100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong - CD 1 (2004)

Why Aren't You Dead?
Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child

I got the letter you left under my door
Knocked me on my ass to the floor
Never knew two words could take such a bite
It said, "Dear Jon, Hello. Goodbye."
I saw your car parked outside Motel Cascade
Saw two shadows go to town on the shade
I can't believe my own lyin' eyes, oh my
It better be your girlfriend I saw going down some other guy
You told me you loved me, 'til death do us part
So tell me there's a tombstone where there used to be a heart

Chorus:
You said you couldn't live without me
So why aren't you dead?
Instead of six feet under you're in someone else's bed
There's just one thing that I can't get through my head
You said you couldn't live without me so why aren't you dead?

I cut your face out of our old photographs
And all the junk you left behind's in the trash
Well, I hoped you were a goner for sure
Well, there's been a resurrection, yeah, a miracle cure
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
If you can't trust the livin' baby who can you trust?

Chorus:
You said you couldn't live without me
So why aren't you dead?
Instead of six feet under you're in someone else's bed
There's just one thing that I can't get through my head
You said you couldn't live without me so why aren't you dead?

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
If you can't trust the livin' baby who can you trust?

Chorus:
Couldn't live without me
So why aren't you dead?
Instead of six feet under you're in someone else's bed
There's just one thing that I can't get through my head
You said you couldn't live without me baby, so why aren't you dead?

You said you couldn't live without me, what a surprise!
Instead of laying you out I'm laying down on the line
You spend my hard-earned money, you left me in the red
You said you couldn't live without me
So why aren't you dead?
So why aren't you dead?
Why aren't you dead?

The Radio Saved My Life Tonight
Bon Jovi, Sambora

I got something on my mind; I'm just a little bit depressed
I try to blame it on the rain but it was in my heart, I guess
I'm feeling like a stranger when I drove through my hometown
Past the sign that reads 'The Boyhood Home of a Place That's Long Gone Now'
I realized ain't nothing what it used to be
Until I heard a song that takes me to my memories

Chorus:
Radio saved my life tonight
An old song that the DJ played made me feel alright
I made it home by my dashboard light
The radio saved my life tonight

Just this side of morning, just this side of dawn
I walked so soft into my bedroom, saw my wife sleeping alone
She whispered, "Baby, are you OK? Have you been gone for long?"
I just kicked off my jeans and I held her close, I held her all night long
I tried to sleep but in my mind I heard that song
Like a friend in need the melody keeps me hanging on

Chorus:
Radio saved my life tonight
An old song that the DJ played made me feel alright
I made it home by my dashboard light
Radio saved my life tonight

Radio saved my life tonight
The sad song that the DJ played made me feel alright
As I drove down that lonesome highway just me and my dashboard light
Radio saved my life tonight

Radio saved my life tonight
That old song that the DJ played made me feel alright
I made it home by my dashboard light
Radio saved my life tonight

The radio saved my life tonight
The radio saved my life tonight
The radio saved my life tonight
The radio saved my life tonight

Taking It Back
Bon Jovi, Sambora

I've been away so long I hardly knew the place
It's been too long since I've been around
Just like a rolling stone I ain't go no home
But my boys are back in town, kick it

It's been two long years that I've been on the run
From lawyers, lovers, monies and a lawman's son
You thought it was the last that you heard from me
Well you better back up to catch up with me
'Cause I'm livin' in the fast lane, speeding like a steam train
Just before I fall, just before I fall off the track

Chorus:
Taking it back
I'm taking it back
Taking it back
You took it away, took it away
All I can say is we're taking it back

I'm the same old dog that I used to be
The word's all over town that you've been looking for me
I'm no different that I was before
Give you what you need and then I'm out the door
'Cause I'm livin' in the fast lane, coming like a hurricane
A snake without a rattle, baby that's a matter of fact, yeah

Chorus:
Taking it back
Taking it back
Taking it back
You took it away, took it away
All I can say is we're taking it back

I've been away so long it's good to see your face
Barkeep, won't you buy me a round?
Raise a glass to the good times past
Then we'll tear this damn place down

Chorus:
Taking it back
Taking it back
Taking it back
Taking it back
Taking it back
Taking it back, all right
Taking it back
Taking it back

Someday I'll Be Saturday Night (demo - alternate lyrics)
Bon Jovi, Sambora, Child

I'm goin' drinking (spoken)

Hey, my name is Jim, I fought in Vietnam
My life's a bargain basement, all the good shit's gone
I just can't hold a job. Where did I go wrong?
I'm sleeping in my car; My dreams moved on
My name is Billy Jean, my love is bought and sold
I'm only sixteen, I feel a hundred years old
My foster daddy went and took my innocence away
The street life ain't much better but at least I'm getting paid
Tuesday just might go my way
It can't get worse than yesterday
Thursdays, Fridays ain't been kind
But somehow I'll survive

Chorus:
Hey, man, I'm alive
As long as I can breathe,
as long as I can fight
Hey man, I know I'll get by (oh, oh, oh)
When I wanna die, I pick up all the pieces and what's left of my pride
I'm feeling like a Monday but I wish I was Saturday night

I can't say my name, my life is on the line
They say that I'm to blame, that I'm guilty of a crime
I wish that I could be in another time and place
With someone else's soul and someone else's face
This world ain't so cut and dry, black and white, wrong or right
I ain't here to justify what I gotta do to survive

Chorus:
Hey, man, I'm alive
As long as I can breathe,
As long as I can fight
Hey man, I know I'll get by (oh, oh, oh)
When I wanna die
I pick up all the pieces and what's left of my pride
I'm feeling like a Monday but I wish I was Saturday night
I'm feeling like a Monday but someday I'll be Saturday night

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

Chorus:
Hey, man, I'm alive
As long as I can breathe, as long as I can fight
Hey man, I know I'll get by (oh, oh, oh)
When I wanna die, I pick up all the pieces and what's left of my pride
I'm feeling like a Monday but someday I'll be Saturday night
I'm feeling like a Monday but someday I'll be Saturday night
I'm feeling like a Monday but someday I'll be Saturday night

Miss Fourth Of July
Bon Jovi

I used to live, but now I survive
I used to believe, but now it's just one day at a time
The circus is gone, it's all packed away
The clown's hat, the makeup's been packed in its case

Chorus:
So we wave goodbye to Miss Fourth of July
The queen of the roses has left us with nothing but thorns
Don't say we never tried, Miss Fourth of July
The stars that we reached for left us with nothing but dawn

I used to laugh, but I've learned to cry
And I ain't too proud to let you see tears fall from these eyes
For all of my hopes, my heartaches and fears
For a night I just watched and you walked out of here

Chorus:
I just waved goodbye to Miss Fourth of July
The queen of the roses has left us with nothing but thorns
Don't say we never tried, Miss Fourth of July
The crown that we reached for left us with nothing
But your thorns left me wounded
not unlike the truth
When innocence sang his last song
He'd tell me that it's all gone
Just look me in the eyes and say it meant nothing at all

- solo -

I used to live (I used to live)
I've learned to die (learned to die)
And I used to dream
I used to dream

Chorus:
So now we wave goodbye to Miss Fourth of July
The queen of the roses has left us with nothing but thorns
Don't say we've never tried, Miss Fourth of July
The stars that we reached for, they've left us with nothing but dawn
Oh, yeah
Nothing but a heavy hit of heartbreak
A handful of blues
Oh, yeah
I'll never get over you

Open All Night
Bon Jovi, Child, Eric Brazilian

So you packed your bags you said you're leaving tonight
You gotta catch the last train to the big city lights
It's your life, better get on board
Got all dolled up in your Sunday shoes
You got that lipstick on, nothing to lose
Except me, baby, singing the blues
So go on now just walk away, baby
Don't look back, you just drive me crazy, baby, baby, baby, baby

Chorus:
Don't worry about me, I'll get along
I'm like a neon sign that's always on
It's alright, I'm open all night
I'll be right here waiting no matter how long
I'll keep the jukebox playing our favorite song
Hey, if you're lonely, I'm open all night
Open all night
I'll never turn out the lights
Open all night

She waved goodbye, said baby, good luck
You better chase your dreams before they rust
Get what you can, and hope it's enough
Go on now, you're on your way, baby
Break some hearts, hearts can break easy - baby, baby, baby, baby

Chorus:
Don't worry about me, I'll get along
I'm like a neon sign that's always on
It's alright, I'm open all night
I'll be right here waiting no matter how long
I'll keep the jukebox playing our favorite song
Hey, if you're lonely, I'm open all night
Open all night
I'll never turn out the lights
Open all night

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
If anybody had a heart, oh, if anybody had a heart
They'd know how much, just how much, I want you

Open all night, I'll never turn out the lights

Chorus:
Don't worry about me, I'll get along
I'm like a neon sign that's always on
It's alright, I'm open all night
I'll be right here waiting no matter how long
I'll keep the jukebox playing our favorite song
If you're lonely, I'm open all night
Open all night
I'll never turn out the lights
Open all night
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Don't worry about me, I'll get along
I'm like a neon sign that's always on
It's alright, I'm open all night
I'll be right here waiting no matter how long
I'll keep that jukebox playing our favorite song
If you're lonely, I'm open all night

Yeah, yeah
Open all night
Oh yeah, I'm open all night
Just me and my baby

These Arms Are Open All Night
Bon Jovi, Billy Falcon

Well, it's closing time, I got no place to go
No, I'm not tired; nobody's waiting at home
Hey, what about you? Looks like you're leaving alone
Guess that makes two - me and you
By the way, my name is Jones
I know a place, it's not far from here
That's my dented red Chevy out front
You can follow me there

There's no neon lights
It don't stink of beer
It's just a mile up the road
Just a minute from here

Chorus:
These arms are open all night
If you need someone to talk to
A hand to hold onto
And if it feels right
These arms are open all night

Now the band is through, they're breaking down the drums
They took the singer's keys, man, he was really drunk
They're turning on the lights, we can't stay here no more
Hey, I can take a hint, find my way out the door
So what do you think? Are you going my way?
There's still a whole lot more left to this night
Baby, what do you say?

Chorus:
These arms are open all night
If you need someone to talk to
A hand to hold onto
And if it feels right
These arms are open all night

God only knows how long it's been that I been this lonely
Back there at the stop sign
I see her headlights
I think she's coming with me

Chorus:
These arms are open all night
If you need someone to talk to
A hand to hold onto
And if it feels right
These arms are open all night
They're open all night

I Get A Rush
Bon Jovi, Child, Brazilian

Every day of my life has been leading me here tonight
Feels like I'm coming home back to you, back to you
Every chance that I take
Every wrong turn and every mistake
Is a step on the road back to you
And I'm alive

Chorus:
I like it, I like it, I can't get enough
I like it, I like it, yeah, I get a rush
I like what I like and I like it too much
You know what I like, yeah, I get a rush

And my goal, I see you, you're as close as the hole in my shoe
And when I'm feeling you, I'm renewed, I get high
I can fly, I've got wings
I've got riches that money can't bring
I've got more than a king, I've got you
And baby, that's alright

Chorus:
I like it, I like it, I can't get enough
I like it, I like it, yeah, I get a rush
I like what I like and I like it too much
You know what I like, yeah, I get a rush
From you, everything you do
I call it love
Yeah, I get a rush, I get a rush

Every day of my life has been leading me here tonight
And wherever I roam I'm heading back home to you
Back to you

Chorus:
Cuz, I like it, I like it, I can't get enough
I like it, I like it, yeah, I get a rush
I like what I like and I like it too much
You know what I like, yeah, I get a rush

I like it, I like it, I can't get enough
I like it, I like it, yeah, I get a rush
I like what I like and I like it too much
You know what I like, yeah, I get a rush
From you, everything you do
I call it love
Yeah, I get a rush, I get a rush from you

Someday Just Might Be Tonight
Bon Jovi, Sambora, Mark Hudson

Playing king of the mountain on a dead end street
At the edge of the block is where we cut our teeth
The world was trying to sweep up off our feet
I'd run home crying with cut up knees
"It's alright," Mama said. "It's alright."
Now nothing's changed and it never will
When you learn to swallow defeat like a bitter pill
Remember the story about Jack 'n' Jill
They ended up driving in a Coupe de Ville
You don't know when your ship will arrive

Chorus:
Don't give up, don't give in
Stand and fight, you just might win
When the ride gets rough
Hold on tight
Someday just might be tonight

You're the kind that goes swimming with a raincoat on
Who's to say if you are right or wrong
Let me know when you figured it out
Just don't go drowning in a shadow of doubt
Don't let the bastards make up your mind

Chorus:
Don't give up, don't give in
Stand and fight, you just might win
When the ride gets rough
Hold on tight
Someday just might be tonight

You may never find a treasure that's been washed up on the beach
Heaven won't be waiting for you walking down these city streets
Remember Mama's Band Aids on your scabby knees
They had to bleed for little victories

Chorus:
Don't give up, don't give in
Stand and fight, you just might win
When the ride gets rough
Hold on tight
Someday just might be tonight

Don't give up, don't give in
You never know when the ship will come in
When the ride gets rough
Hold on tight
Someday just might be tonight

Thief Of Hearts
Bon Jovi, Patrick Leonard

You can lock up all the doors
Pull up the covers
Turn out the lights
I'll know where you are
It's alright
You can go ahead and hide
You know you can't keep me out
I'll find my way
I'm here to stay
Even the cops can't save you now

Hey, baby, there's nothing you can do
Hey, baby, it isn't up to you

Chorus:
I am the thief of hearts
Don't hide or try to run
I'll play the part, I'm the thief of hearts
I've come to steal your love

I am the thief of hearts

You can hold onto your heart
You ain't gonna win
Go ahead and draw the blind
I'm still coming in

Hey, baby, I'm gonna wear you down
Hey, baby, you better listen to me now

Chorus:
I am the thief of hearts
The shadow on your wall
The whisper in your ear
The footsteps in the hall
I am the thief of hearts
Don't hide or try to run
I'll play the part, I'm the thief of hearts
I'm gonna steal your love

I am the thief of the hearts

Hey, baby, there's nothing you can do
Hey, baby, you know there ain't no use

Chorus:
I am the thief of hearts
Guilty of the charge
You can throw away the keys
And double up the bars
I am the thief of hearts
Don't hide, don't try to run
I'll play the part, I'm the thief of hearts
I'm gonna steal your love

I am the thief of hearts
I am the thief of hearts
I am the thief of hearts

Last Man Standing
Bon Jovi, Falcon

Come see a living, breathing spectacle only seen right here
Your last chance in this lifetime, the line forms at the rear
You won't believe your eyes
Your eyes will not believe your ears
Get your money out, get ready
Step right up, yeah you, come here

You ain't seen nothing like him, the last one of a breed
Better hold on to your honey
Honeys, don't forget to breathe
Enter at your own risk, mister
It might change the way you think
There's no dancers, there's no diamonds
No, this boy don't lip synch

Chorus:
Here's the last man standing
Step right up, here's the real thing
The last chance of a lifetime
Come and see, hear, feel the real thing

See those real live calloused fingers wrapped around those guitar strings
Kiss the lips where hurt has lingered
It breaks your heart to hear him sing
The songs were more than music, they were pictures from his soul
So keep your pseudo-punk, hip-hop, pop-rock junk
And your digital downloads

Chorus:
Here's the last man standing
Step right up, here's the real thing
The last chance of a lifetime
Come and see, hear, feel the real thing

Take your seats, now folks - it's showtime
Hey, Patrick, hit the lights
There's something in the air, there's magic in the night
Now here's the band, they really play
I'll count the first one in
I don't know where it's going
We all know where it's been

Chorus:
The last man standing
Step right up, here's the real thing
The last chance of a lifetime
To come and see, hear, feel

The last man standing
Step right up, here's the real thing
The last chance of a lifetime
Come and see, hear, feel the real thing,
the real thing,
the real thing

I Just Wanna Be Your Man
Bon Jovi

Hello, baby, it's only me
I know you're tired, it's been a long hard week
I was thinking maybe if you ain't got no plans
I just wanna be your man
Tonight I wanna be your man

I know what you're thinking, that you've got your doubts
Not the only one that knows what your dreams are about
If you say no then I will understand
I just wanna be your man
Tonight I wanna be your man

And all I want is to dream out loud
We used to think we had it all worked out
I know that you don't want to be alone
The streets outside are so damn cold

You still ever think of you and me as 'us'?
Or another thing we let die and turn to dust?
I wasn't there to clean the cuts, yeah
I was the one who got caught in the ruts
I was just thinking maybe if you got no plans
I
I just wanna
Tonight I wanna be your man