According to Every Rose Has Its Thorn Songfacts, Poison lead singer Bret Michaels wrote this after breaking up with his girlfriend Tracy Lewis.
We both stand silently still in the dead of the night
Although we both stand close together, we are miles apart inside
Was it something they said or something I they did? Did your words not come out right?
Though I tried hard to hurt you, though they tried but I guess that's why they say