Something to Believe In

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“Something to Believe In” is a power ballad by American Glam rock band Poison, it’s the 2nd single from their 1990 (see 1990 in music) album Flesh & Blood. “Something to Believe In” was also released on the Best of Ballads & Blues album inPoison 2003, with alternate lyrics.

The song was released as a single in both America and the UK in 1990. It charted in both countries, peaking at #4 in the US and at #35 in the UK.

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. On the reality show Rock of Love, Michaels goes to a tattoo shop where the tattoo artist properly touches up the tattoo.

“Something To Believe In” is on the following albums.

* Flesh & Blood
* Swallow This Live (live version)
* Poison’s Greatest Hits: 1986-1996
* Power to the People (live version)
* Best of Ballads & Blues (2nd Version)
* Freedom Of Sound (solo version)
* The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock
* Flesh & Blood – 20th Anniversary Edition

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