What About Now (2013)

Because We Can
Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Billy Falcon

I dont wanna be another wave in the ocean
I am a rock not just another grain of sand
I wanna be the one you run to when you need a shoulder
I aint a soldier but Im here to take a stand
Because we can

*Instrumental*

Shes in the kitchen staring out the window
So tired of living life in black & white
Right now shes missing those technicolor kisses
When he turns down the lights

Lately feeling like a broken promise
In the middle staring down his doubt
Theres only one thing in this world that he knows
He said forever and hell never let her down

I dont wanna be another wave in the ocean
I am a rock not another grain of sand
I wanna be the one you run to when you need a shoulder
I ain't a soldier but Im here to take a stand
Because we can

She laid take out on the coffee table
Prepped the dishes poured a glass of wine
Turn down the sound and move a little closer
Just for a moment everything is alright

I dont wanna be another wave in the ocean
I am a rock not just another grain of sand
I wanna be the one you run to when you need a shoulder
I aint a soldier but Im here to take a stand

Because we ca-an our love can move a mountain
Because we ca-an if you believe in we
Because we ca-an just wrap your arms around me
Because we ca-an we ca-an

*Instrumental*

I dont wanna be another wave in the ocean
I am a rock not just another grain of sand
I wanna be the one you run to when you need a shoulder
I aint a soldier but Im here to take a stand

I dont wanna be another wave in the ocean
I am a rock not just another grain of sand
I wanna be the one you run to when you need a shoulder
I aint a soldier but Im here to take a stand

Because we ca-an our love can move a mountain
Because we ca-an if you believe in we
Because we ca-an just wrap your arms around me
Because we ca-an we can

Because we can

*Instrumental*

I'm With You
Bon Jovi, John Shanks

Look at this world
It's filled with worn out places
Forgotten faces and nothing changes
Whatever happened to that new day rising
We're just surviving and living is dying
Aren't you tired of being let down
Another day, another shakedown
I'm With You

When hope is gone and all you want is the truth (I'm With You)
You carry on when it seems no use
I'm With You
If I got one thing I got something to prove
We all got nothing if there's nothing to lose (I'm With You)

I walk in shadows that seem all familiar
I've read the papers, a live forsaken
A vacant storefront
I'm an awful sale sign
Down on Main Street you just walk by
How many times you gotta break down
Before somebody's gonna shout out
I'm with you

When hope is gone and all you want is the truth (I'm With You)
You carry on when it seems no use, (I'm With You)
If I got one thing I got something to prove
We all got nothing if there's nothing to lose (I'm With You)

[Guitar Solo]

When hope is gone and all you want is the truth (I'm With you)
You carry on when it seems no use, it seems no use

Well I got one thing I got something to prove
We all got nothing if there's nothing to lose (I'm With You)
I'm with you
I'm with you
I'm with you

What About Now
Bon Jovi, John Shanks

You wanna start a fire
It only takes a spark
You gotta get behind the wheel
If you ever gonna try that car
If you wanna take a bite
You better have the teeth
If you want take that step
Then get up of your knees

Cause tonight, we're alive

Who stand for the restless
And the lonely, for the desperate
And the hungry
It's time for the count
I'm hearing you now
For the painful, the believers
For the faithless and the teachers
Stand up and be proud
What about now

You wanna start a fight
You gotta take a swing
You gotta get your hands in the dirt
To see what the harvest will bring
You wanna raise your voice
Don't be scared to breath
Don't be afraid to hurt
Don't be ashamed in me

Cause tonight, we're alive

Who stand for the restless
And the lonely, for the desperate
And the hungry
It's time for the count
I'm hearing you now
For the painful, the believers
For the faithless and the teachers
Stand up and be proud
What about now

Believe for like reasons that shift trough the season, still dreams are just bend, dark and grey
And all of your plans that slip right trough your hands are just sins that you take to your grave

Tonight, we're alive

Who stand for the restless
And the lonely, for the desperate
And the hungry
It's time for the count
I'm hearing you now
For the painful, the believers
For the faithless and the teachers
Stand up and be proud
What about now

What about now
What about now
What about now

Pictures Of You
Bon Jovi, Sambora, Shanks

I feel just like Picasso
And you're my masterpiece
I painted you a lifetime
Now what's left are memories
Oooh

Sunlight's in the curtains
Diamonds in the trees
I gave you colors blue and gold
As you lay upon the sheets
Something so familiar drawn from this blank page
Every line from my hand takes me back to what I can't erase
No matter how I try, no matter what I do
I'm still painting pictures of you

I could almost smell your perfume
In each brush stroke of the flowers
I left you tea from China
Waiting in your sacred tower
Something so familiar drawn from this blank page
Every line from my hand takes me back to what I can't erase
No matter how I try, no matter what I do
I'm still painting pictures of you

If I should go crazy, if I would go blind
I'd still fill the canvas from the pictures in my mind
If that's the only way to make you mine

It was something so familiar
Drawn from this blank page
Every line from my hand takes me back to what I can't erase
No matter how I try, no matter what I do
I'm still painting pictures, I'm always painting pictures
Still painting pictures of you

Oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh...

Amen
Bon Jovi, Falcon

Amen
Last night I had a dream
The dream I had was true
I fell through the stars
... Went walking on the moon
Burned like a thousand candles in her arms

The skin under my finger tips
Honeysuckle on her lips
Sweeter than a man deserves to taste
Mercy, mercy, what else can I say?

But Amen. Amen

Last night we were born together
It was like we'd always been
She'll be with me forever
If I don't see her again
We poured the wine until our cup ran over

Unfolding like the mystery
Inside of her like poetry
A thousand horses running through my veins
Mercy, mercy what else can I say

But Amen, Amen

I laid down in her garden
Naked on her floor
Windows up, the curtains blowing
She don't lock the door

Amen, Amen

At the banquet table
A beggar at a feast
I felt her tongue between her lips
And I forgot to breath
We stayed there 'til the candles burned the carpet

Last night I had a dream
The dream I had was true
Mercy, mercy, what else can I say
Mercy, mercy, I laid down and prayed

That's What The Water Made Me
Bon Jovi, Falcon

Baby, baby, baby
No use in trying to save me
There's devils in heaven
There's angels in hell
So blow me one last kiss
Wish me well well

Love is like fingerprints
It don't wash away
I left mine all over you
I'll take the blame

Ask me how, ask me what
Don't ask me why
Baby

That's what the water made me
That's who I am and what I'll be
That's what the water
That's what the water made me
There ain't no doubt about it
It makes you, will bring you to your knees
That's what the water
That's what the water made me

This world is cracked and crazy
Say one of your pretty prayers for me
No rose in the garden
No wishing well

I don't know how, don't what
Don't know why
Maybe

That's what the water made me
That's who I am and what I'll be
That's what the water
That's what the water made me
There ain't no doubt about it
It makes you, will bring you to your knees
That's what the water
That's what the water made me

Guitar solo

Ask me how, ask me what
Ask me why

Baby baby, baby
There's no use in trying to save me
There's devils in heaven
There's angels in hell

That's what the water made me
That's who I am and what I'll be
That's what the water
That's what the water made me
There ain't no doubt about it
It makes you, will bring you to your knees
That's what the water
That's what the water made me

What's Left Of Me
Bon Jovi, Sambora, Falcon

For 30 odd years I was a newspaper man
I made my living with a pen and a pad
God I miss the smell of paper and ink on my hands

Back from the desert for a year or so
I left more in the sand than youll ever know
Another war was waitin for me when I got back home
In the name of flags and evil lies
Im still living, yeah sent there to fight
Well thats my story what else can I say

Hey hey I got a lot to give so cant you see
Im still breathing and my heart still beats
They took the car but they left the lease
Does anybody want whats left of me
Boarding up the house they left the keys (?)
Rolling on in the city with empty streets (?)
I aint checking out I still got my dream
Does anybody want whats left of me hey hey

You cut your hair and went with a punk rock band (?)
When its all about CVs DVs I dont understand
All thats left on all the t-shirts (?) broke your plan
I sold my drums to make ends meet
They woke up we had to eat
Its he same old shits that happens for these days

Hey hey I got a lot to give so cant you see
Im still breathing and my heart still beats
They took the car but they left the lease
Does anybody want whats left of me
Boarding up the house they left the keys (?)
Rolling on in the city with empty streets (?)
I aint checking out I still got my dream
Does anybody want whats left of me hey hey

Well Im a teacher Im a farmer Im a union man
Its getting hard to make a living in this hard land
We working in our factories all these jobs went overseas

Does anybody want does anybody want
Does anybody want whats left of me
I got a lot to give so cant you see
Im still breathing and my heart still beats
They took the car but they left the lease
Does anybody want whats left of me
Does anybody want my old rent (?)
Take the chance (?)
I aint checkin out I still got my dreams
Does anybody want whats left of me hey hey

Does anybody want Does anybody want
Does anybody want whats left of me hey hey
Does anybody want does anybody want
Does anybody want whats left of me

Army Of One
Bon Jovi, Sambora, Desmond Child

I'm in this war
But got no gun
Still standing strong
An army of one
So sign me up
I'm a soldier

I've got a voice
that's all I need
A beating heart inside of me
I'm an army of one
I'm a soldier

These eyes hold no disguise
We're fighting for our lives
We're all trying to get back home tonight

Never give up
Never give up
Never
Never give up
Never let up
Ever
Never give in
You're an army of one

Never give up
Never give up
Never
Never forget
Where you're from
Never give up
You're an army of one

I can't hurt but I still feel
I know that life's a battlefield
When thw times get tough
I'm a soldier
And when it's time to face the fight
With just my shadow at my side
I'm an army of one
I'm a soldier

Never give up
Never give up
Never
Never give up
Never let up
Ever
Never give in
You're an army of one

Never give up
Never give up
Never
Never forget
Where you're from
Never give up
You're an army of one

So don't apologize
Defend just being alive
We're all trying
To get it right tonight

Never give up
Never give up
Never
Never give up
Never let up
Ever
Never give in
You're an army of one

Never give up
Never give up
Never
Never forget
Where you're from
Never give up
You're an army of one

Thick As Thieves
Bon Jovi, Sambora, Shanks

In an empty room or a downtown bar
'Cross the universe, there's no place too far
Ya wherever you are, you and me
Thick as thieves

Well it ain't always pretty, sometimes it got rough
Could have thrown the towel in and thrown our hands up
Seems like we've always been and always will be
Thick as thieves

Time, time won't ever drag us down
You, me, us, ain't looking back or turning around
It's classic boy meets girl, with our backs against the world
You and me
Thick as thieves

In a world without faith, you're what I believe
When they're stacking the deck,
You're the card up my sleeve in my hour of need,
You and me, yeah
Thick as thieves

And that are all that's left behind us now
You, me, us, ain't looking back or turning around
It's classic boy meets girl, with our backs against the world
You and me
Thick as thieves

If I robbed a bank you wouldn't care
You'd come sit on my lap in the electric chair
And when they flipped the switch, huh, we'd just kiss

I know nothing's gonna stop us now
You, me, us, on the edge and never looking down
What's a boy to do, it's classic me and you
Lucky you, lucky me
Thick as thieves, oooh

Thick as thieves, woah, woah

Beautiful World
Bon Jovi, Falcon

Every day it's the same when they
Say that it might be the end

In the end when it ends I don't listen to them

You wake up, go to work, go to sleep

Then you do it, you do it,
If you're lucky then you do it again

Yeah, we walk through a world that
We don't understand

When I look in your eyes I'm just happy I can

Yeah we'll laugh and we'll cry and
We'll lose and we'll win

We'll get through it and to prove it
Yeah we'll do it again.

There's glory in the saddest story

[Chorus:]
Look at it, just sticks and bricks
Makes you wonder how the pieces fit
Where we're going where we've been
This ain't paradise we're living in
It's a diamond, it's a dirty plastic pearl
Ah, but ain't it a beautiful world.

It's a shame when they say that it's
Been done and said

They keep digging that grave let
Them bury their heads

There's a kid with a dream and a
Sky full of stars

There's another first kiss in the back of some car.

Turn the page and write the story

[Chorus:]
Look at it, just sticks and bricks
Makes you wonder how the pieces fit
Where we're going where we've been
This ain't paradise we're living in
It's a diamond, it's a dirty plastic pearl
Ah, but ain't it a beautiful world.

They're running numbers out of the
Spanish grocery

Where merry Mary says her rosary

Get a ladder, there's a cat up in
A tree

Ah

The Pretzel man's wearing Gucci
Glasses

A widow spreads her lover's ashes

I'll hold on to you, hold on to me,
Yeah

We'll do it, we'll do it, yeah, if we're
Lucky then we'll do it again

Ah

[Chorus:]
Look at it, just sticks and bricks
Makes you wonder how the pieces fit
Where we're going where we've been
This ain't paradise we're living in
It's a diamond, it's a dirty string of pearls
Ah, but ain't it a beautiful world.

Oh ain't it a beautiful world.
Oh, oh aint' it a beautiful world.

Room At The End Of The World
Bon Jovi, Shanks

There's a room at the end of the world
Where my secrets go to hide

There's a room at the end of the world
Where I'll wait for you tonight

Where the roads all go to end
Where lost Valentines get sent
Where a rose comes back to life
Where young love never dies
Where we never say goodbye

Don't say no, just give in
Close your eyes, there's no sin
Don't hold back, just let go
Take your time, take it slow
It's me and you in our room at the end of the world

There's a room at the end of the world
Where your memories are safe
There's a room at the end of the world
Just gotta have some faith

Where all prayers go to be heard and the truth will have it's turn
Take a look into these eyes, there's no place I'd rather be tonight
No place I'd rather be tonight

Don't say no, just give in
Close your eyes, there's no sin
Don't hold back, just let go
Take your time, take it slow
It's me and you in our room at the end of the world

There's no looking back in our room
Fade to black

There's a room at the end of the world
That I hang on to
There's a room at the end of the world
Where I wait for you,
I'll wait for you

Don't say no, just give in
Close your eyes, there's no sin
Don't hold back, just let go
Take your time, take it slow
It's me and you in our room at the end of the world

Where I wait for you in our room
Dreams are coming true in our room
It's just me and you in our room.

The Fighter
Bon Jovi

The Fighter

I should write down these words before I lose them
Or write here a song just to use them
Someday you may want to know who I am

Beyond this facade
No guitar in my hand
No, I am not a writer
These eyes hold no secrets, I hide no truths,
I am all I am All I was to you
The lie and the promise,
The great escape artist, the weed in your garden,
In that place youre still guarding,
Where I am not a liar.

I am the fighter,
Though not a boxer by trade,
I am the fighter,
Few will remember my name.

These are hands that can offer protection,
But hid me from my own reflection,
Im the book that aint finished,
The sink full of dishes,
The horse that ain't winning
The priest thats still sinning,
The spark that starts the fire.

I am the fighter,
Though not a boxer by trade,
I am the fighter,
Few will remember my name.

With loneliness next to me,
Fear sits in misery, nursing another black eye.
On the New Jersey turnpike,
Im counting the headlights
As cars just like days pass me by.

I am the fighter,
Though not a boxer by trade,
I am the fighter,
Few will remember my name.

I am the fighter,
Though not a boxer by trade,
I am the fighter,
The fighter is born but not made.

I should write down these words before I lose them
Or write here a song just to use them.