All in all, the “Gentle Giant” Don Williams placed a total of 17 No.1 songs on the country charts. Also, he released more than 40 songs in the course of his career. Those songs are so powerful that it influenced the country listeners and obsessives. However, there are some recorded songs of Williams’ that hasn’t been released.
For all the Don Williams supporters out there, “The Rose” is one of his borrowed songs. Unfortunately, it wasn’t released. This is a good song for non-Don Williams fans, too. You might want to listen to remember the “Gentle Giant.”
Amanda McBroom is the songwriter behind the words and lyrics of “The Rose.” It is a pop song made famous by Bette Midler. Also, it was recorded for the soundtrack of the movie “The Rose.” However, the song is not intended for the movie. McBroom, on the other hand, used to sing “The Rose” in nightclubs.
Moreover, the song was written as a response to Bob Seger’s tune. With this, McBroom was obliged to write the song in just 45-minutes. The song became No.1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. It stayed at No.1 for a total span of five weeks.
Don Williams’ Rendition…
We all know, Don Williams has a smooth voice, He always sings low toned and mellow music. Sometimes, he sings a fast beat kind of music such as “Tulsa Time.” “The Rose” just fits his low-baritone voice. The reason he recorded his rendition of the song was the lyrics and message of the song.
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 snows
Lies the seed
That with the sun’s love
In the spring
Becomes the rose
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