Bon Jovi

Style: Rock / Pop-Rock  
Album: These Days © 1995 
Bon Jovi - These Days '1995'
1.  Hey God
2.  Something For The Pain
3.  This Ain't A Lovesong
4.  These Days
5.  Lie To Me
6.  Damned
7.  My Guitar Lies Bleeding In My Arms
8.  Letting You Go
9.  Hearts Breaking Even
10. Something To Believe In
11. If That's What It Takes
12. Diamond Ring
                                                         13. All I Want Everything
                                                         14. Bitter Wine
Hey God
Hey God, I'm just a little man got a wife and family But I almost lost the house, Yeah I bought into the dream We're barely holding on when I'm in way too deep We're two paychecks away from living out on the streets She's a workin' single mom, like a Saint she don't complain She never says a word, but she thinks that she's to blame Her son just got convicted, he blew some punk away She did her best to raise him, but the world got in the way Hey God - Tell me what the hell is going on Seems like all the good shit's gone It keeps on getting harder hanging on Hey God, there's nights you know I want to scream These days you're even harder to believe I know how busy you must be, but Hey God.... Do you ever think about me Born into ghetto in 1991, just a happy child Playing beneath the summer sun A vacant lots' his playground, by 12 he's got a gun The odds are bet against him, junior don't make 21 Hey God - Tell me what the hell is going on Seems like all the good shit's gone It keeps on getting harder hanging on Hey God, there's nights you know I want to scream These days you're even harder to believe I know how busy you must be, but Hey God.... Do you ever think about me I'd get down on my knees, I'm going to try this thing your way Seen a dying man too proud to beg spit on his own grave Was he too gone to save? Did you even know his name? Are you the one to blame, I got something to say Hey God - Tell me what the hell is going on Seems like all the good shit's gone It keeps on getting harder hanging on Hey God, there's nights you know I want to scream These days you're even harder to believe I know how busy you must be, but Hey God.... Do you ever think about me Something For The Pain
Happiness, it's been no friend to me But forever after ain't what it's all cracked up to be Yeah, I had a taste, you were my fantasy But I lost my faith when I hit reality I don't need no Guru to tell me what to do When you feeling like a headline on yesterday's news Come on , Come on, Come on Give me something for the pain Give me something for the blues Give me something for the pain when I feel I've been danglin' from A hang-man's noose Give me something for the pain Give me something I can use To get me through the night Make me feel all right, something like you Loneliness has found a home in me My suitcase and guitar are my only family I've tried to need someone, like they needed me I opened up my heart but all I did was bleed I don't need no lover, just to get screwed They don't make a bandage that is going to cover my bruise Come on , Come on, Come on Give me something for the pain Give me something for the blues Give me something for the pain when I feel I've been danglin' from A hang-man's noose Give me something for the pain Give me something I can use To get me through the night Make me feel all right, something like you Pull me under (help I'm falling) Run through my veins (night is calling) To a place (feels like I'm flying) Where I feel no pain (Christ - I'm dying) Be the pillow under my head Give me cover when I'm in my bed Take me higher than I've ever been Take me down and back again Come to me, be my disguise Open your coat, let me crawl inside Come on, Come on, Come on Come on , Come on, Come on Give me something for the pain Give me something for the blues Give me something for the pain when I feel I've been danglin' from A hang-man's noose Give me something for the pain Give me something I can use To get me through the night Make me feel all right, something like you Come on , Come on, Come on Give me something for the pain Give me something for the blues Give me something for the pain when I feel I've been danglin' from A hang-man's noose Give me something for the pain Give me something I can use To get me through the night Make me feel all right, something like you This Ain't A Lovesong
I should have seen it coming when the roses died Should have seen the end of summer in your eyes I should have listened when you said good night You really meant good bye Baby ain't it funny how you never ever learn to fall You're really on your knees when you think you're standing tall But only fools are know-it-alls and I've played that fool for you I cried and cried every night There were nights that I died for you baby I tried and I tried to deny it that your love drove me crazy baby If the love that I got for you is gone If the river I've cried ain't that long Then I'm wrong yeah I'm wrong This ain't a love song Baby I thought you and me would Stand the test of time Like we got away with the perfect crime But we were just a legend in my mind I guess that I was blind Remember those nights dancing at the masquerade The clowns wore smiles that wouldn't fade You and I were the renegades some things never change It made me so mad 'cause I wanted it bad for us baby And now it's so sad that whatever we had Ain't worth saving oh oh oh If the love that I've got for you is gone If the river I've cried ain't that long Then I'm wrong yes I'm wrong This ain't a love song If the pain that I'm feeling so strong Is the reason that I'm holding on Then I'm wrong yeah I'm wrong This ain't a love song I cried and I cried every night There were nights that I died for you baby I tried and I tried to deny it that Your love drove me crazy If the love that I got for you is gone If the river I cried ain't that long Then I'm wrong yeah I'm wrong This ain't a love song Then I'm wrong yeah I'm wrong This ain't a love song oh oh oh no no These Days
I was walking around, just a face in the crowd Trying to keep myself out of the rain Saw a vagabond king wear a styrofoam crown Wondered if I might end up the same There's a man out on the corner, singing old songs about change Everybody got their cross to bare, these days She came looking for some shelter with a suitcase full of dreams To a motel room on the boulevard I guess she's trying to be James Dean She's seen all the disciples and all the wanna be's No one wants to be themselves these days Still there's nothing to hold on to but these days These days - the stars seem out of reach These days - there ain't a ladder on these streets These days - are fast, love don't last in this graceless age There ain't anybody left but but us these days Jimmy shoes busted both his legs, trying to learn to fly From a second story window, he just jumped and closed his eyes His mamma said he was crazy - he said mamma "I've got to try" Don't you know that all my heroes died And I guess I'd rather die than fade away These days - the stars seem out of reach But these days - there ain't a ladder on the streets These days - are fast, nothing lasts in this graceless age Even innocence has caught the midnight train And there ain't anybody left but but us these days I know Rome's still burning Though the times have changed This world keeps turning round and round and round and round These days These days - the stars seem out of reach But these days - there ain't a ladder on the streets These days - are fast, nothing lasts in this graceless age Even innocence has caught the midnight train And there ain't anybody left but but us these days These days - the stars seem out of reach These days - there ain't a ladder on the streets These days - are fast, nothing lasts in this graceless age There ain't no time to waste There ain't anybody left to take the blame And there ain't anybody left but but us these days There ain't anybody left but but us these days Lie To Me
Rumour has it that your daddy's coming down He's gonna pay the rent Tell me baby, is this as good as life is gonna get It feels like there is a stranger standing in these shoes But, I know I can't lose me, 'cause then I'd be losing you I know I promised baby I would be the one to make our dreams come true I ain't too proud of all the struggles And the hard times we've been through When this cold world comes between us Please tell me you'll be brave 'Cause I can realize the danger when forgiveness fades away If you don't love me - lie to me 'Cause baby you're the one thing I believe Let it all fall down around us, if that's what's meant to be Right now if you don't love me baby - lie to me Pour another cup of coffee, babe I got something to say to you I ain't got the winning ticket Not the one that's gonna pull us through No one said it'd be easy, let your old man take you home But know if you walk out on me That darling, I'd be gone If you don't love me - lie to me 'Cause baby you're the one thing I believe Let it all fall down around us, if that's what's meant to be Right now if you don't love me baby - lie to me Baby - I can take it It's a bitch, but life's a roller coaster ride The ups and downs will make you scream sometimes It's hard believing that the thrill is gone But we got to go around again, so let's hold on If you don't love me - lie to me 'Cause baby you're the one thing I believe Let it all fall down around us, if that's what's meant to be Right now if you don't love me baby - lie to me, lie to me Baby I can take it C'mon lie to me..... Damned
I'm lying here beside you In someone else's bed Knowing what were doing's wrong But better left unsaid Your breathing sounds like screaming, it's all that I can stand His ring is on your finger, but my heart is in your hands Damned if you love me - Damned if you don't It's getting harder holding on, but I can't let you go Damned if you don't need me, Damned if you do God , I wish it wasn't me standing in these shoes Damned, Damned A door slams like a shotgun, you jump up to your feet But it's just the wind blowing through the secrets that we keep Made me want to want you, God knows I need to need you By the time the love is over, I'll be sleeping on the streets Damned if you love me - Damned if you don't It's getting harder holding on, but I can't let you go Damned if you don't need me, Damned if you do God , I wish it wasn't me standing in these shoes Why won't you talk to me ? Because I'm too blind to see Why won't you look at me ? Because I'm afraid to breathe What do you want from me ? All that I can stand The lies are on my tongue and I can't turn back I know The soul is Damned Don't worry I ain't gonna call you or hear you say my name And if you see me on the street, don't wave just walk away Our lives are getting twisted, let's keep our stories straight The more that I resist it, my temptation turns to fate Damned if you love me - Damned if you don't It's getting harder holding on, but I can't let you go Damned if you don't need me, Damned if you do God , I wish it wasn't me standing in these shoes Damned , Damned Damned if you love me - Damned if you don't It's getting harder holding on, but I can't let you go Damned if you don't need me, Damned if you do God , I wish it wasn't me standing in these shoes Damned , Damned My Guitar Lies Bleeding In My Arms
Misery likes company, I like the way that sounds I've been trying to find the meaning, so I can write it down Staring out the window, it's such a long way down I'd like to jump, but I'm afraid to hit the ground I can't write a love song the way I feel today I can't sing no song of hope, I got nothing to say Life is feeling kind of strange, since you went away I sing this song to wherever you are, As my guitar lies bleeding in my arms I'm tired of watching TV, it makes me want to scream Outside the world is burning, man it's so hard to believe Each day you know you're dying from the cradle to the grave I get so numb sometimes, that I can't feel the pain I can't write a love song the way I feel today I can't sing no song of hope, I got nothing to say Life is feeling kind of strange, since you went away I sing this song to wherever you are, As my guitar lies bleeding in my arms Staring at the paper, I don't know what to write I'll have my last cigarette-well, turn out the lights Maybe tomorrow I'll feel a different way But here is my delusion, I don't know what to say I can't write a love song the way I feel today I can't sing no song of hope, I got nothing to say And I can't fight the feelings, that are burning in my veins I send this song to wherever you are, As my guitar lies bleeding I can't write a love song the way I feel today I can't sing no song of hope, There's no one left to save And I can't fight the feelings, buried in my brains I send this song to wherever you are, As my guitar lies bleeding in my arms As my guitar lies bleeding in my arms As my guitar lies bleeding in my arms Letting You Go
It ain't no fun lying down to sleep And there ain't no secrets left for me to keep I wish the stars up in the sky would all just call in sick And the clouds would take the moon out on some one-way trip I drove all night down streets that wouldn't bend But somehow they drove me back here once again To the place I lost at love, and the place I lost my soul I wish I'd just burn down this place that we called home It would all have been so easy If you'd only made me cry And told me how you're leaving me To some organ grinder's lullaby It's hard, so hard - It's tearing out my heart It's hard letting you go Now the sky, it shines a different kind of blue And the neighbor's dog don't bark like he used to Well, me, these days I just miss you - It's the nights that I go insane Unless you're coming back For me, that's one thing I know that won't change It's hard, so hard - It's tearing out my heart It's hard letting you go Now sone tarot card shark said I'll draw you a heart And we'll find you somebody else new But I've made my last trip to those carnival lips When I bet all that I had on you It's hard, it's hard, it's hard, so hard It's hard letting you go It's hard, so hard - It's tearing out my heart But it's hard letting you go Hearts Breaking Even
It's been a cold, cold, cold, cold night tonight And I can't get you off my mind God knows I've tried Did I throw away the best part of my life When I cut you off, did I cut myself with the same damn knife Hide my tears in the pouring rain, had my share of hurt and pain Don't say my name, run away, cause it's all in vain My hearts breaking even, now there's no use we even try Hey I cried, Yeah I died, Hell I almost died Don't got a reason, let's just fold the cards and say good-bye It's all right, just two hearts breaking even tonight It's been a long, long, long time Since I've had your love here in my hands We didn't understand it, we couldn't understand it But, nothing's fair in love and hate You lay it all down and walk away , before it's too late We danced all night as the music played The sheets got tangled in the mess we made There in the stains , we remain, No one left to blame My hearts breaking even, now there's no use we even try Hey I cried, Yeah I died, Hell I almost died Don't got a reason, let's just fold the cards and say good-bye It's all right, just two hearts breaking even tonight Go on, get on with your life, Yeah - I'll get on with mine Broken hearts can't call the cops, yeah it's the perfect crime Twisting and turning the night keeps me yearning I'm burning alive I'm paying the price again But I'll see the light again My hearts breaking even, now there's no use we even try Hey I cried, Yeah I died, Hell I almost died Don't got a reason, let's just fold the cards and say good-bye It's all right, just two hearts breaking even tonight Something To Believe In
I lost all faith in my God, in his religion too I told the angels they could sing their songs to someone new I lost all trust in my friends, I watched my heart turn to stone I thought that I was left to walk this wicked world alone Tonight I'll dust myself off Tonight I'll suck my gut in I'll face the night and I'll pretend I got something to believe in And I had lost touch with reason I watched life criticize the truth Been aiting for a miracle I know you have too Though I know I won't win I'll take this one on the chin We'll raise a toast and I'll pretend I got something to believe in If I don't believe in Jesus, how can I believe the Pope If I don't believe in heroin, how can I believe the dope If there's nothing but survival, how can I believe in sin In a world that gives you nothing, we need something to believe in. If I don't believe in Jesus, how can I believe the Pope If I don't believe in heroin, how can I believe the dope If there's nothing but survival, how can I believe in sin In a world that gives you nothing, we need something to believe in. If That's What It Takes
I played the part of a broken heart upon a shelf I played that part so lonely and so well Thought that love belonged to someone else not me and you Yeah, I know that you've been shattered , you been bruised We both know what it feels like when you lose But I'd bet my life on the roll of the dice for you If that's what it takes, that's what I'd do Tonite 's the night, I'm gonna prove it to you Do I have to break down, baby just to break through If that's what it takes, that's what I'd do If that's what it takes... I bet you counted all the tears I bet you've cried I bet you swore you'd never let love back inside 'Cause it hurt you way too bad to say good-bye Now, there'll be times when I might put us to the test And it's hard for broken hearts to just forget But I'm driving blind, I'll lay it all on the line for you If that's what it takes, that's what I'd do Tonite 's the night, I'm gonna prove it to you Do I have to break down, baby just to break through If that's what it takes, that's what I'd do If that's what it takes... So, when you feel like jumping, Just when your heart starts pumpking When you're standing out on that ledge-staring over the edge I'll be there to talk you down, I'll be there before you hit the ground If that's what it takes, that's what I'd do Tonite 's the night, I'm gonna prove it to you Do I have to break down, baby just to break through If that's what it takes, that's what I'd do If that's what it takes... If that's what it takes, that's what I'd do If we take the time to do it right, I know we'll pull through If it took all my life, I'd prove it to you If that's what it takes, that's what I'd do If that's what it takes... Diamond Ring
Diamond ring, wear it on your hand It's gonna tell the world, I'm your only man Diamond ring, diamond ring Baby, you're my everything, diamond ring Red, red rose brought it home to you Blood red rose, tells me that you're true Red, red rose, blood-red rose Like a fire inside that grows, blood-red rose When you're hungry, I will fill you up When you're thirsty, drink out of my loving cup When you're crying, I'll be the tears for you There is nothing that I wouldn't do for you When you're hungry, I will fill you up When you're thirsty, drink out of my loving cup When you're crying, I'll be the tears for you There is nothing that I wouldn't do for you You know, I bleed every night you sleep 'Cause I don't know if I'm in your dreams I want to be your everything... Diamond ring, wear it on your hand It's gonna tell the world, I'm your only man Diamond ring, diamond ring Baby, you're my everything, diamond ring Darling, you're my everything, diamond ring Now, you've got me on your string.....Diamond ring All I Want Everything
Some 15 year old kid sits on his porch, just half-past noon Trying to figure out just what he's doing Why he had to grow up so soon With all the gangs, all the guns - whatcha gonna learn in school There's got to be some way out of here He says: Man, this life is cruel I knew this Puerto Rican girl who lied to change her life She changed her name, her face because the grass looked greener on the other side She turned her back, she ran away straight into the night Her friends, her family feel the pain, but she's the one who cries Tell me what you want (Tell me what you want) Tell me what you need (Tell me what you need) I want everything (I want it all) I've had enough of havin' nothing, I won't take just anything I got my mind set on something, All I want is everything It's my life Mr. - I ain't running, I'm no puppet on a string I want more than I see coming All I want is everything All I want is everything Say a prayer for Donnie, he died in his room just the other day His brother came home, found him dead on the floor with a needle in his vein Cops came down with a body bag, they said Donnie's a casulaty I said, All it's about is the boy checked out, he couldn't handle reality Tell me what you want (Tell me what you want) Tell me what you need (Tell me what you need) I want everything (I want it all) I've had enough of havin' nothing, I won't take just anything I got my mind set on something, All I want is everything It's my life Mr. - I ain't running, I'm no puppet on a string I want more than I see coming All I want is everything All I want is everything I want it all Tell me what you want (Tell me what you want) Tell me what you need (Wont you call me, tell me just what you need) Tell me what you want (Tell me what you want) I want everything (Everything) I've had enough of havin' nothing, I won't take just anything I got my mind set on something, All I want is everything It's my life Mr. - I ain't running, I'm no puppet on a string I want more than I see coming All I want is everything All I want is everything All I want is everything All I want, well I want it all I want it, I want it, I want it Bitter Wine
We met some time ago, when we were almost young It never crossed my mind to ask, where did you come from ? I didn't have much money, so I stole you a rose You were dressed like an orphan, in Salvation Army clothes Once you were my inspiration, but, that river's run dry What was once holy water, tastes like bitter wine I know I wasn't funny, but you laughed at all my jokes When I was choking on the words to say, You showed me your finger down my throat The first night I said I loved you, you told me to go to hell You were giving me head, on that cheeky, Old bed at the Ol'Duvol Motel Once you were my inspiration, but, that river's run dry What was once holy water, tastes like bitter wine Once you were my inspiration, but, that river's run dry What was once holy water, tastes like bitter wine I would drink of your river, it would always get me high What was once my salvation, now tastes like bitter wine I never thought I'd lose ya, no, I'd rather go blind I thought I saw the future, but the fortune teller lied I guess she lied Just like everything, even good love has to die Ain't no sympathy when it waves goodbye, no one even cried We were one of a kind I would drink of your river, it would always get me high What was once my salvation, now tastes like bitter wine I never thought I'd lose ya, no, I'd rather go blind I thought I saw the future, but the fortune teller lied I guess she lied We met some time ago, when we were almost young It never crossed my mind to ask, where did you come from I didn't have much money, so I stole you a rose You were dressed like an orphan, in Salvation Army clothes I never thought Id loose you, no Id rather go blind I thought I saw the future but the fortune teller lied Your love was my salvation, it could always get me high What was once holy water, tastes like bitter wine I know I wasn't funny, but you laughed at all of my jokes When I was choking on the words to say, You stuck your finger down my throat The first night I said I loved you, you told me to go to hell You were giving me head on that creeky old bed at the Ol'Duvol Motel Just like everything, even good love has to die Aint no sympathy when it says goodbye Your love was my salvation, it could always get me high What was once holy water, tastes like bitter wine Just like everything, good love has to die (good love has to die) Ain't no sympathy when it says goodbye, no one even cried We were one of a kind, one of a kind Love left me stranded at the station and the last trains gone by What was once holy water, tastes like bitter wine Your love was my salvation, it could always get me high You take the bag of holy water and all thats left is bitter wine



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