BLOOD ON BLOOD

Original Bon Jovi version


Whoa!

Well, I can still remember when I was just a kid
When friends were friends forever and what you said was what you did
Well, it was me and Danny and Bobby we cut each other's hands
Held tight to a promise only brothers understand

But we were so young
(so young)
One for all and all for one
(all for one)
Just as sure as the river's gonna run

Blood on blood, one on one
We'd still be standing when all was said and done
Blood on blood, one on one
And I'll be there for you till kingdom come
Blood on blood

Well, Bobby was our hero 'cause he had his fake I.D.
When I got busted stealing cigarettes Bobby took the rap for me
Well, Danny knew this white trash girl, we each threw in a ten
She took us to this cheap motel and turned us into men

When we were so young (so young)
One for all and all for one
(all for one)
Just as sure as the river's gonna run

Blood on blood, one on one
We'd still be standing when all was said and done
Blood on blood, one on one
And I'll be here for you till kingdom come
Like blood on blood, yeah!

[guitar solo]

Now Bobby's an uptown lawyer, Danny he's a medicine man
And me, I'm just the singer in a long haired rock 'n' roll band
Through the years and miles between us it's been a long and lonely ride
But if I got that call in the dead of the night, I'd be right by your side

Blood on blood, like blood on blood, yeah
Just like blood (blood on blood), blood on blood (blood on blood)
Like blood, just like blood, blood brothers, yeah

Like blood on blood, one on one
We'd still be standing when all was said and done
Blood on blood, one on one
And I'll be here for you till kingdom come
Like blood on blood, yeah!

Blood on blood, like blood on blood
Blood on blood, like blood on blood


Info

BLOOD ON BLOOD is a song written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and Desmond Child, and released on Bon Jovi's 1988 album New Jersey (Mercury, catalogue # 836 345-1). The above lyrics are for the original Bon Jovi version of BLOOD ON BLOOD as released in 1988.

Bon Jovi -- New Jersey (album cover art)
Bon Jovi -- New Jersey (album cover art)

Bruce Springsteen's Version

Bruce Springsteen probably played guitar on Bon Jovi's BLOOD ON BLOOD live once, on 31 Jan 1998 in Red Bank, NJ. See the live 31 Jan 1998 version for more details.

Available Versions

List of available versions of BLOOD ON BLOOD on this website:

BLOOD ON BLOOD [Live 31 Jan 1998 version]
BLOOD ON BLOOD [Original Bon Jovi version]

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