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About Always

"Always" is a power ballad by American rock band Bon Jovi. It was released as a single from their 1994 greatest hits album Cross Road and went on to become one of their best-selling singles, with a million copies sold in the US and more than 3 million worldwide. The song reached number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was an international hit, peaking at number one in Belgium, Canada, Ireland and Switzerland, number two in Australia and the United Kingdom, and number four in Germany. In the United Kingdom, it was the very first number-one single on the UK Rock and Metal Singles Chart. "Always" was Alec John Such's final single with the band before he left in late 1994. 


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This Romeo is bleeding, but you can't see his blood
It's nothing but some feelings
That this old dog kicked up
It's been raining since you left me
Now I'm drowning in the flood
You see I've always been a fighter
But without you I give up

Now I can't sing a love song
Like the way it's meant to be
Well,I guess I'm not that good anymore
But baby, that's just me

Yeah I, will love you, baby
Always and I'll be there
Forever and a day, always

I'll be there, till the stars don't shine
'Til the heavens burst and the words don't rhyme
I know when I die you'll be on my mind 
And I'll love you, always

Now your picture's that you left behind
Are just memories of a different life
Some that made us laugh
Some that made us cry
One that made you have to say goodbye

What I'd give to run my fingers through your hair
Touch your lips, to hold you near,
When you say your prayers, try to understand
I've made mistakes, I'm just a man

When he holds you close, when he pulls you near
When he says the words
You've been needing to hear, I'll wish I was him
'Cause these words are mine, to say to you
'Til the end of time  

Yeah I, will love you, baby
Always and I'll be there
Forever and a day, always

If you told me to cry for you, I could
If you told me to die for you, I would
Take a look at my face
There's no price I won't pay
To say these words to you

Well, there ain't no luck in these loaded dice
But baby, if you give me just one more try
We can pack up our old dreams, and our old lives, 
We'll find a place, where the sun still shines

Yeah I, will love you, baby
Always and I'll be there
Forever and a day, always

I'll be there, till the stars don't shine
'Til the heavens burst and the words don't rhyme
I know when I die you'll be on my mind 
And I'll love you, always

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Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi consists of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi (John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.), guitarist Richie Sambora, keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, and bassist Alec John Such. The band's lineup has remained mostly static during their history, the exceptions being Alec John Such in 1994, and Richie Sambora in 2013. The band is credited with bridging the gap between heavy metal and pop with style and ease. more »

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Written by: Jon Bon Jovi

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12 facts about this song

Release Date
"Always" was released by Bon Jovi on September 20, 1994.
Album Appearance
Although originally written for the '92-'93 album, "Keep the Faith," it wasn't released until Bon Jovi's compilation album "Cross Road."
"Always" became one of Bon Jovi's best-selling singles, selling over 3 million copies worldwide.
Chart Success
The song peaked at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, stayed in the top 10 for six months, and was certified platinum.
International Recognition
It topped the charts in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and reached the top 10 in the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
Music Video
The music video was directed by Wayne Isham and featured Keri Russell and Carla Gugino as love interests.
Love Ballad
"Always" is considered one of Bon Jovi's classic ballads, telling a story of unrequited love and commitment despite difficulties.
Cover Versions
Many artists and bands have covered "Always", demonstrating its enduring popularity across genres and generations.
Live Performances
Despite its popularity as one of their most successful hits, "Always" has been played live relatively rarely by the band.
In 1995, it was nominated for Best Original Song at the MTV Movie Awards for its inclusion in the movie "Romeo Is Bleeding."
Jon Bon Jovi wrote this song thinking about films like "Romeo & Juliet" and had film imagery in mind when writing it.
Despite being released over 25 years ago, "Always" continues to enjoy popularity and frequent airplay, highlighting its status as a timeless classic.

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