Seal's Kisss from a Rose lyrics

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  1. Graham Perks

    Graham Perks Second Unit

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    Can someone explain the "on the grey"? I just don't get it. It's repeated over and over. Well, OK I don't get "kiss from a rose" either. What am I missing?

    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.
    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
    I've been kissed by a rose on the grey,
    ...And if I should fall along the way
    I've been kissed by a rose
    ...been kissed by a rose on the grey.
     
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    Shows what I know... I always thought he was singing "grave."
     
  3. John Kotches

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    Graham,

    Well you've skipped a few words here and there but that's ok...

    Generally speaking, grey is considered drab and dreary, yes?

    Consider "The Kiss From a Rose" to be love, and it's effect on a formerly drab and dreary (grey) life and I think that you're probably getting pretty close to the intended message of the song.

    The first time the lyrics come up it's
    I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey...

    Of course I'm not noted for my lyrics analysis, and I could very well be botching it big time.

    Best,
     
  4. RichP

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    Wow, i thought this song was pretty obvious. I guess you're not much on metaphor [​IMG]

    John K has it right, A kiss from a rose is a little bit of color and sweetness on a grey canvas.
     
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    Me too! [​IMG]
     
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    What!? Next you'll be telling me Jimi Hendrix isn't gay ("'scuse me while I kiss this guy")
     
  7. Gerry P.

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    Is that lyric from "Grey Haze"?
     
  8. Lewis Besze

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    You mean "Kiss the sky"? [​IMG]
     
  9. RichP

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    WOOOOOOOOOOOSH!

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  10. Graham Perks

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    Thanks for the insights.

    I copied the lyrics from some website - there were others will all the lyrics including all the ba-da-da-das but I figured they weren't germain to the issue!
     
  11. Greg_S_H

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    There's more to it than that--the chorus, for one--but it still wasn't crucial to the discussion:

    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 you're rose is in bloom
    A light hits the gloom on the gray

    Haven't heard the song in a long time, but I like it. The only other Seal song I know is Don't Cry, and it's pretty good, too.
     
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