Bette Midler

“The Rose” – performed by Bette Midler

“The Rose” – performed by Bette Midler

Some say love it is a riverBette Midler
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 snows
Lies the seed
That with the sun’s love
In the spring
Becomes the rose

After the death of a loved one when all the stress about the cremation costs and the arrangements about the funeral have been made, the members of the family will eventually find themselves staring at the sky and finally get the chance to grieve for their loss.

Inspirational songs will definitely be able to help ease the pain and one song that you can choose to play during the service is “The Rose” which was performed by Bette Midler. The piece is generally about hope. The lyrics of the song are very indicative of existence as they tell everyone that life isn’t perfect.

Just like a flower, there will come a time that it will bloom. Yes, it will take time but the blooming of the flower is definitely worth the wait. In life, people may have their own ups and downs. Having a member of the family die is definitely a down moment. But you have to look at the brighter side of things and realize that life isn’t permanent and people need to take chances.

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