Original Song – Love Is Like A Flower

Love Is Like A Flower reflects a natural and organic approach to describing the glow and experience of being in love – after all, love is one of the most natural aspects of our lives!  What is love, if not the process of nurturing and nourishing souls? Love encourages us all to rise to the highest pinnacles of humanity to love and care for one another.  The singer in this song realizes that he or she doesn’t deserve the love that’s given to them, representing the selfless and giving aspect of unconditional love – love for love’s sake.  The rose symbolizes the fragile and precious nature of love so perfectly – in form, function, color, texture, aroma and fragrance – and the singer uses that symbolism in singing, “Love is like a flower, Like the petals of a rose, So perfect and fragile, Like a flower our love grows…”

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I recorded “Love Is Like A Flower” in two separate versions in Set 8, and will post both of them for you today. They’re played on my 12-string Ovation acoustic guitar, with Take One using a pick to strum with in my usual way, and Take Two was simply strumming the guitar with my fingers, which created a softer version of the same song and my favorite of the two ~ enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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This is the second take of when I recorded “Love Is Like A Flower” back in the 1996-1997 time frame. I simply strummed the guitar with my fingers, which was a different style that I used occasionally while practicing at home. The song is over 4 minutes long, which is a long song as my songs go, and I lost the rhythm of my finger strumming for a second or two in the middle of the song ~ but I like the overall softer and more tender version this take created…mistake and all! Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(Emailed versions of these songs lose their chord alignment and formatting, so refer to the original post and/or the scanned lyric sheet as your guide!)

"Love Is Like A Flower" - "You Get What You Pray For", Collected Works Volume XIII, Copyright 1992, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Love Is Like A Flower

“You Get What You Pray For”, Collected Works Volume XIII, Copyright 1992, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Verse One:

C                           D

Why do you love me baby

C                                           G

Why do you say the things you do

C                           D

Why do you love me baby

A                             G

‘Cause if I were you I don’t know

       G          D

If I’d love me too     (D-G-D)     (x2)

Chorus:

A                G

Love is like a flower

            D             A

Like the petals of a rose

     A              G

So perfect and fragile

         D                   A

Like a flower our love grows

      A                 G

Our love will grow forever

      D                    A

And blossom in the sun

            A                  G

And our lives will grow together

            D                  A

And our love will be as one     (x2)

             G                  A

(And our love will be as one)     (Ending)

Verse Two:

       C                            D

Your love’s to good to be true

C                                   G

Without you what would I do

C                            D

Words can never tell you

A                                     G

‘Cause my words can never explain

               G       D

How much I love you     (D-G-D)     (x2)

Verse Three:

C                        D

How can I ever tell you

C                       G

How will you ever know

C                   D

That my love’s forever

A                                       G

‘Cause my love for you flows forever

        G           D

And I know it’s true     (D-G-D)     (x2)

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