Once in a while I’ll notice something unusual on our walk, which will start me thinking.
Today, walking along the river by the lock, there was a solitary rose growing in a mass of otherwise dead greenery. Although there’s no snow here yet (as my picture suggests), it seemed a little out of place after the bad weather.
I remember Bette Midler singing ‘The Rose’ from the 1979 film of the same name, although the song had not been written specifically for the film, but two years earlier.
Westlife released a cover version in 2006 which reached the number one spot in the UK for one week in November that year.
It is also one of my favourite ballads, and one I enjoyed to play.
Writer(s): Amanda Mcbroom
Copyright: Third Story Music Inc.,
Warner-tamerlane Publishing Corp.
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.
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 dyin’
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 the spring becomes the rose.