Song Lyric Sunday – Wanted Dead Or Alive

The prompts for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday from Jim Adams are Cowboy, Gun, Hat or Horse. I went with one of my favorite bar songs by Bon Jovi – Wanted Dead Or Alive. It’s about a modern day cowboy and his ride is a steel horse.

It is from their 1986 album Slippery When Wet. The song was written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora and was released in 1987 as the album’s third single. During a February 20, 2008 encore performance in Detroit, Jon Bon Jovi told the crowd about running into Bob Seger at a Pistons game. As he introduced his song “Wanted Dead or Alive”, he said it was inspired by Seger’s ‘Turn the Page” hit and called the song the band’s anthem.

Hope you enjoy it!

LYRICS
Wanted Dead or Alive
Bon Jovi

It's all the same, only the names will change
Everyday, it seems we're wastin' away
Another place where the faces are so cold
I drive all night just to get back home

I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride
I'm wanted dead or alive
Wanted dead or alive

Sometimes I sleep, sometimes it's not for days
The people I meet always go their separate ways
Sometimes you tell the day
By the bottle that you drink
And times when you're all alone all you do is think

I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride
I'm wanted (wanted) dead or alive
Wanted (wanted) dead or alive

Oh, and I ride

Oh, and I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride
I'm wanted dead or alive

I walk these streets
A loaded six-string on my back
I play for keeps 'cause I might not make it back
I been everywhere, still, I'm standing tall
I've seen a million faces
And I've rocked them all

I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride
I'm wanted (wanted) dead or alive
I'm a cowboy, I got the night on my side
I'm wanted (wanted) dead or alive
And I ride, dead or alive
I still drive (I still drive) dead or alive
Dead or alive, dead or alive, dead or alive, dead or alive

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Jon Bon Jovi / Richard S. Sambora
Wanted Dead or Alive lyrics Β© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
 

  10 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday – Wanted Dead Or Alive

  1. September 1, 2019 at 10:45 am

    A perfect song for today, Thanks for sharing it Christine. This is the song that I recall when I think about Bon Jovi.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 1, 2019 at 1:32 pm

      I’m glad you like it Jim. It is great bar song πŸ™‚

  2. September 1, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Jon Bon Jovi sure is a cutie. Good song.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm

      Thanks Lisa. Yes I find him very endearing πŸ™‚πŸ’•

      • September 1, 2019 at 1:46 pm

        πŸ™‚

  3. September 1, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Good choice!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 1, 2019 at 6:43 pm

      Thanks Di πŸ™‚πŸ’•

      • September 2, 2019 at 9:38 am

        you are welcome.

  4. September 1, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Great choice this week! πŸ‘

    • Christine Bolton
      September 1, 2019 at 6:42 pm

      Thank you Felicia πŸ™‚πŸ’•

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