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Something To Believe In

Poison
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[1990]
Album: Flesh & Blood
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"Something to Believe In" was a power ballad, it's the 2nd single from their 1990 album "Flesh & Blood". "Something to Believe In" was also released on the Best of Ballads & Blues album in 2003, with alternate lyrics (part 2).

This song was dedicated to James Kimo Maano, a security guard and best friend of Bret Michaels who had died some time earlier.

The cover art for the single depicts a tattoo on Bret Michaels's arm of a cross with the words "Something to Believe In". Unfortunately, the tattoo artist, according to Michaels, had been drinking and spelled "believe" incorrectly putting the "e" before the "i". It was attempted to be corrected by adding a rose to the cross that covered the misspelling, but Michaels was never satisfied with the results. In the first season of the reality show Rock of Love, Michaels goes to a tattoo shop where the tattoo artist properly touches up the tattoo.
Well I see him on the TV
Preachin' 'bout the promise lands
He tells me believe in Jesus
Steals the money from my hands.

Some say he was a good man
Lord I think he sinned, yeah

Twenty-two years of mental tears
Cries a suicidal Vietnam Vet
Who fought a losing war on a foreign shore
To find his country didn't want him back

Their bullets took his best friend in Saigon
Our lawyers took his wife and kids, no regrets
In a time I don't remember
In a war he can't forget

He cried "Forgive me for what I've done there
'Cause I never meant the things I did"

And give me something to believe in
If there's a Lord above
And give me something to believe in
Oh, Lord arise

My best friend died a lonely man
In some Palm Springs hotel room
I got the call last Christmas Eve
And they told me the news.

I tried all night not to break down and cry
As the tears rolled down my face
I felt so cold and empty
Like a lost soul out of place.

And the mirror, mirror on the wall
Sees my smile it fades again..

And give me something to believe in
If there's a Lord above
And give me something to believe in
Oh, Lord arise..

Sometimes I wish to God I didn't know now
The things I didn't know then
Road you gotta take me home

[Solo]

I drive by the homeless sleeping on a cold dark street
Like bodies in an open grave
Underneath the broken old neon sign
That used to read "JESUS SAVES"

A mile away live the rich folks
And I see how they're living it up
While the poor they eat from hand to mouth
The rich drinkin' from a golden cup

And it just makes me wonder
Why so many lose, and so few win

And give me something to believe in (Give me something to believe in..)
If there's a Lord above
And give me something to believe in
Oh, Lord arise

You take the high road
And I'll take the low road

Yes Sometimes I wish I didn't know now
The things I didn't know then…

And give me something to believe in, yeah

Contributed by giorgio - 2010/5/23 - 16:53



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