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Bon Jovi - Forever Album Lyrics



Bon Jovi - Forever Lyrics






Legendary

Who are you and who am I
To think that we could ever fly?
It don't pay to even try
Work, get paid, and just get by
Sons of sons, bricks on bricks
What's broken you don't try to fix
'Round here, there ain't no whys and ifs
You don't pick up what you can't lift

I raise my hands up to the sky
Don't need more to tell me I'm alive

Got what I want 'cause I got what I need
Got a fistful of friends that'll stand up for me
Right where I am is where I wanna be
Friday night comes around like a song
Sweet Caroline, and we all sing along
Got my brown-eyed girl, and she believes in me
Legendary

I know this town like the back of my hand
Every crack in the sidewalk tells me who I am
Live and you love is the law of the land
These are our dreams, that's where we stand

Raise my hands up to the sky
Don't need more to tell me I'm alive

Got what I want 'cause I got what I need
Got a fistful of friends that'll stand up for me
Right where I am is where I wanna be
Friday night comes around like a song
Sweet Caroline, and we all sing along
Got my brown-eyed girl, and she believes in me
Legendary

Who are you and who am I
To think that we could ever fly?

Got what I want 'cause I got what I need
Got a fistful of friends that'll stand up for me
Right where I am is where I wanna be
Friday night comes around like a song
Sweet Caroline, and we all sing along
Got my brown-eyed girl, and she believes in me
Legendary

Legendary
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Writer: Billy Falcon, John Shanks, Jon Bon Jovi
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




We Made It Look Easy

We would laugh 'til we cried
Getting drunk, getting high
When we didn't know how
We were chasing the dawn
Getting lost in a song
Trying to figure it out

Sometimes the things you want ain't what you need
Sometimes you know a dream is just a dream
But we

We made it look easy
We made it look easy
We were broke-down cars chasing shooting stars
We were full of seventeen
And we made it look easy
Didn't we?

Look at us, blood on blood
Same today as it was
Been a hell of a ride
Jersey shore, cover bands
Couple friends in the stands
On a Saturday night

Sometimes the things you want ain't what you need
Sometimes you know a dream is just a dream
But we

We made it look easy
We made it look easy
We were broke-down cars chasing shooting stars
We were full of seventeen
And we made it look easy
Didn't we?

Didn't we?
Didn't we?

Jersey shore, cover bands
Couple friends in the stands
On a Saturday night

We made it look easy
We made it look easy
We made it look easy
We were broke-down cars chasing shooting stars
We were full of seventeen
And we made it look easy
Didn't we?

(We made it look easy) didn't we?
(We made it look easy) oh, didn't we?
(We made it look easy) didn't we?
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Writer: Jon Bon Jovi
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




Living Proof

Does the sun still shine on a dead-end street?
Will a rose still grow out of broken concrete?

Is there anything left for a sinner like me?

I'm tired of talking 'bout someday
All that we been given are the dog days
Nothing is forgiven, it's the hard way
Right or wrong
I'm tired of talking 'bout somehow
Wake up, and it's welcome to your breakdown
This family tree's got nothing left to prove now
Me and you
We're the living proof

Close your eyes and tell me what you think you see
Is faith and hope enough to make a fool believe?

Is there anything left for a sinner like me?

I'm tired of talking 'bout someday
All that we been given are the dog days
Nothing is forgiven, it's the hard way
Right or wrong
I'm tired of talking 'bout somehow
Wake up, and it's welcome to your breakdown
This family tree's got nothing left to prove now
Me and you
We're the living proof

First the son becomes the father
Then the father is the son
It's a never-ending circle
And the circle's never done
This love will last forever
We're not footprints in the sand
It's time you understand

I'm tired of talking 'bout someday
All that we been given are the dog days
Nothing is forgiven, it's the hard way
Right or wrong
I'm tired of talking 'bout somehow
Wake up, and it's welcome to your breakdown
This family tree's got nothing left to prove now
Me and you
We're the living proof
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Writer: Jon Bon Jovi, John Shanks
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




Waves

I pour another glass, gotta get some sleep
Pictures of the past rolling over me
Big moon on the rise, comes to read my mind
When you're running from yourself
There's no good place to hide

Tide is rising, and I'm riding
Waves, they take me down, no one here gonna save me now
Waves, they knock me off my feet
Waves, now I understand, I see her face, I see her hand
As she waves, then fades away from me

We made love and war
Got too far from the shore
Thought you were waving, you were drowning
Our footprints in the sand
Water through my hand
I just can't wrap my arms around you

Tide is rising, and I'm riding
Waves, they take me down, no one here gonna save me now
Waves, they knock me off my feet
Waves, now I understand, I see her face, I see her hand
As she waves, then fades away from me

Put our boat out on the river
Never, never made it to the sea
I thought we were being reckless
You thought we were being free
Now I dream we're in the ocean
And I'm sinking as you drift away from me

Tide is rising, and I'm riding

Waves, they take me down, no one here gonna save me now
Waves, they knock me off my feet
Waves, now I understand, I see her face, I see her hand
As she waves, then fades away from me

She waves, then fades away from me
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Writer: Jon Bon Jovi
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




Seeds

There's a deep crack in the sidewalk
Near the park bench on my street
If you don't trip, you'll walk by it
There's a whole world we don't see

You don't have to fix what is broken
You only get better at coping
The road don't always know where it's going
We keep rolling, rolling, rolling

We're seeds trying to find our place in the weeds
Busting 'til there's cracks in the street
We keep reaching for light, reaching for light
We're seeds, even if we fall like the leaves
Busting 'til there's cracks in the street
We keep reaching for light, reaching for light

There's a sadness in the seasons
Like the friends who come and go
The heartbreak, the glory
Each writing their story
We'll never get to know

Be happy for the tears that you're crying
The cracks are where we let all the light in
Put yourself out there in the open
Just keep growing and growing and growing

We're seeds trying to find our place in the weeds
Busting 'til there's cracks in the street
We keep reaching for light, reaching for light
We're seeds, even if we fall like the leaves
Busting 'til there's cracks in the street
We keep reaching for light, reaching for light

Be happy for the tears that you're crying
Cracks are where we let all the light in
Put yourself out there in the open
Just keep growing and growing and growing

We're seeds trying to find our place in the weeds
Busting 'til there's cracks in the street
We keep reaching for light, reaching for light
We're seeds, even if we fall like the leaves
Busting 'til there's cracks in the street
We keep reaching for light, reaching for light
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Writer: Jon Bon Jovi
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




Kiss The Bride

As I walk her down the aisle
Wish it were a thousand miles
My beautiful baby, so beautiful
These tears falling from my eyes
They're taking me by surprise
My beautiful baby, a beautiful bride

It's time for me to step aside
Lift your veil and let you fly
Let the preacher say love's favorite line
"You may kiss the bride"

I do's and a band of gold
A promise to have and hold
My beautiful baby, so beautiful
A sight that I won't forget
White rice on the old-church steps
My beautiful baby, a beautiful bride

"Just Married" sign, you'll drive away
First dance, then you cut the cake
We'll say each word and hold a glass up high
You may kiss the bride

A father's prayer only angels hear
May your days be many, the way be clear
May the road be kind, your eyes stay bright
May your life be as beautiful as you look tonight

I used to be your Superman
My whole world in your little hand
Now he's your world, that's right, I'll step aside
Now she's your world, alright, I'll step aside
You may kiss the bride
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Writer: Jon Bon Jovi
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




The People's House

Come in and leave your mind open
It's time we let love in
Mother, father, I am broken
Barely breathing but I'm hoping
There's forgiveness for my sins

I had a dream last night
And in that dream I lost my sight
Life left me deaf, dumb, and blind, woke up to realize
We're still asleep with open eyes

We are building this house of love
Building this house, building this house

This is the people's house
From sea to shining sea
The Rocky Mountains built these walls
These halls are our city streets
No wrecking ball is gonna knock it down
Nobody's gonna come to steal the keys
This is the people's house
The house of you and me

Time for the turning of the page
It's time to say goodbye, old ways have changed
No crime to look out for each other
Father, mother, sister, brother
Can't keep fighting one another

We are building this house of love
Building this house, building this house

This is the people's house
From sea to shining sea
The Rocky Mountains built these walls
These halls are our city streets
No wrecking ball is gonna knock it down
Nobody's gonna come to steal the keys
This is the people's house
The house of you and me, yeah

I wasn't born a man of privilege
But I'm privileged just the same
No rain will wash away the stain
Truth can hide us from the shame
'Til we all believe in change

We are building this house of love
Building this house, building this house

This is the people's house
From sea to shining sea
The Rocky Mountains built these walls
These halls are our city streets
No wrecking ball is gonna knock it down
Nobody's gonna come to steal the keys
This is the people's house
The house of you and me

This is the people's house
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Writer: Jon Bon Jovi
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




Walls of Jericho

Make some noise, strike up the band
Pull the paint off of the ceiling
Sing down the Walls of Jericho
One more time with feeling

I went walking through the valley
Arrows flying overhead
Heaven told me, "Boy, be patient"
Take the long way 'round instead

You've come too far to turn back now
Let me show ya how the walls come crumbling down

Make some noise, strike up the band
Pull the paint off of the ceiling
Sing down the Walls of Jericho
One more time with feeling

Drop your shield and lay your sword down
Your weapons are your voices
You will know the war is over
When the weary soul rejoices

You've come too far to turn back now
Let me show ya how the walls come crumbling down

Make some noise, strike up the band
Pull the paint off of the ceiling
Sing down the Walls of Jericho
One more time with feeling

Wake the echo, call the thunder
Tell them we've only just begun
No amen, no hallelujah
This is a song for everyone

Make some noise, strike up the band
Pull the paint off of the ceiling
Sing down the Walls of Jericho
One more time with feeling

One more time with feeling, boys
Long as we're still breathing
Sing down the Walls of Jericho
One more time with feeling
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Writer: Philip Lawrence, Jon Bon Jovi, John Shanks
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




I Wrote You A Song

When these hands won't strum and I can't find the chords
And my voice don't want to sing
When my feet say dance, but I can't find the floor
Will you just lie here with me?

Will your eyes catch mine then linger too long?
Will you still let me bring you your tea?
When your mind starts to wander, can I come along?
Is there someplace that you'd rather be?

I wrote you a song, almost afraid to sing it
How could it ever be beautiful enough?
I can't give you the ocean or the sky so blue
The wonders of the world, they don't compare to you
I did the only thing I know how to do
I wrote you a song
I wrote you a song

If I brought you flowers, in a couple of days
The pedals would all fall away
To give you forever, for worse or for better
Something that won't ever fade

I wrote you a song
Now that it's done
It's simple what I want to say
This scribbled love letter
We wrote it together
I promise my heart's on the page

I wrote you a song, almost afraid to sing it
How could it ever be beautiful enough?
I can't give you the ocean or the sky so blue
The wonders of the world, they don't compare to you
I did the only thing I know how to do
I wrote you a song
I wrote you a song

I wrote you a song, now that's it's done
It's simple what I want to say

I wrote you a song, almost afraid to sing it
How could it ever be beautiful enough?
I can't give you the ocean or the sky so blue
The wonders of the world, they don't compare to you
I did the only thing I know how to do
I wrote you a song

I wrote you a song
I wrote you a song
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Writer: Billy Falcon, Jon Bon Jovi, John Shanks
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




Living In Paradise

You and me been on some ride
Held off the night 'til the sunrise
Saw the world through a child's eyes
Been in love for a long time

You and me tore the walls down
And built them up in a new town
I used to sing for the whole crowd
Now every song is for you now

Castles may crumble
And fall to the sea

Yeah, we're living in paradise
Yeah, we're living in paradise

Seasons come and seasons go
We planted seeds and we watched them grow
We wrote the book on the highs and lows
We figured out what we didn't know

You give me faith when I'm losing hope
We may have bent but we never broke
The rain can fall and the wind will blow
The sun will shine anywhere we go

I can't remember
Before you and me

Yeah, we're living in paradise
Yeah, we're living in paradise
Summer's gone, it's been a long September
Nothing matters long as we're together
Yeah, we're living in paradise

Come alive, come alive, come alive, come alive
Come alive, come alive, come alive, come alive
From the embers we will rise
And we'll light up the sky

Yeah, we're living in paradise
Yeah, we're living in paradise
Summer's gone, it's been a long September
Nothing matters long as we're together
Yeah, we're living in paradise
Living in paradise
Living in paradise
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Writer: Jon Bon Jovi
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




My First Guitar

Got my hands around her neck, ohh-oh
But it's done with respect, ohh-oh
I've had a few, but no other
Has the love of my mother

I'm in love with my first guitar
I'm in love with my first guitar

Baby looks the way she feels, ohh-oh
And it almost seems surreal, ohh-oh
She'll make you glad that you're alive
When she kicks in to overdrive, ohh-oh

I'm in love with my first guitar
I'm in love with my first guitar

The cardboard case and her starburst finish
One power chord and I'm right back in it
Playing old KISS records in my folks' backyard
Seventeen years old, I'm a rock and roll star

In love with my first guitar
I'm in love with my first guitar

She's the only one who knows the way I feel
She's the only one who knows the way I feel

The cardboard case and her starburst finish
One power chord and I'm right back in it
Playing old KISS records in my folks' backyard
Seventeen years old, I'm a rock and roll star

In love with my first guitar
I'm in love with my first guitar
In love with my first guitar
I'm in love with my first guitar

Whoa-ohh-oh
Whoa-ohh-oh, come on

I'm in love with my first guitar
I'm in love with my first guitar
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Writer: Jon Bon Jovi
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




Hollow Man

What do you sing when the song's been sung?
Who do you fight when the war is won?
What do you write when the book is done?
What do you sing when the song's been sung?

How do you pray until you find your prayer?
How can you care so much you just don't care?
How do you feel until the feeling comes?
Until you love yourself how can you love someone?

Here I am, a hollow man
Telling stories 'bout the promise of a promised land
Feel like a cheap bouquet of flowers and a one-man band
With my heart in hand, the hollow man

How does it work when the words don't come?
It's like pulling the trigger on an empty gun
You can't make it rain staring at the sun
So you work at your work until the work gets done

Here I am, a hollow man
Telling stories 'bout the promise of a promised land
Feel like a holy roller's rosary on a one-night stand
With my heart in hand, the hollow man

I'm a blank page, clean slate
At night, I'll give my soul away
When nothing's left, I'll give you a smile
I got these chords that won't wait
I'm much too vain to masturbate
No sacrificing substance for style
Awe, anyway, ha, I got you to smile

What do you see that your eyes don't see?
And what do you dream now that you've sold your dreams?
What do you sing when the song's been sung?
What do you sing when the song's been sung?

Here I am, the hollow man
Selling stories 'bout the promise of a promised land
I feel like a cheap bouquet of flowers and a one-man band
I'm just a holy roller's rosary on a one-night stand
With my heart in hand
I am the hollow man
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Writer: Jon Bon Jovi
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




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Forever is the sixteenth studio album by American rock band Bon Jovi, released on June 7, 2024, through Island Records. It was preceded by the singles "Legendary" and "Living Proof".

The album is Bon Jovi's first since Jon Bon Jovi had vocal cord surgery in 2022, which was part of the band's 2024 Hulu docuseries Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story, released in conjunction with the band's 40th anniversary. After his recovery, Bon Jovi regained his joy and confidence, inspiring him to start writing music again.

Carla Feric, reviewing the album for The Independent, concluded that "The album diverges from past material, but Jon Bon Jovi's powerful vocals have not faltered and the band's instrumentals keep the tracks catchy and fresh - making the listener want to keep this one on repeat."
-Wikipedia
Genre(s): Rock
Producer(s): Jon Bon Jovi, John Shanks, Joe Rubel
Length: 48:41
Released: June 7th, 2024
Year: 2024

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