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These Days


These Days
1996
© PolyGram Records, Inc.
© Mercury



1. Hey God
2. Something For The Pain
3. This Aint a Love Song
4. These Days
5. Lie To Me
6. Damned
7. My Guitar Lies Bleeding In My Arms
8. (It's Hard) 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 Is Everything
14. Bitter Wine



Hey God
(J. Bon Jovi, R. Sambora)

Hey God, I'm just a little man, I gotta wife and family
I almost lost my house, I bought into the dream
We're barely holdin' 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 cop away
She did her best to raise him but the world got in the way

Hey God - tell me what the hell is goin' on, it seems like all the good shits gone
It keeps on getting harder hanging on
But hey hey hey hey God, theres nights you know I wanna scream
These days you're even harder to believe
I know how busy you must be, but hey hey hey hey God ...
Do you ever think about me?

Born into the 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 goin' on, it seems like all the good shits gone
It keeps on getting harder hanging on
But hey hey hey hey God, theres nights you know I wanna scream
These days you're even harder to believe
I know how busy you must be, but hey hey hey hey God ...
Do you ever think about me?

I'd get down on my knees, I'm gonna try this thing your way
I seen a dying man too proud to beg, spit on his own grave
Was he too gone to save? Or 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 goin' on, it seems like all the good shits gone
It keeps on getting harder hanging on
But hey hey hey hey God, theres nights you know I wanna scream
These days you're even harder to believe
I know how busy you must be, but hey hey hey hey God ...
Do you ever think about me?

Do you ever think about me? Hey god, hey god
Think about me
Do you ever think about me? Hey god, hey god
Think about me

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Something For The Pain
(J. Bon Jovi, R. Sambora)

Happiness, its been a friend to me, but forever after aint what its all cracked up to be
Yeah, I had a taste, you were my fantasy, but I almost lost my faith when I hit reality
I don't need no Guru to tell me what to do, when your feeling like a headline on yesterdays 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'm dangling on a hangman's noose
Give me something for the pain, give me something I can use
To get me through the night make me feel alright, something like you
Come on, come on, come on

Lonliness has found a home in me, my suitcase and guitar are my only family
I've tried to need someone like they needed me
Well, I opened up my heart but all I did was bleed
I don't need no lover just to get screwed, oh yeah
They don't make no bandaid thats gonna 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'm dangling on a hangman's noose
Give me something for the pain, give me something I can use
To get me through the night make me feel alright, something like you
Come on, come on, come on

(Help I'm falling) Pull me under run through my veins
To a place where I feel no pain
(Night is calling) Be the pillow under my head, cover me when I'm in my bed
(Feels like I'm flying) Take me higher than I've ever been
Take me down and back again
(Christ I'm dying) Come to me be my disguise
Open your coat and 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'm dangling on a hangman's noose
Give me something for the pain, give me something I can use
To get me through the night make me feel alright, something like you

Give me something for the pain, give me something for the blues
Give me something for the pain when I feel I'm dangling on a hangman's noose
Give me something for the pain, give me something I can use
To get me through the night make me feel alright, something like you

Come on, come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on

Gimme, give me something for the pain
Gimme, give me something for the blues, oh yeah
Gimme, got to give me something for the pain baby
Gimme...

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This Aint a Love Song
(J. Bon Jovi, R. Sambora, D. Child)

Should have seen it coming when the roses died
Should have seen the end of summer in your eyes
Should have listened when you said good night
You really meant good bye

Baby ain't it funny how we 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
There were nights that I died for you baby
I tried and I tried to deny
Your love drove me crazy baby

If the love that I got for you is gone
And 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
But 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
And if the river I've cried ain't that long
Then I'm wrong yeah I'm wrong
This ain't a love song

If the pain that I'm feeling so strong
Is the reason I'm holding on
Then I'm wrong yeah I'm wrong
This ain't a love song

I cried and I cried
There were nights that I died for you baby
I tried and I tried to deny that
Your love drove me crazy, baby

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

If the pain that I'm feeling so strong
Is the reason I'm holding on
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

Then I'm wrong yeah I'm wrong
This ain't a love song

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These Days
(J. Bon Jovi, R. Sambora, D. Child)

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's 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 ain't out of reach
But these days - there ain't a ladder on the streets, oh no no
These days - are fast, nothing lasts, in this graceless age
There ain't anybody left but us these days

Jimmy shoes, he 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 ain't out of reach, yeah
But these days - there ain't a ladder on the streets, oh no no
These days - are fast, nothing lasts, it's this graceless age
Even innocence has caught the midnight train
There ain't anybody left 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 ain't out of reach, yeah
But these days - there ain't a ladder on the streets, oh no no
These days - are fast, love don't last, it's this graceless age
Even innocence has caught the midnight train

These days - the stars ain't out of reach, yeah
But these days - there ain't a ladder on the streets, oh no no
These days - are fast, nothing lasts
There ain't no time to waste
There ain't anybody left to take the blame, oh no no
There ain't anybody left but us these days
Ain't anybody left but us these days

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Lie To Me
(J. Bon Jovi, R. Sambora, D. Child)

Rumour has it that your daddy's coming down
He's gonna pay the rent
Tell me babe, is this as good as life is gonna get
It feels like there's a stranger who's standing in these shoes
But, I know I can't lose me, cos 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
Cos I can realize the danger when forgiveness fades away

If you don't love me - lie to me
Cos 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
But I ain't got the winning ticket
Not the one that's gonna pull us through
No one said that 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 can't love me baby - lie to me
Baby - I can take it

It's a bitch, yeah 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 can't love me baby - lie to me, go on lie to me
Baby I can take it
C'mon lie to me
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Go on, lie to me
Go on, lie to me
Lie to me
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
(Ad lib to fade)

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Damned
(J. Bon Jovi, R. Sambora, D. Child)

Lying here beside you
In someone else's bed
Knowing what we're 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
Oh 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
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 this 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
Oh God, I wish it wasn't me standing in these shoes

Why won't you talk to me? Cause I'm too blind to see
Why won't you look at me? Cause 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
My 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 streets, 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
Oh God, I wish it wasn't me standing in these shoes
Damned, yeah 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
Oh God, I wish it wasn't me standing in these shoes
Damned, Damned

(Ad lib to fade)

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My Guitar Lies Bleeding In My Arms
(J. Bon Jovi, R. Sambora)

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
And 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 you wherever you are,
As my guitar lies bleeding in my arms

Tired of watching TV, it makes me want to scream
Outside the world is burning, man thats 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, its strange enougth these days
I send 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 in my confusion, I don't know what to say

I can't write a love song the way I feel today
And I can't sing no song of hope, I got nothing to say
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
And 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

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(It's Hard) Letting You Go
(J. Bon Jovi, R. Sambora)

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 neighbour'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

Cos it's hard, it's so hard - it's tearing out my heart
Cos it's hard letting you go

Now some tarot card shark said I'll draw you a heart
And we'll find you somebody else new
Well I've made my last trip to those carnival lips
When I bet all that I had on you

Oh it's hard, it's hard, it's hard, so hard
Oh it's hard letting you go
Oh it's hard, so hard - it's tearing out my heart
But it's hard letting you go

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Hearts Breaking Even
(J. Bon Jovi, R. Sambora)

It's a cold, cold, cold, cold, cold night tonight
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
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 lied, Hell I almost died
Both got our reasons, 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, 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
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 lied, Hell I almost died
Both got our reasons, 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 and 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 lied, Hell I almost died
Both got our reasons, let's just fold the cards and say good-bye
It's all right, just two hearts breaking even tonight

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Something To Believe In
(J. Bon Jovi, R. Sambora)

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've got something to believe in
Something to believe in

And I had lost touch with reason
I watched life criticize the truth
Been waiting 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've 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 in 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
Something to believe in
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 in dope?
If there's nothing but survival, how can I believe in sin?
In a world that gives you nothing, I need something to believe in
Something to believe in
Something to believe in
Something to believe in
Something to believe in
Something to believe in

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If That's What It Takes
(J. Bon Jovi, R. Sambora)

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've been bruised
And 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 up that you've cried
I bet you swore you'd never let love back inside
Cos 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, oh yeah

So, when you feel like jumping
Just when your heart starts pumping
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 it takes the time to get 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 ... I'd do anything baby

Oh yeah
I'd do anything you want me to, baby if it's me and you
It's alright, alright, alright, alright, alright
Oh yeah, oh baby

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Diamond Ring
(J. Bon Jovi, R. Sambora)

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 will be the tears for you
There's 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 will be the tears for you
There's nothing that I wouldn't do

You know, I bleed every night you sleep
Cos I don't know if I'm in your dreams
I want to be your everything...

Diamond ring, wear it on your hand
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

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All I Want Is Everything
(J. Bon Jovi, R. Sambora)

Some 15 year old kid sits on his porch, it's 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 - what ya gonna learn in school
There's got to be some way out of here
He says: Man, this life is cruel

I used to know 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
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 need
I want 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

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
The 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 need
I want everything

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
Well I want it all

Tell me what you want
Tell me what you need
Tell me what you want
I want everything

Had enough of havin' nothing, I won't take just anything
I got my mind set on something, all I want is everything
Well 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, I want it, I want it ... (Repeat till fade)

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Bitter Wine
(J. Bon Jovi, R. Sambora)

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 I'd lose you, no, I'd rather go blind
I thought I saw a 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 love you, you told me to go to hell
You were giving me head, on that creaky old bed at the O'Duval Motel

Just like everything, even good love has to die
Ain't 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
Ain't no sympathy when it says goodbye
No one even cried
We were one of a kind, one of a kind, yeah

Love left me stranded at the station
And the last train's 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
Now all that's left is bitter wine





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