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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 dyin'
That never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been to long,
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun's love
In the spring becomes the rose.



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    RegLeeOtaAug 6, 2008 at 5:29 pm
    I blieve this song is about the irony of love's affects on the human heart and condition... That it takes pain and suffering sometimes for a person to appreciate what gains were made while in love, once it has been lost to circumstance...
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    UnregisteredApr 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm
    Someone who considers herself as a rose.. Seems to be very tough outside but noone knows it's really fragile inside.. For she believes in the true love never dies.. Though she only lives in the past memorable times with her loved one.she hopes to have a better life til the end as love makes her stronger then she expects it to be:)
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    agradecidaJul 8, 2011 at 1:53 am
    I agree with REqLee, that we are still richer even if heartbroken, something beautiful remains under the hurt, coldness and death. the feeling is unique every time we encounter it, if we share those unique feelings with others, we re-live them and then turn into beautiful thoughts.
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    therose2000Apr 3, 2011 at 7:45 am
    by therose2000 April 3, 2011 2:40 a.m. This song is a song that speaks to the soul - I think, of women in a good relationship that's gone bad. Breakups hurt us more, but we keep most of it to ourselves because if we don't, we go crazy. At least there is a light at the end of the tunnel, even though it's far away.
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    UnregisteredAug 2, 2012 at 8:01 am
    I think the song says that love means different things to each person. Love can feel positive or hurtful depending on the relationship but that if we are afraid of loving or never love, then we are not experiencing all that love and life have to offer. And in the real living, love that is nurtured even after being dead, will survive.

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