From our Loving, caring brother AFreeman.
LOVE grows into something so perfect and beautiful it's beyond human comprehension.
The lyrics to the song are as follows:-
Some say, "Love. It is a river
That drowns the tender reed" Some say, "Love. It is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed"
Some say, "Love. It is a hunger
An endless aching need"
I say, "Love. It is a flower
And you its only seed"
It's the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance
It's the dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance
It's the one who won't be taken
Who cannot seem to give
And the soul afraid of dyin'
That never learns to live
When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snow
Lies the seed that with the sun's love In the spring becomes the rose
The river (waters) that drowns the tender reed (soul) are the people, rushing around and missing the beauty (truth) God sets before us (Isa. 17:12-13).
The soul afraid of dying is the immortal soul that believes the lie that it's only a mortal human, and thus never really lives (John 12:25).
The "only seed" is The Truth, i.e. The Master (Christ) inside of each of us (Psalm 22:30, John 14:20-21, Gal. 2:20), waiting to be reborn (John 3:3-7).
Winter is the 6000 year period of Satan's mis-rule, which gives way to Spring (the season of rebirth -- Dan. 12:1-2), to be followed shortly thereafter by "Summer" (the 1000 year reign of Christ here on Earth -- Matt. 24:32).
The seed, that lies dormant (asleep -- Eph. 5:14) in the dead of Winter, receives its life-giving energy from the Sun's love (Mal. 4:2), to become the rose.
The referenced verses alone cannot capture the depth of the song's message, but at least provide a glimpse of the underlying spiritual theme.