Song Lyric Sunday 5/14/17 – Every Rose Has Its Thorn

So a song with a flower in the title or lyrics? Could you have made it any easier for me in this week’s Song Lyric Sunday? I was worried you’d go with Mother’s Day as the theme, which would have been difficult for me as my relationship with my mother is awkward and strange at best. Between my general distaste for life, antinatalist philosophical views/constant wishing I had never existed at all (thus making parent/child relationships awkward to begin with) and the fact both of my parents were ill-equipped to deal with a special needs child, that is a sore subject and I’ll have to skip on the bonus points I’m afraid.

Alas, flower in the title is easy. I’ve always been a sucker for 80s hair band power ballads. That general style not so much, but I’ve always loved power ballads. Those are like the only songs in that genre I actually like, and this one is no exception.

In a roundabout way, I kind of feel this way about my own mother. Not the more romantic parts obviously, but the feeling distant and disconnected. Though we practically live together my relationship with her still feels distant, hence it’s almost an appropriate choice for the holiday despite my general distaste for it.

With that I present you Poison’s classic power ballad “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” written by Bret Michaels, C.C. DeVille, Bobby Dall, and Rikki Rockett:

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 his 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 his sad, sad song
Every rose has its thorn

Yeah it does

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 makin’ 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 his sad, sad song
Every rose has its thorn

Yeah it does
Source: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/poison/everyrosehasitsthorn.html

That’s a wrap for this week. As usual, I managed to turn something that was supposed to be happy and upbeat into a total downer. Oh well. Sometimes I can’t help but pour the pain I feel deep in my heart into these.

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6 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday 5/14/17 – Every Rose Has Its Thorn

  1. I love 80’s power ballads as well. There’s just something about them, isn’t there? I know these types of days aren’t always joyful for everyone, and I’m also not sure they’re celebrated everywhere, so it’s probably a good idea not to go with the obvious. I’m giving you bonus points anyway for posting such a great song! For some reason, I wasn’t expecting it here. 🙂

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  2. I’ve got to say I really admire you for taking these prompts and using them as an opportunity to be so open about difficult aspects of your life. Much respect.
    Unfortunately I can’t listen to the song as ‘the uploader hasn’t made it available in your country’ – YouTube clearly ignoring the ‘world wide’ bit of www there! I’ll have to go look up a British upload of it!

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