Reading the title alone, you might be wondering why on Earth Country Thang Daily is featuring a heavy metal group. Are we coming loose to our pledge of #keepinitcountry? Absolutely not! There are just these lines form their song that mentioned cowboys. And, when we hear something related to Country, you know very well how it instantly tickles our interest.
I believe most of us are familiar with Poison’s power ballad “Every Rose Has Its Thorns.” In fact, some of you might have read the title with the tune of the glam metal band’s signature song. Since its release in 1988, it has been played regularly on the radio up to this day. And by the way, have you heard Miley Cyrus’ equally heartbreaking version, yet?
Anyhow, I guess you already have an idea about the lines in the song that I have mentioned above. How about singing these lines with me, as you finely digest every word?
Every rose has its thorn
Just like every night has it’s dawn
Just like every cowboy sings his sad, sad song
Every rose has it’s thorn
Every cowboy sings his sad, sad song
So what do you think? Did the lyrics make sense? Well, country artists are most often seen looking sexy and tough with their cowboy hats and well-polished boots, but they have proven their flair in writing and performing songs that make you bawl your eyes out. The songs’ theme of bitter farewell, death, infidelity, and love bring emotional wreckage, yet they still remain on our playlist.
Remember that time when George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today” ripped your heart out as he laments on a lost love that literally lasts until death tears them apart. Also, Shenandoah gives us a share of darkness and loneliness that haunt a once-happy home, in “Ghost in this House.” Alison Krauss’ voice stings our sensibility (as she always did) when she recorded the song. Speaking of Krauss, who wasn’t moved with her duet with Brad Paisley, which narrates how a whiskey bottle has become a deadly weapon in the hands of two brokenhearted people who’ve got little reason left to live?
Indeed, Poison’s lines are true. Most of the saddest songs come from country music. After all, if it weren’t for sad love songs, country music just wouldn’t be the same.
While I’m hooked up with unraveling stories behind country songs that evokes heavy sentiments, I’ll be writing a follow-up article that will be filled with tear-jerking tracks. Watch for it fellas.
Meanwhile, here’s another pain-filled song from Rascal Flatts. Raise your hand if you relate with the anguish of losing someone you used to be so close with.
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