In Ben Harper's song, "Diamonds on the Inside", there is a verse that goes
She made herself a bed of nails,
And shes plannin' on puttin' it to use.
I don't quite understand its meaning, especially in relation to the stanza/verse that precedes it:
When you have everything,
You have everything to lose.
I understand that there is an idiom/expression, be a bed of nails, that describes a situation that is difficult or unpleasant. There is also another idiom/expression, make your own bed, that describes causing one's own misery. Even Alice Cooper has written a song about a Bed of Nails, although this appears to be used in a slightly different context.
Could anybody please clarify the meaning of bed of nails in the above context, and why someone would plan on putting it to use?