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Old 08-05-2022, 07:45 PM
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Default The best love song (ballad) post 2000 is...

Blind Love.

"Close your eyes love
Sleep safe and sound tonight 'cause blind love
Is guiding every step I take
It's one step less I got to make
'Till I find my way home, try love
If there's a patron Saint of blind love,
I pray He keeps me on your mind, love
With every moment I'm away
We're getting closer to the day
We'll never have to say goodbye, love"

Those lyrics are incredible. The way Jon songs "If there's a patron Saint of blind love" is chilling too.

Such an underrated song.
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Blind Love.

"Close your eyes love
Sleep safe and sound tonight 'cause blind love
Is guiding every step I take
It's one step less I got to make
'Till I find my way home, try love
If there's a patron Saint of blind love,
I pray He keeps me on your mind, love
With every moment I'm away
We're getting closer to the day
We'll never have to say goodbye, love"

Those lyrics are incredible. The way Jon songs "If there's a patron Saint of blind love" is chilling too.

Such an underrated song.
In the Bon Jovi ballad world, there are many underrated songs and this song lyrics are solid, but The Sole Truth gets deeper (personally). Jon is such a poet. Songs like teardrop to the sea, I am, She's a Mystery, You had me from hello, lonely at the top, and more with Desmond Child and Billy Falcone make a clear message and that message converges with the listener emotions, which is what drives the success of ballads which are about 90% of Bon Jovi's songwriting...
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I looove the lyrics of Into the Echo. One of the more underrated songs in the catalogue IMO. Though I guess that's not a love ballad... kinda

I prefer Real Love over Blind Love. Both are super similar.

TYFLM probably gets the title for best post-2000s ballad though.
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I looove the lyrics of Into the Echo. One of the more underrated songs in the catalogue IMO. Though I guess that's not a love ballad... kinda

I prefer Real Love over Blind Love. Both are super similar.

TYFLM probably gets the title for best post-2000s ballad though.
Same here. Prefer Real Love over Blind Love.
Can't list These Arms Are Open All Night here since it was recorded just before the 2000 mark
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Same here. Prefer Real Love over Blind Love.
Can't list These Arms Are Open All Night here since it was recorded just before the 2000 mark
Wasn’t TAAOAN written during the Sex Sells recording? I have the vague memory of that
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... Luv Can.

Everything he tried to do in all slow post-2000 songs he accomplished there. The energy and strength Amen, Blind Love and Real Loves lacks are there. Also, great lyrics.
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Old 08-07-2022, 01:36 AM
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I quite like Room At The End of the World. But me specifically remembering that one might have more to do with the fact that it works very well on an otherwise pretty lame album. Also, it's more about religious imagery than actual love, no? Kinda like a reverse Hallelujah. Or Amen.

Is Blood in the Water a ballad? Is I Am? Bells of Freedom? Man, I even really like Learn To Love. But the only one of these about love is I Am. It's also my favorite out of these. Oh, Postcards From The Wasteland is also a pretty song. But it has a demo-ish quality to the recording, sadly.

As far as the big single, big budget stuff goes, yeah, Thank You For Loving Me is the one. Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore is okay I guess, but not quite as good. Have there even been many others? AALY, sure. Not a favorite. Anything else in the classic power ballad mold? I mean, I like Amen. But not better than TYFLM.

As for best lyrics and lyrics only, I guess I can't say with authority. Some of the more subdued stuff I never paid too much attention to since the music was rather lame. Luv Can is nice, but that album quickly became Blood In The Water plus bonus tracks to me.
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I apologize for some of the posts that may sound outdated, as I am still recovering from my recent loss. Are there any ballads that you would use to convey the idea of an impossible love?

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