song review: Every Rose has its Thorn

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

I heard this song on the radio tonight, so I thought we’d discuss it. I never noticed it before, but it’s inconsistent.

The format of the song goes like this:
For every postive, there’s a negative.
So, every ROSE (the positive) has its THORN (negative)
Cowboy is a positive, singin the sad, sad song (negative)

But every night has it’s dawn doesn’t make sense. B/c dawn is light; light is automatically a positive. Night = darkness = negative.

So it doesn’t follow the pattern. I guess unless you consider that they’re lying in bed together in the dead of night, & dawn brings their separation. But that’s really reaching b/c they’re already separated, just being tortured in each other’s company in the sadness of the night. So the night’s still a bittersweet negative.

2 thoughts on “song review: Every Rose has its Thorn

  1. 🙂
    This song has special memories attached to it for me … It was the first song I ever slow-danced to with a boy. We were at 6th grade camp and stood arms-length apart and he smelled like baby powder. Now, every time I hear that song I think of that moment in time.

    Also, isn’t this song by Poison? Not GnR? I’m not usually good at naming bands to songs so I could be wrong …

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