The Rose
Bette Midler (Amanda McBroom, 1980)


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Some say | [C] love it is a | [G7] river
That | [F] drowns the [G7↓] tender | [C] reed
Some say | [C] love it is a | [G7] razor
That | [F] leads your [G7↓] soul to | [C] bleed
Some say | [Em7] love it is a | [Am] hunger
An | [F] endless aching | [G7] need
I say | [C] love it is a | [G7] flower
And | [F] you [G7↓] its only | [C] seed | [C]

It's the | [C] heart afraid of | [G7] breaking
That | [F] never [G7↓] learns to | [C] dance
It's the | [C] dream afraid of | [G7] waking
That | [F] never [G7↓] takes a | [C] chance
It's the | [Em7] one who won't be | [Am] taken
Who | [F] cannot seem to | [G7] give
And the | [C] soul afraid of | [G7] dying
That | [F] never [G7↓] learns to | [C] live | [C]

When the | [C] night has been too | [G7] lonely
And the | [F] road has [G7↓] been too | [C] long
And you | [C] find that love is | [G7] only
For the | [F] lucky [G7↓] and the | [C] strong
Just re- | [Em7] member in the | [Am] winter
For be- | [F] neath the bitter | [G7] snow
Lies the | [C] seed that with the | [G7] sun's love
In the | [F] spring [G7↓] becomes the | [C] rose | [C] | [C] | [C↓]

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#Last Updated 11/27/18 JJ
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