The Rose by Bette Midler

Some say love it is a river
That drowns the tender reed
Some say love it is a razor
that (1)____________ your soul to bleed

Some say love it is a hunger
an endless aching need
I say (2)________ it is a flower
and you its only seed

It's the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance
It's the (3)__________ afraid of waking
that never takes the chance

It's the one who won't be taken
who (4)____________ seem to give
and the soul afraid of dyin'
that never learns to live

When the night has been too lonely
and the (5)________ has been too long
and you (6)__________ that love is only
for the lucky and the strong

Just remember in the winter
far beneath the (7)____________ snows
lies the seed (8)________ with the sun's love
in the spring becomes the rose
(1) leaves(2) love(3) dream(4) cannot(5) road(6) think(7) bitter(8) that