Destination Anywhere (1997)

QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS
J. Bon Jovi, Dave Stewart

She said baby our love's just like your songs
The beat ain't bad but the words are all wrong
It's time to pack my bags, it's time to just move on
She sang Johnny, I'm gone, gone, gone
And she was gone

Me and Leigh met summer of '95
In a burgundy dress lookin' finer than a French wine
A Cajun queen with another side
She was a schoolboy's dream, I was out of my mind
She was lookin' fine
She said "You want to drive me home"
But what I didn't know...

Chorus:
Ooh, Ooh - I was dancing with the
Queen of New Orleans
Ooh, Ooh - Dancing in the streets of New Orleans
Ooh, Ooh - Dancing cheek to cheek in New Orleans
Ooh, Ooh - It was almost like a dream

That night I made a move, man I felt hard
When I put my hands in her cookie jar
She was more than a girl, she was a cabaret star
I was a deer in the lights of a speeding car
Nothing's what it seems
She was a Venus de Milo in her sister's jeans

Chorus

Chorus2:
Ooh, Ooh - I was dancing with the
Queen of New Orleans
Ooh, Ooh - Dancing in the streets of New Orleans
Ooh, Ooh - Dancing cheek to cheek in New Orleans
Ooh, Ooh - Dancing with the Queen down Bourbon St.

Chorus 2

Ooh, Ooh - I was dancing with the Queen of New Orleans
 

JANIE, DON'T TAKE YOUR LOVE TO TOWN
J. Bon Jovi

Sitting here just watching you sleep
Wish I could slip inside and be
In some Technicolor dream
But the air's too thick for one of us to breathe
I'm not fool enough to think
You couldn't live life without me

I didn't come this far to throw the towel in
I didn't fight this hard to walk away
If I ain't smart enough to say I'm sorry
It's just because the words got in the way

I remember how it used to be
I was you and you were me
We were more than just the same
Now these shoes don't fit, my skin's too tight
When you want a kiss, I take a bite
Let your heart call up the cops, read me my rights

Last night I drank enough to drown
Raise a toast to your good looks and to my health
Look, we both know how much I've let you down
Janie don't you take your love to town

Chorus:
Janie don't you take your love to town
Janie don't you take your love to town
If I've got to beg, I'll beg, just don't walk away
Janie don't you take your love to town

You deserve a shooter, a saint
Someone to give it to you straight
To find the soul through flesh and bone
My life's a treasure, full of sunny weather
But it's left me feeling cold
Now all you want to do is take me home

I hated you, the night you said you loved me
I hated you, 'cause I couldn't love myself
I'm begging you now, baby please just hold me
I got one foot in, one foot off the ground

Chorus

Sitting here while you're fast asleep
In the bathroom by the sink
Trying to write the right words down
I turn out the lights, close my eyes
There ain't no prayers or kiss goodnight
What I'll forget to say tomorrow, I'll say now
Janie don't you take your love to town

Chorus
 

MIDNIGHT IN CHELSEA
J. Bon Jovi, Dave Stewart

The kids 'round here look just like sticks
They trade old licks with a beat up six
I just smile and catch the groove

Gothic girls all dress in black
Serious as heart attacks
It takes a little bit of getting used to

The old man with the whiskey stains
Lost the night forgot his name
His poor wife will sleep alone again
And it ain't hard to understand
Why she's holding on to her own hand

Chorus:
It's midnight in Chelsea, midnight in Chelsea
No one's asking me for favors
No one's looking for a savior
They're too busy saving me

(Repeat Chorus)

I've seen a lone, sloane ranger drive
seems her chauffeur took a dive
And sold her secrets to the sun
And later in a magazine
I finally figured what it means
To be a saint, not a queen

Two lustful lovers catch a spark
And chase their shadows in the dark
Someone's getting off tonight
Of a big red bus that's packed so tight
It disappears in a trail of light
Somewhere someone's dreaming baby it's all right...

Chorus:
It's midnight in Chelsea, midnight in Chelsea
No one's asking me for favors
No one's looking for a savior
They're too busy saving me
Midnight in Chelsea, midnight in Chelsea
No one's pinned dreams on me
No one's asking me to bleed
I'm the man I want to be
When Chelsea girls sing...

It's morning when I go to sleep
In the distant dawn a church bell rings
Another day is coming on
A baby's born, an old man dies
Somewhere young lovers kiss good-bye
I leave my soul and just move on
And wish that I was there to sing this song

Chorus:
It's midnight in Chelsea, midnight in Chelsea
No one's asking me for favors
No one's looking for a savior
They're too busy saving me

It's midnight in Chelsea, midnight in Chelsea
No one's pinned dreams on me
No one's asking me to bleed
I'm the man I want to be
The man I want to be, the man I want to be
Midnight in Chelsea
 

UGLY
J. Bon Jovi, Eric Brazilian

If you're ugly, I'm ugly too
In your eyes the sky's a different blue
If you could see yourself like others do
You'd wish you were as beautiful as you

And I wish I was a camera sometimes
So, I could take your picture with my mind
Put it in a frame for you to see
How beautiful you really are to me

Ugly, Ugly
All of us just feel like that some days
Ain't no rainbow in the sky
When you feel U.G.L.Y.
And that's ugly, yeah, yeah, yeah

Ugly, Ugly
All of us just feel like that some days
Ain't no rainbow in the sky
When you feel U.G.L.Y.
And that's ugly, ugly
All of us just feel like that some days
Ain't no cure that you can buy
When you feel U.G.L.Y.
And that's ugly

So, if you're ugly, I'm ugly too
If you're a nut, then I must be a screw
If you could see yourself the way I do
You'd wish you were as beautiful as you
I wish I was as beautiful as you
 

STARING AT YOUR WINDOW WITH A SUITCASE IN MY HAND
J. Bon Jovi

You think you know me just because you know my name
You think you see me 'cause you've seen every line on my face
You want to want me just because I say that I want you
But does it matter if anything I'm saying is the truth
You need somebody, somebody to hold on to
But this ain't the movies and we ain't heroes

Chorus:
Staring at your window with a suitcase in my hand
The streetlights buzz as the cars roll by and the moon don't give a damn
My boots just keep on walkin', but my heart don't understand
Why I'm staring at your window with a suitcase in my hand

I said I want you, but when we woke up one of us was crying
You rolled over and all you said was -
"Man, I think I'm dying"
Our song is over, this band of gold has been feeling like a noose
You place your bets, 'cause no one thinks they'll lose

Chorus

The light of love can blind you 'til you cover up your eyes
And you try to find the reason not to say good-bye
It's the curse of every sailor standing on dry land
Staring at your window with a suitcase in my hand

The night is fading, like my old tattoo
A heart and a dagger, that says "Forever"

Chorus:
Staring at your window with a suitcase in my hand
The streetlights buzz as the cars roll by and the moon don't give a damn
I'm getting tired of talkin', even I don't understand
Why I'm staring at your window with a suitcase in my hand
 

EVERY WORD WAS A PIECE OF MY HEART
J. Bon Jovi

I've been staring at the page
For what seems like days
I guess I put this one off for a while
Did I see a tear fall from your eyes
Or did you laugh so hard that you cried
When I served my secrets on a silver tray to you
Hey now, I guess the night's just bringing me down

Chorus:
There's no love, there's no hate
I left them there for you to take
But, know that every word was a piece of my heart

You've been the blood in my veins
The only one who knows my middle name
And the smiles they came easy 'cause of you
You know that I love you, but I hate you
'Cause I know I can never escape you
Let the choir sing for tonight I'm an easy mark
Hey now, am I acting just a little too proud

Chorus:

Have I said too much
Maybe I haven't said enough
But know that every word was a piece of my heart

Hush me darling, maybe I've lost my touch
Maybe I've lost my guts - there, is that truth enough
Hey now, Hey now

You know these love letters mix with whisky
Just don't light a match when you kiss me
Though I'll blow away, you know I'll be back soon
Hey now, Hey now, Hey now, am I talking just a little too loud

Chorus

Have I said too much
Maybe I haven't said enough
But know that every word was a piece of my heart
Hey now, am I talking just a little too proud
Hey now, the night's just bringing me down
 

IT'S JUST ME
J. Bon Jovi

You know your favorite old pair of shoes
The ones with the hole in the toe you won't lose
Your favorite record that's all scratched and used
But still you love to play when your feeling blue

That faded rose that's all dried out
Those Bukowski poems we couldn't live without
Your high school picture when you had wild hair
That stormy day on the beach that got us here

Oh, you better believe there's just one thing you need
Can't you see...

Chorus:
It's just me baby
It's just me baby
If there's just one thing that you should keep
In your book of dreams
It's just me baby

Just like a shadow 10 feet tall
Standing right behind you should you fall
I'll be the one to hold you up to walk
When this wicked world makes us want to crawl

And if your waves should ever break at sea
I'll be there waiting, I'm that sandy beach
I'm that same old dog, scratching those same fleas
I'll be by your side, you can count on me

Chorus

It's just me baby
What's it gonna take to make you see
What's it gonna take 'til you believe in me

Oh, how my smile fades and my heart just breaks
Every time you go away

Chorus

It's just me baby
What's it gonna take to make you see
What's it gonna take 'til you believe in me

And if someday some new memory comes along
Looking shiny new, feeling really strong
You can tell him that I'll tell him
He can just move on
I'm a fighter - I've been fighting for you all night long
It's just me baby
 

DESTINATION ANYWHERE
J. Bon Jovi

Hey Babe, it's me parked outside your house
I know that he's asleep, so listen to me now
Darlin', I'm tired of living just in your dreams
I'm getting out
You know we both sold our souls
We're just growing old, in this sleepy, dead-end town

Destination Anywhere
Name the place and I'll be there
Pack a bag a we're out of here - let's run

Baby, we both been running uphill for too long
We both settled for something, got nothing
And we both know it's wrong
Go on admit it we lived it, I'm leaving -
Get your boots and come on
I got my coat and my keys, I need you next to me, then I'm gone

Chorus:
Destination Anywhere
Name the place and I'll be there
Pack a bag a we're out of here - let's run
Destination Anywhere
Left of right, I don't care
Maybe we'll just disappear like the sun

When these wheels spin, they can all eat our dust
As far as I'm concerned, this whole town's lost it's nuts
We won't be here when they put us down
It's our big chance and I'm calling you now
They'll never let us go unless we try
I'm tired of living just to die
We're getting out of here, destination anywhere

Chorus

Come on, come on, come on
 

LEARNING HOW TO FALL
J. Bon Jovi

I was walking on a wire
Looking down, there was no net
Now, I'm standing at your door
Me and my last cigarette

Yeah we've been through this before
Too late to cover up my tracks
Damn the fool who begs for more
I'll take my past and paint it black

Now the circus has left town
This clown has got to get his feet back on the ground

Chorus:
I'm learning how to fall
Learning how to take a hit
Had to walk before I crawled
It was winner take it all
Now I'm learning how to fall
Yeah, I got the hang of it

I was standing in the light
There were faces all around
I put my gloves up for a fight
One sucker punch and I was down

Chorus

I was flying through the clouds
Pucker up, it's time to kiss the ground

Chorus
 

NAKED
J. Bon Jovi, G.Wells, M.Hudson

My friend had a girlfriend
She liked her drink
Sucked the head off her lager
Threw me a wink
And she said to me "Buddy, what's your sign?"

I was off I was runnin'
Knocked me clean off my feet
Her tongue kept on selling
What any blind man could see
I just kept on stumbling through the stop signs

She said "What you hiding underneath that shirt?"
Right behind the buttons there's a heart that hurts
Adam's evening left the curse
Take it off make it work
Naked - Naked - Just get back to basics
Naked - Face it - You can't fake it when you're naked
Naked - Face it
All I'm saying

The tail you been chasing
Put the K back in kink
Threw a coin in her jukebox
I started to think
She just smiled and offered me a peace sign

How far you gonna run in those designer shoes
The soul with holes ain't gonna be the one you lose
I don't know which one is worse
Adam, me or you

Naked - Naked - Just get back to basics
Naked - Face it - You can't fake it when you're naked
Naked - Face it
All I'm saying

Take it, embrace it
Baby, here we are
Can't you almost... taste it

Naked - Naked - Just get back to basics
Naked - Face it - You can't fake it when you're
Naked - Naked - Naked - Naked
 

LITTLE CITY
J. Bon Jovi

I got my call light on
Gimme one more fare tonight
Just get me over the bridge
I can see those shiny bay lights
You know I'm never alone
But I'm feeling lonely tonight
Damn, I got my last cigarette
But I ain't got not light

God let these wheels roll
To where the girls are pretty
When the nights explode
And life is still living
Down this open road
The arms of pity
Wait to greet me tonight in little city

In my rear view mirror
I see someone else's hairline
I hear that fire in your eyes
Is on the rock and doing hard time

And the grapes of wrath, they're on the vine
There's wine in this dirt
Here love ain't love
It's just another four letter word

God let these wheels roll
To where the girls are pretty
When the nights explode
And life is still living
Down this open road
The arms of pity
Wait to greet me tonight in little city

Now that cold gray fog's
Just a rolling down the highway
He's come to carry me home
It's put a little smile on my face
 

AUGUST 7, 4:15
J. Bon Jovi

It was another day
A perfect Texas afternoon
A mother and two children play
The way the always do
As they raced home from the mailbox
A mother and her son
Against a little girl of 6 years old
The independent one

The deputies went door to door
Through all the neighborhood
They said I got some news to tell you folks
I'm afraid it ain't so good
Somehow something happened
Someone got away
Someone got the answers for what happened here today
Oh no, Oh no, Oh no, no, no, no

Chorus:
Tell me it was just a dream - August 7 4:15
God closed His eyes and the world got mean
August 7 4:15

Now the people from the papers and the local TV news
Tried to find the reason
Cop dogs sniffed around for clues
Someone shouted "Hit and Run"
The coroner cried "Foul"
Her blue dress was what she wore
The day they laid her body down
Oh no, Oh no, Oh no, no, no, no

Chorus

I know tonight that there's an angel
Up on Heaven's highest hill
And no one there can hurt you baby
No one ever will
Somewhere someone's conscience is like a burning bed
The flames are all around you
How you gonna sleep again

Oh no, Oh no, Oh no, no, no, no

Chorus
 

COLD HARD HEART
J. Bon Jovi

You said you loved to watch me sleep
You put your head down on my chest
To hear me breathe

Go on, take my last breath from me
I don't want to live no more
And cut my eyes so I can't see
I can't see you looking back as you walk out the door

Chorus:
Cold, hard heart
Cold, cruel heart
What's it gonna take
To break your cold hard heart

I was a lover lost in sea
You found me washed up on the beach
You took me home, you gave me breakfast
I said I'd offer you protection, but you didn't charge a fee

Chorus:
Cold, hard heart
Cold, cruel heart
What's it gonna take
To break your cold, hard heart

Cold, hard heart
Cold, cruel heart
What's it gonna take
To break your cold, hard heart

What are you hiding underneath that shirt
If you're the one to run babe
Then you don't feel the hurt

Her hair so brown, and eyes so green
You used to say I made good company
She'd bring me wine and sip her tea
Then you'd give yourself what you could give to me

Chorus:
Cold, hard heart
Cold, cruel heart
What's it gonna take
To break your cold, hard heart
Cold, hard heart
Cold, cruel heart
What's it gonna take
To break your cold, hard heart