Here are a few songs on the tricky subject of roses and thorns and whether they go together. The first two take a conventional view, before our old friends Jesus Couldn't Drum provide a twist in the tail.
These songs are dedicated to all the English roses of my acquaintance (apart from Jesus Couldn't Drum - none of them are nutters in the garden who sing to the concrete gnomes, at least not as far as I am aware).
"Cactus And A Rose" - Gary Stewart
"The Bramble And The Rose" - Mary McCaslin & Jim Ringer
"Even Roses Have Thorns" - Jesus Couldn't Drum
Here is some more rose-related fun.