Today’s post is the continuation of a series in which I share with you some of my favorite song lyrics.
The Rose is in my top 20 of all the time for most powerful words for songs. Lyrically it is a masterpiece, although some might think them corny, and others might say those words are sad or too pessimistic. The Rose, is the ultimate statement of optimism. In many ways it is in sync with some of my own much more humble writings on the subject of “planting the seed”.
The music to this song is perfect, but alas we remain a blog of images and words rather than sounds.
This was the title song of the movie of the same name, and was sung by its star Bette Midler who’s character was based loosely on that of Janis Joplin.
If you check in five different places on the internet in search of the songwriter, you will get five different answers. That is unfortunate.
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 it’s 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 dyin’
That never learns to live.
When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been to long,
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun’s love
In the spring becomes the rose.
God Bless and take note of the seeds you plant,