The Only Seed

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”.

Planting the Seed, from August 11, 2011

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.

Enjoy.

The Rose


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,

Wayne

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