May 3

Don Williams’ “The Rose”: The Unreleased Song Of “Gentle Giant”

Don Williams

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.”

The Rose…

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.

The 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 snows

Lies the seed

That with the sun’s love

In the spring

Becomes the rose

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