Κάποιοι λένε πως η αγάπη είναι ένα ποτάμι
που πνίγει το τρυφερό καλάμι.
Άλλοι λένε πως η αγάπη είναι ένα ξυράφι
που ματώνει την ψυχή σου.
Μερικοί λένε πως η αγάπη είναι μια πείνα,
μια ατέλειωτη, οδυνηρή ανάγκη.
Εγώ λέω πως η αγάπη είναι ένα λουλούδι,
κι εσύ ο μοναδικός του σπόρος.
Η καρδιά που φοβάται τον πόνο,
ποτέ δεν μαθαίνει να χορεύει.
Τ' όνειρο που φοβάται το ξύπνημα,
ποτέ δεν ριψοκινδυνεύει.
Εκείνος που δεν μπορεί να δώσει,
είναι αυτός που δεν θα πάρει,
και η ψυχή που φοβάται μην πεθάνει,
ποτέ δεν μαθαίνει να ζει.
Όταν η νύχτα είναι αβάσταχτα μοναχική,
και ο δρόμος πάρα πολύ μακρύς,
και νομίζεις πως η αγάπη είναι μόνο
για τους τυχερούς και δυνατούς,
τότε, απλά, θυμήσου πως στο καταχείμωνο,
πολύ πιο κάτω από το παγερό χιόνι,
κρύβεται ο σπόρος που με την αγάπη του ήλιου,
την άνοιξη, θα γίνει τριαντάφυλλο.
(Απόδοση: Αγγελική Μπούλιαρη)
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 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 taking
who cannot seem to give
anf 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.
The Rose Song Lyrics Information
The Rose was recorded by Bette Midler in 1979
Other popular recording have been by:
Conway Twitty in 1983 and Leann Rimes in 1997
Lyrics and Song Music by Amanda Mc Broom
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How "THE ROSE" came to be (by Amanda McBroom)
People often ask me what inspired me to write The Rose. Here is the story:
I was driving down the freeway one afternoon, some time in 1977-something. I was listening to the radio. A song came on. It was "Magdalena" by Danny O’Keefe, sung by Leo Sayer. I liked it immediately. My favorite line was "Your love is like a razor. My heart is just a scar." I thought," Ooh, I love that lyric."
As I continued to drive the thought came, I don't agree with the sentiment. I don't think love is like a razor. (I was younger then.) What, then, do I think love is? Suddenly, it was as if someone had opened a window in the top of my head. Words came pouring in. I had to keep reciting them to myself as I drove faster and faster towards home, so I wouldn't forget them. I screeched into my drive way, ran into the house, past various bewildered dogs and cats and husband, and sat down at the piano. Ten minutes later, The Rose was there.
I called my husband, George, into the room and played it for him, as I always did with my new songs. He listened, and quietly said to me, "You've just written a standard." I protested that no one but my pals would ever hear it. (This is long before I had ever recorded anything.) He said," Mark my words, something is going to happen with this song."
A year or so later, a professional song - writer friend of mine said, "Listen. There is this movie coming out called "The Rose". They are looking for a title tune. Do you want me to submit this to them?" I had never really tried to submit this song to anyone. I didn't consider myself a song writer at the time. So I said, "Sure."
She submitted the tune to the producers, who hated it. They thought it was dull and a hymn and not rock and roll and totally wrong. They put it in the reject box. But the divine Paul Rothchild, who was the music supervisor on the film, and had been Janis Joplin’s producer, hauled it out and asked them to reconsider. They again said no. So he mailed it to Bette Middler. She liked it, and that’s how it got into the film and changed my life forever.
I have never written another song as quickly. I like to think I was the window that happened to be open when those thoughts needed to come through. I am eternally grateful... to Bette Midler... to Paul Rothchild... to Bill Kerby, who wrote the screenplay...to my friend who first submitted it for me... and to the Universe for speaking to me in the first place and for showing me what I truly believe..........
.......... Originally the film was to be called "The Pearl", which was Janis Joplin’s nick name. But her family refused permission to use that name. Lucky for me. "Pearl" is much harder to rhyme than "Rose".