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Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi


Background information
Origin Sayreville, New Jersey, United States
Genre(s) Hard Rock
Heavy Metal
Years active 1983—present
Label(s) Island Records
Mercury Records
Mercury Nashville Records
Associated acts Skid Row
Website Website
Members
Jon Bon Jovi
Richie Sambora
David Bryan
Tico Torres
Hugh McDonald
Former members
Alec John Such



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Bon Jovi Album


The Circle (11/10/2009)
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This one goes out to the man who mines for miracles
This one goes out the ones in need
This one goes out the sinner and the cynical
This ain't about no apology
This road was paved by the hopeless and the hungry
This road was paved by the winds of change
Walking beside the guilty and the innocent
How will you raise your hand when they call your name?

Yea, Yea, Yea,
We Weren't born to follow
Come on and get up off your knees
When life is a bitter pill to swallow
You gotta hold on to what you believe
Believe that the sun will shine tomorrow
And that your saints and sinners bleed
We weren't born to follow
You gotta stand up for what you believe
Let me hear you say
Yea, Yea, Yea, ooooohhh, Yea

This ones about anyone who does it differently
This ones about the one who cusses and spits
This ain't about our living in a fantasy
This ain't about giving up or giving in

Yea, Yea, Yea,
We Weren't born to follow
Come on and get up off your knees
When life is a bitter pill to swallow
You gotta hold on to what you believe
Believe that the sun will shine tomorrow
And that your saints and sinners bleed
We weren't born to follow
You gotta stand up for what you believe
Let me hear you say
Yea, Yea, Yea, ooooohhh, Yea

Let me hear you say
Yea, Yea, Yea, oooohhhhh, Yea
Yea, Yea, Yea,
We Weren't born to follow
Come on and get up off your knees
When life is a bitter pill to swallow
You gotta hold on to what you believe
Believe that the sun will shine tomorrow
And that your saints and sinners bleed
We weren't born to follow
You gotta stand up for what you believe
Let me hear you say
Yea, Yea, Yea, ooooohhh, Yea

. . .


The world is cracked
The sky is torn
I'm hanging in
You're holding on

I can't pretend
That nothings changed
Living in the shadows
Of the love we made

Back... When we were beautiful
Before the world got small
Before we knew it all
Back... When we were innocent
I wonder where it went
Let's go back and find it

Sha la la Sha la la hey Sha la la
Sha la la Sha la la hey Sha la la

Some dreams live
Some will die
But the you and me
Is still alive

Now am I blessed?
Or am I cursed?
Cause the way we are
Aint the way we were

Back... When we were beautiful
Before the world got small
Before we knew it all
Back... When we were innocent
I wonder where it went
Let's go back and find it

(Solo)

The world is cracked
The sky is torn
So much less
Meant so much more

Back... When we were beautiful
Before the world got small
Before we knew it all
Back... When we were innocent
I wonder where it went
Let's go back and find it

Back... When we were beautiful
Back... When we were beautiful
Back... When we were beautiful
Back... When we were beautiful

Sha la la Sha la la hey Sha la la
Sha la la Sha la la hey Sha la la

. . .


I'm here, trying to make a living
And I ain't living just to die
Never getting back what I'm giving
Wont someone help me, someone justify
Why these strong hands are on the unemployment line
And there's nothing left, what's on my mind

Who's gonna work for the working man ?
Work for the working man
(Work) Get the hands in the dirt, who's gonna work of the curse
(Work) Brother I've been damned, if I don't raise a hand
Work for the work, work, work for the working man
Work, work, working man

Empty pockets, full of worries
I had to get two jobs and it was hard enough getting by
But with the grace of God I'm getting us through
But only know that I know how to do
That I'm the only one who's gotta look my family in the eye
Day after day, night after night

Who's gonna work for the working man ?
Work for the working man
(Work) Get the hands in the dirt, who's gonna work of the curse
(Work) Brother I've been damned, if I don't raise a hand
Work for the work, work, work for the working man
Work, work, working man
Work, work, working man

I lost my pension, they took my ID
These were my friends, these were my dreams
These were my hopes, these are my dreams
Can you hear me?

Who's gonna work for the working man?
Work for the working man
(Work) Get the hands in the dirt, who's gonna work of the curse
(Work) Brother I've been damned, if I don't raise a hand
Work for the work, work, work for the working man
Work, work, working man
Work, work, working man

I lost my pension, they took my ID
These were my friends, these were my dreams
These were my hopes, these are my streets
Whoaaaaa oooh

Who's gonna work for the working man (work)
Work for the working man (work)
Get the hands in the dirt, who's gonna work of the curse (work)
Brother I've been damned (work), if I don't raise a hand (work)
Work for the work, work, work for the working man (work)
Working man, Working man, Working man

I lost my pension
They took my ID
These were my friends these were my dreams
These were my hopes, these are my dreams
Can you hear me?

Who's gonna work for the working man (work)
Work for the working man (work)
Get the hands in the dirt, who's gonna work of the curse (work)
Brother I've been damned (work), if I don't raise a hand (work)
Work for the work, work, work for the working man (work)
Working man, working man, working man

These were my friends, these were my dreams
These were my hopes, these are my streets

. . .


There's something about you
I wanna rescue
I don't even know you, so what does that mean?

Maybe I'm cynical
Painfully logical
You're tragically beautiful
And that's good enough for me

You're looking for a hero
But it's just my old tattoo
Tonight I'll swear I'll tell my soul
To be a hero for you

Who's gonna save you when the stars fall from your sky?
Who's gonna pull you in when the tide gets too high?
Who's gonna hold you when you turn out the lights?
I won't lie
I wish that I could be your Superman tonight.

Did somebody sent you
An angel to save you
What would you tell him to turn him away?

That you're heart don't break?
That you're lips don't kiss?
That life is just a lie?
That heaven don't exist?

Who's gonna fix you, next time you break down?
Stranded alone by the side of the road
It's your baggage that's dragging you down.
Don't look back, let it go
Oh, oh...

Who's gonna save you when the stars fall from your sky?
Who's gonna pull you in when the tide gets too high?
Who's gonna hold you when you turn out the lights?
I won't lie
I wish that I was that Superman...

Who's gonna save you when the stars fall from your sky?
Who's gonna pull you in when the tide gets too high?
Who's gonna hold you when you turn out the lights?
I won't lie
I wish that I could be your Superman tonight.

(woah, woah, woah)
Superman tonight.
(woah, woah, woah)
You're Superman...
(woah woah, woah)
tonight.
(woah woah...)

. . .


Yeah, Yeah
Yeah, Yeah
Yeah, Yeah
Yeah, Yeah

Dateline early sunday morning
Shots ring out without a warning
No one seems to even blink in this town
Two dead and a baby missing
Sirens screaming in the distance
A mother pleading bring my baby home now

For the pink slip of an suv
A night cut down with tragedy
His defense another generation breakdown

Yeah, Yeah

What is the distance between a bullet and a gun
God are you listning
Or have you just given up

Yeah, Yeah
Yeah, yeah

Corporate countries go to war
Behind the lies they're fighting for
And black gold from an old king's soul won his round
How can someone take a life
In the name of god and say it's right
How does money lead to greed
When there's still hungry mouths to feed

Yeah, Yeah

What is the distance between a bullet and a gun
God are you listning
Or have you just given up

We need forgiveness
We all need a lot of love....

We need some hope
We need it now
A little faith man help me out
I'll learn to pray
But it's too late now

Yeah, Yeah

What is the distance between a bullet and a gun
God are you listening
Or have you just given up

What is the distance between a bullet and a gun
We need forgivness
We all need a lot of love...
A lot of love...

. . .


Thorn in my side
You're always there
Just to remind me
That I still care

Thorn in my side
You won't let me go
Right there beside me
To let me know

I've been pushed around
Been knocked down
Lost a round or three
Life took a couple of things I loved
When I was too blind to see

But I'll survive
I gave up on luck but I'm still getting by
Yeah I'm going to be alright
You can test my faith
But you can't take my pride
Thorn in my side, thorn in my side, ooooah

Thorn in my side
You just won't quit
Once in a while when I crack a smile
You rub my face in it
Thorn in my side
You won't let me run
God bless the fights
That I've lost and won

But I'll survive
I gave up on luck but I'm still getting by
Yeah I'm going to be alright
You can test my faith
But you can't take my pride
Thorn in my side, thorn in my side, thorn in my side
Thorn in my side, thorn in my side, thorn in my side

I've been pushed around
Been knocked down
Lost a round or three
Life took a couple of things I loved
When I was too blind to see

But I'll survive
I gave up on luck but I'm still getting by
Yeah I'm going to be alright
You can test my faith
But you can't take my pride
Thorn in my side, thorn in my side, thorn in my side
Thorn in my side, thorn in my side, thorn in my side
Thorn in my side, wooah, wooooahh ohhh
wooah oh oh, woooah oh ohhhh

. . .


I was a little boy of 9 years old
The whole world in his hands
Trying to toss that ball across the yard
A game of catch with my old man
He would always say I'm sorry
Every time he had to leave
And I was much too young to understand
When he would say to me

When you're young, you always think
The sun is going to shine
There will come a day when you have to say hello to Goodbye
Sit on down son take my hand
Look me in the eye
Take these words, promise me
You'll live before you die

I was barely seventeen, summer of seventy-nine
Already I was feeling like I was running out of time
I had this girl, we fell in love
or Should I say that she had me
Then one fateful night changed our lives
And made a memory

When you're young, you always think
The sun is going to shine
There will come a day when you have to say hello to Goodbye
She laid me down, she took my hand
Looked me in the eye
And just before she kissed me she said
You got to live before you die
Live before you die

You learn to love, to live
You fight and you forgive
You learn what's wrong and right
You Live before you die

I made mistakes, I caught some breaks
But I got no regrets
There's some things I don't remember
But one thing I don't forget

When you're young, you always think
The sun is going to shine
One day you're going to have to say hello to Goodbye
Shout it out, let someone somewhere know you're alive
Take these words wear them well
Live before you die

Live before you die
Hey
Live before you die

You learn to love, to live
You fight and you forgive
You face the darkest night
Just live before you die

. . .


Angels falling from the sky
Imagine that, imagine that
Nobody getting out of here alive
No turning back, no turning back

Who's gonna bail out all our shattered dreams
And scrape some truth off of these city streets
No time for praying, get up off your knees

There's hope I know
Out on that lonely road
cause home is where you are and where I am
Breathe in, breathe out
There's only now
And all I got, I'm holding in my hands
We're breaking out of
Brokenpromiseland

Let's close our eyes and just disappear
Slip through the cracks, no looking back
We'll get a million miles away from here
And let the past just fade to black

So what you learn to live with your regrets
No need to fear what hasn't happened yet
Life will get you but you can't forget

There's hope, I know
Out on that lonely road
cause home is where you are and where I am
Breathe in, breathe out
There's only now
And all I got, I'm holding in my hands
We're breaking out of
Brokenpromiseland

So rise, my falling angel
Come on now, Come on now
Shine Don't let them break you
Come on now
Come on now
Come on now
Come on now

There hope, I know
Out on that lonely road
cause home is where you are and where I am
Breathe in, breathe out
There's only now
And all I got, I'm holding in my hands
We're breaking out of
Brokenpromiseland

Breaking out of
Brokenpromiseland

Breaking out of
Brokenpromiseland

. . .


I don't give a damn how it's supposed to be
That might work for you, it don't work for me
You write your truth and I'll write mine
One man's ceiling's another man's sky high

Flying like an aeroplane
Crying like the lonely whistle of a long black train
Dance in the pouring rain
Spit in the eye of a hurricane
Who said life's got to be so cruel
Love's the only rule

It's written in the stars where I fit in
It's going to hurt sometimes, you got to lose to win
You got your sins and I got mine
Sell your secrets, kiss them all goodbye

Flying like an aeroplane
Alive like a lonely note from John Coltrane
Run like it's a getaway
Say those things that you shouldn't say
Think about it, wouldn't it be cool?
Love's the only rule

Might be a wrecking ball
Or just a wake up call
Don't matter where the pieces fall

[Woohoo's x3]

I'm gonna fly like an aeroplane
Cry like the whistle of a long black train
Dance in the pouring train
I'm alive like a lonely note from John Coltrane
Run like its a getaway
Say those things that you shouldn't say

Where love, Love's the only rule
Yes love, Love's the only rule

. . .


How can I defend
"Let's live for now and not then"
We're chasing taillights,
let them fade into the distance
Let's say the engine stalled and start again

Turn around, let's turn around
It's a dark road we been heading down
Trust me tonight I swear I know where we are
We're gonna run all the lights
We're gonna blow right through the radar

Fast cars
We are fast cars

How can I pretend The signs don't say dead end
So many hearts just wind up in a junkyard
where memories are nothing but spare parts

Turn around, just turn around
and leave the past behind us now
Come on, we ain't gonna crash
this time we ain't slowing down
We'll pull ahead of the pack
Slip thru the cracks cause we are

Fast cars
On a long ride Take your foot off the brake
Let's just put it in drive
We are fast cars On the inside
There's no turning back
On the highway of life
Fast cars
We are fast cars

(Sha la, sha la)
Flying through the stop signs
(Sha la, sha la)
Running over bad times
(Sha la, sha la)
Gunning down the daylight
Counting days like white lines
Holding on for our lives

We are fast cars

We are fast cars
On a long ride
Take your foot off the brake
Let's just put it in drive
We are fast cars
On the inside
There's no turning back
On this highway tonight

(Sha la, sha la)
(Sha la, sha la)
We are fast cars
(Sha la, sha la)
We are fast cars
We are fast cars

. . .


What would you say to me
If I told you I had a dream
If I told you everything
Would you tell me to go back to sleep

Take a look in these tired eyes
They're coming back to life
I know I can change, got hope in my veins
I tell you I ain't going back to the pain

Can I be happy now?
Can I let my breath out
Let me believe
I'm building a dream
Don't try to drag me down

I just wanna scream out loud
Can I be happy now?
Been down on my knees
I learned how to bleed
I'm turning my world around

Can I be happy now
Can I break free somehow
I just wanna live again
Love again
Pick my pride up off of the ground

I'm ready to pick a fight
Crawl out of the dark to shine a light
I ain't throwing stones, got sins of my own
Ain't everybody just trying to find a way home

Can I be happy now?
Can I let my breath out
Let me believe
I'm building a dream
Don't try to drag me down

I just wanna scream out loud
Can I be happy now?
Been down on my knees
I learned how to bleed
I'm turning my world around

You're born then you die, it's all gone in a minute
I ain't looking back, 'cause I don't want to miss it
You better live now
Cause no one's going to get out alive

Can I be happy now?
Can I let my breath out
Let me believe
I'm building a dream
Don't try to drag me down

I just wanna scream out loud
Can I be happy now?
Been down on my knees
I learned how to bleed
I'm turning my world around

Can I be happy now? - [oohoohooh]
I'm turning my world around

Can I be happy now?

. . .


I have run from the truth
Since the days of my misspent youth
I was hungry for kindness
I was lost in life's blindness

When you're born without wings
All you dream of, all you want
Is that feeling of flying
Of rising and climbing

Halle, halle,
we're one breath away
halle, halle,
from our judgement day
You Leave it all on the table
If you lose or you win
You've got to learn to love the world you're living in

Always thought I'd die young
In these hands I held the gun
But it's too late for dying
Now there's nothing worth hiding

I've lost love, lived with shame
I was humbled by my fall from grace
On the steps of decision
It's revenge or forgiveness

Halle, halle,
we're one breath away
Halle, halle,
from our judgement day
Leave it all on the table
If you lose or you win
You got to learn to love the world you're living in

Halle, halle [x2]

Halle, halle,
we're one breath away
Halle, halle,
from our judgement day
Leave it all on the table
If you lose all you win
You've got to learn to love the world you're living in

Halle, halle, and that's how it is
You've got to learn to love the world you're living in

Halle, halle

. . .


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