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Janie, Don’t Take Your Love to Town – Jon Bon Jovi

Sitting here just watching you sleep
Wish I could slip inside and be in some technicolor dream
But the air’s too thick for one of us to breathe
I’m not fool enough to think you couldn’t live life without me

I didn’t come this far to throw the towel in
I didn’t fight this hard to walk away
If I ain’t smart enough to say I’m sorry
It’s just because the words got in the way

I remember how it used to be
I was you and you were me
We were more than just the same
Now these shoes don’t fit, my skin’s too tight
When you want a kiss, I take a bite
Let your heart call up the cops, read me my rights
Last night I drank enough to drown
Raise a toast to your good looks and to my health
Look, we both know how much I’ve let you down
Janie, don’t you take your love to town

Janie, don’t you take your love to town
Janie, don’t you take your love to town
If I gotta beg, I’ll beg, just don’t walk away
Janie, don’t you take your love to town

You deserve a shooter, a saint
Someone to give it to you straight
To find the soul through flesh and bone
My life’s a treasure, full of sunny weather
But it’s left me feeling cold
Now all you wanna do is take me home
I hated you, the night you said you loved me
I hated you, ’cause I couldn’t love myself
I’m begging you now, baby please just hold me
I got one foot in, one foot off the ground

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Janie, don’t you take your love to town
Janie, don’t you take your love to town
If I gotta beg, I’ll beg, just don’t walk away
Janie, don’t you take your love to town
Janie, don’t you take your love …

[Guitar solo]

Sitting here while you’re fast asleep
In the bathroom by the sink
Trying to write the right words down
I turn out the lights, close my eyes
There ain’t no prayers or kiss goodnight
What I’ll forget to say tomorrow, I’ll say now
Janie, don’t you take your love to town

Janie, don’t you take your love to town
Janie, don’t you take your love to town
If I gotta beg, I’ll beg, just don’t walk away
Janie, don’t you take your love to town

Janie, don’t you take your love to town
Janie, don’t you take your love to town
If I gotta beg, I’ll beg, just don’t walk away
Janie, don’t you take your love to town

Janie, don’t you take your love to town
Janie, don’t you take your love to town
If I gotta beg, I’ll beg, just don’t walk away
Janie, don’t you take your love to town
Janie, don’t you take your love

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Dyin’ Ain’t Much of a Livin’ – Jon Bon Jovi

[Josiah Gordon “Doc” Scurlock:]
“You rode a 15 year old boy straight to his grave and the rest of us straight to hell.”

A whiskey bottle comforts me
And tells me not to cry
While a full moon says a prayer for me
I try to close my eyes

But the night’s there to remind me
Of the guns and the early graves
The ghosts appear as I fall asleep
To sing an outlaw’s serenade

Dyin’ ain’t much of a livin’
When you’re livin’ on the run
Dyin’ ain’t much of a livin’ for the young
Is it too late to ask for forgiveness
For the things that I have done ?
Dyin’ ain’t much of a livin’ for the young

Oh… the desert’s been a friend to me
It covers me by night
And a snakebite’s not my enemy
But it taught me how to fight

All this fame don’t bring you freedom
Though it wears a thin disguise
And an outlaw is just a man to me
And a man has to die

Oh, dyin’ ain’t much of a livin’
When you’re livin’ on the run
Dyin’ ain’t much of a livin’ for the young
Is it too late to ask for forgiveness
For the things that I have done ?
Dyin’ ain’t much of a livin’ for the young
na…

And I hope someone will pray for me
When it’s my turn to die… pray for me

Dyin’ ain’t much of a livin’
When you’re livin’ on the run
Dyin’ ain’t much of a livin’ for the young
Is it too late to ask for forgiveness
For the things that I have done ?
Dyin’ ain’t much of a livin’ for the young
na…

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Blaze of Glory – Jon Bon Jovi

[Josiah Gordon “Doc” Scurlock:] “You are not a God.”
[William Bonney:] “Why don’t you pull the trigger and find out”

I wake up in the morning
And I raise my weary head
I’ve got an old coat for a pillow
And the earth was last night’s bed
I don’t know where I’m going
Only God knows where I’ve been
I’m a devil on the run
A six gun lover
A candle in the wind, yeah

When you’re brought into this world
They say you’re born in sin
Well at least they gave me something
I didn’t have to steal or have to win
Well, they tell me that I’m wanted
Yeah, I’m a wanted man
I’m a colt through your stable
I’m what Cain was to Abel
Mister catch me if you can

I’m going down (down) in a blaze of glory
Take me now but know the truth
I’m going out (out) in a blaze of glory
And Lord, I never drew first but I drew first blood
I’m no one’s son, call me young gun

You ask about my conscience
And I offer you my soul
You ask if I’ll grow to be a wise man
Well I ask if I’ll grow old
You ask me if I’ve known love
And what it’s like to sing songs in the rain
Well I’ve seen love come, I’ve seen it shot down
I’ve seen it die in vain

Shot down (down) in a blaze of glory
Take me now but know the truth
‘Cause I’m going down (down) in a blaze of glory
Lord, I never drew first but I drew first blood
I’m the devil’s son, call me young gun, na… yeah

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[Guitar solo]

Each night I go to bed
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
No I ain’t looking for forgiveness
But before I’m six foot deep
Lord, I gotta ask a favor
And I hope you’ll understand
‘Cause I’ve lived life to the fullest
Let this boy’s die like a man
Staring down a bullet
Let me make my final stand

Shot down (down) in a blaze of glory
Take me now but know the truth
I’m going out (out) in a blaze of glory
Lord, I never drew first but I drew first blood
I’m no one’s son, call me young gun
I’m a young gun, yeah
Young gun, yeah…, Young gun

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Queen of New Orleans – Jon Bon Jovi

She said: “Baby our love’s just like your songs
The beat ain’t bad but the words are all wrong
It’s time to pack my bags, it’s time to just move on”
She sang: “Johnny, I’m gone, gone, gone”
And she was gone, yeah

Me and Leigh met summer of ’95
In a burgundy dress lookin’ finer than a French wine
A Cajun queen with another side
She was a schoolboy’s dream, I was out of my mind
She was lookin’ fine
She said: “You wanna drive me home”
But what I didn’t know ……

Ooh, ooh, (shalala) I was dancing with the Queen of New Orleans
Ooh, ooh, (shalala) dancing in the streets of New Orleans
Ooh, ooh, (shalala) dancing cheek to cheek in New Orleans
Ooh, ooh, (shalala) it was almost like a dream (almost like a dream)

That night I made my move
Man I fell hard when I put my hands in her cookie jar
She was more than a girl, she was a cabaret star
I was a deer in the lights of a speeding car
Nothing’s what it seems, she was a Venus De Milo in her sister’s jeans

Ooh, ooh, (shalala) I was dancing with the Queen of New Orleans
Ooh, ooh, (shalala) dancing in the streets of New Orleans
Ooh, ooh, (shalala) dancing cheek to cheek in New Orleans
Ooh, ooh, (shalala) it was almost like a dream (almost like a dream)

[Guitar solo]

Ooh, ooh, (shalala) I was dancing with the Queen of New Orleans
Ooh, ooh, (shalala) dancing in the streets of New Orleans
Ooh, ooh, (shalala) I was dancing cheek to cheek in New Orleans
Ooh, ooh, (shalala) dancing with the Queen down Bourbon Street

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Ooh, ooh, (shalala) dancing with the Queen of New Orleans
Ooh, ooh, (shalala) dancing in the streets of New Orleans
Ooh, ooh, (shalala) nothing’s what it seems in New Orleans
Ooh, ooh, (shalala) dancing with the Queen of New Orleans

Ooh, ooh, (shalala) dancing with a Queen of New Orleans
Ooh, ooh, (shalala) dancing with the Queen of New Orleans
Ooh, ooh, (shalala) dancing with the Queen of New Orleans

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