"Every Rose Has Its Thorn" as written by Bobby Dall, Bret Michaels, Bruce Anthony Johannesson and Rikki Rocket....
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

[Chorus:]
Every rose has its thorn
Just like every night has it's dawn
Just like every cowboy sings his sad, sad song
Every rose has its thorn

Yeah it does
I listen to your 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 it ever felt like this
And I know that you'd be here right now
If I could have let you know somehow I guess

[Chorus]

Though it's been a while now
I can still feel so much pain
Like the knife that cuts you
The wound heals, but the scar, that scar remains
I know I could have saved our love that night
If I'd known what to say
Instead if making love
We both made our separate ways
Now I hear you've 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

[Chorus]


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"Every Rose Has Its Thorn" as written by Bobby Dall, Bret Michaels, Bruce Anthony Johannesson, Rikki Rocket

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  • +3
    General Commentto me this song's about how no matter how perfect someone may seem, you never know becase so unexpectedly the worst of them could come out.
    lissyish703on July 16, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe lyrics, "BUT 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" are (by far) the best lyrics of the whole song. It's a song about the dumpee...the one who's left with the broken heart, and even when they're over that person, it hurts to hear about them now because they've moved on and forgotten about you.
    Ashleigh9169on May 05, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song has been a favorite of mine since the first time i had heard it! If there was every any song that explins the meaning of everything in life it is this one! It's quite the cliche. Everything in life that looks beautful as a rose would, has something hidden behind it that can hurt you...either physically or mentally. One may not see it at first, but after much time, we are able to see what is swept under the rug (the thorn). Life is full of surprises, not everything is as beautiful as a rose!
    ccassadyon June 16, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song just rocks. Yea it does.
    jumpy73on August 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgreat song. i agree with ashleigh9169 about the lyrics. they mean so much 2 me, i can relate
    Nothing to Savouron June 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is Poison's best. Everyone knows and loves it.
    allenegirlon May 25, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRegardless of how pristine a person's personality may persived to be, that individual, as well as one's self, are only human. Flawed human beings.
    letuceornoton March 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat does "every rose has its thorn" mean, though? Does it mean every good thing has its bad?
    cubbyblueson March 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI find this to be one of the best songs ever written. It has been my favorite song since the first day I heard it.
    Richie45069on April 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEvery rose has its thorn... every beautiful relationship, every good thing in life has its painful moments. It may have been amazing while it lasted, but there will always be that pain when it ends. Awesome song.
    ja3688on June 02, 2006   Link

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