Kiss From A Rose Lyrics - Seal



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There used to be a graying 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 gray.
Ooh,
The more I get of you,
The stranger it feels, yeah.
And now that your rose is in bloom.
A light hits the gloom on the gray.
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 gray.
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 gray,
I've been kissed by a rose on the gray,
I've been kissed by a rose
I've been kissed by a rose on the gray,
...And if I should fall along the way
I've been kissed by a rose
...been kissed by a rose on the gray.
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, yeah
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 gray.
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 gray.
Yes I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the gray
Ooh, the more I get of you
The stranger it feels, yeah
And now that your rose is in bloom
A light hits the gloom on the gray
Now that your rose is in bloom,
A light hits the gloom on the gray.




Writer: SEAL SAMUEL
Lyrics © DOWNTOWN MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC



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Analysed | Reviewer: John Russell | 6/24/13

It isn't about something as meaningless as drugs it's about finding a light in a life that is loosing it's light.

There use to be a graying tower alone on the sea.
(A man standing alone in a vast sea of nothingness/coldness and his life is loosing cheerful color, things are becoming dark, stormy, "graying". Imagine a lightless lighthouse tower on the sea with an aproaching storm graying the sky.)

You became the light on the dark side of me.
(A woman became his light, she's the one good thing emerging in his life.Imagine the sun rising on the horizon of the sea.)

Love remained a drug that's the high and not the pill.
(He gets a high from their love, a high that doesn't require a pill, so their love remained the high that he needed to feel. Symbolically like the warmth of the sun.)

But did you know that when it snows my eyes become wide and the light that you shine can be seen.
(When a coldness comes into his life, like snow washing out the colors, and he looks to her love for his relief. Imagine snow falling around the lighthouse and it's light suddenly bursting on to show through the snow.)

BABY! I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the gray.
(The rising sun on the sea is the rose on the gray, the kiss is the warmth of the light of the sun.)

Etc. Etc.

Or at least that's my first impression anyway :)

-John

beautiful melody | Reviewer: lisa | 4/15/13

This song us not about a chemical drug. The tells the tale of a man lost in pain and loneliness so heavy that it felt like a gray cloud. It took the strong and beautiful love of a woman to open his eyes so that he can finally see and experience love again. The woman. Is the "rose" Love is a powerful drug, it controls your emotion and it will also make you or break you. In this case it healed him and opened his eyes once more to live and trust. He wrote thus song, it us a good and honest song from the heart. In order for one to write such beautiful lyrics he must have gone through this period in his life. Please dont take this song and maimed it. I assure you he must have suffered emotionally to be able to put thus into words. Love it or leave it. He cared enough to let us know that there's a rose for each and everyone of us out there when we face the dark gray cloud!

all around awesome song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/11/11

This is a very beautiful song. This is how I interpret it..
"There used to be a graying tower alone on the sea..."
(The tower represents a man who is alone, depressed and hopeless...possibly heartbroken, untrusting of people. He withdrew his emotions and believed it was better to be alone than chance getting hurt again)
"You became the light on the dark side of me".
(A woman brought that dark side of him back to life...gave him new hope)
Love became a drug that's the high and not the pill..."
(Maybe before he met the woman he used sex as a form of love to numb his pain in his heart..it was his "pill" but with this woman love became the high..she healed him and completed him]
"But did you know that when it snows..."
(When everything is going wrong around him, when people are betraying him and he's at his lowest point...)
"My eyes become large..."
(He opens his eyes and becomes more cautious and aware)
"And the light that you shine can be seen.."
(He sees that she is true and he can trust her)
"Baby, I compare you to a kiss from a rose..."
(Roses represent beauty. In this song I believe the rose represents the womans heart. Her true love and acceptance of all of him, good and bad.)
"On the gray..."
(In the beginning of the song the grey represents his dark side. His cynysism toward women from having his heart broken- "kissed from a rose on the grey" her heart has touched that dark part of him...
"The more I get of you stranger it feels yeah..now that your rose is in bloom.."
(Her heart, the "rose"..has been challenged and tried, through all of the hardships she stayed true to him and didn't betray him..he watched her heart "bloom" through these trials..)
"A light hits the gloom on the gray..."
(The light is his hope that she awakened him to. He realises he's doesn'nt have to live alone in pain..he can trust her with his heart)

kiss from a rose | Reviewer: clemihacker@yahoo.com | 10/15/11

At the end of the movie BatMan Forever, only the
last part of this wonderful song is heard. I am
glad that I found the words to this song. I hard
time understanding them. I thought that Seal was
was saying I compare you to Kiss from a rose
on a grave. Thank you very much for the right words. Clemens Harmon

Rose in Bloom | Reviewer: brenda | 7/25/11

have you been kissed today?

Inhaling beauty you capture the essence. Working through your fingertips, vocal chords,...sweat, this vision becomes your power..your passion,...your pain!

Love remains..and in Seal's case..he describes for me, the love God has for us...he awakens us..to shine on. Thank you Seal..for sharing your kiss...your awakening.. : ) Now i am going to write about this song...

http://keepyoubreathing.blogspot.com/

the meaning | Reviewer: Gary | 7/18/11

It obviously states the meaning of this song, LOVE. The rose represents himself, and the light represents the girl.
“There used to be a graying tower alone on the sea, You became the light on the dark side of me.”
It shows that before he’d seen her, he used to be graving in loneliness. She was there, yet he hadnt seen her.
“Love remained a drug that's the high and not the pill” tells how the love has affected him, as a drug affects him become high, not only a pill which only reflect the physical of a drug.
“That when it snows, My eyes become large and, The light that you shine can be seen” At a time, he finally realized that she had been there for a long time.
“I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the gray.” Shows he was comparing between his loneliness and after he saw her.
“And now that your rose is in bloom.” Shows he was so happy
“A light hits the gloom on the gray.” Fortunately, the girl also love him
“So much he can say. You remain, My power, my pleasure, my pain, baby” nothing to say xP
“To me you're like a growing addiction that I can't deny.” This ensures that his dependency of the girl..
Isnt it obvious?

my power, my pleasure, my pain | Reviewer: Maya | 3/30/11

"Obviously, the graying tower is a phallic symbol and refers to aging manhood. As in Jungian psychology, there is a shadow side we all possess. His new love is like a light on the dark side of me. This can be enlightening, but also may point out personality traits we are not accustomed to face (stranger each day) and best left in the shadow (or on the "dark" side of me). There are allusions to love as a drug, and "when it snows" is clearly a reference to cocaine, which also dilates the pupils (My eyes become large). His first wife has dies, he has a stalwart female friend who helps him through this, whom he now loves. But he feels guilty and buries his sorrow in drugs, esp. his new lover's love, the strongest drug of all. There are hints to necrophilia also."
i've never heard so many nonsense in my entire life!!!! you made the song sounds sick! god! this is a beautiful song and noone wants to search rubbish in it! becayse there is no rubbish! my boyfriend devoted this song to me, especially this line: "my power, my pleasure, my pain". when i hear him say that, "my eyes become large:)" i odore this song!:)))
p.s. if there are mistakes in the text i wrote, please sorry, english isn't my maternal language:)


Real Meaning of "Kiss from a Rose" | Reviewer: bobo | 11/4/10

Obviously, the graying tower is a phallic symbol and refers to aging manhood. As in Jungian psychology, there is a shadow side we all possess. His new love is like a light on the dark side of me. This can be enlightening, but also may point out personality traits we are not accustomed to face (stranger each day) and best left in the shadow (or on the "dark" side of me). There are allusions to love as a drug, and "when it snows" is clearly a reference to cocaine, which also dilates the pupils (My eyes become large). His first wife has dies, he has a stalwart female friend who helps him through this, whom he now loves. But he feels guilty and buries his sorrow in drugs, esp. his new lover's love, the strongest drug of all. There are hints to necrophilia also.

kiss | Reviewer: lesjoiesdelame | 7/7/10

hello gentleman
am very far from you though your wonderful song reaches me. I really love that and think of it one of the best I ever heard. It made me return to look at the rose closely and realize for myself how to be kissed by a rose would be a beautiful thing. I wish my own wife carried that name all this because of you seal wao!

so good to hear | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/11/10

hello seal, every time i hear this song i just cant explain what i feel, it really makes me feel loved and better!!! its like a growing addiction that i cant deny!!!!!!! i think theres a connection between me and the writer,,,, i cant explain the feeling of excitement to here it........... what's the exact meaning of the song? i just want toknow if i feel that way!!! please whoever knows the exact meaning or story of it, just e-mail me at misch_hyachi18@yahoo.com

my power, my pleasure, my pain | Reviewer: Bunny | 11/19/09

This was the song for me and my ex boyfriend. We broke up because my parents didn't want me to be with him and he promised to find me one day. Every time I listen to this song I remember his promise and remember the good times I had with him and I start to cry. I love this song so much.

This is a great song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/14/09

This song is truly great. I have it on my iPod, and it helps me go to sleep too! thank you, music, for curing my insomnia! lol. But anyways, yeah, this is a good song, but I think it came out in the 1990's. I remember hearing it when I was little, so I believe its a bit old. But, then again, who cares? its a good song none the less.

THE DRUG | Reviewer: DarkXT | 8/5/08

LOVE IS THE BEST DRUG.... It is when ur in love some cind of chemical is released in your body witch acts to make you feel good. BUT Its a good drug. Hope that they wont disalow this one, but then you would have the good old holland :P LEGALIZE ALL

I LOVE THIS TRACK | Reviewer: solomon | 7/12/08

HELLO SEAL I WISH I COULD SEE YOU ONE ON ONE TO TELL YOU HOW I OVE THIS SONG, TO BE FRANK IF I MADE IT TO THE UK I WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU AND BY HIS GRACE YOU WILL PLAY FOR ME LIVE ON MY BIRTHDAY OR WEDDING DAY.
BEY IT AND ITS ONLY BY GODS GRACE
LOVE YOU , LOVE THE TRACK.
SOLOMON

Imaginative | Reviewer: Cabbitshivers | 3/18/08

I love the metaphors this song is drenched with. How he compares his love to a lighthouse, and his dependency on her to a drug. There's no death anywhere in this song. "Grave" is a mis-heard lyric. This song hints at danger, though. If you follow the metaphor of the lighthouse, and the blatant use of 'grey' and 'snow' you can conclude that without her he would have no direction - she is his guide through the darkness (or the 'grey'). It's beautiful! Stunning!


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