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Bon Jovi - Bed Of Roses


Bon Jovi - Bed Of Roses - Meaning of the song


"Bed of roses" is a personal song that Jon feels exposes a lot of the problems he was experiencing at the time.

The first verse reflects what Jon was feeling when he was trying to write this. He was badly hung over from the night before, but had a piano in his hotel room and was determined to write something.

In the line, "While my mistress she calls me to stand in her spotlight again," the "mistress" is the music industry and the live stage. The "spotlight" is the media. He calls music his "mistress" to show that it's a thrill, but something that perhaps isn't going to do him any good.


Bed of roses - Lyrics


Sitting here wasted and wounded at this old piano, Trying hard to capture the moment this morning I don't know 'Cause a bottle of vodka's still lodged in my head, And some blonde gave me nightmares. I think that she's still in my bed. As I dream about movies They won't make of me when I'm dead. With an ironclad fist I wake up and French-kiss the morning While some marching band keeps its own beat in my head while we're talking About all of the things that I long to believe: About love, the truth, what you mean to me. And the truth is, Baby, you're all that I need. I wanna lay you down in a bed of roses, For tonight I'll sleep on a bed of nails. Oh, I wanna be just as close as the Holy Ghost is, And lay you down on a bed of roses. Well, I'm so far away. Each step that I take is on my way home. A king's ransom in dimes I'd give each night to see through this pay-phone. Still I run out of time or it's hard to get through. 'Til the bird on the wire flies me back to you I'll just close my eyes and whisper, "Baby, blind love is true." I wanna lay you down in a bed of roses, For tonight I'll sleep on a bed of nails. Oh, I wanna be just as close as the Holy Ghost is, And lay you down on a bed of roses. Well, this hotel bar's hangover whiskey's gone dry. The barkeeper's wig's crooked and she's giving me the eye. Well, I might have said yeah But I laughed so hard I think I died. Now as you close your eyes Know I'll be thinking about you. While my mistress—she calls me To stand in her spotlight again. Tonight I won't be alone, But you know that don't mean I'm not lonely. I've got nothing to prove For it's you that I'd die to defend. I wanna lay you down in a bed of roses, For tonight I'll sleep on a bed of nails. Oh, I wanna be just as close as the Holy Ghost is, And lay you down. I wanna lay you down in a bed of roses, For tonight I'll sleep on a bed of nails. Oh, I wanna be just as close as the Holy Ghost is, And lay you down on a bed of roses.


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