BE THE ROSE YOU CAME TO BE!
IF YOU HAVE NOT YET DISCOVERED IT, Dr. Kay Johnson-Gentile‘s KNOWLEDGE OF MUSIC & ITS HEALING POWER, IT IS IMMENSE! She posted Bette Midler’s “The Rose” on her timeline yesterday. Her website: http://www.drkayjg.com/
This song depicts vividly the present human condition and issues the fervent call to BE THE ROSE YOU CAME TO BE!
Music and Lyrics by Amanda McBroom Copyright © 1978 by Bette Midler, Amanda McBroom
“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, it is a flower and you, it’s 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 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 snow
Lies the seed that with the sun’s love, in the spring becomes the rose.”
LIBRARY VISITORS MOVED TO TEARS LISTENING TO “THE ROSE”