My Sunday Song – “Edge of a Broken Heart” by Bon Jovi

For My Sunday Song #193, we are going back in time and checking out “Edge of a Broken Heart”.  A song written for the ‘Slippery When Wet’ album, but didn’t make it.  It is my favorite song to never make a Bon Jovi studio album.  It did wind up on the movie soundtrack to the horrible movie ‘The Disorderlies’ starring the rap group The Fat Boys. The song was never officially released as a single, but did reach #38 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay songs.  The song did wind up on two Bon Jovi albums, the Special Edition version of ‘Crossroads’ and the box set of ‘100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can’t Be Wrong’.

The song is the typical 80’s hard rock song.  Full of synths, drums, guitar and even Bon Jovi’s use of the voice box. This was back in a time when the band still wrote great songs that told a story you wanted to hear.  It is about a man who is in love with someone, but she is with someone else.  He is standing on the outside of her life waiting to catch her when she is dumped by the guy she is with.  He will be there to save her.

Musically, Richie’s guitar playing is always top notch and he has such a nice tone.  He delivers a great solo and of course, that voice box is classic Bon Jovi.  Jon sounds so young and he can hit this high notes he only wishes he could still hit.  He is able to convey all the emotions needed for the wonderful story he is telling.  You feel for the guy and are rooting he will win the girl in the end.

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Give the song a listen and let me know if it takes you right back to the 80’s and big hair.  It does me.  Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Sunday!!

“Edge Of A Broken Heart”

And there I stood just like a soldier
I was tough until I saw her
I said hello but she just turned away
Hey Romeo, whatchya doin’ with my girl?
Who are you using now? I turn and walk away
I’m gonna please her
Now you can believe it
I’ll be there to catch her when she falls[Chorus:]
Here I am (on the edge of a broken heart)
I’m a man (on the edge of a broken heart)
Here we stand (on the edge of a broken heart)
So run if you can ’cause you know
I’m a man on the edge (on the edge of a broken heart)
I’m on the edge (on the edge of a broken heart)

I’m on the outside, looking inside
You’re with him, whose on the wrong side now?
Do you still think of me?
I’ve tried to call but no one answers
Two silhouettes, a private dancer
The lights go dim as the music starts to fade away
I’m the one who needs you
Now you can believe it
I’ll be there to catch you when you fall

[Chorus:]
You better believe I’m a man (on the edge of a broken heart)
Here I am (on the edge of a broken heart)
And we stand (on the edge of a broken heart)
So run if you can ’cause you know
I’m a man on the edge (on the edge of a broken heart)
I’m on the edge (on the edge of a broken heart)

And when I hold out my hands
I’ll be reaching for you
I give it all that I’ve got
That’s all I can do
When you’re waiting for love
I’ll be waiting for you

[Chorus:]
On the edge of a broken heart (on the edge of a broken heart)
Only for you (on the edge of a broken heart)

Written by Desmond Child, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora

10 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “Edge of a Broken Heart” by Bon Jovi

  1. Slick writeup as this could have appeared on any Jovi 80s album.They had a knack for that kind of song didn’t they back then. Creativity was a flowing thats for sure. Just heard the song not bad actually,
    Good under the radar pick John. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. They were hitting on all cylinders back then and could do no wrong. They had a lot of B-Sides that weren’t on albums that were just as good as anything on the albums. Oh, if they only were as creative now…and had Sambora and Such.

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