That never learns to dance

It's the dream, afraid of waking That never takes the chance

It's the one who won't be taken Who cannot seem to give

And the soul, afraid of dying That never learns to live

When the night has been too lonely And the road has been too long

And you think that love is only  for the lucky and the strong

Just remember in the winter  Far beneath the bitter snow Lies the seed

That with the sun's love,in the spring

Becomes the rose


luvmc11 luvmc11
46-50, F
12 Responses Jul 27, 2010

My goodness that is a sweet, romantic story Kindal. Thank You for sharing that. Perfect song for that moment. :-))

I really love this song too Candy, because, like you say, it reminds us to not be afraid to live life to the fullest! I will have to watch, "The Rose" and "Beaches" again. I haven't seen them for a while. Hugs and Love to you my friend.:-)) Thank You!!!

I so lov this song and the movie! Bette is a great singer! Also the movie ...I have embraced death so now I live!! Hugs n lov sent! Lov Bug! :--)))<br />
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beaches is another great movie..she has so many good ones!first wifes club !!list is endless!

It was good to hear this song again. The lyrics are very inspiring. Thank You for taking the time to read and comment Rana. Hugs..

Absolutely, my friend. Hugs.

No...and that's what so many of us do. Now..the song that tells how NOT to do that...

Living, trying not to die, is not living. :-)

I think it is a classic too, Scooby! Thanks for commenting. Hope your night is going well. :-)

I agree Glowy, it is a haunting song. It is good to see you and Scooby here. I heard this song twice on the radio today, without meaning to, so I thought that I would post the lyrics. I haven't heard this song in years probably. It is great that you can play this song on the piano Glowy. I hope you are doing well, good to see you. Hugs

"And the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live."<br />
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I think its one of the best songs ever. Classic.

*sigh*<br />
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it's pretty Luv. This was one of the first songs I learned on piano. <br />
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A haunting song.