Poison: Something to Believe In Meaning
Song Released: 1990
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Something to Believe In Lyrics
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...
anonymous May 30th, 2011 5:28am report
Also, a little factoid about his tattoo, When he originally got it Believe was put on incorrectly as an E before I.
He got it fixed pretty shortly with adding the rose as a partial cover etc, but wasn't happy with it until ROL show #1 when he went to the Tat shop and had it fixed.
anonymous May 30th, 2011 5:23am report
First verse is about TV preachers and deception/dishonesty.
Second + is about (namely) Bret's cousin Bob who was wounded & his experience in Vietnam. Anyone recognize Cousin Bob from the BMB tours?
Starting at 'My best friend..' is about James Kimo Maano.
On Christmas Eve 1989, the Polynesian bodyguard & personal friend of the band's died alone in his Palm Springs hotel room.
Much like the rest of the band, for a time, he became heavily involved with alcohol, drugs, and women, which had taken a toll on his health.
When the Bret was informed of his death, he reacted by locking himself in his room and writing this song.
Kimo can be seen in the video via clips.
This part starting here 'I drive by the homeless' is pretty self explanatory. Things he saw/knew driving around LA and Hollywood.
Bret also has the STBI tattoo on his forearm for him/them and to remind him of these things & the lesson within. Taking the low road..to remember.
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