"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 Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel

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    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

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