The Thorn upon the Rose – Julie Matthews
From the album ‘The Best of’ While and Matthews

Its taste was sweet, like summer wine
The heart that beat in double time
So you waltzed right in, he bowled you over
And you're still reeling from the feeling when he's gone
The door is closed the lock is turned
And all the photographs and letters have been burned

So when you pick the handsome flower
Don't forget the thorn upon the rose
Its cut is deep and it's scar lasts forever
It follows love wherever love goes

Just how we fall, it's hard to know
When what we feel we seldom show
So we show the parts we feel are best
And skirt around the edges trying to cover up the rest
You think you know him, he thinks the same
When underneath it all it's just a crazy guessing game

So when you pick the handsome flower
Don't forget the thorn upon the rose
Its cut is deep and it's scar lasts forever
It follows love wherever love goes

Win or lose, it's just the same
Tears of joy or tears of pain
They're hand in hand they come as one
You never meet the moon without the promise of the sun
For all the bruises, for all the blows
I'd rather feel the thorn than to never see the rose

So when you pick the handsome flower
Don't forget the thorn upon the rose
Its cut is deep and it's scar lasts forever
It follows love wherever love goes

It follows love wherever love goes