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"Something to Believe In" is a power ballad by American Glam metal band Poison, being the second 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). The song peaked at number 4 in the US Billboard Hot 100, number 5 on the Mainstream rock charts, number 35 in the UK and #44 on the Australian charts. It was the last Top 10 on Billboard chart for the band to date. 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 Michaels' arm of a cross with the words "Something to Believe In". 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. 


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2008
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Well I see him on the TV
Preachin' 'bout the promised land
He tells me to believe in Jesus
And steals the money from my hand

Some say he was a good man
But 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"

[Chorus]
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

[Chorus]

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

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 is drinkin' from a golden cup
And it just makes me wonder
Why so many lose, so few win

[Chorus]

You take the high road
And I'll take the low road
Sometimes I wish to God 
I didn't know now
The things I didn't know then
And give me something to believe in

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Poison

Poison is an American glam rock band that achieved great success in the mid-1980s to mid-1990s. Poison has sold over 30 million records worldwide and have sold 15 million records in the United States alone. The band has also charted ten singles to the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including six Top 10 singles and the Hot 100 number-one single, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn". The band become icons of the '80s MTV era and have had widespread commercial success. The band's break through debut album, the multi platinum Look What the Cat Dragged In was released in 1986 and they hit their peak with the second album, the multi-platinum selling Open Up and Say... Ahh! which became the band's most successful album. The popularity continued into the new decade with thei… more »

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Written by: Bobby Dall, Bret Michaels, Bruce Anthony Johannesson, Rikki Rocket

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