Some say love, it is a river
And that it drowns the tender reed
And some say love, it's like a razor
And that it 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 a heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance
It's a dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance
It's the one who won't be taken
Who can not 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 sun's love
In spring becomes the rose...
Song & Lyrics Facts
"The Rose (Live)" is a live recording of the classic song written by Amanda McBroom and made famous by Bette Midler. The song was recorded live by country music legend Conway Twitty in 1981 as part of his album "Conway Live".
It was released on October 12th, 1981 and featured backing vocals from Twitty's band, The Jordanaires. With its powerful lyrics about love and loss, it quickly became one of Twitty's most beloved songs. He sang it with such emotion that audiences would often be moved to tears. To this day, it remains one of Twitty's signature songs and continues to be requested at concerts around the world.