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
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"Bed of Roses" is a song by American rock band Bon Jovi, first appearing in 1992 on the album Keep the Faith, then released as a single in late January 1993. Jon Bon Jovi wrote the song in a hotel room while suffering from a hangover and the lyrics reflect his feelings at the time. The song contains drawn out guitar riffs and soft piano playing, along with emotive and high vocals by Jon Bon Jovi. The song's power ballad style made it a worldwide hit, and it demonstrated the band's new, more mature sound after their success as a glam metal band in the 1980s. The single reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 5 on the top 40 mainstream, number 13 in the UK Top 40, and number 10 in the German Top 100. A Spanish version, Cama de Rosas, was also recorded. The video for "Bed of Roses" begins with shots of Richie Sambora playing guitar high in the mountain tops, and then cuts to scenes of Jon alone in his hotel room, the band recording the song in the studio, and finally performing live on stage. Initially the video directors wanted Jon Bon Jovi to be on the mountain tops, but Jon said: "I was on top of a mountain in 'Blaze of Glory', send them" (Richie Sambora and David Bryan, who is seen playing the piano at the mountain top). The live portions were filmed at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on December 31, 1992 as part of a special 1993's New Year's Eve concert. In order to get the liveliest and largest crowd there for the video, the band made arrangements to have no floor seating, and to have one price, general admission tickets.