100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong - CD 4 (2004)

Love Ain't Nothing But a Four Letter Word
Bon Jovi, Sambora, Bryan

She was waiting alone at the station
praying for her train to arrive
Thinking 'bout her destination, 
the tattered bag had all she had in life
She turned her back on her family,
She turned her back on her friends
She turned her back on a married man
when she took off that wedding band
She said, I'm giving up,
silver clouds have turned to grey
Had enough, there's got to be a better way
Giving up, you know you've gotta walk
There's some things in life still worth fighting for

Chorus:
Ain't no big secret so forget all you heard
Love ain't nothing but a four-letter word
For some it's for better, for some it's for worse
Love ain't nothing but a four-letter word
Love aint' nothing

This time he said was the last time,
last time he said just the same
In your heart you know that they'll be a next time
That your battered bones would have to explain
Giving up, nothing's changing but the score
Had enough, every night love turns to war
Give it up, gave it all and wanted more
It ain't nothing worth dying for

Chorus:
It's no big secret so forget all you heard
Love ain't nothing but a four-letter word
For some it's a blessing, for some it's a curse
Love ain't nothing but a four-letter word
Love ain't nothing

Forget your mama's rosary beads 
to get you through this time of need
You know you gotta cross that line
You take it one day at a time

Had enough, the silver clouds all turning grey
I'm heading for a better day

Chorus:
No big secret so forget all you heard
Love ain't nothing but a four-letter word
For some it's for better, for some it's for worse
Love ain't nothing but a four-letter word
Love ain't nothing (it ain't nothing now, baby)
Love ain't nothing but a four-letter word
Love ain't nothing (nothing now, baby)
Love ain't nothing but a four-letter word
Love ain't nothing (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Love ain't nothing but a four-letter word
Love ain't nothing
Love ain't nothing but a four-letter word
Love ain't nothing
Love ain't nothing but a four-letter word
Love ain't nothing
Love ain't nothing but a four-letter word
Love ain't nothing

Love Ain't Nothing But a Four Letter Word (demo version)
Bon Jovi

She was waiting alone at the station
praying for her train to arrive
Thinking 'bout her destination,
her tattered bag held all that she had in life
She turned her back on her family,
she said goodbye to her friends
She turned her back on a married man
when she took off the wedding band

But through her crying she said I don't need this
Through the tears she said it's all a waste
It ain't nothing like it is in the movies
Here a hit is just a slap in the face

Chorus:
And it's no big secret so forget all you heard
'cause love ain't nothing but a four-letter word
For some it's for better, for us it's for worse
Love ain't nothing but a four-letter word
Nothing

This time he said was the last time,
Last time he said just the same
In your heart you know that there'll be a next time
Your battered bones will have to explain
Now your bruises can't ride on religion
Since you swore it was for better or worse
But how many times must you lay down and say
It's something that I deserved

Chorus:
It ain't no big secret so forget all you heard
'cause love ain't nothing but a four-letter word
For some it's a blessing, for some it's a curse
Love ain't nothing but a four-letter word
Love ain't nothing but a four-letter word

Forget about your rosary beads
to take you through your time of need
You'll pray to God to cross that line
And take it one day at a time

Still you try and make some sense of
all the things that he had said
Was there something so wrong to turn eyes so blue
To fiery eyes of red again?

Chorus:
There ain't no big secret so forget all you heard
'cause love ain't nothing but a four-letter word
For some it's for better, for some it's for worse
But love ain't nothing but a four-letter word

There's no big secret so forget all you heard
Cause love ain't nothing but a four-letter word
For some it's a blessing, for some it's a curse
But love ain't nothing but a four-letter word
Love ain't nothing but a four-letter word
Love ain't nothing but a four-letter word
Love ain't nothing but a four-letter word

Rivers Run Dry
Bon Jovi, Child

I didn't want to say it in this way
I didn't want to see the day I'd say these words to you
I didn't want have to explain
Sometimes heroes have to lose

It's killing me to see you cry
Would it make it any better if I told you I did it all for you
It was just another roll of the dice
Just another star in the sky
Tried to touch it but I couldn't fly

Chorus:
Everybody knows the promise of the river
Everybody goes with the fire in their eyes
Everybody knows you can lead a horse to water
But there's nothing anybody can do
Rivers run dry

Gonna have to go away
I always told you that a man has got to face his own mistakes
Sometimes you get a lucky break
Sometimes your winning streak will stay
Sometimes you gotta pay

Chorus:
Everybody knows the promise of the river
Everybody goes with the fire in their eyes
Everybody knows you can lead a horse to water
But there's nothing anybody can do
When the rivers run dry

Oh, I remember when the rivers ran high
Oh, we could make it to the other side
Make it to the other side

Chorus:
Everybody knows the promise of the river
Everybody goes with the fire in their eyes
Everybody knows you can lead a horse to water
But there's nothing anybody can do
Oh, there's nothing anybody can do
There's nothing anybody can do
When the rivers run dry
When the rivers run dry

Always (demo)
Bon Jovi

This Romeo is bleeding but you can't see his blood
It's nothing but some feelings that this old dog just kicked up
Since you've left me it's been raining 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

Chorus:
And I will love you, baby, always
And I'll be there forever and a day, always
I'll be there 'til the stars don't shine,
'til the heavens burst and the words don't rhyme
I know when I die you'll be on my mind and I'll love you
Always

Now your picture's all that you left behind
With some memories of a different life
Some that made us laugh, some that made you cry
One that made you have to say goodbye
What I'd give you 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 and he pulls you near
And he says the words that you needed to hear
I wish I was him 'cause those words are mine
To say to you 'til the end of time

Chorus:
And I will love you, baby, always
And I'll be there forever and a day, always
I'll be there 'til the stars don't shine
'til the heavens burst and the words don't rhyme
I know when I die you'll be on my mind and I'll love you
Always

If you told me to cry for you, baby 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
Just to say these words to you

What I got ain't luck and these loaded dice
So baby if you give me one more try
We can pack up that old bag up with our old life
We can find a place where the sun still shines

Chorus:
And I will love you, baby, always
And I'll be there forever and a day, always
I'll be there 'til the stars don't shine
'til the heavens burst and the words don't rhyme
I know when I die you'll be on my mind and I'll love you
Always
Always
I'll be there 'til the stars don't shine
'til the heavens burst and the words don't rhyme
Always
Always

Kidnap An Angel
Bon Jovi, Falcon

I get up every morning, drink coffee alone
My house is too quiet; I'm the only one home
I let the newspapers pile up at the door
I can't be bothered; don't read 'em no more
The flowers are blooming, that you planted last spring
I can't make much sense out of anything

Chorus:
If I could kidnap an angel
I'd clip off his wings
And bring 'em to you
That would fix everything

I get in the car like I do every day
Wondering how in the world did it turn out this way?
It's just 'round the corner, turn left and I'm there
I'd do anything to be anywhere but here

Chorus:
If I could kidnap an angel
I'd clip off his wings
And bring 'em to you
That'll fix everything

If I could kidnap an angel
He could teach us to fly
We'd live forever, forever
We'd never die
If I could kidnap an angel

- guitar solo - 

Now the parking attendant knows my first name
These long green hallways all look the same
There's four elevators, one goes to that floor
I brace myself when I get to the door
I close my eyes and take a deep breath
Then sit down beside your hospital bed

Chorus:
If I could kidnap an angel
I'd clip off his wings
And bring 'em to you
That would fix everything

If I could kidnap an angel
He could teach us to fly
We'd live forever, forever
We'd never die
If I could kidnap an angel
If I could kidnap an angel
He'd say the word
He'd tear down these walls
People laughing like children
through these hospital halls
There'd be no more tears
There'd be no more blood
There'd be nothing but smiles
Nothing but love

If I could kidnap an angel…
If I could kidnap an angel…

Breathe
Bon Jovi, Sambora, Marti Fredrickson

What's the world coming to?
Where are we all running to?
Not all our dreams are coming true
We can't let it break us
In two hearts that beat as one
Can't let the clouds cover the sun
If I'm ramblin' I'm guilty
of wearing my heart on my sleeve

Chorus:
When it hurts, breathe
When it burns, breathe
The feeling inside you is feeling like I do
Take a breath, breathe
Let it out, breathe
Just close your eyes, don't hold it inside you
Breathe

She said, baby you look down tonight
There's something wrong and that ain't right
I hear you talking in your sleep
I want to dive into your dreams and
wrap my loving arms around you
Protect you when the waves crash down on you
When you're lost and you're scared, I'll be the air

Chorus:
When it hurts, breathe
When it burns, breathe
The feeling inside you is feeling like I do
Take a breath, breathe
Let it out, breathe,
Just close your eyes
Don't close it inside you
Breathe

When you give and you take 
and it feels like something breaks
It's alright.
Breathe.

-guitar solo - 

Chorus:
When it hurts
When in doubt
When it burns
Let it out
When you give
When you love
When you live
When you touch
If all that we've got is each other
Than all that we got is a lot

When it hurts, breathe
When it burns, breathe
The feeling inside you is feeling like I do
Take a breath, breathe
Let it out, breathe
Just close your eyes,
don't hold it inside you
Breathe.
Just breathe
Breathe
Just breathe

Out Of Bounds
Bon Jovi, Sambora

A loaded gun needs no alibis
Out on the street where the truth's a lie
Wasted blood that I left behind
Broken hearts leave a young man blind
I need protection on the underground
I'm going down, down, down, down, down

Chorus:
Out of bounds
You can cross that line
Out of bounds
Is out of time
Out of bounds
Is where I'll be
I can't hold on but I can't break free
I'm going down, down, down, down, down
Out of bounds
Out of bounds

You're asking why but who's to say
The things you've done haven't gone away
Nowhere to run, no one to blame
I'm just a puppet in a bad man's game
I need protection on the underground
I'm going down, down, down, down, down

Chorus:
Out of bounds
You can cross that line
Out of bounds
Is out of time
Out of bounds
Is where I'll be
I can't hold on but I can't break free
I'm going down, down, down, down, down
Out of bounds
Oh, out of bounds

So say a prayer for the innocent
It's the innocent who believe
You can't forgive what you can't forget
When that innocent man was me

Chorus:
Out of bounds
You can cross that line
Out of bounds
Is out of time
Out of bounds
Is where I'll be
I can't hold on but I can't break free
I'm going down, down, down, down, down, down, down
Down, down, down, down down
Out of bounds
Oh, out of bounds
Oh, out of bounds
Oh, out of bounds
Oh, out of bounds
Oh, out of bounds
Oh, out of bounds
Oh, out of bounds
Oh, out of bounds

Letter To A Friend
Bon Jovi

I'll be there to hold you by the hand
When you need someone to walk you home
You know that I'll be there to understand
When you call me on the phone
I'll be there to watch you when you sleep
When you close your eyes at night
And I'll be there to keep your secrets kept,
Cross my heart, hope to die
I swear each word is true
There's only one thing I wouldn't do
I'll be there when you need a real friend
I'll be there to listen to your secrets
I'll be there and give you all I've got
I'll be there when you paint your masterpiece
And I'll be right beside your every move
I'll give you my eyes so you can see
And I'll help you to find the things you've lost
When you're busting at the seams
I swear each word is true
There's only one thing I wouldn't do
I ain't gonna love you
I ain't gonna love you

Chorus:
Nobody wants you like I want you
Nobody needs you like I need you
You know I would beg and plead,
get down on my knees
I'd do most anything, it's true
But I ain't gonna love you
I ain't gonna love you
'Cause I love you

Whoa, whoa, whoa

I'll be there to love the things you love
I'll be the one who knows your middle name
Be the only one that you can trust
I'll give you the blood that's in my veins
I swear these words are true
There's only one thing I wouldn't do
I ain't gonna love you

Chorus:
'Cause nobody wants you like I want you
Nobody needs you like I need you
You know I would beg and please,
get down on my knees
Do most anything for you
But I ain't gonna love you
I ain't gonna love
'Cause I love you
Because I love you

Temptation
Bon Jovi

Place my missing picture on my beer I'm running away from home
Sam, I'm just a man, a rusted bucket of flesh and bone
Someday I'll seek forgiveness for the sweet smell of her breath
She touched my hand and asked for a check, I put out my cigarette

Chorus:
Temptation
Temptation
Go home, Lord
I'm walking straight into the ocean
Tell the tide I'm on my way
I'm gonna hang my head down tonight on Damocles' sword

When the angels hung out in Eden they saw Adam chasing Eve
They said grab your boots, your coat, your hat
My boy, it's time that you leave
She asked me if I'd like to play but she knew that I was broke
I cashed my chips out months ago
This smile's just mirrors and smoke

Chorus:
Temptation
Temptation
Go home, Lord
I'm walking straight into the ocean
Tell the tide I'm on my way
I'm gonna hang my head down tonight on Damocles' sword

Twist my wrist
Tell me I should resist
But the flesh is weak
Here comes the kiss

Uh, huh
Uh, huh
Uh, Huh

Twist my wrist
I can't go on like this
The flesh is weak
Here it comes… here it comes…

Chorus:
Temptation
Temptation
Go home, Lord
I'm walking straight into the ocean
Tell the tide I'm on my way
I'm gonna hang my head down tonight on Damocles' sword
Temptation

Uh, huh
Uh, huh
Uh, huh

I'm gonna hang my head down tonight on Damocles' sword

Gotta Have A Reason
Bon Jovi, Sambora, Michael Kamen

Here we stand, caught between the cradle and the grave
In a world that gives you nothing but your name
With every step you take you must be brave
Nothing lost is nothing gained
And I know lives are lost for crowns and kings
We all know love is lost for lesser things
And the angels here have broken wings
Though I know somewhere a choir sings

Chorus:
You gotta have a reason
A reason to believe
A reason just to dream
Sometimes it takes blind eyes to see
A reason to believe

A hot-headed hero, here you see I'm just a man
Comes a time, a time to make a stand, yeah
So here I am with heart in hand
Don't be afraid to understand

Chorus:
You gotta have a reason
One reason to believe
A reason just to dream
Sometimes it takes blind eyes to see
A reason to believe in trust
I believe in faith
I believe in us
'Til my dying day

You gotta have a reason
Oh, you gotta have a reason, yeah

If all we've got is you and me
Then what we've got is all we need

Chorus:
You gotta have a reason
One reason to believe
A reason just to dream
But sometimes it takes blind eyes to see
One reason

You gotta have a reason
One reason to believe
A reason just to dream
But sometimes it takes blind eyes to see
One reason

Gotta have a reason
Oh, you gotta have a reason
One reason to believe
A reason just to dream

All I Wanna Do Is You
Bon Jovi, Sambora

Working hard eight days a week
Most days we got no time to speak
I feel like I'm chasing after my own life
Girl can't you see you're my only vice
Take the phone off the hook
Turn the lights down low
We'll play some old Sam Cooke
Baby, let yourself go

Chorus:
All I wanna do is you
All I wanna do is you
I'll do anything you want me to
Cuz, all I wanna do is you

I don't care what kinda clothes you wear
It doesn't matter how you do your hair
I don't need pink champagne on ice
Girl, can't you see that you're my only vice
Turn the whole world off
Keep your high heels on
Take it nice and slow
And make it last 'til dawn

Chorus:
All I wanna do is you
All I wanna do is you
I'll do anything you want me to
Cuz, all I wanna do is you

- guitar solo - 

I don't wanna eat
I don't wanna sleep
Don't wanna sit around and watch TV
When you're next to me it's where I wanna be
All I wanna, all I wanna, all I wanna do…

Chorus:
All I wanna do is you
All I wanna do is you
I'll do anything you want me to
Cuz, all I wanna do is you

All I wanna, all I wanna, all I wanna do
All I wanna do, now
All I wanna do is you
Baby, you

Billy
Bon Jovi, Sambora

Yeah, yeah, yeah, Uh, huh

Since you're been gone now honey
life ain't nothing but sad luck days
I begged on my knees now, sugar
You acted like you never knew my name
My friends saw you at the station
I guess you must have missed your train
Tell me is it 'cause you love me, Billy
Or is it just because you love the pain?

Chorus:
Billy, Billy
Ain't love hard to explain?
For a debutante you're a real hard woman
But I love you just the same

How come you're sad when I get happy?
Why do you laugh when I want to cry?
Tell me why when I say I need you
You turn around and you say goodbye
Why do you think that a heart's so fragile?
Can you tell me why love's so blind?
Just like a magnet you pull me under
I can't resist you, we're two of a kind

Chorus:
Billy, Billy
Ain't love hard to explain?
For a debutante you're a real hard woman
But I love you just the same

Billy, Billy
We're better lovers than friends
Life is like a movie but this ain't pretend
There really doesn't have to be a happy end

Chorus:
Billy, Billy
Ain't love hard to explain?
For a debutante you're a real hard woman
But I love you just the same

I never said you had to walk on water
Or that I could ever stop the rain
Sometimes we break up just to make up, baby
And we don't care who's to blame
Hey, hey, hey

Chorus:
Billy, Billy
Ain't love hard to explain?
For a debutante you're a real hard woman
But I love you just the same

Billy, Billy
Can we be lovers and friends
Life is like a movie but this ain't pretend
There really doesn't have to be a happy end

Uh, huh, huh,
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Uh, huh, huh
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Billy, Billy
Ain't love hard to explain?
Billy, Billy
I love you just the same

Nobody's Hero
Bon Jovi, Sambora

You're afraid and it feels like you're too tired to fight
Even your heart don't know if you're still alive
Man, you never felt so all alone in this world tonight
And I, don't you know that I felt the same?
I've seen this storm, I've been through the rain
You've gotta know that I feel your pain
Don't be afraid
When you're on the edge, I will rescue you
When you need a friend, I'll be there for you

Chorus:
I'm nobody's hero
For you I'd lay down my life
Nobody's hero
But I'd tear down the stars from the sky
If you would lean on me, baby, dream on me
You can bleed on me, just believe in me
Nobody's hero

Well out on these streets
They're waiting for blind eyes to see
They're waiting for our cuts to bleed
Out here they're waiting for you and me
Well alright, alright
This time you know I ain't afraid to fight
For you I ain't afraid to die
As long as you are by my side it will be alright
When all faith is gone, I will pray for you
Just keep holding on, I'll be there for you

Chrous:
I'm nobody's hero
But for you I'd lay down my life
Nobody's hero
But I'd tear down the stars from the sky
If you lean on me, you can bleed on me
Baby, dream on me just believe in me
Nobody's hero

Oh, oh, oh

- solo - 

I'm nobody's hero
But for you I'd lay down my life
Nobody's hero
But I'd tear down the stars from the sky
If you would lean on me, you can bleed on me
Baby, dream on me, just believe in me
I'm nobody's hero
Nobody's hero
Baby, lean on me, you can dream on me
Just bleed on me, just believe in me

Livin' On A Prayer (demo) (hidden track)
Bon Jovi, Sambora, Child

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

Oh, we're half way there
Oh, livin' on a prayer
Take my hand and we'll make it, I swear
Oh, livin' on a prayer

Tommy put his six string in hock
Now he's holding in what he used
To make it talk, so tough, oh, it's tough
Gina dreams of running away
When she cries in the night
Tommy whispers: Hey, 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

Oh, we're half way there
Oh, livin' on a prayer
Take my hand and we'll make it, I swear
Oh, livin' on a prayer
Livin' on a prayer

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

Oh, we're half way there
Oh, livin' on a prayer
Take my hand and we'll make it, I swear
Oh, livin' on a prayer
Oh, we're halfway there
Oh, livin' on a prayer
Just hang tough, and we'll make it, I swear
Oh, livin' on a prayer
Oh, we're halfway there