Bed of Roses Lyrics – Bon Jovi

English 62 January 26, 1993
"Bed of Roses" by Bon Jovi is a rock ballad that explores themes of love, longing, and the challenges of life on the road. The lyrics convey a sense of vulnerability and yearning as the protagonist reflects on his experiences, struggles with loneliness, and expresses a deep desire to be close to his loved one. The title, "Bed of Roses," serves as a metaphor for the idealized comfort and intimacy the singer seeks amidst the hardships he faces. ...Read More

Bed of Roses Lyrics

[Verse 1: Jon Bon Jovi]
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

[Verse 2: Jon Bon Jovi]
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

[Chorus: Jon Bon Jovi]
I want to 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

[Verse 3: Jon Bon Jovi]
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

[Chorus: Jon Bon Jovi]
I want to lay you down in a bed of roses
For tonight I sleep on a bed of nails
Oh I want to be just as close as
The Holy Ghost is
And lay you down
On a bed of roses

[Bridge: Jon Bon Jovi]
Well, this hotel bar 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
Oh yeah

[Verse 4: Jon Bon Jovi]
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

[Chorus: Jon Bon Jovi]
I want to lay you down in a bed of roses
For tonight I sleep on a bed of nails
Oh I want to be just as close as
The Holy Ghost is
And lay you down

[Repeat-Chorus: Jon Bon Jovi]
I want to lay you down in a bed of roses
For tonight I sleep on a bed of nails
I want to be just as close as
The Holy Ghost is
And lay you down
On a bed of roses

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Last Update: December 1, 2023

Bed Of Roses Lyrics Meaning

FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "Bed of Roses" song?

"Bed of Roses" song is sung by Bon Jovi.

Who is the lyrics writer of "Bed of Roses" song?

"Bed of Roses" song lyrics written by Jon Bon Jovi.

Who is the music producer of "Bed of Roses" song?

"Bed of Roses" song music composed & produced by Bob Rock.

When was "Bed of Roses" song released?

"Bed of Roses" song was released on January 26, 1993.