Have you ever noticed that there are certain songs that just seem to move you and overtake you with emotion? Some of the songs have been around for quite some time and when we hear them, we can’t help but fall in love with the music all over again. It is typically one of those songs that makes us stop and pay attention, even when it is only playing in the background. We sing along, and we know the lyrics by heart but that doesn’t necessarily mean that we understand everything there is to know about the song. In fact, the mystery behind the song is sometimes what makes it even more appealing. That is the way many people feel when they hear ‘Kiss from a Rose’, sung by Seal.
This song was released in 1994 and is difficult to believe that it has been around for almost 25 years. Even though it is a little older, it still plays on the radio regularly and it is still something that many people wonder about when they hear it. Some people think that it is associated with drugs and other people think that it is a journey of some sort. Even though there is a lot of speculation about the lyrics, Seal is rather closed mouth about the song. The only thing that he says is that it was “some kind of relationship that inspired the lyrics”. Of course, it really doesn’t matter why he sung it, we all still love it.
This song was not only popular, it actually went to the top of the adult contemporary charts and stayed at the number one position in the United States for 12 weeks. The album won the Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Even the Best Pop Vocal Performance Grammy Awards in 1996.
There are always going to be songs that inspire us and I think that ‘Kiss from a Rose’ certainly fits into that category. You can watch him playing and singing the song below for a small audience of Sirius XM subscribers. It’s an experience you will enjoy.