Marie Osmond Paper Roses (music video and lyrics)

Marie Osmond Paper Roses

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Enjoy watching the Marie Osmond "Paper Roses" performance of her #1 hit at just fourteen years old. . .

The Marie Osmond Paper Roses song was released in 1973 and reached #1 on the Billboard Country Music chart. The song reached #1 less than one month after her 14th birthday.  She became the youngest female artist and youngest overall solo artist to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.  This song was also a top five hit for Anita Bryant in 1960.

Marie Osmond’s interpretation of “Paper Roses” added a layer of emotional depth and vulnerability that resonated with audiences across the globe. At the tender age of 13, Osmond delivered a performance that showcased a maturity beyond her years. Her angelic voice carried the weight of the lyrics, which tell the tale of a love that proves to be as fragile as paper roses.  Watch the Marie Osmond performance of “Paper Roses” and see the written lyrics below.

Marie Osmond Paper Roses Video

12/9/1973. 14-year-old Marie performs on the Bob Hope show.

“Paper Roses” was written and composed by Fred Spielman and Janice Torre.

Marie Osmond Paper Roses Lyrics

I realize the way your eyes deceive me
With tender looks that I mistook for love
So take away the flowers that you gave me
And send the kind that you remind me of
Paper roses, paper roses,
Oh how real those roses seem to me
But they’re only imitation
Like your imitation love for me
I thought that you would be a perfect lover
You seemed so full of sweetness at the start
But like a big red rose that’s made of paper
There isn’t any sweetness in your heart
Paper roses, paper roses
Oh how real those roses seem to me
But they’re only imitation
Like your imitation love for me

In the vast landscape of country music, certain songs stand out as timeless classics that have transcended generations. One such gem is Marie Osmond’s “Paper Roses,” a poignant ballad that has left an indelible mark on the hearts of music lovers since its release in 1973.

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