"Blood On Blood" as written by Jon Bon Jovi, Desmond Child and Richard Sambora....
I can still remember
When I was just a kid
When friends were friends forever
And what you said was what you did

Well, it was me and Danny and Bobby
We cut each other's hands
And held tight to a promise
Only brothers understand

But we were so young (So young)
One for all and all for one (For one)
Just as sure as the river's gonna run

Blood on blood
One on one
We'd still be standing
When all was said and done
Blood on blood
One on one
And I'll be here for you
Till Kingdom come
Blood on blood

Well, Bobby was our hero
'Cause he had a fake I.D.
I got busted stealing cigarettes
And he took the rap for me

Danny knew this white trash girl
We each threw in a ten
She took us to this cheap motel
And turned us into men

We were so young (So young)
One for all and all for one (For one)
Just as sure as the river's gonna run

Blood on blood
One on one
We'd still be standing
When all is said and done
Blood on blood
One on one
And I'll be here for you
Till Kingdom come
Blood on blood

Now Bobby, he's an uptown lawyer
Danny, he's a medicine man
And me, I'm just the singer
In a long haired Rock'n'roll band

Through the years and miles between us
It's been a long and lonely ride
But if I got a call in the dead of the night
I'd be right by your side

Blood on blood, blood on blood

Blood on blood
One on one
We'd still be standing
When all is said and done
Blood on blood
One on one
And I'll be here for you
Till Kingdom come
Blood on blood

Blood on blood


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"Blood on Blood" as written by Jon Bon Jovi Desmond Child

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    General CommentThis might be my favorite Bon Jovi song (that's really saying something.) The first time I heard the lines

    Through the years and miles between us
    It's been a long and lonely ride
    But if I got a call in the dead of the night
    I'd be right by your side

    I got shivers. They should do this more often in concert.
    SuperNerd1988on December 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe first time i heard this song i cried. i love how the bond they have is so tight. even if they arent so close anymore they will still do anything for oneanother and that is something special.
    qwerty9114on January 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's all about my friends Bill and Andy. We are not as close as we might seem, but we are the closet.

    This song rocks and this site rocks for letting me write about this sweet song.
    tbehnkeon June 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is plain and simple a song about three best friends growing up and remaining close. A bond so strong it can't be broken, no matter how far apart they are. Danny and Bobby are both real friends of Jon Bon Jovi also. However whenever asked about the song he and/or the Q&A staff at BonJovi.com say that the actual events may or may not have happened. Poetic license.
    Good_OL_MCon July 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great son about mateship. The line 'If I got that call in the middle of the night I'd be right by your side' is one of the most powerful ever written
    antmannon June 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta bon jovi song cant get much better than this one. it sums friendship up completely. I think i remember Jon saying this song is based on the movie 'stand by me'.

    Through the years and miles between us
    It's been a long and lonely ride
    But if I got a call in the dead of the night
    I'd be right by your side

    best lyrics of the song!
    ronyagon July 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeh ur right, it was inspired by stand by me. amazing film, amazing song.
    torrance21on November 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOver a year and no new comments :-( I know it's not one of their most popular songs (which is too bad) but it is one of their best and I figured more people would have comments about it.
    SuperNerd1988on January 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of their best.
    AFCon May 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgot this song tattooed on me :) though i preferred the older live version when richie sings a few lines
    scottishnuggit11on December 29, 2010   Link

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