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From the album Open Up and Say Ahhh!, Every Rose Has Its Thorn was a #1 hit for Poison in 1988.

Songwriter:
Bobby Dall, C.C. DeVille, Bret Michaels & Rikki Rockett


J's Journal:
This is a song about suffering ... yay! Seriously, though, James 1:2,3 says the following: "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance." The Bible has many such encouraging verses for people who are facing trials and suffering. It's interesting to note that the main people who are quoted in these verses (Jesus Christ, the Apostle Paul, the Apostle Peter and the Apostle James) went through some of the most intense suffering and trials any man has ever known. One of the most amazing verses regarding this is Hebrews 5:8, where it says this of Jesus: "Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered." Whoa. Would have thought that Jesus would have to learn anything, let alone obedience? Well, if it's good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for me. Jesus has a crown of glory now, but He had a crown of thorns on Calvary. In 1 Peter 5:4, Peter says that someday, we'll have a crown of glory, too, so let's not complain if our earthly crown has a few thorns in it. We first recorded this parody (same song and theme, different title and lyrics) back in late 1992 as the opening track on our "Want It: Dead or Alive" homemade cassette. It was called "Every Road Has Its Cross" back then, though.
Stats:
Genre: Pop
Length: 4:20

Every Crown Has Its Thorns
Parody of "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" by Poison
(Matthew 10:38,16:24, Mark 8:34, Luke 9:23, 14:27, James 1:2-4, Hebrews 4:15, 5:7-10, 12:2, 1 Peter 2:19, 4:12-13, Romans 5:3, 8:18)

We're both like Simon we still live in a state of denial
Although we'd both like to go to Heaven
We feel surprised about the trial
But the suff'ring Christ did accomplished somethin'
And the worst all turned out right
Go and find out in Hebrews chapter 5
Verses 7 through 9
You see
Every crown has its thorns
Just like every life has its cross
Just like every choirboy sings some sad, sad songs
Every crown has its thorns ... it does
A Christian needs to take his cross
Take it up and hit the road
Yeah, 'cause Jesus said lots of times that we should do it and
He should know
But I wonder as He walked
If He ever felt like quittin'
Yet I know we wouldn't be here right now if Christ
Took a different road than Calvary
CHORUS
Though I'm in a trial now
Christ can still feel all my pain
Like the nails that cut through and bruised Him
Cause the scars Christ's scars remain
LEAD
I know He could have saved His life that night if Christ
Chose to run away
Instead of takin' off He chose
To take the narrow way
And now I'm Heaven bound and born anew
And man I never had that much to lose
I'm here to bear my cross in life
And to see Him on the other side because
CHORUS


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