This song’s success has made it the signature song for the band and their only no.1 hit. The song was written after singer Bret Michaels called his girlfriend while washing his clothes in a laundromat, and heard a male voice in the background. The famous music video was hot in Green Bay, Wisconsin in the Veterans Memorial arena, and also in an abandoned warehouse that wasn’t far away.
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Key of the Song:
The original key of Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison is in X major.
Guitar Chords for Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison
This is a great beginners song to learn as the change from G to Cadd9 is not difficult. It’s also a great way to learn how to change and lock into the G chord, which is a challenging chord for many beginners. The song only uses a few chords so go ahead and learn the whole thing!
Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison – Lyrics with Chords
[Intro] G Cadd9 G Cadd9 [Verse 1] G Cadd9 We both lie silently still, in the dead of the night. G Cadd9 Although we both lie close together, we feel miles apart inside. G Cadd9 Was it something I said, or something I did, G Cadd9 did my words not come out right? D C Though I tried not to hurt you, though I tried, but I guess that's why they say [Chorus] G Cadd9 Every rose has its thorn. G Cadd9 Just like every night has its dawn. G D C G Just like every cowboy sings a sad, sad song. G C Every rose has its thorn. [Instrumental] G Cadd9 G Cadd9 [Verse 2] G Cadd9 I listen to our favorite song, playing on the radio. G Cadd9 Hear the DJ say love's a game of easy come and easy go. G Cadd9 G Cadd9 But I wonder, does he know, has he ever felt like this? D And I know that you'd be here right now if I C coulda let you know, somehow I guess [Chorus] G Cadd9 Every rose has its thorn. G Cadd9 Just like every night has its dawn. G D C G Just like every cowboy sings a sad, sad song. G C Every rose has its thorn. [Bridge] Em D C G Though it's been a while now, I can still feel so much pain. Em D C Like a knife that cuts you the wound heals, but the scar, that scar remains [Solo] G Cadd9 G Cadd9 Em D C G Em D C C G Cadd9 G Cadd9 [Verse 3] G Cadd9 I know I coulda saved our love that night if I'd known what to say. G Cadd9 Instead of making love we both made our separate ways. G Cadd9 G Cadd9 And now I hear you've found somebody new, and that I never meant that much to you. D C To hear that tears me up inside, and to see you cuts me like a knife, I guess [Chorus] G Cadd9 Every rose has its thorn. G Cadd9 Just like every night has its dawn. G D C G Just like every cowboy sings a sad, sad song. G C Every rose has its thorn.