Roses And Thorns    (1971)

There are the roses and there are the thorns
There's a time for happiness and there's a time to mourn
There's a time to love, then when love is faded and worn, oh, oh
Instead of the roses there are the thorns

Once there was spring and the flowers were gentle and sweet
I inhaled the goodness of love and my life was complete
I reached for a rose and its petals were crushed by my touch, oh, oh
I loved too hard and the thorns are now hurtin' too much

Winter comes on with no mercy for those unprepared
Coldness creeps in on a heart that a dead love leaves bare
Loving too much leaves a wreckage like that of a storm, yes, it does
Instead of the roses now I am holding the thorns

Roses and thorns so close together they grow
Gladness and sadness emotions that everyone knows
When there is one, the other can't be far behind, oh no
I've held the rose and the stem with the thorns is now mine

Roses and thorns so close together they grow
Gladness and sadness emotions that everyone knows
When there is one the other can't be far behind, no it can't
I've held the rose and the stem with the thorns is now mine

Lyrics by Naomi Martin.
Recorded by Jeannie C. Riley.


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