The Rose Lyrics - Bette Midler

Bette Midler A Gift of Love cover art
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Gordon Mills
release date: 2015-12-4
genres: Rock Stage & Screen
styles: Soft Rock/Theme
length: 3:35
producer: Paul A. Rothchild
lead vocals: Bette Midler
arranger: Paul A. Rothchild
additional producer: Bill Gazecki
strings arranger: David Campbell
lyricist: Amanda McBroom
composer: Amanda McBroom
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.

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  • 1 Favorite Waste of Time
  • 2 In This Life
  • 3 The Gift of Love
  • 4 Bed of Roses
  • 5 From a Distance
  • 6 Wind Beneath My Wings
  • 7 Come Rain or Come Shine
  • 8 The Rose
  • 9 As Dreams Go By
  • 10 It's Too Late
  • 11 All I Need to Know
  • 12 Every Road Leads Back to You
  • 13 Shining Star
  • 14 To Deserve You
  • 15 Night and Day
  • 16 (Talk to Me Of) Mendocino
  • 17 The Hunter Gets Captured By the Game
  • 18 Let Me Just Follow Behind