"I'll Be There For You" as written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richard Sambora....
I guess this time you're really leaving
I heard your suitcase say goodbye
And as my broken heart lies bleeding
You say true love in suicide

You say you're cried a thousand rivers
And now you're swimming for the shore
You left me drowning in my tears
And you won't save me anymore

Now I'm praying to God
You'll give me one more chance, girl

I'll be there for you
These five words I swear to you
When you breathe I want to be the air for you
I'll be there for you

I'd live and I'd die for you
Steal the sun from the sky for you
Words can't say what a love can do
I'll be there for you

I know you know we're had some good times
How they have their own hiding place
I can promise you tomorrow
But I can't buy back yesterday

And baby you know my hands are dirty
But I wanted to be your valentine
I'll be the water when you get thirsty, baby
When you get drunk, I'll be the wine

I'll be there for you
These five words I swear to you
When you breathe I want to be the air for you
I'll be there for you

I'd live and I'd die for you
Steal the sun from the sky for you
Words can't say what a love can do
I'll be there for you

And I wasn't there when you were happy
I wasn't there when you were down
I didn't mean to miss your birthday, baby
I wish I'd seen you blow those candles out

I'll be there for you
These five words I swear to you
When you breathe I want to be the air for you
I'll be there for you

I'd live and I'd die for you
Steal the sun from the sky for you
Words can't say what a love can do
I'll be there for you


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"I'll Be There for You" as written by Jon Bon Jovi Richard Sambora

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    General Commentwhen it says "and baby you know my hands are dirty" and then repeats it in the background, me & my best friend always sing that part...we get made fun of a lot, but its really funny. Anyways, this song has so much feeling and its so F'ing beautiful you cant help but love it.
    ahsilalishaon March 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song so much! I think it's so romantic and sweet. It's about giving a relationship another chance.
    JessieLynnon June 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyep! i forgot to add that it was the guy who probably screwed up, because he said, i'll pray to god you'll give me one more chance
    JessieLynnon July 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe first slow i ever danced ! Everybody makes mistakes, everybody needs a second chance, if their heart is right.
    ahier316on June 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd this time he swears he'll do it right.
    Good_OL_MCon July 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just saw bon jovi live for the first time, and richie sambora did this one by himself and it was amazing...
    bradboyes16on April 02, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is another great love song by Bon Jovi. Sure people make mistakes and everyone needs a second chance. Richie does sing this song excellently.
    antmannon June 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRich has no comments on his songs.....no fair! call yourself bon jovi fans!!!!
    linz_eon June 30, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is my byfriends favourite song of all BJ songs, and his heard them all. If ever we were to break up this would be the song i'd sing to him to try and get him back.i wouldn't have to say anything other than 'il be there for you'. BJ defiantely know how to mend a relationship. I love you nicholas....love your favourite girl
    nattarson April 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is my boyfriends favourite BJ song of all, and his the BIGGEST fan.I would have to say that if any thing was to horribly wrong in our relationship and i had to fight to get him back this song would be the one to sing. 'ill be there for you, these five words i swear to you..." they say it all, they mean everything.Im learning the guitar just so that one day i can sing to him...BJ defiantely knows how to mend relationships. I love you NICHOLAS . Love your favourite Girl.
    nattarson April 08, 2004   Link

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