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Kiss From A Rose? What Rose?

Hey y'all,

Seal's KISS FROM A ROSE is still one the greatest tracks done by a 9ja related person, I love the song (I love all his songs ~ I think!!??) but just can't wrap my brain around its true meaning,

pls give it a shot, the lyrics are below, just a few lines so I feel your view, 10x

Seal - Kiss From A Rose

There used to be a greying tower alone on the sea.

You became the light on the dark side of me.

Love remained a drug that's the high and not the pill.

But did you know,

That when it snows,

My eyes become large and,

The light that you shine can be seen.

Baby,

I might compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grave.

Ooh,

The more I get of you

Stranger it feels, yeah.

And now that your rose is in bloom,

A light hits the gloom on the grave.

There is so much a man can tell you,

So much he can say.

You remain,

My power, my pleasure, my pain.

Baby, to me you're like a growing addiction that I can't deny

Won't you tell me is that healthy, baby?

But did you know,

That when it snows,

My eyes become large and the light that you shine can be seen.

Baby,

I might compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grave.

Ooh, the more I get of you

stranger it feels, yeah.

Now that your rose is in bloom.

A light hits the gloom on the grave,

I've been kissed by a rose on the grave,

I've been kissed by a rose

, And if I should fall, at all

I've been kissed by a rose

There is so much a man can tell you,

So much he can say.

You remain

My power, my pleasure, my pain.

To me you're like a growing addiction that I can't deny

Won't you tell me is that healthy, baby.

But did you know,

That when it snows,

My eyes become large and,

the light that you shine can be seen.

Baby,

I might compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grave,

Ooh, the more I get of you

Stranger it feels, yeah

Now that your rose is in bloom,

A light hits the gloom on the grave.

Yes I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grave.

Ooh, the more I get of you

stranger it feels, yeah.

Now that your rose is in bloom.

A light hits the gloom on the grave,

Now that your rose is in bloom.

A light hits the gloom on the grave

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I think Seal paints the picture of a bitter sweet love. He thinks his passion is as sweet and beautiful as a rose, yet unhealthy, marked for death, painful as anything of or like the grave. (I don't think I'm using the words I'd have loved to)

"a greying tower alone , " spells age and loneliness, giving an image of one "dead to love" like someone posted earlier, and whose emotions have been re-enkindled but won't last long.

if his love ia woman, she is young coz he refers to the rose as being "in bloom", and the love itself is young, but his eyes keep hitting "the gloom on the grave". The gloom stemming from a loss that is probably being foreseen or , when I have more time I'l give it more to say something better

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dude, get help

I answered your question so what exactly is your problem?

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Lmao this is such a pitiful thread.

First off Seal has better songs like Waiting For You, Dont Cry & Prayer For The Dying

anyway

a grave isnt eaxctly a nice lively place. It's dark and gloomy. A rose brings color and life to a grave so his comparing her kiss to the presence of a rose on a grave.

Get it now?

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the lyrics are poetry set to music.

Full of symbolism and open to various interpretations.

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The Rose is the Lady

Haba!

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Its an interesting but strange song.

It seems rather gothic as well, imo.

I think the rose from the grave might be a past love who died or whose memory is dead to him ( bitter memories he doesnt like thinking about).

People place flowers on graves in memory of their loved ones.

the new love interest is the current rose- the rose in bloom. Also sounds like he's talking about seeing a ghost in the graveyard. And maybe spirit possession/reincarnation.

It could also mean he thought he was dead to love but the woman revived his frozen emotions.

creepy lyrics but great song. Could be New Age, I suppose.

the opening and closing scenes in the video  show Seal standing on a graffiti covered street- signs of gang turf and activity. In the opening scene, he's alone while in the closing scene he's with his girlfriend, who is dancing and also looks gothic.

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zigbo ur chatting poo

well in a graveyard the atmospeher is eerie and creepy, so when a rose is planted it brings back happiness and love, a great thing, so he compares the lady to a kiss from a rose on a grave.

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i love seal track "kiss from a rose".but check out lighthouse family track. "i wish".

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seals great, got so much talent for a nigerian

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@Zigbo with a lil' beef in mind,

i can imagine u went thru d links above, read some of the poo there, came back to nairaland and wrote the **** **** above! haba, dats not ladylike

"dats if u'r a lady?!?!?" LOL, seems to me you have more time than maself! seguno wat say ye?

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thanks for d links (seguno)

i found some rather interesting views at this link - -

http://www.songcrossfire.com/seal-kiss_from_a_rose.php

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