The Rose - Song Lyrics

  • Originally written by Amanda McBroom
  • The song was originally performed by Bette Midler (born 12/1/45 in Patterson New Jersey but raised in Hawaii) 
  • The song was used in the movie "The Rose", a biographical story of Janice Joplin that also starred Midler
  • The song was a # 3 Top 40 hit in 1980, it was also #1 on the Adult Contemporary charts for 5 weeks
  • A popular first dance song at weddings, it is also popular as a Father / Daughter dance or Mother / Son Dance

Other songs written or covered by Bette Midler also performed by Oracle:

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.

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 snows,
Lies the seed, that with the suns love,
In the spring, becomes the rose.

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Note that the lyrics posted here are those as interpreted and performed by The Oracle Band. In a few cases we have taken some liberties with the lyrics to make them more appropriate for tasteful gatherings. Their use here is intended as an aid for people in selecting music for their wedding reception or private party, and may not be reproduced for any commercial, for-profit use.

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