Bed Of Roses

Album: Keep The Faith (1992)
Charted: 13 10
  • Sitting here wasted and wounded
    At this old piano
    Trying hard to capture
    The moment this morning I don't know
    'Cause a bottle of vodka
    Is still lodged in my head
    And some blonde gave me nightmares
    I think that she's still in my bed
    As I dream about movies
    They won't make of me when I'm dead

    With an ironclad fist
    I wake up and french kiss the morning
    While some marching band keeps
    Its own beat in my head
    While we're talking
    About all of the things that I long to believe
    About love and the truth and what you mean to me
    And the truth is, baby you're all that I need

    I wanna lay you down in a bed of roses
    For tonight I sleep on a bed of nails
    Oh, I wanna be just as close as the Holy Ghost is
    And lay you down on a bed of roses

    Well I'm so far away
    That each step that I take is on my way home
    A king's ransom in dimes I'd given each night
    Just to see through this payphone
    Still I run out of time
    Or it's hard to get through
    Till the bird on the wire flies me back to you
    I'll just close my eyes and whisper
    Baby blind love is true

    I wanna lay you down in a bed of roses
    For tonight I sleep on a bed of nails
    Oh, I wanna be just as close as the Holy Ghost is
    And lay you down on a bed of roses

    Well, this hotel bar's hangover whiskey's gone dry
    The barkeeper's wig's crooked
    And she's giving me the eye
    I might have said yeah
    But I laughed so hard I think I died, ooh yeah

    Now as you close your eyes
    Know I'll be thinking about you
    While my mistress she calls me
    To stand in her spotlight again
    Tonight I won't be alone
    But you know that don't mean I'm not lonely
    I've got nothing to prove
    For it's you that I'd die to defend

    I wanna lay you down in a bed of roses
    For tonight I sleep on a bed of nails
    Oh, I wanna be just as close as the Holy Ghost is
    And lay you down
    I wanna lay you down on a bed of roses
    For tonight I sleep on a bed of nails
    I wanna be just as close as the Holy Ghost is
    And lay you down
    On a bed of roses Writer/s: Jon Bon Jovi
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 15

  • Siahara Shyne Carter from United States* My only favorite Version -,- >:D
  • Richard from Las Vegas, NvI was the helicopter pilot for all the shots for the "Bed of Roses". The band where such nice down to earth guys I still talk about it like it was yesterday. Been a fan ever since Thanks.
  • Robert from Los Angeles, Cathis is the first song on this site that i agree with everyones comments. i'm intrigued by some, but i dont disagree. jon is a great songwriter, no question. this song is so beautiful. i used to listen to it with my mom when i was younger, but i dont see her anymore, so for a long time i stopped listening to it. now i'm in a long distance relationship, and this song is exactly what i feel right now. and Jammie, i am listening to it over and over. bon jovi is so damn classy. peace, love, soul, rock n' roll.
  • Laura from Penrith, United KingdomI've never been able to find this out as actual fact, but it's known that Alice Cooper and Bon Jovi get along well (someone is a cousin to another I believe)

    Anyway, Alice Cooper's song 'Bed of Nails' seems basically to be about rough, dirty sex. Bed of Roses has the line:

    'For tonight I sleep on a bed of nails'

    So the song to me sounds like it's about cheating on a far away love with some blonde who happens to be nearby. He seems remorseful about it, but the deed has still been done.

    Just a theory of course.
  • Lee-ann from Perth, AustraliaThe original electric version of Bed of Roses was played on May 20, 2008 (the Abu Dhabi show) for the first time in 5 years. The acoustic arrangement that appears on This Left Feels Right album was played throughout the Have A Nice Day tour and the first few months of the Lost Highway tour.
  • Gabby from Cape Coral, FlJon is a finamonale song writer. this song can be taken in many ways. some people try to say its about his fame and the media. however i take it in as a more intimate song talking about a long-distant relationship. you see when he says "i want to be just as close as your holy ghost is." he is saying that he loves this women so much that he wants to be as close as possible to me describing this song as a song for the media would be insinsitive becuase if you really listen to the lyrics you can see he is talkind about the love of his life.
  • Paul from Lancashire Uk, EnglandThe Blonde who gave him nightmares, who he thinks is still in his bed is actually not a woman but his favourite " Vintage blonde stratocaster guitar" of the time. emphasising he was up all night with the guitar trying to write on it.
  • Benny from Melbourne, AustraliaYes Jon is one of the greatest rock vocalists of the 20th century. Beautiful song and I'm proud to say I can play every note for every instrument of this song exactly like they do... except I can't sing it lol :P
  • Paul from London, EnglandThis is classic Bon Jovi. Bed Of Roses is one most of the most beautiful songs ever written and has a chorus to die for.
  • Noli from Manila, Otherthis is very very classic and this song will be remembered for all generations...bon jovi's got one of the best vocals
  • Jammie from Deckerville, MiA great song! I could listen to it over and over!
  • Nicola from London, EnglandThis song is a classic song
  • Sam from Dublin, Irelandcan't get enough of this song...jon is an amazing artist
  • A.k. from Westchestertonfieldville, IaThis is the most ironic love song ever. He's "wooing" the one he loves by writing a song about his horrible hangover,the blonde in his bed, and the bartender he was tempted to sleep with. How romantic.
  • Julia from London, Englandjon wrote this to Dorothea- his wife
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