''Every Rose Has Its Thorn'' was written in a laundromat in Texas while I was waiting for my clothes to dry and lamenting the fact that my stripper girlfriend broke up with me. I remember using a pay phone to call this girl I was dating. She answered the phone, but she sounded a little odd. Immediately she gave me that ‘I’m really sleepy’ line, which was not something she would normally say. And then I heard it – the whispering in the background. It was obviously a guy’s voice. Now, a female voice, that I could’ve lived with, you know what I’m saying? Hell, I may have even welcomed it! But another guy… It broke my heart.'' - Bret Michaels
''I was just heartbroken. I wrote it on an acoustic guitar. When you write a song, nothing pops up and says that this song is magic. When I wrote it, it came from my heart and soul. We put it on the record. We didn't even try to go out with it until the third one from the album. The record company really didn't believe in it. It ended up being a No. 1 song. It was a rock and country station in Dallas that actually broke the song.'' - Bret Michaels
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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