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Babes In The Wood The Thorn Upon The Rose
Credits: Julie Matthews
Appears On: Babes In The Wood
Language: English


Its taste was sweet like summer wine
The heart that beats in double time
He waltzed right in, he bowled you over
You're still reeling from the feeling when he's gone
The door is closed, the lock is turned
And all the memories and letters have been burned

So when you pick the handsome flower
Don't forget the thorn upon the rose
Its cut is deep and its scar lasts forever
It follows love wherever love goes

Just how we fall, it's hard to know
When what we feel, we seldom show
So we show the parts we feel are best
We squirm around the edges trying to cover up the rest
And you think you know him, and he thinks the same
When underneath it all, it's just a crazy guessing game


Win or lose, it's just the same
Tears of joy, tears of pain
They're hand in hand, they come as one
You'll never see the moon without the promise of the sun
For all the bruises, for all the blows
I'd rather feel the thorn than to never see the rose


It follows love wherever love goes