Couldn't agree more.
It sounded sumptuous in the Etihad - it was the standout track & it really took off.
The studio version? Yes, the lyrics aren't up to much but I can tune those out so that doesn't exactly explain why BIH leaves me a little cold. Although, twenty three years after the event, I'm still trying to change my mind.
On a completely pointless side note, I do occasionally listen to Desert Island Discs & the only two I can remember who've chosen The Roses are Sadie Smith &, I think, Alexander McQueen. So there you go.