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August 22

Conway Twitty’s Last Act of “The Rose” Bleeds Love on Thorns

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Originally recorded by Bette Midler, ‘The Rose’ was covered by country icon, Conway Twitty in January 1983. It easily became Conway Twitty’s 30th number one hit.

The Rose, Conway Twitty

His album ‘Dream Maker’ containing his cover of ‘The Rose’ was also well received by fans in US and in Canada, in 1983. The song was originally written by Amanda McBroom and its lyrics tells how love becomes our last strand of hope when everything else fails. Clearly, it’s fitting to realize why Twitty chose this song to perform on his last moments on stage.

Sadly, this last performance of ‘The Rose’ before his death shows a Conway Twitty dedicated on his art and passionate about continuing the show with his clearly deteriorating health condition. Nevertheless, the fans’ enthusiasm was not eclipsed by the fact that Conway Twitty is still the best voices when it comes to singing live.

Watch the unforgettable performance here and tell us what you think about the performance:

‘The Rose’ Lyrics

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 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.


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