The Rose Performed by Bette Midler

The Rose Performed by Bette Midler

I was emailing to one of my friends the other day about my website and my eBook, Symphony of love, and this song came to my mind. A beautiful song with very meaningful and inspiring lyrics. This version is performed by Bette Midler. I have a friend who told me she likes this song too. She recorded her own cover of it and asked me to comment. I told her, “Your singing is good just that it lacked something.” Perhaps, Bette Midler is the only one who has been able to give this song the feelings.

The Rose performed by Bette Midler

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 dying
That never learns to live.
And 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 a rose

Written by Amanda McBroom

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