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Jon Bon Jovi Greatest Hits With Lyrics: Sing Along While Listening!

 

 

 

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 ~ Bed Of Roses ~

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Lyrics:

Sitting here wasted and wounded at this old piano,
Trying hard to capture the moment this morning I don’t know
‘Cause a bottle of vodka’s still lodged in my head,
And some blonde gave me nightmares.
I think that she’s still in my bed.
As I dream about movies
They won’t make of me when I’m dead.

With an ironclad fist I wake up and French-kiss the morning
While some marching band keeps its own beat in my head while we’re talking
About all of the things that I long to believe:
About love, the truth, what you mean to me.
And the truth is,
Baby, you’re all that I need.

I wanna lay you down in a bed of roses,
For tonight I’ll sleep on a bed of nails.
Oh, I wanna be just as close as the Holy Ghost is,
And lay you down on a bed of roses.

Well, I’m so far away.
Each step that I take is on my way home.
A king’s ransom in dimes I’d give each night to see through this pay-phone.
Still I run out of time or it’s hard to get through.
‘Til the bird on the wire flies me back to you
I’ll just close my eyes and whisper,
“Baby, blind love is true.”

I wanna lay you down in a bed of roses,
For tonight I’ll sleep on a bed of nails.
Oh, I wanna be just as close as the Holy Ghost is,
And lay you down on a bed of roses.

Well, this hotel bar’s hangover whiskey’s gone dry.
The barkeeper’s wig’s crooked and she’s giving me the eye.
Well, I might have said yeah
But I laughed so hard I think I died.

Now as you close your eyes
Know I’ll be thinking about you.
While my mistress—she calls me
To stand in her spotlight again.

Tonight I won’t be alone,
But you know that don’t mean I’m not lonely.
I’ve got nothing to prove
For it’s you that I’d die to defend.

I wanna lay you down in a bed of roses,
For tonight I’ll sleep on a bed of nails.
Oh, I wanna be just as close as the Holy Ghost is,
And lay you down.

I wanna lay you down in a bed of roses,
For tonight I’ll sleep on a bed of nails.
Oh, I wanna be just as close as the Holy Ghost is,
And lay you down on a bed of roses.

 
 
~*~
 
 
 
~ I’ll Be There for You ~
 
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I guess this time you’re really leaving
I heard your suitcase say goodbye
Well, as my broken heart lies bleeding
You say true love is suicide

You say you’ve cried a thousand rivers
And now you’re swimming for the shore
You left me drowning in my tears
And you won’t save me anymore

Now I’m praying to God you’ll give me one more chance, girl

I’ll be there for you
These five words I swear to you
When you breathe I wanna be the air for you
I’ll be there for you
I’d live and I’d die for you
I’d steal the sun from the sky for you
Words can’t say what love can do
I’ll be there for you

I know you know we’ve had some good times
Now they have their own hiding place
Well, I can promise you tomorrow
But I can’t buy back yesterday

And, baby, you know my hands are dirty
But I wanted to be your Valentine
I’ll be the water when you get thirsty, baby
When you get drunk, I’ll be the wine

I’ll be there for you
These five words I swear to you
When you breathe I wanna be the air for you
I’ll be there for you
I’d live and I’d die for you
I’d steal the sun from the sky for you
Words can’t say what love can do
I’ll be there for you

I wasn’t there when you were happy
And I wasn’t there when you were down
I didn’t mean to miss your birthday, baby
I wish I’d seen you blow those candles out

I’ll be there for you
These five words I swear to you
When you breathe I wanna be the air for you
I’ll be there for you
I’d live and I’d die for you
I’d steal the sun from the sky for you
Words can’t say what love can do
I’ll be there for

I’ll be there for you
These five words I swear to you
When you breathe I want to be the air for you
I’ll be there for you
I’d live and I’d die for you
I’d steal the sun from the sky for you
Words can’t say what a love can do
I’ll be there for you

 
~*~
 
 
We Weren’t Born to Follow
 
 
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This one goes out to the man who mines for miracles
This one goes out to the ones in need
This one goes out to the sinner and the cynical
This ain’t about no apology
This road was paved by the hopeless and the hungry
This road was paved by the winds of change
Walking beside the guilty and the innocent
How will you raise your hand when they call your name?
Yeah, yeah, yeah

We weren’t born to follow
Come on and get up off your knees
When life is a bitter pill to swallow
You gotta hold on to what you believe
Believe that the sun will shine tomorrow
And that your saints and sinners bleed
We weren’t born to follow
You gotta stand up for what you believe
Let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah

This one’s about anyone who does it differently
This one’s about the one who cusses and spits
This ain’t about our livin’ in a fantasy
This ain’t about givin’ up or givin’ in
Yeah, yeah, yeah

We weren’t born to follow
Come on and get up off your knees
When life is a bitter pill to swallow
You gotta hold on to what you believe
Believe that the sun will shine tomorrow
And that your saints and sinners bleed
We weren’t born to follow
You gotta stand up for what you believe
Let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah
Let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah

[guitar solo]

We weren’t born to follow
Come on and get up off your knees
When life is a bitter pill to swallow
You gotta hold on to what you believe
Believe that the sun will shine tomorrow
And that your saints and sinners bleed
We weren’t born to follow
You gotta stand up for what you believe
Let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah
Let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah

We weren’t born to follow – oh yeah
We weren’t born to follow – oh yeah

 
 
~*~
 
 
 
Bad Medicine
 
 
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Your love is like bad medicine
Bad medicine is what I need
Shake it up, just like bad medicine
There ain’t no doctor that can cure my disease

(Bad medicine)

I ain’t got a fever got a permanent disease
It’ll take more than a doctor to prescribe a remedy
I got lots of money but it isn’t what I need
Gonna take more than a shot to get this poison out of me
And I got all the symptoms count ’em 1, 2, 3

First you need
That’s what you get for falling in love
Then you bleed
You get a little but it’s never enough
And then you’re on your knees
That’s what you get for falling in love
Now this boy’s addicted ’cause your kiss is the drug

Your love is like bad medicine
Bad medicine is what I need
Shake it up, just like bad medicine
There ain’t no doctor that can cure my disease

Bad, bad medicine

I don’t need no needle to be giving me a thrill
And I don’t need no anesthesia or a nurse to bring a pill
I got a dirty down addiction that doesn’t leave a track
I got a jones for your affection like a monkey on my back
There ain’t no paramedic gonna save this heart attack

When you need
That’s what you get for falling in love
Then you bleed
You get a little but it’s never enough
And then you’re on your knees
That’s what you get for falling in love
Now this boy’s addicted ’cause your kiss is the drug

Your love is like bad medicine
Bad medicine is what I need
Shake it up, just like bad medicine
So let’s play doctor, baby, cure my disease

Bad, bad medicine
Is what I want
Bad, bad medicine
Is what I need

[Solo]

I need a respirator ’cause I’m running out of breath
For you’re an all night generator wrapped in stockings and a dress
When you find your medicine you take what you can get
‘Cause if there’s something better baby well they haven’t found it yet

Your love is like bad medicine
Bad medicine is what I need
Shake it up, just like bad medicine
There ain’t no doctor that can cure my disease

Your love—bad medicine
Bad medicine is what I need
Shake it up, just like bad medicine
Your love’s the potion that can cure my disease

Bad, bad medicine
Is what I want
Bad, bad medicine
Who’s bad, who’s bad

I gotta do, I gotta
(Bad, bad medicine)
I gotta do, I gotta
I gotta, I gotta
I gotta do it again

Wait a minute
Wait a minute
Hold on
I’m not done
One more time with feel
Come on
One for that
Help me up now

Your love is like bad medicine
Bad medicine is what I need
Shake it up, just like bad medicine
You got the potion that can cure my disease

Your love—bad medicine
Your kiss is what I need
Your love—bad medicine

 
~*~
 
 
Wanted Dead or Alive
 
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It’s all the same, only the names will change
Every day it seems we’re wasting away
Another place where the faces are so cold
I’d drive all night just to get back home

I’m a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride
I’m wanted dead or alive
Wanted dead or alive

Sometimes I sleep, sometimes it’s not for days
And the people I meet always go their separate ways
Sometimes you tell the day
By the bottle that you drink
And times when you’re alone all you do is think

[2x]
I’m a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride
I’m wanted dead or alive
Wanted dead or alive

And I walk these streets, a loaded six string on my back
I play for keeps, ’cause I might not make it back
I’ve been everywhere, and still I’m standing tall
I’ve seen a million faces and I’ve rocked them all

‘Cause I’m a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride
I’m wanted dead or alive
‘Cause I’m a cowboy, I got the night on my side
I’m wanted dead or alive
And I ride dead or alive
I still drive, dead or alive
Dead or alive [4x]

 
~*~
 
 
 
Have a Nice Day
 
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Why, you wanna tell me how to live my life?
Who, are you to tell me if it’s black or white?
Mama, can you hear me? Try to understand.
Is innocence the difference between a boy and a man?
My daddy lived the lie, that’s just the price that he paid
Sacrificed his life, just slavin’ away.

Ohhh, if there’s one thing I hang onto,
That gets me through the night.
I ain’t gonna do what I don’t want to,
I’m gonna live my life.
Shining like a diamond, rolling with the dice,
Standing on the ledge, I show the wind how to fly.
When the world gets in my face,
I say, Have A Nice Day.
Have A Nice Day

Take a look around you; nothing’s what it seems
We’re living in the broken home of hopes and dreams,
Let me be the first to shake a helping hand.
Anybody brave enough to take a stand,
I’ve knocked on every door, on every dead end street,
Looking for forgiveness,
what’s left to believe?

Ohhh, if there’s one thing I hang onto,
That gets me through the night.
I ain’t gonna do what I don’t want to,
I’m gonna live my life.
Shining like a diamond, rolling with the dice,
Standing on the ledge, I show the wind how to fly.
When the world gets in my face,
I say, Have A Nice Day.
Have A Nice Day.

[Guitar Solo]

Ohhh, if there’s one thing I hang onto,
That gets me through the night.
I ain’t gonna do what I don’t want to,
I’m gonna live my life.
Shining like a diamond, rolling with the dice,
Standing on the ledge, I show the wind how to fly.
When the world gets in my face,
I say, Have A Nice Day.
Have A Nice Day.
Have A Nice Day.
Have A Nice Day.
Have A Nice Day.

When The world keeps trying, to drag me down,
I gotta raise my hands, I’m gonna stand my ground.
Well I say, Have A Nice Day.
Have A Nice Day
Have A Nice Day

 
 
~*~
 
 
It’s My Life
 
 
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Lyrics:
 

This ain’t a song for the broken-hearted 
No silent prayer for the faith-departed 
I ain’t gonna be just a face in the crowd 
You’re gonna hear my voice 
When I shout it out loud 

[Chorus:]
It’s my life 
It’s now or never 
I ain’t gonna live forever 
I just want to live while I’m alive 
(It’s my life) 
My heart is like an open highway 
Like Frankie said 
I did it my way 
I just wanna live while I’m alive 
It’s my life 

This is for the ones who stood their ground 
For Tommy and Gina who never backed down 
Tomorrow’s getting harder make no mistake 
Luck ain’t even lucky 
Got to make your own breaks 

[Chorus:]
It’s my life 
And it’s now or never 
I ain’t gonna live forever 
I just want to live while I’m alive 
(It’s my life) 
My heart is like an open highway 
Like Frankie said 
I did it my way 
I just want to live while I’m alive 
‘Cause it’s my life 

Better stand tall when they’re calling you out 
Don’t bend, don’t break, baby, don’t back down 

[Chorus:]
It’s my life 
And it’s now or never 
‘Cause I ain’t gonna live forever 
I just want to live while I’m alive 
(It’s my life) 
My heart is like an open highway 
Like Frankie said 
I did it my way 
I just want to live while I’m alive 

[Chorus:]
It’s my life 
And it’s now or never 
‘Cause I ain’t gonna live forever 
I just want to live while I’m alive 
(It’s my life) 
My heart is like an open highway 
Like Frankie said 
I did it my way 
I just want to live while I’m alive
‘Cause it’s my life!

 
~*~
 
 
 
You Give Love a Bad Name
 
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Lyrics:
 

Shot through the heart
And you’re to blame
Darling, you give love a bad name

An angel’s smile is what you sell
You promise me heaven, then put me through hell
Chains of love got a hold on me
When passion’s a prison, you can’t break free

Oh, oh, you’re a loaded gun
Oh, oh, there’s nowhere to run
No one can save me
The damage is done

Shot through the heart
And you’re to blame
You give love a bad name (bad name)
I play my part
And you play your game
You give love a bad name (bad name)
You give love a bad name
You give love a bad name

Paint your smile on your lips
Blood red nails on your fingertips
A school boy’s dream, you act so shy
Your very first kiss was your first kiss goodbye

Oh, oh, you’re a loaded gun
Oh, oh, there’s nowhere to run
No one can save me
The damage is done

Shot through the heart
And you’re to blame
You give love a bad name (bad name)
I play my part
And you play your game
You give love a bad name (bad name)
You give love

Shot through the heart
And you’re to blame
You give love a bad name
I play my part
And you play your game
You give love a bad name (bad name)

Shot through the heart
And you’re to blame
You give love a bad name (bad name)
I play my part
And you play your game
You give love a bad name (bad name)
You give love
You give love (bad name)
You give love
You give love (bad name)
You give love
You give love (bad name)
You give love
You give love (bad name)

 
~*~
 
 
 
We Weren’t Born to Follow 
 
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This one goes out to the man who mines for miracles
This one goes out to the ones in need
This one goes out to the sinner and the cynical
This ain’t about no apology
This road was paved by the hopeless and the hungry
This road was paved by the winds of change
Walking beside the guilty and the innocent
How will you raise your hand when they call your name?
Yeah, yeah, yeah

We weren’t born to follow
Come on and get up off your knees
When life is a bitter pill to swallow
You gotta hold on to what you believe
Believe that the sun will shine tomorrow
And that your saints and sinners bleed
We weren’t born to follow
You gotta stand up for what you believe
Let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah

This one’s about anyone who does it differently
This one’s about the one who cusses and spits
This ain’t about our livin’ in a fantasy
This ain’t about givin’ up or givin’ in
Yeah, yeah, yeah

We weren’t born to follow
Come on and get up off your knees
When life is a bitter pill to swallow
You gotta hold on to what you believe
Believe that the sun will shine tomorrow
And that your saints and sinners bleed
We weren’t born to follow
You gotta stand up for what you believe
Let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah
Let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah

[guitar solo]

We weren’t born to follow
Come on and get up off your knees
When life is a bitter pill to swallow
You gotta hold on to what you believe
Believe that the sun will shine tomorrow
And that your saints and sinners bleed
We weren’t born to follow
You gotta stand up for what you believe
Let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah
Let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah

We weren’t born to follow – oh yeah
We weren’t born to follow – oh yeah

~*~
 
 
The More Things Change
 
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The More Things Change the more the stay the same 
The more things change the more the stay the same 

Ah, is it just me or does anybody see 
The new improved tomorrow isn’t what it used to be 
Yesterday keeps comin’ ’round, it’s just reality 
It’s the same damn song with a different melody 
The market keeps on crashin’ 

Tattered jeans are back in fashion 
‘Stead of records, now it’s MP3s 
I tell you one more time with feeling 
Even though this world is reeling 
You’re still you and I’m still me 
I didn’t mean to cause a scene 
But I guess it’s time to roll up our sleeves 

The more things change the more they stay the same 
The same sunrise, it’s just another day 
If you hang in long enough they say you’re comin’ back 
Just take a look, we’re living proof and baby that’s a fact 
You know the more things change the more they stay the same 
The more things change the more they stay the same 

You’re either runnin’ round in circles or you’re runnin’ out of time 
Everybody somewhere either 12, 3, 6 or 9 
The times they are a-changin’ 
We’re here to turn the page 
It’s the same old story but it’s told a different way 

The more things change the more they stay the same 
The same sunrise, it’s just another day 
If you hang in long enough they say you’re comin’ back 
Just take a look, we’re living proof and baby that’s a fact 
You know the more things change the more they stay the same 
Never and forever just keep comin’ back again 
Don’t hold out for tomorrow or hold onto yesterday 

The more things change the more they stay the same 
The more things change the more they stay the same 
The more things change the more they stay the same 

Here comes a na na na na na na na 
These days it’s the raise the roof instead of sha la la 
Here come the rockers, the dancers and the remixed drum machine 
This one is for the CEOs and record companies 
And if you’re waitin’ on a happy ending 
We’re gonna hit the hook one more time 

The more things change the more they stay the same 
The more things change the more they stay the same 
The more things change the more they stay the same 
The more things change the more they stay the same 

You know the more things change the more they stay the same 
The same sunrise, it’s just another day 
If you hang in long enough they say you’re comin’ back 
Just take a look, we’re living proof and baby that’s a fact 
You know the more things change the more they stay the same 
Never and forever just keep comin’ back again 
Don’t hold out for tomorrow or hold onto yesterday 
The more things change the more they stay the same

Whoa oh oh oh 
Oh oh oh 
Oh oh oh oh

 
 
~*~
 
 
 
This Is Love This Is Life
 
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These days what’s left of me ain’t no Prince Charming
And my Cinderella feels like she stayed at the dance too long
We ain’t got much but what we got is all that matters
We’re pickin’ up the pieces, tryin’ to put ‘em back where they belong

Ohh, it’s gonna be alright
This is love, this is life
When times get tough we’re still worth the fight
This is love, this is life
The road here’s paved with the brokenhearted
We gotta finish what we started
Ohhh, better hold on tight
This is love, this is life

These days it seems like there’s three sides to every story
There’s yours, mine, lately there’s the cold hard truth
Who cares who’s wrong or right when we turn out the lights?
We’ll find forgiveness when we’re in each other’s arms tonight
It ain’t pretty but somehow we always make it through

Ohh, it’s gonna be alright
This is love, this is life
When times get tough we’re still worth the fight
This is love, this is life
The road here’s paved with the brokenhearted
We gotta finish what we started
Ohhh, better hold on tight
This is love, this is life

Ohh, it’s gonna be alright
This is love, this is life
When times get tough we’re still worth the fight
This is love, this is life
The road here’s paved with the brokenhearted
We gotta finish what we started
Ohhh, better hold on tight
This is love, this is life
This is love, this is life
This is love, this is life

 
~*~
 
 
Blood On Blood
 
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Lyrics:
 

I can still remember 
When I was just a kid 
When friends were friends forever 
And what you said was what you did 

Well, it was me and Danny and Bobby 
We cut each other’s hands 
And held tight to a promise 
Only brothers understand 

But we were so young (so young) 
One for all and all for one (for one) 
Just as sure as the river’s gonna run 

Blood on blood 
One on one 
We’d still be standing 
When all was said and done 
Blood on blood 
One on one 
And I’ll be here for you 
Till Kingdom come 
Blood on blood 

Well, Bobby was our hero 
Cause he had a fake I.D. 
I got busted stealing cigarettes 
And he took the rap for me 

Danny knew this white trash girl 
We each threw in a ten 
She took us to this cheap motel 
And turned us into men 

We were so young (so young) 
One for all and all for one (for one) 
Just as sure as the river’s gonna run 

Blood on blood 
One on one 
We’d still be standing 
When all is said and done 
Blood on blood 
One on one 
And I’ll be here for you 
Till Kingdom come 
Blood on blood 

[Solo]

Now Bobby, he’s an uptown lawyer 
Danny, he’s a medicin man 
And me, I’m just the singer 
In a long haired rock’n’roll band 

Through the years and miles between us 
It’s been a long and lonely ride 
But if I got a call in the dead of the night 
I’d be right by your side 

Blood on blood, blood on blood 

Blood on blood 
One on one 
We’d still be standing 
When all is said and done 
Blood on blood 
One on one 
And I’ll be here for you 
Till Kingdom come 
Blood on blood 

Blood on blood

 
~*~
 
 
These Days
 
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I was walking around, just a face in the crowd
Trying to keep myself out of the rain
Saw a vagabond king wear a styrofoam crown
Wondered if I might end up the same
There’s a man out on the corner
Singing old songs about change
Everybody got their cross to bare, these days

She came looking for some shelter with a suitcase full of dreams
To a motel room on the boulevard
I guess she’s trying to be James Dean
She’s seen all the disciples and all the “wanna be’s”
No one wants to be themselves these days
Still there’s nothing to hold on to but these days

These days – the stars seem out of reach
These days – there ain’t a ladder on the streets
These days are fast, nothing lasts in this graceless age
There ain’t nobody left but us these days

Jimmy shoes busted both his legs, trying to learn to fly
From a second story window, he just jumped and closed his eyes
His momma said he was crazy – he said, “Momma, I’ve got to try.
Don’t you know that all my heroes died?
And I guess I’d rather die than fade away.”

These days – the stars seem out of reach
But these days – there ain’t a ladder on the streets
These days are fast, nothing lasts in this graceless age
Even innocence has caught the midnight train
And there ain’t nobody left but us these days

I know Rome’s still burning
Though the times have changed
This world keeps turning round and round and round and round
These days

These days – the stars seem out of reach
But these days – there ain’t a ladder on the streets
These days are fast, love don’t last in this graceless age 
Even innocence has caught the midnight train
And there ain’t nobody left but us these days

These days – the stars seem out of reach
These days – there ain’t a ladder on the streets
These days are fast, nothing lasts
There ain’t no time to waste
There ain’t nobody left to take the blame
There ain’t nobody left but us these days

 
 
~*~
 
 
This Ain’t a Love Song
 
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I should have seen it coming when roses died
Should have seen the end of summer in your eyes
I should have listened when you said good night
You really meant good bye
Baby, ain’t it funny, how you never ever learn to fall
You’re really on your knees, when you think you’re standing tall
But only fools are “know-it-alls” and I played that fool for you

I cried and I cried
There were nights that died for you baby
I tried and I tried to deny that your love drove me crazy, baby

If the love that I got for you is gone
If the river I cried ain’t that long
Then I’m wrong, yeah I’m wrong, this ain’t a love song

Baby, I thought you and me would stand the test of time
Like we got away with the perfect crime
But we were just a legend in my mind
I guess that I was blind
Remember those nights dancing at the masquerade
The clowns wore smiles that wouldn’t fade
You and I were the renegades, some things never change

It made me so mad ’cause I wanted it bad for us baby
Now it’s so sad that whatever we had, ain’t worth saving
If the love that I got for you is gone
If the river I’ve cried ain’t that long
Then I’m wrong, yes I’m wrong, this ain’t a love song

If the pain that I’m feeling so strong
Is the reason that I’m holding on
Then I’m wrong, yeah I’m wrong – this ain’t a love song

I cried and I cried
There were nights that I died for you baby
I tried and I tried to deny that your love drove me crazy

If the love that I got for you is gone
If the river I cried ain’t that long
Then I’m wrong, yeah I’m wrong – this ain’t no love song

If the pain that I’m feeling so strong
Is the reason that I’m holding on
Then I’m wrong, yeah I’m wrong – this ain’t a love song

If the pain that I’m feeling so strong
Is the reason that I’m holding on
Then I’m wrong, yeah I’m wrong – this ain’t a love song
Yes, I’m wrong, yeah, I’m wrong – this ain’t a love song
Yes, I’m wrong, yeah, I’m wrong – this ain’t a love song
Yes, I’m wrong, yeah, I’m wrong – this ain’t a love song

 
 
~*~
 
 
Blaze of Glory
 
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Lyrics:
 

I wake up in the morning
And I raise my weary head
I got an old coat for a pillow
And the earth was last night’s bed
I don’t know where I’m going
Only God knows where I’ve been
I’m a devil on the run
A six gun lover
A candle in the wind

When you’re brought into this world
They say you’re born in sin
Well at least they gave me something
I didn’t have to steal or have to win
Well they tell me that I’m wanted
Yeah I’m a wanted man
I’m a colt in your stable
I’m what Cain was to Abel
Mister catch me if you can

I’m going down in a blaze of glory
Take me now but know the truth
I’m going down in a blaze of glory
Lord I never drew first
But I drew first blood
I’m no one’s son
Call me young gun

You ask about my conscience
And I offer you my soul
You ask If I’ll grow to be a wise man
Well I ask if I’ll grow old
You ask me if I known love
And what it’s like to sing songs in the rain
Well, I’ve seen love come
And I’ve seen it shot down
I’ve seen it die in vain

Shot down in a blaze of glory
Take me now but know the truth
‘Cause I’m going down in a blaze of glory
Lord I never drew first
But I drew first blood
I’m the devil’s son
Call me young gun

Each night I go to bed
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
No I ain’t looking for forgiveness
But before I’m six foot deep
Lord, I got to ask a favor
And I’ll hope you’ll understand
‘Cause I’ve lived life to the fullest
Let this boy die like a man
Staring down the bullet
Let me make my final stand

Shot down in a blaze of glory
Take me now but know the truth
I’m going out in a blaze of glory
Lord I never drew first
But I drew first blood
and I’m no one’s son
Call me young gun
I’m a young gun

 
~*~
 
 
When We Were Beautiful
 
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The world is cracked
The sky is torn
I’m hanging in
You’re holding on

I can’t pretend
That nothings changed
Living in the shadows
Of the love we made

Back…When we were beautiful
Before the world got small
Before we knew it all
Back… When we were innocent
I wonder where it went
Let’s go back and find it

Sha la la Sha la la hey Sha la la 
Sha la la Sha la la hey Sha la la

Some dreams live 
Some will die
But the you and me
Is still alive 

Now am I blessed?
Or am I cursed?
Cause the way we are
Aint the way we were

Back…When we were beautiful
Before the world got small
Before we knew it all
Back… When we were innocent
I wonder where it went
Let’s go back and find it

[Solo]

The world is cracked
The sky is torn
So much less
Meant so much more

Back…When we were beautiful
Before the world got small
Before we knew it all
Back… When we were innocent
I wonder where it went
Let’s go back and find it

Back…When we were beautiful
Back…When we were beautiful
Back…When we were beautiful
Back…When we were beautiful

Sha la la Sha la la hey Sha la la 
Sha la la Sha la la hey Sha la la

 
~*~
 
 
Keep the Faith
 
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Mother, mother, tell your children
That their time has just begun
I have suffered for my anger
There are wars that can’t be won

Father, father, please believe me
I am laying down my guns
I am broken like an arrow
Forgive me
Forgive your wayward son

Everybody needs somebody to love
(mother, mother)
Everybody needs somebody to hate
(please believe me)
Everybody’s bitching
‘Cause they can’t get enough
And it’s hard to hold on
When there’s no one to lean on

Faith: you know you’re gonna live through the rain
Lord, we’ve gotta keep the faith
Faith: don’t you let your love turn to hate
Right now we’ve gotta
Keep the faith
Keep the faith
Keep the faith
Lord we’ve gotta keep the faith

Tell me baby when I hurt you
Do you keep it all inside
Do you tell me all’s forgiven
Just hide behind your pride

Everybody needs somebody to love
(mother, father)
Everybody needs somebody to hate
(please don’t leave me)
Everybody’s bleeding
‘Cause the times are tough
Well it’s hard to be strong
When there’s no one to dream on

Faith: you know you’re gonna live through the rain
Lord we’ve gotta keep the faith
Faith!
Don’t you know it’s never too late
Right now we’ve gotta keep the faith
Faith: don’t you let your love turn to hate
Lord we’ve gotta keep the faith

Keep the faith
Keep the faith
Oh, we’ve gotta keep the faith
Keep the faith
Keep the faith
Lord we’ve gotta keep the faith

I’ve been walking in the footsteps
Of society’s lies
I don’t like what I see no more
Sometimes I wish that I was blind
Sometimes I wait forever

To stand out in the rain
So no one sees me cryin’
Trying to wash away this pain

Mother father
(Everybody needs somebody to love)
There’s things I’ve done I can’t erase
(Everybody needs somebody to hate)
Every night we fall from grace
(Everybody’s bitching ’cause they can’t get enough)
It’s hard with the world in your face
(Everybody bleeds)
Trying to hold on, trying to hold on
(Everybody, keep the pain)

Faith: you know you’re gonna live through the rain
Lord we’ve gotta keep the faith
Faith: don’t you let your love turn to hate
Right now we’ve gotta keep the faith

Faith
Keep the faith
Keep the faith
Trying to hold on, trying to hold on

Faith
Keep the faith
Keep the faith
(Everybody, keep the pain)

Faith
Keep the faith
Keep the faith

Faith
(Everybody needs somebody to love)
(Everybody needs somebody to hate)
(Everybody needs somebody to love)
(Everybody bleeds)
(Everybody, keep the pain)

Faith
Faith

 
 
~*~
 
 
 
In and Out of Love
 
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In and out of love [6x]

Young and wired
Set to explode in the heat
You won’t tire
‘Cause, baby, was born with the beat

Take you higher than you’ve ever known
Then drive you down to your knees
I’ll pick you up when you’ve had enough
You been burned, baby, lessons learned

In and out of love
Hear what I’m sayin’
In and out of love
It’s the way that we’re playing
In and out of love
Too much is never enough
She’s gonna get ya

Running wild
When me and my boys hit the streets
Right on time
She’s here to make my night complete

Then I’m long gone, I got another show
One more town, one mile to go
One endless night of fantasy
Is all she left of her with me

In and out of love
Hear what I’m sayin’
In and out of love
It’s the way that we’re playing
In and out of love
Too much is never enough
She’s gonna get ya

Out of love [4x]

In and out of love [12x]

 
~*~
 
 
 
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead
 
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Seven days of saturday 
Is all that I need 
Got no use for Sunday 
‘Cause I don’t rest in peace 
Don’t need no Mondays 
Or the rest of the week 
I spend a lot of time in bed 
But baby I don’t like to sleep no 

I won’t lie to you 
I’m never gonna cry to you 
I’ll probably drive you wild 8 days a week 

Until I’m 6 feet under 
Baby I don’t need a bed 
Gonna live while I’m alive 
I’ll sleep when I’m dead 
Till they roll me over 
And lay my bones to rest 
Gonna live while I’m alive 
I’ll sleep when I’m dead 

So you’re looking for some action 
I got got everything you need 
Better keep your motor running 
’cause I was built for speed 
This ain’t no slumber party 
Got no time for catching z’s 
If they say that that ain’t healthy 
Well then living’s a disease 

We’re never going to die baby 
Come on let me drive you crazy 
We’ll make every night another New Year’s Eve 

Till I’m six feet under 
I won’t need a bed 
Gonna live while I’m alive 
I’ll sleep when I’m dead 
Till they roll me over 
And lay my bones to rest 
Gonna live while I’m alive 
I’ll sleep when I’m dead 

Sleep when I’m dead, sleep when I’m dead 
Gonna live while I’m alive, 
I’ll sleep when I’m dead 
Seven days of Saturday 
Is all that I need 

Got no use for Sunday 
‘Cause I don’t rest in peace 
I was born to live 
You know I wasn’t born to die 
But if they party down in heaven 
I’ll be sure to be on time 

Until I’m six feet under 
I don’t need a bed 
Gonna live while I’m alive 
I’ll sleep when I’m dead 
Till they roll me over 
And lay my bones to rest 
Gonna live while I’m alive 
I’ll sleep when I’m dead 

I feel like I’m exploding 
Going out of my head 
Gonna live while I’m alive 
I’ll sleep when I’m dead 

Till I’m six feet under 
And they lay my bones to rest 
Gonna live while I’m alive 
I’ll sleep when I’m dead 

Sleep when I’m dead, sleep when I’m dead 
Gonna live while I’m alive, sleep when I’m dead

 
~*~
 
 
Lost Highway
 
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In my rearview mirror
My life is getting clearer
The sunset sighs and slowly disappears
These trinkets once were treasure
Life changes like the weather
You grow up, grow old or hit the road ’round here
So I drive, watching white lines passing by
With my plastic dashboard Jesus, waiting there to greet us

Hey, hey, I finally found my way
Say goodbye to yesterday
Hit the gas there ain’t no brakes on the lost highway
Yeah I’m busting loose, I’m letting go
Out on this open road
It’s independence day on this lost highway

I don’t know where I’m going
But I know where I’ve been
Now I’m afraid of going back again
So I drive, years and miles are flying by
And waiting there to great us
Is my plastic dashboard Jesus

Oh patron saint of lonely souls
To tell this boy which way to go
Guide the car, you got the keys
Farewell to mediocrity
Kicking off the cruise-control
And turning up the radio
Got just enough religion
And a half tank of gas come on, let’s go 

I finally found my way
Say goodbye to yesterday
Hit the gas there ain’t no brakes on the lost highway
Yeah I’m busting loose, I’m letting go
Out on this open road
It’s independence day on this lost highway

 
~*~
 
 
 
 
Jon Bon Jovi
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi consists of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi, pianist and keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, lead guitarist Phil X, and bassist Hugh McDonald. The band’s lineup has remained mostly static during its history, with the only exceptions being the 1994 dismissal of bass player Alec John Such, who was unofficially replaced by Hugh McDonald, and the departure of longtime guitarist and co-songwriter Richie Sambora in 2013. Phil X and McDonald both became official members in 2016.
In 1986, Bon Jovi achieved widespread global recognition with their third album, Slippery When Wet. The band’s fourth album, New Jersey was equally successful in 1988. After touring and recording non-stop during the late 1980s, the band went on hiatus following the New Jersey Tour in 1990, during which time Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora both released successful solo albums. In 1992, the band returned with the album Keep the Faith. Their 2000 single “It’s My Life”, which followed a second hiatus, successfully introduced the band to a younger audience. Bon Jovi have been known to use different styles in their music, which has included country for their 2007 album Lost Highway.
Thus far, Bon Jovi has released 13 studio albums, plus six compilations and three live albums. The band has sold more than 130 million records worldwide and performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans. Bon Jovi was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006. The band was also honored with the Award of Merit at the American Music Awards in 2004, and as songwriters and collaborators, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora were inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009.
 
-from wikipedia
 
 
[Cover image courtesy: By Rosana Prada – Flickr, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3640398]
 
 
 
 
THE END
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I am what I was…