Bon Jovi

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-Always
-Bed of Roses
-All About Loving You
-Bad Medicine
-Bitter Wine
-Blaze Of Glory
-Blood in blood
-Born To Be My Baby
-Captain Crash & The Beauty Queen From Mars
-Everyday
-Hey God
-Hook me up
-I'll Be There For You
-I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
-If That's What It Takes
-In And Out Of Love
-In These Arms
-It's My Life
-Iíd Die For You
-Joey
-Just Older
-Keep The Faith
-Lay Your Hands On Me
-Lie To Me
-Livin' on a prayer
-Misunderstood
-My Guitar Lies Bleeding In My Arms
-Mystery Train
-One Wild Night
-Runaway
-Say It Isn't So
-She's A Mystery
-Shot Through The Heart
-Someday I'll Be Saturday Night
-Something For The Pain
-Thank You For Loving Me
-The Distance
-These Days
-This Ain't A Love Song
-Two Story Town
-Wanted, Dead Or Alive
-You Give Love A Bad Name

Always

This romeo is bleeding
But you can't see his blood
It's nothing but some feelings
That this old dog kicked up

It's been raining since you left me
Now I'm drowning in the flood
You see I've always been a fighter
But without you I give up

Now I can't sing a love song
Like the way it's meant to be
Well, I guess I'm not that good anymore
But baby, that's just me

And I will love you, baby - Always
And I'll be there forever and a day - Always
I'll be there till the stars don't shine
Till the heavens burst and
The words don't rhyme
And I know when I die, you'll be on my mind
And I'll love you - Always

Now your pictures that you left behind
Are just memories of a different life
Some that made us laugh, some that made us cry
One that made you have to say goodbye
What I'd give to run my fingers through your hair
To touch your lips, to hold you near
When you say your prayers try to understand
I've made mistakes, I'm just a man

When he holds you close, when he pulls you near
When he says the words you've been needing to hear
I'll wish I was him 'cause those words are mine
To say to you till the end of time

Yeah, I will love you baby - Always
And I'll be there forever and a day - Always

If you told me to cry for you
I could
If you told me to die for you
I would
Take a look at my face
There's no price I won't pay
To say these words to you

Well, there ain't no luck
In these loaded dice
But baby if you give me just one more try
We can pack up our old dreams
And our old lives
We'll find a place where the sun still shines

And I will love you, baby - Always
And I'll be there forever and a day - Always
I'll be there till the stars don't shine
Till the heavens burst and
The words don't rhyme
And I know when I die, you'll be on my mind
And I'll love you - Always

Bed of Roses

Sitting here wasted and wounded
At this old piano
Trying hard to capture
The moment this morning I don't know

'Couse a bottle of vodka's
Still lodged in my head
And some blond 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 ironcast fist I wake up
And french kiss the morning
While some marching band keeps
It's own beat in my head while we're talking

About all of the things
That I long to believe
About love and the truth
And what you mean to me

And the truth is
Baby you're all that I need

I want to lay you down on a bed of roses
For tonite I sleep on a bed of nails
I want to be just as close as
The holy ghost is
And lay you down on a bed of roses

Well I'm so far away
That each step that I take is on my way home
A king's ransom in dimes I'd give each night
Just to see trough this payphone

Still I run out of time
Or it's hard to get through
Till the bird on the wire
Flies me back to you

I'll just close my eyes
And whisper baby blind love is true

I want to lay you down......

The hotel bar hangover whiskey's gone dry
The barkeeper's wig's crooked
And she's giving me the eye
I might have said yeah
I learned so hard I think I died

[SOLO]

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

Tonite I won't be allone
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 want to lay you down.....

All About Loving You

Looking at the pages of my life
Faded memories of me and you
Mistakes you know I've made a few
I took some shots and fell from time to time
Baby, you were there to pull me through
We've been around the block a time or two
I'm gonna lay it on the line
Ask me how we've come this far
The answer's written in my eyes

(chorus:)
Every time I look at you, baby, I see something new
That takes me higher than before and makes me want you more
I don't wanna sleep tonight, dreamin's just a waste of time
When I look at what my life's been comin' to
I'm all about lovin' you

I've lived, I've loved, I've lost, I've paid some dues, baby
We've been to hell and back again
Through it all you're always my best friend
For all the words I didn't say and all the things I didn't do
Tonight I'm gonna find a way

(chorus:)
Every time I look at you, baby, I see something new
That takes me higher than before and makes me want you more
I don't wanna sleep tonight, dreamin's just a waste of time
When I look at what my life's been comin' to
I'm all about lovin' you

You can take this world away
You're everything I am
Just read the lines upon my face
I'm all about lovin' you

(Guitar Solo)

(chorus:)
Every time I look at you, baby, I see something new
That takes me higher than before and makes me want you more
I don't wanna sleep tonight, dreamin's just a waste of time
When I look at what my life's been comin' to
I'm all about lovin' you

All about lovin' you

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

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
On your knees
That's what you get for falling in love
And 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
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 addition
It doesn't leave a track
I got a JONES for your affection
Like a money 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
On your knees
That's what you get for falling in love
And now this boy's addicted
And 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
Bad, bad medicine

I need a respirator 'cause
I'm running out of breath
You're an all night generator
Wrapped is 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

Bad, bad medicine
Bad, bad medicine

Bitter Wine

We met some time ago when we were almost young
It never crossed my mind to ask where did you come from ?
I didn't have much money so I stole you a rose
You were dressed like an orphan in Salvation Army clothes
I never thought I'd lose you, no I'd rather go blind
I thought I saw the future but the fortune teller lied

Your love was my salvation, it could always get me high
What was once holy water tastes like bitter wine

I know I wasn't funny but you laughed at all my jokes
When I was choking on the words to say, you stuck your fingers down my throat
The first night I said I loved you, you told me to go to hell
You were giving me head on that creaky old bed at the Old Duval motel
Just like everything even good love has to die
Ain't no sympathy when it says goodbye

Your love was my salvation, it could always get me high
What was once holy water tastes like bitter wine
Oh yeah

Just like everything good love has to die
Ain't no sympathy when it says goodbye
No one even cried, we were one of a kind
One of a kind, yeah

Love left me stranded at the station and the last train's gone by
What was once holy water tastes like bitter wine
Your love was my salvation, it could always get me high
You take the bath of holy water, now all that's left is bitter wine

Blaze Of Glory

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 cold in your stable
I'm what Cain was to Abel
Mister catch me if you can

Chorus:
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 ones son
Call me young gun

You ask about my consience
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

Chorus
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 the boy die like a man
Staring down the bullet
Let me make my final stand

Blood in blood

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 Daddy 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 hed 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

Born To Be My Baby

Rainy night and worked all day
we both got jobs caus there's bills to play
We got something they can't take away
our love, our lives

Close the door, leave the cold outside
I don't need nothing when I'm by your side
we got something that'll never die
our dreams, our pride

My heart beats like a drum (all night)
flesh to flesh, one to one (and it's alright)
and I'll never let go cause
there's something I know deep inside

You were born to be my baby
And baby, I was made to be your man

We got something to believe in
even if we don't know where we stand
only God would know the reasons
but I bet he must have had a plan
Cause you were born to be my baby
and baby, I was made to be your man

Light a candle, blow the world away
table for two on a TV tray
It ain't fancy, baby that's ok
our time, our way

So hold me close better hand on tight
buckle up, baby, it's a bumpy ride
We're two kids hitching down the road of life
our world, our flight

If we stand side by side (all night)
there's a chance we'll get by (and it's alright)
and I'll know that you'll be live
in my heart till the day I die

Cause you were botn to be my baby
And baby, I was made to be your man

We got something to believe in....

Solo

My heart beats like a drum (all night)
flesh to flesh, one to one (and it's alright)
And I'll never let go cause
there's something I know deep inside

Cause you were...

We got something to believe in
even if we don't know where we stand
only God would know the reasons
but I bet he must have had a plan

Cause you were...

You were born to be my baby
and baby, I was made to be your man

Captain Crash & The Beauty Queen From Mars

Dressed up for a big date
Like Halloween day but
It was Fourth of July now
A car crash with a suitcase
And a painted face
She was one of a kind
She wears a plastic crown like Cinderella
And roller skates in bed

Crash rides the greyhound
>From his hometown
When he comes around 'cause
They don't let him drive now
Mixed up in a milkshake
But make no mistake
They're shooting for the stars

Chorus:
You and me
We're invincible together
We can be so tragical, whatever
Dresses up just like ziggy
But he couldn't play guitar
Captain Crash And
The Beauty Queen From Mars

Share a toothpick, trading lipstick
Watching traffic for days at the diner
Holding hands, making big plans
Playing Superman
He was wearing eyeliner
Another local legend
And his longtime lucky charm

Chorus

They're drunk on love as you can get
Getting high on lust and cigarettes
Living life with no regrets
At least they're gonna try to fly

Chorus:
You and me
We're invincible together
We can be so tragical, whatever
We're Sid and Nancy
Fred and Ginger
Clyde and Bonnie
Liz and Richard
Kurt and Courtney
Bacall and Bogie
JoltinīJoe and Mrs. Monroe
Here's Captain Crash
And The Beauty Queen From Mars

Everyday

I used to be the kind of guy
Who'd never let you look inside
I'd smile when I was crying
I had nothing but a life to lose
Thought I had a lot to proof
In my life, there's no denying

Goodbye to all my yesterdays
Goodbye, so long, I'm on my way
I've had enough of cryin'
Bleedin', sweatin', dyin'
Hear me when I say
Gonna live my life everyday
I'm gonna touch the sky
And I spread these wings and fly
I ain't here to play
I'm gonna live my life everyday

Change, everybody's feeling strange
Never gonna be the same
Makes you wonder how the world keeps turning
Life, learning how to live my life
Learning how to pick my fights
Take my shots while I'm still burning

Goodbye to all those rainy nights
Goodbye, so long, I'm moving on

I've had enough of cryin'
Bleedin', sweatin', dyin'
Hear me when I say
Gonna live my life everyday
I'm gonna touch the sky
And I spread these wings and fly
I ain't here to play
I'm gonna live my life everyday

Hit the gas, take the wheel
I just made myself a deal
There ain't nothing gonna get in my way
Everyday

Goodbye, so long, I'm moving on
I've had enough of cryin'
Bleedin', sweatin', dyin'
Hear me when I say
Gonna live my life everyday
I'm gonna touch the sky
And I spread these wings and fly
I ain't here to play
I'm gonna live my life everyday

I, oh I, oh I, I'm gonna live my life everyday
I (gonna touch the sky), oh I (spread these wings and fly), oh I
I'm gonna live my life everyday

Hey God

Hey God, I'm just a little man got a wife and family
But I almost lost the house, Yeah I bought into the dream
We're barely holding on when I'm in way too deep
We're two paychecks away from living out on the streets

She's a workin' single mom, like a Saint she don't complain
She never says a word, but she thinks that she's to blame
Her son just got convicted, he blew some punk away
She did her best to raise him, but the world got in the way

Hey God - Tell me what the hell is going on
Seems like all the good shit's gone
It keeps on getting harder hanging on
Hey God, there's nights you know I want to scream
These days you're even harder to believe
I know how busy you must be, but Hey God....
Do you ever think about me

Born into ghetto in 1991, just a happy child
Playing beneath the summer sun
A vacant lots' his playground, by 12 he's got a gun
The odds are bet against him, junior don't make 21

Hey God - Tell me what the hell is going on
Seems like all the good shit's gone
It keeps on getting harder hanging on
Hey God, there's nights you know I want to scream
These days you're even harder to believe
I know how busy you must be, but Hey God....
Do you ever think about me

I'd get down on my knees, I'm going to try this thing your way
Seen a dying man too proud to beg spit on his own grave
Was he too gone to save?
Did you even know his name?
Are you the one to blame, I got something to say

Hey God - Tell me what the hell is going on
Seems like all the good shit's gone
It keeps on getting harder hanging on
Hey God, there's nights you know I want to scream
These days you're even harder to believe
I know how busy you must be, but Hey God....
Do you ever think about me

Hook me up

Hello, is there anybody out there?
I'm alone hanging by a thread
Everywhere around the world
Everybody's waiting for someday
Calling out around the world
Maybe someday might be tonight

Hook me up
I am reaching out for you, come on
Hook me up
I know you can do it, come on
Take me on
Are you there?
Tell me what you're feeling

Your fears and all your wildest dreams
Everyone around the world
Is feeling just the same way that we are
Reaching out around the world
Will someone somewhere throw me a line?

Hook me up
I'm reaching out for you, come on
Hook me up
I know you can do it, come on
Take me on

Save me, save me
Save me, save me

Hello, is there anybody out there?

Calling out around the world
Maybe someday might be tonight

Hook me up
I'm reaching out for you, come on
Hook me up
I know you can do it, come on
Take me on
Hook me up

I'm hanging on the line, come on
Hook me up
Make me come alive, come on
Take me on

Save me, save me

Save me, save me

I'll Be There For You

I guess this time you're really leaving
I heard your suitcase say goodbye
And as my broken heart lies bleeding
You say true love in suicide
You say you're 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

Chorus:
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
Steal the sun from the sky for you
Words can't say what a love can do
I'll be there for you

I know you know we're had some good times
How they have their own hiding place
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 drink, I'll be the wine

Chorus
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
Steal the sun from the sky for you
Words can't say what a love can do
I'll be there for you

And I wasn't there when you were happy
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

Chorus
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
Steal the sun from the sky for you
Words can't say what a love can do
I'll be there for you


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
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 on

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 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 foot 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

If That's What It Takes

I played the part of a broken heart upon a shelf
I played that part so lonely and so well
Thought that love belonged to someone else not me and you
Yeah, I know that you've been shattered , you been bruised
We both know what it feels like when you lose
But I'd bet my life on the roll of the dice for you

If that's what it takes, that's what I'd do
Tonite 's the night, I'm gonna prove it to you
Do I have to break down, baby just to break through
If that's what it takes, that's what I'd do
If that's what it takes...

I bet you counted all the tears I bet you've cried
I bet you swore you'd never let love back inside
'Cause it hurt you way too bad to say good-bye
Now, there'll be times when I might put us to the test
And it's hard for broken hearts to just forget
But I'm driving blind, I'll lay it all on the line for you

If that's what it takes, that's what I'd do
Tonite 's the night, I'm gonna prove it to you
Do I have to break down, baby just to break through
If that's what it takes, that's what I'd do
If that's what it takes...

So, when you feel like jumping,
Just when your heart starts pumpking
When you're standing out on that ledge-staring over the edge
I'll be there to talk you down, I'll be there before you hit the ground

If that's what it takes, that's what I'd do
Tonite 's the night, I'm gonna prove it to you
Do I have to break down, baby just to break through
If that's what it takes, that's what I'd do
If that's what it takes...

If that's what it takes, that's what I'd do
If we take the time to do it right, I know we'll pull through
If it took all my life, I'd prove it to you
If that's what it takes, that's what I'd do
If that's what it takes...

In And Out Of Love

Young and wired, set to explode in the heat,
You wonít tire, Ďcause baby weíre born with the beat.
Take you higher than youíve ever known,
Then drive you down to your knees.
I pick you up when youíve had enough,
You been burned baby lessons learned.

In and out of love, hear what Iím sayiní,
In and out of love, itís the way that weíre playing,
In and out of love, too much is never enough.
Sheís gonna get to ya.

Running wild, when me and my boys hit the streets,
Right on time, sheís here to make my night complete.
Then Iím long gone I got another show,
One more town, one mile to go.
One endless night of fantasy,
Is all she left on earth with me.

In and out of love, hear what Iím sayiní,
In and out of love, itís the way that weíre playing,
In and out of love, when weíre together.
In and out of love, itís too much for ever.
In and out of love, hear what Iím sayiní,
In and out of love, itís the way that weíre playing,
In and out of love, too much is never enough.
Sheís gonna get to ya.

Out of love, out of love, out of love, out of love.
In and out of love, in and out of love, in and out of love, in and out of love.
In and out of love, in and out of love, in and out of love, in and out of love.
In and out of love, in and out of love, in and out of love, in and out of love.

In These Arms

You want commitment
Take a look into these eyes
They burn with fire, just for you now
Until the end of time
I would do anything
I'd beg, I'd steal, I'd die
To have you in these arms tonight
Baby I want you like the roses
Want the rain
You know I need you
Like a poet needs the pain
I would give anything
My blood my love my life

If you were in these arms tonight
I'd hold you
I'd need you
I'd get down on my knees for you
And make everything alright
If you were in these arms
I'd love you
I'd please you
I'd tell you that I'd never leave you
And love you till the end of time
If you were in these arms tonight

We stared at the sun
And we made a promise
A promise this world would never blind us
These are my words
Our words were our songs
Our songs are our prayers
These prayers keep me strong
It's what I believe
If you were in these arms tonight

I'd hold you
I'd need you
I'd get down on my knees for you
And make everything alright
If you were in these arms
I'd love you
I'd please you
I'd tell you that I'd never leave you
And love you till the end of time
If you were in these arms tonight

Your clothes are still scattered
All over our room
This old place still smells like
Your cheap perfume
Everything here reminds me of you
And there's nothing that I
Wouldn't do to be in your arms

And these were our words
They keep me strong
I'd hold you
I'd need you
I'd get down on my knees for you
And make everything alright
If you were in these arms
I'd want you
I'd please you
I'd tell you that I'd never leave you
And love you till the end of time
If you were in these arms tonight

It's My Life

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

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

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

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

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!


Iíd Die For You

If you could see inside my heart, then you would understand.
Iíd never mean to hurt you, baby, Iím not that kind of man.

I might not say Iím sorry, yeah I might talk tough sometimes,
And I might forget the little things, or keep you hanging on the line.

In a world that donít know Romeo and Juliet,
Boy meets girl and promises we canít forget.
We are cast from Edenís gate with no regrets.
Into the fire we cry.

Iíd die for you, Iíd cry for you.
Iíd do anything thing, Iíd lie for you.
You know itís true. Baby, Iíd die for you.
Iíd die for you, Iíd cry for you.
If it came right down to me and you.
You know itís true. Baby Iíd die for you.

I might not be a savior, and Iíll never be a king.
I might not send you roses, or buy you diamond rings.

But if I could see inside you, maybe Iíd know just who we are.
ĎCause our love is like a hunger, without it we would starve.

In a world that donít know Romeo and Juliet.
Boy meets girl and promises we canít forget.
We are cast from Edenís gate with no regrets.
Into the fire we cry.

Iíd die for you, Iíd cry for you.
Iíd do anything thing, Iíd lie for you.
You know itís true. Baby, Iíd die for you.
Iíd die for you, Iíd cry for you.
If it came right down to me and you.
You know itís true. Baby Iíd die for you.

Iíd die for you, Iíd cry for you.
Iíd do anything thing, Iíd lie for you.
You know itís true. Baby, Iíd die for you.
Iíd die for you, Iíd cry for you.
If it came right down to me and you.
You know itís true. Baby Iíd die for you.

Joey

Joey keys was from my neighbourhood
some would say he was bad and Joey thought
that was good
They he got the name "keys" picking locks
He never really robbed no one; It sure amused the cops

Joey's parents owed a restaurant
after closing time they'd give us almost anything we'd want
I never cared that Joey Keys was slow
Thought he couldn't read or write too well we'd
talk all night long. Come on, come on, come on
What you gonna do with your life? Come on, Come on, Come on, chasing sparks in the night
His old man said tomorrow is a ride that goes nowhere
But I'll pull some strings, Get blackbird wings
And break out of here he Joey come on

Tell me 'bout your dreams tell me all the sights you're gonna see Tell me who you gonna be
Hey Joey you're gonna kiss the girls goodnight
Sometimes you got to stand and fight
It'll be allright we're gonna find a better life
See Joey was 3 years younger to the day
Acting like a little brother but became my ball and chain
I met this girl named Rhonda, she fell for me
She said, "I might learn to like him but love ain't built for three."
He Joey come on tell me 'bout your dreams tell me all
The sights you're gonna see tell me who you're gonna be
He Joey
You gonna kiss the girls
goodnight somtimes you got to stand and fight
It'll be alright he Joey
News gets around in this fading neighborhood
the old man lost the restaurant
He drinks more than he should
It's time for Joey Keys to do some good
Pick the lock of our lives, let's get out of here like we always sayd we would
He Joey tell me 'bout your dreams tell me all the sights you're gonna see tell me who you gonna be hey Joey we're gonna kiss the girls goodnight.

You got to stand
And fight It'll be alright we're gonna find a better life Find a better life find a better life
Come on, come on, come on, come on,
What you gonna do with your life?
Come on, come on, come on,
Chasing sparks in the night
Tell the old man it's tomorrow; we're off to find
somewhere
I pulled those strings, got blackbird wings
That got out of here...

Just Older

Hey, man, it's been a while
Do you remember me?
When I hit the streets I was 17
A little wild, a little green
I've been up and down and in between
After all these years
Can you believe I'm still chasing that dream
But I ain't looking over my shoulder

I like the bed I'm sleeping in
It's just like me, it's broken in
It's not old -- just older
Like a favourite pair of torn blue jeans
This skin I'm in it's alright with me
It's not old -- just older

It's good to see your face
You ain't no worse for wear
Breathing that California air
When we took on the world
When we were young and brave
We got secrets that we'll take to the grave
And we're standing here shoulder to shoulder

I like the bed I'm sleeping in
It's just like me, it's broken in
It's not old -- just older
Like a favourite pair of torn blue jeans
This skin I'm in it's alright with me
It's not old -- just older

I'm not old enough to sing the blues
But I wore the holes in the soles of these shoes
You can roll the dice 'til they call your bluff
But you can't win until you're not afraid to lose

Solo

Well, I look in the mirror
I don't hate what I see
There's a few more lines staring back at me
The nights have grown a little colder
Hey man, I gotta run
Now you take care
If you see coach T. Tell him I cut my hair
It's been all these years
Can you believe I'm still chasing dreams
But I ain't looking over my shoulder

I like the bed I'm sleeping in
It's just like me, it's broken in
It's not old -- just older
Like a favourite pair of torn blue jeans
This skin I'm in it's alright with me
It' s not old -- just older

Keep The Faith

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 thru the rain
Lord you got to keep the faith
Faith: don't let your love turn to hate
Right now we got to
Keep the faith
Keep the faith
Keep the faith
Lord we got to keep the faith

Tell me baby when I hurt you
Do you keep it all inside
Do you tell me all's forgiven
And 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 thru the rain
Lord you got to keep the faith
Now you know is not too late
Oh you got to keep the faith
Faith: don't let your love turn to hate
Right now we got to
Keep the faith
Keep the faith
Keep the faith
Lord we got to keep the faith

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 the pain
Mother father

There's things I've done I can't erase
Every night we fall from grace

It's hard with the world in your face
Trying to hold on, trying to hold on

Faith: you know you're gonna live thru the rain
Lord you got to keep the faith
Faith: don't let your love turn to hate
Right now we got to keep the faith
Faith: now it's not too late
Try to hold on, trying to hold on
Keep the faith


Lay Your Hands On Me

If you're ready, I'm willing and able
Help me lay my cards out on the table
You're mine and I'm yours for the taking
Right now the rules we made are meant for breaking

What you get ain't always what you see
But satisfaction is guaranteed
They say what you give is always what you need
So if you want me to lay my hands on you

Lay your hands on me
Lay your hands on me
Lay your hands on me

Lay your hands on me
Lay your hands on me
Lay your hands on me
Lay your hands on me

I'm a fighter, I'm a poet, I'm a preacher
I've been to school and baby, I've been the teacher
If you show me how to get up off the ground
I can show you how to fly and never ever come back down

Everything you want is what I need
Satisfaction is guaranteed
But the ride don't never ever come for free
If you want me to lay my hands on you

Lay your hands on me
Lay your hands on me
Lay your hands on me

Lay your hands on me
Lay your hands on me
Lay your hands on me
Lay your hands on me

Don't you know I only aim to please
If you want me to lay my hands on you

Lay your hands on me

Lie To Me

Rumour has it that your daddy's coming down
He's gonna pay the rent
Tell me baby, is this as good as life is gonna get
It feels like there is a stranger standing in these shoes
But, I know I can't lose me, 'cause then I'd be losing you

I know I promised baby
I would be the one to make our dreams come true
I ain't too proud of all the struggles
And the hard times we've been through
When this cold world comes between us
Please tell me you'll be brave

'Cause I can realize the danger when forgiveness fades away
If you don't love me - lie to me
'Cause baby you're the one thing I believe
Let it all fall down around us, if that's what's meant to be
Right now if you don't love me baby - lie to me

Pour another cup of coffee, babe I got something to say to you
I ain't got the winning ticket
Not the one that's gonna pull us through
No one said it'd be easy, let your old man take you home
But know if you walk out on me
That darling, I'd be gone

If you don't love me - lie to me
'Cause baby you're the one thing I believe
Let it all fall down around us, if that's what's meant to be
Right now if you don't love me baby - lie to me
Baby - I can take it

It's a bitch, but life's a roller coaster ride
The ups and downs will make you scream sometimes
It's hard believing that the thrill is gone
But we got to go around again, so let's hold on

If you don't love me - lie to me
'Cause baby you're the one thing I believe
Let it all fall down around us, if that's what's meant to be
Right now if you don't love me baby - lie to me, lie to me
Baby I can take it
C'mon lie to me.....

Livin' on a prayer

Once upon a time
Not so long ago

Tommy used to work on the docks
Union's been on strike
He's down on his luck...it's tough, so tough
Gina works the diner all day
Working for her man, she brings home her pay
For love - for love

She says we've got to hold on to what we've got
'Cause it doesn't make a difference
If we make it or not
We've got each other and that's a lot
For love - we'll give it a shot

Chorus:
Whooah, we're half way there
Livin' on a prayer
Take my hand and we'll make it - I swear
Livin' on a prayer

Tommy's got his six string in hock
Now he's holding in what he used
To make it talk - so tough, it's tough
Gina dreams of running away
When she cries in the night
Tommy whispers baby it's okay, someday

We've got to hold on to what we've got
'Cause it doesn't make a difference
If we make it or not
We've got each other and that's a lot
For love - we'll give it a shot

Chorus

We've got to hold on ready or not
You live for the fight when it's all that you've got

Chorus

Misunderstood

Should I? Could I?
Have said the wrong things right a thousand times
If I could just rewind, I see it in my mind
If I could turn back time, you'd still be mine

You cried, I died
I should have shut my mouth, things headed south
As the words slipped off my tongue, they sounded dumb
If this old heart could talk, it'd say you're the one
I'm wasting time when I think about it

[Chorus:]
I should have drove all night, I would have run all the lights
I was misunderstood
I stumbled like my words, Did the best I could
Damn, misunderstood

Could I? Should I?
Apologize for sleeping on the couch that night
Staying out too late with all my friends
You found me passed out in the yard again

You cried, I tried
To stretch the truth, but didn't lie
It's not so bad when you think about it

[Chorus:]
I should have drove all night, I would have run all the lights
I was misunderstood
I stumbled like my words, did the best I could
Damn, misunderstood
Intentions good

[Guitar Solo]

It's you and I, just think about it...

[Chorus:]
I should have drove all night
I would have run all the lights
I was misunderstood
I stumbled like my words, did the best I could
I 'm hanging outside your door
I've been here before
Misunderstood

I stumbled like my words, did the best I could
Damn, misunderstood
Intentions good.

My Guitar Lies Bleeding In My Arms

Misery likes company, I like the way that sounds
I've been trying to find the meaning, so I can write it down
Staring out the window, it's such a long way down
I'd like to jump, but I'm afraid to hit the ground

I can't write a love song the way I feel today
I can't sing no song of hope, I got nothing to say
Life is feeling kind of strange, since you went away
I sing this song to wherever you are,
As my guitar lies bleeding in my arms

I'm tired of watching TV, it makes me want to scream
Outside the world is burning, man it's so hard to believe
Each day you know you're dying from the cradle to the grave
I get so numb sometimes, that I can't feel the pain

I can't write a love song the way I feel today
I can't sing no song of hope, I got nothing to say
Life is feeling kind of strange, since you went away
I sing this song to wherever you are,
As my guitar lies bleeding in my arms

Staring at the paper, I don't know what to write
I'll have my last cigarette-well, turn out the lights
Maybe tomorrow I'll feel a different way
But here is my delusion, I don't know what to say

I can't write a love song the way I feel today
I can't sing no song of hope, I got nothing to say
And I can't fight the feelings, that are burning in my veins
I send this song to wherever you are,
As my guitar lies bleeding

I can't write a love song the way I feel today
I can't sing no song of hope, There's no one left to save
And I can't fight the feelings, buried in my brains
I send this song to wherever you are,
As my guitar lies bleeding in my arms
As my guitar lies bleeding in my arms
As my guitar lies bleeding in my arms

Mystery Train

There are days when she's a whisper
Nights when she's a scream
A reason to wake up in the morning
To close your eyes and dream
She'll curse you like a sailor
She'll wound you with her eyes
She always makes it better
But she won't apologize
I know everything about her but don't know her at all

She's a ride on a mystery train
To a place you've never been before
Better hold on tight to that mystery train
You're not in Kansas anymore
She's a ride
Mystery train

She cries because she's happy
She sings songs when she's mad
Like a stiff drink when you need it
She's good at being bad
And long before you knew her you knew she was the one

She's a ride on a mystery train
To a place you've never been before
Better hold on tight to that mystery train
You're not in Kansas anymore
She's a ride Mystery train

Solo

I know everything about her but don't know her at all

She's a ride on a mystery train
To a place I've never been before
Better hold on tight to that mystery train
I'm not in Kansas anymore
She's a ride
On a mystery train
She's a ride
On a mystery train

One Wild Night

It's a hot night, the natives are restless
We're sweating by the light of the moon
There's a voodoo mojo brewing at the go-go
That could knock a witch off her broom

We slither on in and shed our skin
Make our way into the bump and the grind
So I'm passing by, she gives me the eye
So I stop to give her a light

One wild night (blinded by the moonlight)
One wild night (24 hours of midnight)
One wild night (I stepped into the twilight zone
And she left my heart with vertigo)
One wild, one wild, one wild, one wild night

Havin' as much fun as you can in your clothes
Margarita had me feelin' alright
It just might be that I found religion
I've been on my knees for half of the night
Then I'm rolling the bones with Jimmy 'no dice'
Gonna take him for a couple weeks' pay
Man, if you lose this roll I take your girlfriend home
So I stopped
But you're not gonna believe who comes walking out

One wild night (blinded by the moonlight)
One wild night (24 hours of midnight)
One wild night (I stepped into the twilight zone
And she left my heart with vertigo)
One wild night (hey, c'est la vie)
One wild night (welcome to the party)
One wild night (life is for the living so
You gotta live it up, come on let's go)
One wild, one wild, one wild, one wild night

Guitar solo

One wild night (blinded by the moonlight)
One wild night (24 hours of midnight)
One wild night (I stepped into the twilight zone
And she left my heart with vertigo)
One wild night (hey, c'est la vie)
One wild night (welcome to the party)
One wild night (life if for the living so
You gotta live it up, come on let's go)
One wild, one wild, one wild, one..

One wild night (blinded by the moonlight)
One wild night (24 hours of midnight)
One wild night (I stepped into the twilight zone)
For one wild night One wild night (hey, c'est la vie)
One wild night (welcome to the party)
One wild night (life is for the living)
All we've got is one wild night

One wild night (4x)
One wild night blinded by the moonlight
One wild night 24 hours of midnight
One wild night stepped into the twilight zone for
One wild, one wild, one wild, one wild night.

Runaway

On the streets where you live girls talk about their social lives.
Theyíre made of lipstick, plastic and pain,
A touch of sable in their eyes.
(All your life) All your life all youíve asked whenís your daddy gonna talk to you,
You were living in another world tryiní to get your message through.

No one heard a single word you said.
They should have seen it in your eyes
What was going around your heart.

Ooh, sheís a little runaway.
Daddyís girl learned fast
All those things he couldnít say.
Ooh, sheís a little runaway.

A different line every night guarented to blow your mind.
See you out on the streets,
Call me for a wild time.
So you sit home alone Ďcause thereís nothing left that you can do.
Thereís only pictures hung in the shadows left there to look at you.

You know she likes the light at nights on the neon Broardway signs,
She donít really mind, Itís only love she hopped to find.

Ooh, sheís a little runaway.
Daddyís girl learned fast
All those things he couldnít say.
Ooh, sheís a little runaway.

No one heard a single word she said.
They should have seen it in your eyes
What was going around your heart.

Ooh, sheís a little runaway.
Daddyís girl learned fast
All those things he couldnít say.

Ooh, sheís a little runaway.
Daddyís girl learned fast,
Now she works the night away.

Ooh, sheís a little runaway.
Daddyís girls learned fast
All those things he couldnít say.

Ooh, sheís a little runaway.
Daddyís girl learned fast,
Now she works the night away.

Say It Isn't So

There's no Santa Claus
It was all a lie
No man in the moon
Just a big light in the sky
I hear Disneyland
Might lose Mickey Mouse
In some giant hostile corporate shake-up
Tell me it's a nightmare
Please wake me up
(Say it isn't so)

I found a book of matches
From someplace we've never been
How come you hang the phone up
The minute I walk in
Last night I had this dream
That I was losing you
I woke up in a cold sweat shaking
Rescue me my heart is breaking

Say it isn't so (tell me it's not true)
Say it isn't so (I believe in you)
Tell me it's a lie (I don't need no proof)
They did it all with strings
Say everything's alright (couldn't be, not you)
Say it isn't so

Superman don't fly
Elvis Presley died
They deep fried the king
Like some tacky cheesy bathing beauty
Dancing on the beach in a bad b-movie

Say it isn't so (tell me it's not true)
Say it isn't so (I believe in you)
Tell me it's a lie (I don't need no proof)
Say everything's alright (couldn't be, not you)

Say it isn't so (don't give up on me)
Say it isn't so (don't give up on you)
Get me through the night (we'll make it through)
Make everything alright (couldn't be, not you)
Say it isn't so..

Say it isn't so (tell me it's not true)
Say it isn't so (I believe in you)
Tell me it's a lie (I don't need no proof)
Say everything's alright (couldn't be, not you)

Say it isn't so (don't give up on me)
Say it isn't so (don't give up on you)
Get me through the night (we'll make it through)
Make everything alright (couldn't be, not you)
Say it isn't so

She's A Mystery

She won't let me buy her jewellery
She don't want things that she can keep
She wears wildflowers in her hair
Then throws them in the sea
She's the beginning and the end of me

She's a mystery
My most beautiful regret
I will never understand her
She's a mystery
The only promise I can keep
Even in my dreams she ruins me

I still don't know what to call her
She says that words don't mean a thing
She changes her name every day
And lies all the time
I feel lucky to call her mine

She's a mystery
My most beautiful regret
I will never understand her
She's a mystery
The only promise I can keep
Even in my dreams she ruins me

She's anything in the world
That you cannot explain
But when she throws me a smile
It's fire in the rain

She's a mystery
My most beautiful regret
'Cause she's a mystery
The only promise I can keep
Even in my dreams she ruins me

She's a mystery
There's no defence
It's innocence
But she won't let you see
'Cause she's a mystery

Shot Through The Heart

Would you be content to see me crying?
After all those little games you put me through.
After all youíve done for you youíre lying.
Wouldnít it be nice to tell the truth.

Didnít somebody somewhere say youíre heading for a fall.
I gave you everything, Now hereís the curtain call.

Shot through the heart as I lay there a lone in the dark,
Through the heart, itís all part of the game that we call love.

Now youíve come back here to say youíre sorry,
But I donít know who you youíre talking to.
It could be the man I used to be girl,
But Iíve grown up and now Iím over you.

Standing there just a live wire, with nowhere left to turn,
You were gonna set the world on fire. When will you ever learn?

Shot through the heart as I lay there a lone in the dark,
Through the heart, itís all part of the game that we call love.

Didnít somebody somewhere say youíre heading for a fall.
I gave you everything, Now hereís the curtain call. And Iím shot!....

Baby does what baby please, and baby must have what she sees,
But not this time, the tables turned Baby, you just got burned.

Shot through the heart as I lay there a lone in the dark,
Through the heart, itís all part of the game that we call love.

Shot through the heart as I lay there a lone in the dark,
Through the heart, itís all part of the game that we call love.

Someday I'll Be Saturday Night

Hey, man I'm alive I'm takin' each day and night at a time
I'm feelin' like a Monday but someday I'll be Saturday night

Hey, my name is Jim, where did I go wrong
My life's a bargain basement, all the good shit's gone
I just can't hold a job, where do I belong
I'm sleeping in my car, my dreams move on

My name is Billy Jean, my love was bought and sold
I'm only sixteen, I feel a hundred years old
My foster daddy went, took my innocence away
The street life aint much better, but at least I get paid

And Tuesday just might go my way
It can't get worse than yesterday
Thursdays, Fridays ain't been kind
But somehow I'll survive

Hey man I'm alive I'm takin' each day and night at a time
Yeah I'm down, but I know I'll get by
Hey hey hey hey, man gotta live my life
Like I ain't got nothin' but this roll of the dice
I'm feelin' like a Monday, but someday I'll be Saturday night

Now I can't say my name, and tell you where I am
I want to roll myself away, don't know if I can

I wish that I could be in some other time and place
With someone elses soul, someone elses face

Oh, Tuesday just might go my way
It can't get worse than yesterday
Thursdays, Fridays ain't been kind
But somehow I'll survive

Hey, man I'm alive I'm takin' each day and night at a time
Yeah I'm down, but I know I'll get by
Hey hey hey hey, man gotta live my life
I'm gonna pick up all the pieces and what's left of my pride
I'm feelin' like a Monday, but someday I'll be Saturday night

Saturday night Here we go
Some day I'll be Saturday night
I'll be back on my feet, I'll be doin' alright
It may not be tomorrow baby, that's OK
I ain't goin' down, gonna find a way, hey hey hey

Hey man I'm alive I'm takin' each day and night at a time
Yeah, I'm down, but I know I'll get by
Hey hey hey hey, man, gotta live my life
Like I ain't got nothin' but this roll of the dice
I'm feelin' like a Monday, but someday I'll be Saturday night
I'm feelin' like a Monday, but someday I'll be Saturday night
Saturday night ,all right, all right
Saturday night

Something For The Pain

Happiness, it's been no friend to me
But forever after ain't what it's all cracked up to be
Yeah, I had a taste, you were my fantasy
But I lost my faith when I hit reality
I don't need no Guru to tell me what to do
When you feeling like a headline on yesterday's news

Come on , Come on, Come on
Give me something for the pain
Give me something for the blues
Give me something for the pain when I feel I've been danglin' from
A hang-man's noose
Give me something for the pain
Give me something I can use
To get me through the night
Make me feel all right, something like you

Loneliness has found a home in me
My suitcase and guitar are my only family
I've tried to need someone, like they needed me
I opened up my heart but all I did was bleed
I don't need no lover, just to get screwed
They don't make a bandage that is going to cover my bruise

Come on , Come on, Come on
Give me something for the pain
Give me something for the blues
Give me something for the pain when I feel I've been danglin' from
A hang-man's noose
Give me something for the pain
Give me something I can use
To get me through the night
Make me feel all right, something like you

Pull me under (help I'm falling)
Run through my veins (night is calling)
To a place (feels like I'm flying)
Where I feel no pain (Christ - I'm dying)
Be the pillow under my head
Give me cover when I'm in my bed
Take me higher than I've ever been
Take me down and back again
Come to me, be my disguise
Open your coat, let me crawl inside
Come on, Come on, Come on

Come on , Come on, Come on
Give me something for the pain
Give me something for the blues
Give me something for the pain when I feel I've been danglin' from
A hang-man's noose
Give me something for the pain
Give me something I can use
To get me through the night
Make me feel all right, something like you

Come on , Come on, Come on
Give me something for the pain
Give me something for the blues
Give me something for the pain when I feel I've been danglin' from
A hang-man's noose
Give me something for the pain
Give me something I can use
To get me through the night
Make me feel all right, something like you

Thank You For Loving Me

It's hard for me to say the things
I want to say sometimes
There's no one here but you and me
And that broken old street light
Lock the doors
We'll leave the world outside
All I've got to give to you
Are these five words when I

Thank you for loving me
For being my eyes
When I couldn't see
For parting my lips
When I couldn't breathe
Thank you for loving me
Thank you for loving me

I never knew I had a dream
Until that dream was you
When I look into your eyes
The sky's a different blue
Cross my heart I wear no disguise
If I tried, you'd make believe
That you believed my lies

Thank you for loving me
For being my eyes
When I couldn't see
For parting my lips
When I couldn't breathe
Thank you for loving me

You pick me up when I fall down
You ring the bell before they count me out
If I was drowning you would part the sea
And risk your own life to rescue me

Solo

Lock the doors
We'll leave the world outside
All I've got to give to you
Are these five words when I

Thank you for loving me
For being my eyes
When I couldn't see
You parted my lips
When I couldn't breathe
Thank you for loving me

When I couldn't fly
Oh, you gave me wings
You parted my lips
When I couldn't breathe
Thank you for loving me

The Distance

There's a train out in the Distance,
Destination still unknown
Far away where's no one's waiting, so far
from home, so far from home

There's a rose outside your window, the
first snow is falling down
Like that lonesome whistle blowing
I keep on going, keep on going...

Close your eyes and see my
blue skies
Breaking through these dark clouds
you are the light
In my mind I see your red dress and your
arms are reaching
through the night
I'll never give up the fight
I'll go the distance

There's a thread that runs between us
pulling 'cross this great divide
It's only there for the believers
Don't stop believing, don't stop believing

Close your eyes and see my blue skies
Breaking through these dark clouds
you are the light
In my mind I see
your red dress and your arms are reaching
through the night I'll never give up the
fight
I'll go the distance, I'll go the distance

There's a never ending story that begins
with you and I
Like the rose outside your window
Don't let it die, don't let it die

Close your eyes and see my blue skies
through these dark clouds
you are the light
In my mind I see your red dress and your
arms are reaching through the night

Close your eyes and see my blue skies
Breaking through these dark clouds
you are the light

In my mind I see your red dress and my
arms are reaching through the night
I'll never give up the fight

I'll go the distance

These Days

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
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 these streets
These days - are fast, love don't last 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 these streets
These days are fast, love don't lasts-in this graceless age
Even innocence has caught the morning train
And there ain't nobody left but us these days

I know Rome's still burning
Though the times have changed
This world keepd 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 these streets
These days are fast, love don't lasts-in this graceless age
Even innocence has caught the morning 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 these 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

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

Two Story Town

I couldn't sleep
Took a walk down Second Avenue

Sick of dreaming dreams that never come true
One way street and I know where its leading to
There's a "For Sale" sign on the front door of the city hall
The subway line got graffiti crawling off the wall
I could take a hit but I don't want to take the fall

That's just one side of the story
In this two story town

It's just the same old sights
And the same old sounds
I want to take my car and drive out of this two story town
It's the same old ship going down
I'm going down, down ,down, down, down
It's a two story town

There's a girl that I sleep with
She's got ecstasy eyes
He promised her roses and American pie
I called her and my demons
And I kissed them both goodbye

Seven days of Monday morning
In a two story town

It's just the same old sights
And the same old sounds
I want to take my horse and ride him off this merry-go-round
It's the same old ship going down
I'm going down, down, down, down, down
It's a two story town

One shot to make a move now
The ghosts are calling me out

Guitar solo

And me I'm just one story
In a two story town
But you're never going to find me in the lost and found

It's just the same old sights
And the same old sounds
I want to take my horse and ride him off this merry-go-round
It's the same old ship going down
I'm going down, down, down, down, down
It's a two story town

It's just the same old sights and the same old sounds
I want to take my horse and ride him off this merry-go-round
I won't give in and I won't back down
I'm going down, down, down, down down
I ain't going down, down, down, down, down
I'm never going down, down, down, down, down
It's a two-story town

Wanted, Dead Or Alive

Itís all the same, only the names have changed,
Every day it seems weíre wasting away,
Another place, where the faces I saw cold,
Iíd drive all night, Just to get back home.

Iím a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride,
Iím wanted, dead or alive,
Wanted, dead or alive.

Sometimes I sleep, sometimes itís not for days,
And people I meet always go their separate ways.
Sometimes you tell the day, by the bottle that you drink.
And sometimes when youíre alone, all you do is think.

Iím a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride,
Iím wanted, dead or alive,
Wanted, dead or alive.

Iím a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride,
Iím wanted, dead or alive,
Wanted, dead or alive.

I walk these streets, a loaded six string on my back,
I play for keeps, Ďcause I might not make it back.
I been everywhere, still Iím standing tall,
Iíve seen a million faces, and Iíve rocked them all.

Iím a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride,
Iím wanted, dead or alive,
Iím a cowboy, I got the night on my side,
Iím wanted, dead or alive,
Wanted, dead or alive.

You Give Love A Bad Name

Shot through the heart, And youíre to blame.
You give love a bad name.

An angelís smile is what you sell,
You promise me heaven, then put me through hell,
Chains of love got a hold on me,
When passionís a prision, you canít break free.

Youíre a loaded gun,
Thereís nowhere to run,
No one can save me,
The damage is done.

Shot through the heart, and youíre to blame.
You give love a bad name,
I play my part and you play your game,
You give love a bad name, you give love a bad name.

Paint your smile on your lips, blood red nails on your finger tips,
A school boyís dream, you act so shy,
Your very fist kiss was your first kiss goodbye.

Youíre a loaded gun,
Thereís nowhere to run,
No one can save me,
The damage is done.

Shot through the heart, and youíre to blame.
You give love a bad name,
I play my part and you play your game,
You give love....

Shot through the heart, and youíre to blame.
You give love a bad name,
I play my part and you play your game,
You give love a bad name.

Shot through the heart, and youíre to blame.
You give love a bad name,
I play my part and you play your game,
You give love a bad name.