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[Bon Jovi cover]

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
Still lodged in my head
And some blonde gave me nightmares
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
It's own beat in my head
While we're talking
About all of the things that I long to believe
About love, the truth
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 bed of roses

Well I'm so far away
Each step that I take's on my way home
A king's ransom in dimes i'd give each night
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 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
Well I might have said yeah
But I's laugh so hard I think I'd die
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 in 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 bed of roses



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    Jane72Jul 16, 2008 at 7:14 pm
    This, I have to say, is the greatest song ever written.
    It's clearly about a guy who is away from his lover and is "sleeping around" so to speak - but it doesnt mean anything because "he has nothing to prove for its you that i'd die to defend". Even though Jon appears to be a cheating guy in this song, you still feel for him which makes the lyrics so brilliant. He is basically saying that even though he won't be alone, he still feels lonely because its her he loves and wants to be with and the mistresses mean nothing to him. He even considers sleeping with the barkeeper but "i'd laugh so hard I think i'd die" says it all and is definitely a comedic line which still makes me smile everytime I hear it.

    Some say the lyrics are about his dead girlfriend but I completely disagree with this. He even says part way through the song that he speaks to her over the "payphone" - which is why he says he'd give anything to see through it so he could not only hear her but see her too.

    Amazing amazing song - he lies on a bed of nails because of guilt and because of that guilt wants to lie her on a bed of roses!
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    Jane72Jul 16, 2008 at 7:13 pm
    This, I have to say, is the greatest song ever written.
    It's clearly about a guy who is away from his lover and is "sleeping around" so to speak - but it doesnt mean anything because "he has nothing to prove for its you that i'd die to defend". Even though Jon appears to be a cheating guy in this song, you still feel for him which makes the lyrics so brilliant. He is basically saying that even though he won't be alone, he still feels lonely because its her he loves and wants to be with and the mistresses mean nothing to him. He even considers sleeping with the barkeeper but "i'd laugh so hard I think i'd die" says it all and is definitely a comedic line which still makes me smile everytime I hear it.

    Some say the lyrics are about his dead girlfriend but I completely disagree with this. He even says part way through the song that he speaks to her over the "payphone" - which is why he says he'd give anything to see through it so he could not only hear her but see her too.

    Amazing amazing song - he lies on a bed of nails because of guilt and because of that guilt wants to lie her on a bed of roses!

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