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Poison - Every rose has its thorn


Poison - Every rose has its thorn - Meaning of the song


Poison lead singer Bret Michaels wrote this in response to a failed love affair with his girlfriend, Tracy Lewis. After playing at a bar in Dallas, Texas, Michaels called Lewis at her Los Angeles apartment and heard a man's voice in the background. The next day the disconsolate Michaels took his acoustic guitar with him to a Laundromat and wrote the song right there. He explained:


"I remember using a pay phone to call this girl I was dating. We were on the road, touring in our Winnebago, and my relationship was falling apart. I still have the yellow legal pad I wrote it on. There are, like, a bazillion verses that I later edited down."


According to Rikki Rockett, Poison's drummer, the record label was hesitant to release this pop-leaning song because it didn't fit the rock image they had for the band.


"But we had played it live a few times and it had already connected with people. So, we told them it's a ballad," he told AXS. "We wrote it. It's us and it's a great song. We wound up getting our way."



Every rose has its thorn - Lyrics


We both lie silently still in the dead of the night

Although we both lie close together

We feel miles apart inside

Was it something I said or something I did?

Did my words not come out right?

Though I tried not to hurt you

Though I tried

But I guess that's why they say:


Every rose has its thorn

Just like every night has its dawn

Just like every cowboy sings a sad, sad song

Every rose has its thorn

Yeah it does


I listen to our favorite song playing on the radio

Hear the DJ say, "love's a game of easy come and easy go"

But I wonder, does he know?

Has he ever felt like this?

And I know that you'd be here right now

If I could have let you know somehow, I guess


Every rose has its thorn

Just like every night has its dawn

Just like every cowboy sings a sad, sad song

Every rose has its thorn


Though, it's been a while now

I can still feel so much pain

Like a knife that cuts you the wound heals

But the scar, that scar remains


I know I could have saved a love that night

If I'd known what to say

Instead of making love, we both made our separate ways

And now, I hear you found somebody new

And that I never meant that much to you

To hear that tears me up inside

And to see you cuts me like a knife, I guess


Every rose has its thorn

Just like every night has its dawn

Just like every cowboy sings a sad, sad song

Every rose has its thorn

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