Friday, December 2, 2016

The Devil's in the Temple music video #THINFS

Bon Jovi's music video for "The Devil's in the Temple" has now been released on TIDAL. During the TIDAL X: Bon Jovi shows, Jon said that the song is about an unnamed person at the record company. The video depicts a young female singer being harassed by record label executives to change her image, while Jon looks on in disapproval. I would've liked to see the whole band there -- maybe the rest of Bon Jovi accompanying the girl, while Jon sat back and watched -- but I get the message of the video. And there are videos from the album, including some that are still to be released, that the rest of the band is on.

Watch "The Devil's in the Temple" on TIDAL:


Thursday, November 24, 2016

#THINFS track-by-track commentary

Jon Bon Jovi has recorded commentaries outlining the meanings or backgrounds behind the songs on This House Is Not For Sale. The commentaries only cover the songs on the standard version of the album though, not the bonus tracks.

Anyway, you can find the track commentaries on Bon Jovi's YouTube channel.

You can also watch them in this playlist below:




Friday, November 18, 2016

Scars on this Guitar music video #THINFS

"Scars on this Guitar" is one of my favourite songs from Bon Jovi's This House Is Not For Sale album, and the music video for it has just been released on TIDAL. It features a lot of shots of Jon alone with a guitar, interspersed with concert/tour footage. Phil X is included in those shots, but so is our old mate Richie Sambora.

Watch "Scars on this Guitar" on TIDAL:



Also, after a three-week delay, This House Is Not For Sale can now be streamed on Spotify.


UPDATE 25/11/16: "Scars on this Guitar" is now on BonJoviVEVO's channel.

Watch it on YouTube or below:



Saturday, November 12, 2016

RIP Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen died this week at the age of 82. Jon Bon Jovi, like many other artists, was a great admirer of Leonard's work. In honour of a legend, here's one of my idols paying tribute to one of his.

Bon Jovi performed "Hallelujah" quite frequently on the Lost Highway and Circle tours. It appeared on the Live at Madison Square Garden DVD:



JBJ has also covered "I'm Your Man" (not to be confused with the song on Burning Bridges) with the Kings of Suburbia:



Rest in peace, Leonard Cohen.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

New Bon Jovi album This House Is Not For Sale out now #THINFS

If my timezone conversions are correct, Bon Jovi's new album This House Is Not For Sale should now have been officially released around the world. I pre-ordered it on iTunes so I like to think I contributed to it going to #1 on iTunes Australia, albeit briefly. (At my last check, it was still #2 though.) I also pre-ordered a CD from Japan that's been shipped, so I'm waiting for its arrival.

The version of the This House Is Not For Sale that's streaming on TIDAL has a seventh bonus track called "Color Me In". You can listen to it now if you have a TIDAL subscription. An mp3 of the song is also floating around online.

UPDATE 11/11/16: US fans can get "Color Me In" on a Walmart-exclusive edition of This House Is Not For Sale.

Having listened to the album several times now, I think my favourite tracks are "Living With the Ghost", "Roller Coaster", "Real Love", and "Scars on this Guitar". But I'm enjoying the album as a whole, probably a lot more than I ever expected to after feeling somewhat deflated about What About Now and Burning Bridges (though they both have their moments).

What do you think of This House Is Not For Sale?

Friday, November 4, 2016

Come On Up to Our House music video #THINFS

"Come On Up To Our House" is the latest Bon Jovi music video (after "Knockout" and "Labor of Love") to be released as a TIDAL exclusive. John Shanks appears alongside the rest of the band in this video.

Watch "Come On Up To Our House" on TIDAL.



UPDATE 11/11/16: "Come On Up To Our House" is now on BonJoviVEVO. Watch it on YouTube.


Friday, October 28, 2016

#THINFS has leaked. Plus all the lyrics here in one place.

Bon Jovi's new album, This House Is Not For Sale, has leaked. And on the first couple of listens, I really like it. I'm not posting a link to a leaked copy on this blog as it's pretty easy to find, and I don't want a legal letter from the Jovi camp. :P Besides, I hope you'll buy the album when it comes out, or that you've already pre-ordered it.

But here are all the lyrics in track order if you want to sing along. ;)

I've transcribed most of the lyrics from photos and scans of the booklets that were given to people who attended the TIDAL X: Bon Jovi shows, although there were a couple of errors (e.g. extra words that were obviously not sung on the studio versions) that I attempted to fix. "I Will Drive You Home" and "Goodnight New York" were not included in the book, so I've transcribed them based on what I heard.

UPDATE 30/10/16: The bonus track "Touch of Grey" -- which will be on the German and Japanese versions of This House Is Not For Sale -- wasn't in the leaked album that most people downloaded. But apparently the full album has gone on sale early at at least one store in Austria. Someone who bought it took a picture of the lyrics for "Touch of Grey", which I've added to the bottom of this post.

UPDATE 1/11/16: Photos of the lyric booklet for "I Will Drive You Home" and "Goodnight New York" have surfaced, so I corrected the lyrics below.

UPDATE 6/11/16: I've added lyrics for TIDAL bonus track "Color Me In". I'm yet to see any official lyrics anywhere for it so please add your corrections if you hear something different. :)

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This House Is Not For Sale
(written by Jon Bon Jovi, John Shanks, & Billy Falcon)

These four walls have got a story to tell
The door is off the hinges, there's no wish in the well
Outside the sky is coal black, the streets are on fire
The picture window's cracked and there's nowhere to run
I know, I know
This house is not for sale

I set each stone and I hammered each nail
This house is not for sale
Where memories live and the dream don't fail
This house is not for sale
Coming home
I'm coming home

Drove a spike into the ground and I staked my claim
Standing on the dirt where they'll dig my grave
Now what built these walls is in my veins
No time for looking back, the wolf is at the door
This heart, this soul
This house is not for sale

I set each stone and I hammered each nail
This house is not for sale
Where memories live and the dream don't fail
This house is not for sale
Coming home
I'm coming home

This house was built on trust
That's what it is and always was
No wrecking ball could knock it down
This house was built on higher ground

I set each stone and I hammered each nail
This house is not for sale
Where memories live and the dream don't fail
This house is not for sale
Coming home
I'm coming home
Coming home
I'm coming home
Coming home
I'm coming home
Coming home
I'm coming home
This house is not for sale

Living With the Ghost
(written by Jon Bon Jovi)

Marry me to the blue sky
Bury me in that long last drop of hard rain
Meet me where they stop time
That's you to me on the shovel that's digging this grave
Till I can waltz on a moonbeam
Till I can find a way to turn all tears into wine
I'll hitch my ride to a daydream
Can't unkiss the lips that love is leaving behind

I ain't living with the ghost
No future living in the past
I've seen what hate has done to hope
Tomorrow wasn't build to last
I ain't living with the ghost
How can I scream? I'm scared to breathe
I wrote each word, you gave the toast
But we were fire and gasoline
I ain't living with the ghost

I set my sails over wheat fields
Rode waves of amber, let a new sun shine on my face
I dropped the sword, put down my shield
I left your scars for the stars guiding my way
I traded hurting for healing
I must admit that I was reeling, now I'm feeling just fine
Traded nightmares for dreaming
Go tell your shadows that I got out alive

I ain't living with the ghost
No future living in the past
I've seen what hurt has done to hope
I found the tree, I cut the rope
Tomorrow wasn't build to last
I ain't living with the ghost
How can I scream? I'm scared to breathe
I wrote each word, you gave the toast
But we were fire and gasoline
I ain't living with the ghost

Last night I had this dream
I saw a man wash his feet in the church holy water, he worked up to his knees
From his arms to his neck, said "I'm over my head"
He was crying, trying to get some relief
Lord, I'm just trying to get some relief
I had this dream
That man was me

I ain't living with the ghost
No future living in the past
I've seen what hurt has done to hope
I found the tree, I cut the rope
Tomorrow wasn't build to last
I ain't living with the ghost
How can I scream? I'm scared to breathe
I wrote each word, you gave the toast
But we were fire and gasoline
Now I ain't living with the ghost

Knockout
(written by Jon Bon Jovi & John Shanks)

Every day I wake up with my back against the wall
Anytime you get up someone wants to see you fall
If you're afraid to lose it all, you're never gonna win
I'll be giving you the finger and sticking out my chin
Boom boom boom
Here comes the boom boom boom

Here comes the knockout
My time is right now
Turning your lights out
I'm throwing down
Here comes the knockout
Until the last round
I'm throwing down
Go start a fire, go start a fight
No regrets, this is your life (hey)
Here comes the knockout
My time is right now
I'm throwing down

Are you living in a nightmare, are you living in a dream?
Do you stand for something, will you fall for anything?
It's easier to count me out but you can count me in
Coz I'm giving you the finger and sticking out my chin
Boom boom boom
Here comes the boom boom boom

Here comes the knockout
My time is right now
Turning your lights out
I'm throwing down
Here comes the knockout
Until the last round
I'm throwing down
Go start a fire, go start a fight
No regrets, this is your life (hey)
Here comes the knockout
My time is right now
I'm throwing down down down
Down down
Throwing down down down
Down down

Did you really live your life or did it pass you by?
What's it take to tell yourself you really were alive?
Look me in the eye

Here comes the knockout
My time is right now
Turning your lights out
I'm throwing down
Here comes the knockout
Until the last round
I'm throwing down
Go start a fire, go start a fight
No regrets, this is your life (hey)
Here comes the knockout
My time is right now
I'm throwing down

Labor of Love
(written by Jon Bon Jovi, John Shanks, & Billy Falcon)

Smoke stack blowing, there's a fire in the sky
Fahrenheit rising up higher than high
Pressure's building up, sparks are gonna fly
I know where this is going when I look into your eyes
I know where this is going when I look into your eyes

Sweet sweat's rolling down the middle of your spine
Bodies move together, perfect rhythm and time
Baby, say my name, I'll write yours in the sky
Higher than a rocket on the 4th of July
Higher than a rocket on the 4th of July
It's good, it's good, it's good to be alive

It's a full-time job, the work's never done
24/7, it's a labour of love
Yeah, everything I've got, it's all about us
Baby, this ain't working, it's a labour of love
Baby, this ain't working, it's a labour of love

Only fools count treasure in silver and gold
I don't want for nothing that these hands can't hold
If you need something done, put it on the list
If I need some sugar, I'll get it from your lips
If I need some sugar, I'll get it from your lips
It's good, it's good, it's good to be alive

It's a full-time job, the work's never done
24/7, it's a labour of love
Yeah, everything I've got, it's all about us
Baby, this ain't working, it's a labour of love
Baby, this ain't working, it's a labour of love

The taste of your lips, every night, every day
I know every curve but it's never the same
If love is a fire, I'd go down in those flames
I wanna die in your arms hearing you say my name
I wanna die in your arms hearing you say my name
I wanna die in your arms hearing you say my name

It's a full-time job, the work's never done
24/7, it's a labour of love
Yeah, everything I've got, it's all about us
Baby, this ain't working, it's a labour of love

It's a full-time job, the work's never done
24/7, it's a labour of love
Give everything I've got, I can't get enough
Baby, this ain't working, it's a labour of love
Baby, this ain't working, it's a labour of love

Born Again Tomorrow
(written by Jon Bon Jovi, John Shanks, & Billy Falcon)

If you were born again tomorrow (born again tomorrow)

This ain't a test, no, it's a warning
Ain't gonna say the sky is falling
You gotta read between the lines, stop waiting for a sign
Who's gonna live your life?
Yeah, you don't have to look back to see where we are
The future's looking brighter than a hand full of stars
You gotta hold on, hold on
Be strong

If you were born again tomorrow
Would you live your life like yesterday?
If you were born again tomorrow
I wouldn't live my life any other way

Don't have to end up where you started
Heaven loves the broken hearted
You learn from your mistakes, bones grow stronger where they break
Who says that scars don't fade?
Yeah, you don't have to look back to see where we are
The future's looking brighter than a hand full of stars
You gotta hold on, hold on
You gotta be strong

If you were born again tomorrow
Would you live your life like yesterday?
If you were born again tomorrow
I wouldn't live my life any other way
Would you relive every moment?
Would you tear out any page?
If you were born again tomorrow
I wouldn't live my life any other way
Any other way
Any other way

If you were born again tomorrow
Would you live your life like yesterday?
If you were born again tomorrow
I wouldn't live my life any other way
Would you relive every moment?
Would you tear out any page?
If you were born again tomorrow
I wouldn't live my life any other way
Any other way (born again tomorrow)
If you were born again tomorrow (born again tomorrow)

Roller Coaster
(written by Jon Bon Jovi, Chris DeStefano, & Ashley Gorley)

I see you thinking twice
Wish I could read your mind
Move up or out of line
Too late for praying
I know we might lose our breath
We might be scared to death
This chance is like a step
Just gotta take it
Whoa oh... Countdown to here we go

Hold on tight, slide a little closer
Up so high stars are on our shoulders
Time flies by, don't close your eyes
Kiss by kiss, love is like a thrill ride
What goes up might take us upside down
Life ain't a merry go round
It's a roller coaster
It's a roller coaster

Can't lie and won't pretend
I know what's round the bend
Too late to start again
Won't take it slower
Let's slip right off these tracks
We'll fly or we might crash
Don't look down, don't look back
'Cause it ain't over

Hold on tight, slide a little closer
Up so high stars are on our shoulders
Time flies by, don't close your eyes
Kiss by kiss, love is like a thrill ride
What goes up might take us upside down
Life ain't a merry go round
It's a roller coaster
It's a roller coaster
Whoa oh... countdown to here we go

Hold on tight, slide a little closer
Up so high stars are on our shoulders
It's a roller coaster
Kiss by kiss, love is like a thrill ride
What goes up might take us upside down
Life ain't a merry go round
It's a roller coaster
It's a roller coaster
Roller coaster
It's a roller coaster

New Year's Day
(written by Jon Bon Jovi & Billy Falcon)

The midnight bells are ringing
A ship is setting sail
A newborn baby's crying
As lovers say farewell
And I'm singing hallelujah
Amen, the angels say
Let's hope tomorrow finds us
It's New Year's Day

Let's toast to new beginnings, okay
Raise up a glass and say
For all of our tomorrows
And what was yesterday (come on)
I'm singing carpe diem
I'm saying seize the day
Come on let's live forever
It's New Year's Day

Where does the time go? Just watch the wind blow
Sha la la la, it's New Year's Day
Green does the grass grow outside my window
Sha la la la, it's News Year's Day

This message in a bottle
The wisdom of the wine
It's just a rainy Monday
This isn't auld lang syne
I'm singing hallelujah
Amen, the angels say
Let's hope tomorrow finds us
It's New Year's Day

The Devil's in the Temple
(written by Jon Bon Jovi & Billy Falcon)

This was a church
A house of full of prayer, it ain't that now
I could tear it down
There's thieves at the altar
A snake wears the crown, handing you coal, swearing it's gold

Look what they've done to this house of love
It's too late to turn the river to blood
The saviour's come and gone, we're all out of time
The devil's in the temple and he ain't no friend of mine

I'd turn things around
I would if I could crash through the gates, break every chain
Jail for the jailers
Sing freedom's song, Amazing Grace
Burn down this place

Look what they've done to this house of love
It's too late to turn the river to blood
The saviour's come and gone, we're all out of time
The devil's in the temple and he ain't no friend of mine

Look what they've done to this house of love
Look what they've done to this house of love
The devil's in the temple and he's making a mess
Got the Mona Lisa, got his hands up her dress
The gun is in his hand but he ain't gonna confess
He lies

Look what they've done to this house of love
It's too late to turn the river to blood
The saviour's come and gone, we're all out of time
Oh, the devil's in the temple and he ain't no friend of mine
Oh, the devil's in the temple and he ain't no friend of mine
Oh, the devil's in the temple and he ain't no friend of mine

Scars on this Guitar
(written by Jon Bon Jovi, Brett James, & Billy Falcon)

Another Friday night, I'm somewhere
A little drunk and worn out from the show
It's a hallway to a hotel room
The truck's already rolling down the road
I find the lights, take off my coat
I see her there just lying on the bed
She's seen me through my yesterdays
God knows tonight I'm needing her again

She's the place I go when there's nowhere left to run to
She's the one I hold when there's no one to hold onto
She's been with me late at night when I was drowning in the dark
She heard my every word when I was pouring out my heart
So I thank my lucky stars for every crack, scratch and scar on this guitar

She's given me her best when I am at my worst
When I can't find the pieces, fingers scratching in the dirt
And she offers no forgiveness 'cause she likes to make it hurt

She's the place I go when there's nowhere left to run to
She's the one I hold when there's no one to hold onto
She's been with me late at night when I was drowning in the dark
And she heard my every word when I was pouring out my heart
So I thank my lucky stars for every crack, scratch and scar on this guitar

Morning like a freight train
Last night still ringing in my head
Before today becomes tomorrow
Tonight I know I'll do it all again

She's the place I go when there's nowhere left to run to
She's the one I hold when there's no one to hold onto
She's been with me late at night when I was drowning in the dark
She heard my every word when I was pouring out my heart
So I thank my lucky stars for every crack, scratch and scar on this guitar
And so I thank my lucky stars for every crack, scratch and scar on this guitar

God Bless This Mess
(written by Jon Bon Jovi)

I got some blood under my nails, I got some mud on my face
My voice is shot, I'm going grey, these muscles all ache
Don't cry for me, I'm the life of the party
I'm smiling most of the time
I may be gritting my teeth, can't get back where we started
These days I'm doing just fine

God bless this mess, this mess is mine
Won't pound my chest or criticise
I must confess I've lived, I've died
God bless this mess, this mess is mine
God bless this mess, this mess is mine

I knew every buried body, paid for each headstone
I may have led the prayers in public but I cried alone
Found God through sin but this ain't my confession
I'll wait on Judgment Day
It's lose or win, got no need for protection
Stand up or out of my way

God bless this mess, this mess is mine
Won't pound my chest or criticise
I must confess I've lived, I've died
God bless this mess, this mess is mine
God bless this mess, this mess is mine

The howling doomsday dogs are snapping at your feet
Round here the sky is cracked but won't admit defeat
Down here they got your back and good men stood at your side
This treasure chest of rags still keeps this dream alive

God bless this mess, this mess is mine
Won't pound my chest or criticise
I must confess I've lived, I've died
God bless this mess, this mess is mine
God bless this mess, this mess is mine

Reunion
(written by Jon Bon Jovi)

This isn't how the story ends, my friends
It's just a fork along the road
Don't say your prayers, save your amens
You've come this far but you're still far from home
Don't say goodbye, just say farewell
Write every line you'll live to tell
Hold your head high like Harry, give 'em hell
As the night ignites the day
Make some memories along the way

Write your song, sing along, love your life
Learn to laugh, dare to dance, touch the sky
Take pictures each step of the way
Make this the best of the rest of your days
Start your revolution, and I'll see you at the reunion

Some friends will go and some will stay
Okay, some last a chapter, some a page
For some love comes disguised as lust but you'll find love when you find trust one day
Do better than our parents did
Imperfect husband, wife and kids
Go chart your course then turn it upside down
Go live your life, eyes open wide
Who's to say what's wrong or right... right?

Write your song, sing along, love your life
Learn to laugh, dare to dance, touch the sky
Take pictures each step of the way
Make this the best of the rest of your days
Start your revolution, and I'll see you at the reunion

As the night ignites the day, go make some memories along the way...
Write your song, sing along, love your life
Yeah, learn to laugh, dare to dance, touch the sky
Take pictures each step of the way
Make this the best of the rest of your days
I say, go start your own revolution, and I'll see you at the reunion
I'll see you at the reunion
Oh, I'll see you at the reunion

This isn't how the story ends, my friends
It's just a fork along the road

Come On Up to Our House
(written by Jon Bon Jovi & John Shanks)

Come on up to our house, let us make you feel at home
Come on up to our house, I will leave the porch light on

I wish tonight would last forever and it would never end
We were introduced as strangers, now we're leaving here as friends
Every word that you speak is a melody as we're writing the songs of our lives
Everyone knows we don't want to go home but we can't stay here tonight

Come on up to our house, let us make you feel at home
Come on up to our house, I will leave the porch light on
All are welcome at our table, you can never stay too long
Come on up to our house, I will leave the porch light on

You could tell me your life story, I could finish every line
The one about hurt and the heartache, it still gets me every time
Every word that you speak is the harmony to the song that I'm singing inside
Everyone knows we don't want to go home but we can't stay here tonight

Come on up to our house, let us make you feel at home
Come on up to our house, I will leave the porch light on
All are welcome at our table, you can never stay too long
Come on up to our house, I will leave the porch light on

I wish tonight could last forever 'cause I ain't good at saying goodbye
Everyone knows we don't want to go home but we can't stay here tonight

Come on up to our house, let us make you feel at home
Come on up to our house, I will leave the porch light on
For the restless and the weary, you will never be alone
All are welcome at our table, you can never stay too long
So come on up to our house, I will leave the porch light on
(Come on up to our house, let us make you feel at home) Come on up to our house
(Come on up to our house, I will leave the porch light on) Come on up to our house
(Come on up to our house, let us make you feel at home) Come on up to our house
(Come on up to our house)

Real Love
(written by Jon Bon Jovi & Billy Falcon)

They're putting up the chairs to close, she let me settle up my tab
I told her "button up, it's cold", I ain't too drunk to hail us a cab
We can get a cup of coffee unless you gotta get back home
Sitting across the table, a gypsy couldn't read her mind
I took her hand and told her I just want to crawl into your eyes
She shook her head and said it's cruel, cool is just a cheap disguise

Have you ever known a real love?
The kind of love that makes you feel love
No, this ain't let's make a deal love
Make an angel give his wings up
It makes you guilty 'cause you want more
If it's a kiss that you would die for
Feels like you're falling through the stars
If it can break your heart
It's real love

We drank that muddy pot of coffee, it was morning when I walked her home
I never been this lonely, lying in this bed alone
Her words still ringing in my head, her sad eyes sunk me like a stone

Have you ever known a real love?
The kind of love that makes you feel love
No, this ain't let's make a deal love
Make an angel give his wings up
It makes you guilty 'cause you want more
If it's a kiss that you would die for
Feels like you're falling through the stars
If it can break your heart
It's real love

I put on the same shirt and I ran out the door
Stole a fistful of roses from the sidewalk store
Just my heart in my hand, I had nothing to throw
Standing up on her front step, calling to the window

Have you ever known a real love?
The kind of love that makes you feel love
No, this ain't let's make a deal love
Make an angel give his wings up
It makes you guilty 'cause you want more
If it's a kiss that you would die for
Feels like you're falling through the stars
If it can break your heart
It's real love
Feels like you're falling through the stars
If it can break your heart
It's real love

All Hail the King
(written by Jon Bon Jovi, Chris DeStefano, & Ashley Gorley)

Heavy is the head that wears the crown
All the people came to hear him speak from miles around
They hung on every word, a song in every sound
Heavy is the head that wears the crown

He touched the sky to light up all the stars
He could snap his fingers and catch lightning in a jar
I am you and you are me and we are who we are
Touch the sky and light up all the stars

All hail the king whose castle's falling down
The paper prince who wears a cardboard crown
Poor man has his money, rich man has his gold
All hail the king whose fortune is his soul, soul, soul

He climbed the clouds to heaven's highest hill
When you get at that high, the earth below looks just like a blue pill
Gave wind to all his horses, to all his men goodwill
When he climbed down from heaven's highest hill

All hail the king whose castle's falling down
The paper prince who wears a cardboard crown
Poor man has his money, rich man has his gold
All hail the king whose fortune is his soul, soul, soul

He breathed his last, they laid him in the ground
False prophets spoke of riches and said all hail to us now
The faithful wouldn't listen and they never would bow down
He breathed his last, they laid him in the ground

All hail the king whose castle's falling down
The paper prince who wears a cardboard crown
Poor man has his money, rich man has his gold
All hail the king whose fortune is his soul, soul, soul...

We Don't Run
(written by Jon Bon Jovi & John Shanks)

Take a look around you, yeah the sky is falling
Sinners say your prayers, this train is off the tracks
Nothing is forever when tomorrow's calling
Dancing with the devil to get one day back

Not afraid of burning bridges
'Cause I know they're gonna light my way
Like a phoenix from the ashes
Welcome to the future, it's a new day

We don't run, I'm standing my ground
We don't run and we don't back down
There's fire in the sky, there's thunder on the mountain
Blessed each tear and this dirt I was born in
Run, we don't run, we don't run

Take me to the banks of your muddy water
Where the flesh and blood and the spirit meet
Only takes your touch for me to find salvation
You're the only reason that I still believe

Not afraid of burning bridges
'Cause I know they're gonna light my way
Like a phoenix from the ashes
Welcome to the future, it's a new day

We don't run, I'm standing my ground
We don't run and we don't back down
There's fire in the sky, there's thunder on the mountain
Bless each tear and this dirt I was born in
Run, we don't run, we don't run

(Fire in the sky, there's thunder on the mountain)
(Fire in the sky, there's thunder on the mountain)

We don't run, I'm standing my ground
We don't run and we don't back down
There's fire in the sky, there's thunder on the mountain
Bless each tear and this dirt I was born in
Run, we don't run, we don't run

We don't run
We don't...
(Fire in the sky, there's thunder on the mountain)

I Will Drive You Home 
(written by Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Falcon, & Luke Laird)

Here comes the next big thing, there's a new gun in town
There'll be a faster one before the sun goes down
They've come to kick the tyres, they'd like to take a spin
See how it takes the turns, see if it breaks or bends

But I will drive you home
I want you to know that I will drive you home

Hell, it ain't nothing new, everything new gets old
Maybe some glitter's gone but we're still good as gold
When some driver comes and tries to jump the start
Thinks he can steal your love, hotwire your heart

But I (I) will drive (drive) you home (home)
I want you to know that I (I) will drive (drive) you home (home)

Let 'em rev their engines, let 'em spin their wheels
All they've got is shine, they're just chrome and steel
But I (I) will drive (drive) you home (home)

Here comes that faster fast, here comes that higher high
As we walk on past, they just step aside

I (I) will drive (drive) you home (home)
I want you to know that I (I) will drive (drive) you home (home)
Let 'em rev their engines, let 'em spin their wheels
All they've got is shine, they're just chrome and steel
When they raise the flag and the smoke has cleared
When the rest are gone, I'll be standing here
I (I) will drive (drive) you home (home)
I want you to know that I (I) will drive (drive) you home (home)

(Let them rev their engines, let them spin their wheels
All they've got is shine, they're just chrome and steel
When they raise the flag and the smoke has cleared
When the rest are gone, I'll be standing here
Let them rev their engines, let them spin their wheels
All they've got is shine, they're just chrome and steel
When they raise the flag and the smoke has cleared
When the rest are gone, I'll be standing here)

Goodnight New York 
(written by Jon Bon Jovi, John Shanks, & Billy Falcon)

Morning comes crashing like a rock through a window
Jackhammer banging on the hot concrete
Take your stand (hey!), move it man
It's a backtalk sidewalk symphony
Uber cars, yellow cabs, thick as smoke
Painted girls and metre maids will leave you broke
Sax man blowing, shooting through my veins
There's a rhythm to the racket that's intoxicating

Goodnight New York, goodnight
Don't ever close your eyes
If the street could talk, New York New York
So fine they named you twice
Your face, your grace, no other place
From east to west, these streets are blessed
Goodnight New York, sleep tight New York, goodnight

Starbucks, FedEx trucks on every street and avenue
Broadway lights shining bright, make everybody beautiful
Walking on the High Line, reaching for the skyline
If Alexander Hamilton could see it all
Garbage trucks backing up, beep beep beep
Dogs barking on the balcony, the kids can't sleep
Scaffolds, potholes, Batman's on a bicycle
PATH trains, bus lanes, welcome to the carnival

Goodnight New York, goodnight
Don't ever close your eyes
If the street could talk, New York New York
So fine they named you twice
Your face, your grace, no other place
From east to west, these streets are blessed
Goodnight New York, sleep tight New York, goodnight

The bravest and the finest
My hand's on my heart for you
To the ones who paid the price and to those who saw us through
It's late, I'm getting weary
So for now I'll say

Goodnight New York, goodnight
Don't ever close your eyes
If the street could talk, New York New York
So fine they named you twice

Goodnight New York, goodnight
Don't ever close your eyes
If the street could talk, New York New York
So fine they named you twice
Your face, your grace, no other place
From east to west, these streets are blessed
Goodnight New York, sleep tight New York, goodnight
Goodnight New York, sleep tight New York, goodnight
So goodnight New York, sleep tight New York, goodnight

Touch of Grey 
(written by Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Falcon, & Brett James)

People, people everywhere
There's revolution in the air
There's protest signs and people walking
Talking heads on TV talking
Pick a team and choose your side
There ain't no room for compromise
We're running out of better days
Brother, all I'm trying to say is hey hey hey

You see black and I see white
No two hearts can beat the same
In a world of many colours
There's a little touch of grey
I say wrong when you say right
Different faces, different names
Brother brother brother
It's okay to say hey hey hey
I see things with a little touch of grey

If I whisper, will you listen?
Will I answer if you scream?
Politics and bad religion
Took a hammer to this dream
Everybody loves their children
Forgiveness and a second chance
One more thing we got in common
Ain't love why we do this dance?
Ain't love why we do this dance?
Hey hey hey, yeah

You see black and I see white
No two hearts can beat the same
In a world of many colours
There's a little touch of grey
I say wrong when you say right
Different faces, different names
Brother brother brother
It's okay to say hey hey hey
I see things with a little touch of grey

I believe there's a train still coming
I believe that there's room on board
Break the chains and raise your hands up
Be the change we're looking for
Hey hey hey, yeah

You see black and I see white
No two hearts can beat the same
In a world of many colours
There's a little touch of grey
I say wrong when you say right
Different faces, different names
Brother brother brother
It's okay to say
You see black and I see white
No two hearts can beat the same
In a world of many colours
(I see things with a little touch of grey)
I say wrong when you say right
Different faces, different names
Brother brother brother
(I see things with a little touch of grey)

(I believe there's a train still coming
I believe that there's room on board
Break the chains and raise your hands up
Be the change we're looking for)

Color Me In
(written by Jon Bon Jovi & Billy Falcon)

Hello my name is... it really don't matter, no
A book of blank pages, anything you want, I'll be
Write a little love letter on me
Oh, make me fit just right like a hand in a glove
As close as the lipstick on your coffee cup
Paint me the picture you're dreaming of
If that ain't enough

Colour me in
Any way you wanna begin, I'm in
Girl, you've got me under your spell, I fell
Any shade you wanna use, colour me just right for you
Colour me in

This might sound crazy, do anything you wanna do
Your kiss can save me, let me wrap these arms around you
I wanna be the song that's stuck in your head
Close as a prayer that you'll never forget
All I can say is just what I said, we'll get there again

Colour me in
Any way you wanna begin, I'm in
Girl, you've got me under your spell, I fell
Any shade you wanna use, colour me just right for you
Colour me in

Let your imagination run wild
All I wanna do is make you smile
And I've got all night

Hello, my name is... my name is

Colour me in
Any way you wanna begin, I'm in
Girl, you've got me under your spell, I fell
Any shade you wanna use, colour me just right for you

Colour me in
Oh, colour me in
Oh, colour me in
Oh, color me in