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Old 09-07-2022, 04:57 PM
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I just listened to this song with fresh ears and rewatched the video clip... daaammm this song rocks. It's so under rated too. It's heavy, it's dark. it's different, it's lyrically twisted. Jon's vocals and passion are epic. The bass and drum line is so good. And the hook is so catchy with the awesome backing vocals. Not to mention a fantastic guitar solo. Everything about this song is amazing.

While I prefer I Believe, In These Arms, Bed of Roses and Keep the Faith, this song absolutely rocks and is in the top half of the tracks on what is an AMAZING album.

I've just found a new appreciation for it.

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Old 09-07-2022, 05:37 PM
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Absolutely loving this tune! Heard it dozens of times from Bounce at it delivered amazing energy time and time again

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Old 09-07-2022, 06:06 PM
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Yes - totally agree. I always wished it got more attention at the time. Although they made a video I don't think that helped with the popularity, as I think it could have actually worked as a single with more of a dark Metallica/GnR type storyboard video of the time, but that was never really Bon Jovi until after the Keep The Faith album.

It was very Bob Rock's Metallica sound from their Black album the year before too and is a seamless transition from him working with Metallica onto KTF I think - it could almost have been from Metallica's Black album. Not sure what they would think about that!

I'd hoped for more of that darker, heavier grungey type sound from KTF rather than Sleep When I'm Dead, which I thought was a bit out of place on that album.

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AFAIK it wasn't a single and the video was just a bonus video for the KTF VHS collection of music videos. Feel free to correct me if anyone knows better though!
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Old 09-07-2022, 06:11 PM
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AFAIK it wasn't a single and the video was just a bonus video for the KTF VHS collection of music videos. Feel free to correct me if anyone knows better though!
Yes, that's right - it wasn't a single.

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Old 09-07-2022, 06:27 PM
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Great song! I remember back when I heard it for the first time it didnít really work for me because I thought the lyrics were too weird, but eventually it clicked and now I think the fact that the lyrics are so weird and twisted is part of what makes it so brilliant. And itís a total rocker of course!


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Brilliant song. The first seven tracks on Keep The Faith are flawless.
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Old 09-08-2022, 07:54 AM
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I know what Jon meant in the song, but a man singing If I Was Your Mother didn't do a lot for me.
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Love the bridge to this song! Always hypes me up for the final chorus. BJ were and always will be good at writing bridges.
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I'd hoped for more of that darker, heavier grungey type sound from KTF rather than Sleep When I'm Dead, which I thought was a bit out of place on that album.
I see what you mean, but I actually really enjoyed those (what I would call) classic rock tunes like Sleep as you mentioned, Blame It On The LoveÖ, A Little Bit of Soul
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