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Bon Jovi - Never Say Goodbye



"Never Say Goodbye" is a song by American glam metal band Bon Jovi, written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora. It was a track off the band's third album, Slippery When Wet, in June 15, 1987, and reached number 11 on the mainstream rock charts and number 21 in the UK Singles Chart. Because it was not released domestically as a commercially available single, "Never Say Goodbye" was ineligible to chart on the Billboard Hot 100; nevertheless, it reached number 28 on the Hot 100 Airplay survey.

The song was featured on some versions of the band's Cross Road greatest hits album and is still occasionally performed live by the band in concert.


This song is about a high school sweetheart. How when your going out you know your going your seperate ways after graduation but somehow your never going to say goodbye. While this tune invokes fond memories of days gone by, it's sad for the same reason. It's about trying to hang on. Trying to make the moments last forever. But nothing lasts forever.



Lyrics


As I sit in this smokey room The night about to end I pass my time with strangers But this bottle's my only friend Remember when we used to park Out on Butler Street out in the dark Remember when we lost the keys And you lost more than that in my backseat baby Remember how we used to talk About busting out We'd break their hearts Together forever Never say goodbye Never say goodbye You and me and my old friends Hoping it would never end Say goodbye Never say goodbye Holdin' on we gotta try Holdin' on to never say goodbye Remember days of skipping school Racing cars and being cool With a six pack and the radio We didn't need no place to go Remember at the prom that night You and me we had a fight But the band they played our favorite song And I held you in my arms so strong We danced so close We danced so slow And I swore I'd never let you go Together forever Never say goodbye Never say goodbye You and me and my old friends Hoping it would never end Say goodbye Never say goodbye Holdin' on we gotta try Holdin' on to never say goodbye I guess you'd say we used to talk About busting out We'd break their hearts Together forever Never say goodbye Never say goodbye You and me and my old friends Hoping it would never end Say goodbye Never say goodbye Holdin' on we gotta try Holdin' on to never say goodbye



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