The Rose Song Lyrics

Bette Midler

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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

Its the heart afraid of breaking, that never learns to dance
Its the dream afraid of waking, that never takes a chance
Its the one that won't be taking, that cannot seem to give
It's the one 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.

Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Rose
  • 2 When a Man Loves a Woman


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Gordon Mills
    album: Track 1 in album The Rose
    release date: 1979
    popularity : 5138 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Stage & Screen
    styles: Soft Rock/Theme
    length: 3:34
    producer: Paul A. Rothchild
    arranger: Paul A. Rothchild
    additional producer: Bill Gazecki
    strings arranger: David Campbell
    lyricist: Amanda McBroom
    composer: Amanda McBroom

    Album Information

    label: Atlantic Oldies Series
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin