My Sunday Song – “Blood on Blood” by Bon Jovi

 

For My Sunday Song #81, I bring you one of my favorite songs off the Bon Jovi album ‘New Jersey’.  That song is “Blood on Blood”.  Back in the day, Bon Jovi actually wrote songs with heart and songs that told great stories.  Stories you cared about and became connected with such as Tommy and Gina in “Livin’ On a Prayer”. “Blood on Blood” was the song that really connected with me.

The song was never released as a single, but I probably listened to it more than any other song on the album.  The song was based on the movie “Stand By Me”.  Jon was so inspired by that movie, he got with Richie Sambora and Desmond Child and they crafted this gem.

The story is about three childhood friends, though not related, were like brothers to each other.  They cut their hands and then shook to signify they were blood brothers, lifelong friends and friends you could call at any time and they would be there to help.

That theme resonated with me.  It resonated so much, I started outlining a book based on that very concept.  Sadly, I never finished that book (or really ever started other than the outline – maybe some day).  Anyway, take a listen to the song and read the lyrics and hopefully you will see what I mean.  It is a powerful song about friendship and if you have a friend or friends like that, then this song is for you!

Enjoy and Happy Sunday!!

“Blood On Blood”

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
And held tight to a promise
Only brothers understand

But we were so young (so young)
One for all and all for one (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
Blood on blood

Well, Bobby was our hero
Cause he had a fake I.D.
I got busted stealing cigarettes
And he took the rap for me

Danny knew this white trash girl
We each threw in a ten
She took us to this cheap motel
And turned us into men

We were so young (so young)
One for all and all for one (for one)
Just as sure as the river’s gonna run

Blood on blood
One on one
We’d still be standing
When all is said and done
Blood on blood
One on one
And I’ll be here for you
Till Kingdom come
Blood on blood

Now Bobby, he’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 a call in the dead of the night
I’d be right by your side

Blood on blood, blood on blood

Blood on blood
One on one
We’d still be standing
When all is said and done
Blood on blood
One on one
And I’ll be here for you
Till Kingdom come
Blood on blood

Blood on blood

Written By: Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Desmond Child

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