Every Rose Has Its Thorn | Poison


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This is a great song from Poison. We play this song in the key of “G”, and the guitar chart and lyric sheet we use for open mic night and live performances are available below for your reference. If you prefer to use different guitar tabs or chord charts, we can accomodate any variations.


Intro: 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
Just like every cowboy sings a sad, sad song.
 G                   C
Every rose has its thorn.

[Bridge and solo - I just play G-Cadd9-G-Cadd9

Verse 2:
G                                            Cadd9
Listen to our favorite song, playing on the radio.
         G                                    Cadd9
Well the DJ says loves 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                                     C
Well I know that you'd be here right now if I

coulda let you know somehow, I guess

[Chorus]

  Em                 D               C                 G
Though it's been awhile now, I can still feel so much pain.
 Em                 D                     C                              G
Like a knife that cuts you the wound heals, but the scar, that scar remains

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]


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