February 9

Unconditional Love in Lee Greenwood’s I Don’t Mind the Thorns (If You’re the Rose)

Lee Greenwood demonstrated an interest in music-making at such an early age. He succeeded with passion and commitment, and today he is considered one of the most well-known country singers.

That said, given his lengthy career, the thorny love song titled I Don’t Mind the Thorns (If You’re the Rose) is just one of the many amazing Lee Greenwood hit songs that fans can enjoy.

The song, which Jan Buckingham and Linda Young co-wrote, was made available as the album Streamline’s debut single in July 1985. The song reached the top of the Canadian RPM Country Tracks and the US Hot Country Songs charts (Billboard). It is currently recognized as one of the most popular country love songs.

Meaning Behind the Song 

Unconditional love is a fact. If you take the time to think about it and observe, some people still put everything on the line for those they love. They do so no matter how terrible it is, and that’s what this song is all about.

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The song expresses the narrator’s intense love for his lover, saying that even one smile will make him hers again and that he doesn’t care if his lover treats him poorly. Ultimately, he doesn’t mind his lover’s thorns if she is considered the rose. That’s how intense his love is for her. 

It is now pretty clear why the song was so well-liked by many, as most of us may undoubtedly connect to the song’s message. After all, the majority of us have already fallen in love once. 

So, if you are in the mood to listen to a love song, then “I Don’t Mind the Thorns (If You’re the Rose)” by Lee Greenwood might be the right song for you. You can listen to the music now below. 


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