The Rose by Bette Midler

Some say (1)________ it is a river
That (2)____________ the (3)____________ reed
Some say love it is a razor
that (4)____________ your (5)________ to bleed

Some say love it is a hunger
an endless (6)____________ need
I say (7)________ it is a flower
and you its (8)________ seed

It's the (9)__________ (10)____________ of breaking
that never (11)____________ to dance
It's the dream (12)____________ of waking
that (13)__________ (14)__________ the chance

It's the one who won't be taken
who cannot seem to give
and the (15)________ afraid of dyin'
that (16)__________ learns to live

When the (17)__________ has been too lonely
and the (18)________ has been too long
and you (19)__________ that love is only
for the lucky and the strong

Just remember in the winter
far beneath the (20)____________ snows
lies the seed (21)________ with the sun's love
in the spring becomes the rose
(1) love(2) drowns(3) tender(4) leaves(5) soul(6) aching(7) love(8) only(9) heart(10) afraid(11) learns(12) afraid(13) never(14) takes(15) soul(16) never(17) night(18) road(19) think(20) bitter(21) that