The Rose: A song, a life lesson
This presentation was done to add to this hub...it is heartfelt and original, a way to portray my thoughts as I know this song....the singing is also heartfelt, and my own voice. Obviously the song is not my own and I do not claim to have any rights to it. The hub is my own and I hope you enjoy reading it.
The Rose - Sung by Bette Midler
Most everyone has heard "The Rose" as sung by Bette Midler. The song was written by Amanda McBloom and first sung by Bette Midler in the movie of the same name. The movie was loosely based on the life of Janis Joplin.
But, "The Rose" is more than just a song. Of course you've heard the song and the lyrics...but have you really listened to the lyrics? Is it a sad, romantic song or is there more to it? Is it a life lesson?
The Rose - The Song
The song starts out by telling you how some people look at love, how they think of it as only something that hurts and destroys...but the song is telling you that's not so, it is something beautiful.
The song looks at all the bad things people think of when they think of love...but it goes on to tell you there is something more, something beautiful. "Love it is a flower, and you it's only seed" see the beauty in love? The song says if you are afraid of love and living you'll be missing out. "Its the heart afraid of dying that never takes a chance" ... we have to take chances to find love, even when there's hurt. Those chances may bring us love.
"Its the one who won't be taken who cannot learn to give" ... you can't find love if you're not willing to look for it. You can't live unless you try, you have to give love to get love.
It goes on to say, yes, its been tough, its been lonely but that doesn't mean you can't find love. Its not just for other people, stop, think ...love is all around you and just when you think its the darkest and love will never find you, a 'seed' begins in your heart and you do find love; "far beneath the winter snow hides the seed that with the sun's love, in the spring becomes the rose."
Just a beautiful song of encouragement and light at the end of the tunnel. Cheering you on and saying everyone gets hurt but don't let it keep you down; when you're knocked down, get back up! Find that seed and that one love ... its there beneath the snow in your heart!
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