"Never Say Goodbye" as written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richard Sambora....
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
On Butler Street out in the dark
Remember when we lost the keys
And you lost more than that in my backseat

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
Never say goodbye, never say goodbye
Holdin' on, we got to 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
Never say goodbye, never say goodbye
Holdin' on, we got to 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
Never say goodbye, never say goodbye
Holdin' on, we got to try
Holdin' on to never say goodbye


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"Never Say Goodbye" as written by Jon Bon Jovi Richard Sambora

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    General CommentThis song reminds me alot of my relationship with my Boyfriend. Me an' Him are always remebering the past like the day we first met and the day we first slept together. This song does it for me and him. it's our song. One of the best Jovi songs i've ever Heard.
    Fallen_angel1989on July 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTHis 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. I remember the girl I dated in high school and the summer after and how we were going to write and keep in touch. I wonder what ever happened to her.
    theziggon July 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I'm hopelessly nostalgic. 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. Even cold November rain.
    cubbyblueson May 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is really great song, in my opinion. it's about wanting the best times to never go away- trying to keep those times from leaving or changing. It's basically a song about memories- romantic ones! Bon Jovi rocks!!
    JessieLynnon June 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah i agree guys this is a great song but also makes me feel bad at the same time. I believe its about how good times are great but no matter how hard you try you can't make them last forever......but forever isn't that long anyway.
    Bulkyoneon August 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree that this song is about memories. Memories of being with your highschool sweet heart. This song has a special meaning to me because my girlfriend told me never to say goodbye because goodbye is forever. But goodbye has to come sometime for alot of sentimental things. I think thats what bon jovi was trying to get across with this song.
    SaTaNsWiZaRd0666on March 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commentgreat song,and though im still in high school,i see the meaning and oddly feel it.These types of songs bring out the worst in me usually,as i always see in my head,the things i wish were true and happening in reality.
    XCoRyXon March 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is great. It's about not wanting to let go of moments...looking into the past and wishing you could relive those moments...ahhhhh!
    antmannon June 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, my name comes from a Bon Jovi song. i love the message of the song. i just have one comment though, does the chords of this song remind anyone else of the song that goes "all by myself...don't want to be, all by myself anymore.."?
    marsbeautyqueenon October 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHaha, put the line 'remember when we lost the keys/and you lost more than that in my backseat' on a cover you make for your binder and just wait for the reactions. I had that written on my world history notebook last year and people still ask me about it. "OMFGZ IZ THAT LYKE A REEL SONG?! R U 4 REEL!? I AM GUNA GO DLZ IT TONITE TO SEE!" Psh. At least its spreading the Jovi word ;-)
    Nataliexoon October 22, 2004   Link

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