Bon Jovi – Always

Music video by Bon Jovi performing Always. (C) 1994 The Island Def Jam Music Group

Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
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

[Chorus]
And 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
Till the heavens burst and
The words don’t rhyme
And I know when I die, you’ll be on my mind
And I’ll love you, always

[Verse 2]
Now your pictures 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
To 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 those words are mine
To say to you till the end of time

[Chorus]
Yeah, I will love you baby, always
And I’ll be there forever and a day, always

[Bridge]
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

[Chorus]
And 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
Till the heavens burst and
The words don’t rhyme
And I know when I die, you’ll be on my mind
And I’ll love you, always

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Always” is a power ballad[1] by Bon Jovi. It was released as a single from their 1994 album Cross Road and went on to become one of their best-selling singles, with a million copies sold in the U.S. and more than 3 million worldwide.[2] The song reached #4 in the U.S. Billboard charts, No. 2 on the Mainstream Top 40[3] and was also an international hit, peaking at #1 in Canada, #2 in Australia and the United Kingdom, and #4 in Germany. It marks Alec John Such‘s final single with the band before he left the band in late 1994.

Song origin

The song was originally written for the soundtrack to the 1993 film Romeo Is Bleeding. After disliking the movie – which was a critical and box office bomb on release – the band decided not to lend “Always” to the producers. Jon Bon Jovi left the track on his shelf and forgot about it, until a friend found it and convinced him to re-record and release it on the band’s Cross Road compilation album.

Music video

The music video featured Jack Noseworthy, Carla Gugino, Jason Wiles and Keri Russell.

Live performances

The song’s powerful lyrics and power ballad sound made “Always” an instant hit at live concerts, but the high demand on Jon Bon Jovi‘s vocals have seen it rarely performed in concert following the band’s 1995-1996 These Days tour. Hence, when it is performed it is done so in a lower key. The song is featured on the band’s Live From London Video. During the 2005-2006 Have a Nice Day Tour it was occasionally performed in the acoustic style heard on the band’s 2003 This Left Feels Right album. Recently the band has performed the original version on their Lost Highway Tour, particularly in the UK leg. A live version from the song, performed on the final night of the Lost Highway Tour has been included on the concert DVD from the band: Live at Madison Square Garden. Since then the song in its original version has been occasionally performed during every tour.

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Track listing

  Promo CD
  1. “Always” ((Radio Edit)) (Jon Bon Jovi) 4:37
  2. “Always” (Edit) (Jon Bon Jovi) 4:52
  3. “Always” (Jon Bon Jovi) 5:52

UK CD single

  1. “Always” (Edit) (Jon Bon Jovi) 4:52
  2. “Always” (Jon Bon Jovi) 5:52
  3. “Edge of a Broken Heart” (Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child) 4:33

German CD single

  1. “Always” (Edit) (Jon Bon Jovi) 4:52
  2. “Always” (Jon Bon Jovi) 5:52
  3. “Edge of a Broken Heart” (Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child) 4:33
  4. “Prayer 94” (Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child) 5:20

US Cassette single

  1. “Always (Edit)”
  2. “Never Say Goodbye”
  3. “Edge of a Broken Heart”

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Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (1994–95)Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4]2
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5]3
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6]1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[7]22
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[8]1
Canada Adult Contemporary Tracks (RPM)[9]6
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[10]3
France (SNEP)[11]2
Germany (Official German Charts)[12]4
Ireland (IRMA)[13]1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[14]2
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[15]4
Norway (VG-lista)[16]2
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[17]3
Spain (Los 40 Principales)1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[18]2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[19]1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[20]2
US Billboard Hot 100[21]4
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[22]4
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[23]2

Year-end charts

Chart (1994)Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[24]3
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[25]19
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[26]33
Germany (Official German Charts)[27]44
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[28]10
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[29]37
UK Singles (Gallup)[30]7
US Billboard Hot 100[31]91
Chart (1995)Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[32]55
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[33]37
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[34]53
Germany (Official German Charts)[35]87
US Billboard Hot 100[36]17

All-time charts

ChartPosition
Australia (ARIA)[37]145

Certifications

RegionCertificationCertified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[39]2× Platinum140,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[40]Gold25,000*
Italy (FIMI)[41]Gold25,000*
Netherlands (NVPI)[42]Gold50,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[43]Gold5,000*
Sweden (GLF)[44]Gold25,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[45]Gold25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[46]Platinum600,000^
United States (RIAA)[47]
Physical single
Platinum1,000,000^
United States (RIAA)[48]
Digital single
Gold500,000^
*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

 

 

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