"Kiss From A Rose" as written by and Seal Samuel....
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 compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey
Ooh, the more I get of you, the stranger it feels, yeah
Now that your rose is in bloom
A light hits the gloom on the grey

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 compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey
Ooh, the more I get of you, the stranger it feels, yeah
Now that your rose is in bloom
A light hits the gloom on the grey

I've been kissed by a rose on the grey
I've been kissed by a rose on the grey
And if I should fall, will it all go away?
I've been kissed by a rose on the grey

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 compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey
Ooh, the more I get of you, the stranger it feels, yeah
Now that your rose is in bloom
A light hits the gloom on the grey

Yes I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey
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 grey

Now that your rose is in bloom
A light hits the gloom on the grey


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"Kiss from a Rose" as written by Seal Samuel

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  • +5
    General CommentOk meant to post this not reply, my bad

    Here is what I think the song means:

    There used to be a greying tower alone on the sea:
    - A tower usually refers to a strong man, in other words he was happily in love.
    - Greying means that it is losing colour, the woman he loved died.
    - So it refers to a man that has lost the woman he loved and is getting more and more depressed.
    - A tower on the sea means that he is looking out over the pool of women, just like the expression: there are more fish in the sea.
    You became the light on the dark side of me:
    - He meets a new woman that brings happiness even though he is still depressed over the loss of his previous love.
    Love remains a drug that's the high and not the pill:
    - He falls completely in love with this new woman and it makes him so happy no drug can compare.
    But did you know that when it snows:
    - Roses usually don’t bloom in the winter, that is when it snows.
    - This means the woman is away.
    My eyes become large:
    - No matter how much he looks for it.
    And the light that you shine can't be seen?
    - He can’t see her light.
    - He can’t feel happy when she isn’t near him.

    Baby, I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey:
    - A rose may symbolise many things, but here it symbolises colour, which in turn represents happiness, while the grey represents sadness.
    - Because of the new woman’s love the man can feel happy again despite his loss.
    Ooo, the more I get of you, the stranger it feels, yeah:
    - The strange feeling is because he still has loyalty to his old love, but it doesn’t seem to hold him back.
    Now that your rose is in bloom:
    - Because now that he has found this new woman
    A light hits the gloom on the grey
    - the loss of his first love doesn’t hurt so much.

    There is so much a man can tell you
    So much he can say
    - Other people may criticize his new relation
    You remain my power, my pleasure, my pain
    - But it doesn’t matter.
    Baby, to me, you're like a growing
    Addiction that I can't deny
    - He keeps falling more and more in love with her
    Won't you tell me, is that healthy, baby?
    - So much he is completely lovesick.

    And if I should fall, will it all go away?
    - This may either mean that he doesn’t want to screw up his new relationship as she is everything to him now. It may also mean he is concerned that if he would die now the woman would become sad and lose her colour just like he did before her.

    That's what I think.

    I really don't like the relation to drugs. Even though it seems plausible I feel it ruins the beauty of this song.

    Thorns are never mentioned in the song, so I strongly believe the rose represents colour and happiness.

    Before reading the lyrics I too always thought he sang grave, but grey makes a lot more sense, especially since the songs starts with "a greying tower". But even if grey is replaced by grave it still holds the same meaning.
    Jopon December 30, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentNo one has posted a comment in a while, but THIS IS TRUE MUSIC! People need to listen to more of Seal; this is what makes music music. I always listened to pop and rock and stuff like that, but once I heard Seal I knew he had the musical talent, without all of the autotuning. This music NEEDS TO BE PLAYED ON THE RADIO; the newer music gets played every day, the same thing, all the time for like 2 years. If this music was being played on the radio, it would not get boring, because it is truely amazing and definately can touch your heart, make you excited, etc. THIS MUSIC WILL NEVER DIE, it is too amazing. His work leaves me speechless.
    TheIntimindator27on May 01, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI always thought it was; "a kiss on the grave"-shows how well I can hear apparently... :|
    Lovely song. :) It was the best part of that Batman installment.
    Thia007on November 26, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think this song means this person is very much in love with someone and they are the most beutiful thing in their life, maybe the only beutiful thing in their life cause the song says "rose on the grey". They brighten up their dull and ugly life.
    randon April 24, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is about a guy who is a loner and never had any real emotions, who falls in love with a beautiful girl who he believes will light his dark and lonely life up "light on the dark side of me". he then does everything in his power to get her to fall in love with him but as she realizes he loves her, he pays the ultimate sacrifice, thus love is like a rose, beautiful but can bear its thorns and become painful.
    Sephirothon May 22, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentPoor Seal 99 o/o of people meet him think hes a monster, long story he got flecheating bacteria when he was 3. What everyone want to know how did Seal marry a girl like Heidi Klume??? OK Heidi she was a kid she got a photobook about seals there was marker over the seals faces, grafiti by some jerk kid. She thought seals really look that way! Then she met Seal the singer sees marks on HIS face says ""oh cute your called Seal you have tatoos on your face you look like a real seal"" Seal makes this look like O_o then he get brave he says ""ummmmm ok baby wanna date"". Heidi says take me to the zoo Seal freaks! Pays the zoo keepers all his Kissed By A Rose money to put marks on all the seals faces, next day the go to the zoo Heidi see the seals says ""oh Seal its like their your family"" what a relief for Seal! THey get married Wedding cake is a seal ring barer is a seal flower girl is a seal Heidis dress is seal fur I think shes a little obsesed. 7 years later FINALY Heidi look at a real seal on Youtube no marks on its face oh damn its over.

    I met Heidi Klume
    menerrrcaon June 10, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think that "a kiss from a rose" is like kissing something so beautiful but its painful at the same time...like Somebody you love so much but they cause you pain.
    BLAZINDYMEon March 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it means that you love someone eternally beautiful, like a rose, but their thorns are causing you pain at the same time. It is definately not about heroin or something. That line "and love became a drug that's the high and not the pill" means that love is giving you a "high" that no pill could ever give you.
    zacsteron April 09, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment I thought the lyrics were " kiss from a rose on the GRAVE." interesting..
    Shock_Resistoron July 19, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI also thought it was "grave".
    Destriaon September 10, 2002   Link

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