Plucking the petals but every rose had its thorn
Consider that first warning, second will be good times, laughs and epitaphs

from Aesop Rock – Fascination Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

What you already think is bad only gets worse.

It’ll go from a thorn on a rose (a problem in life that isn’t so serious), to death.

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