The Rose

Words and Music by :  Amanda McBroom

Recorded by Harry Belafonte on:
Recording date: 1977
Playing time: 4:25
LP : CB85254

Also recorded by:    
Bette Midler song track of the movie "The Rose"    
Burl Ives BI-AFFS BI-TMB      
Mary O'Hara      
Nana Mouskouri Philips 830492-2    
Glenn Yarbrough LSP3661    
Gregorian 88697-97043-2  


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 is a flower
And you its only seed

It’s the heart afraid of breaking
That never leans 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 leans 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