"You Give Love A Bad Name" as written by Jon Bon Jovi, Desmond Child and Richard Sambora....
Shot through the heart and you're to blame
Darlin' you give love, a bad name

Fuck you
An angel's smile is what you sell
You promise me heaven, then put me through hell
Chains of love, got a hold on me
When passion's a prison, you can't break free

Whoa!
You're a loaded gun
Yeah, whoa
There's nowhere to run
No one can save me
The damage is done

Shot through the heart
And you're to blame
You give love a bad name
I play my part and you play your game
You give love a bad name
You give love a bad name

You paint that smile on your lips
Blood red nails on your fingertips
A school boy's dream, you act so shy
Your very first kiss was your first kiss goodbye

Whoa!
You're a loaded gun
Whoa
There's nowhere to run
No one can save me
The damage is done

Shot through the heart
And you're to blame
You give love a bad name
I play my part and you play your game
You give love a bad name
You give love

Shot through the heart
And you're to blame
You give love a bad name
I play my part and you play your game
You give love a bad name

Shot through the heart
And you're to blame
You give love a bad name
I play my part and you play your game
You give love a bad name
You give love a bad name


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"You Give Love a Bad Name" as written by Desmond Child Richard Sambora

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentamazing bon jovi cover
    ryan...isarealboyon November 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commentonly one comment? well anyway, they did a fantastic job covering this song.
    musickid07on November 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentlol let me at to this AMAZING COVER
    the original song is rad but atrey makes it ten times better
    yourdesolatebeautyon November 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti approve this remake
    Kel-Elon November 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAwesome cover.
    bleedingmascaraon November 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGREAT COVER! sometimes covers really do fucking suck! but atreyu actually makes it work... overall: GREAT BAND one of the BEST bands out there... give real meaning to music... actually put their heart and soul into their music... read the interview they had in Metal Edge.... another great cover, "Another brick in the wall parts 1 2 and 3" by korn... originally by Pink Floyd...
    pinkfloyd_atreyuon November 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOOOHJESUS TAPDANCING CHRIST SWEET COVERthis was a good pick for atreyu to cover because its a sweet song to begin with.god.its amazing.i love it.oh and the "fuck yooou!" is a nice addition
    ApathyIsaColdBodyon December 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah, i agree with all of you guys. bon jovi's version was ok but atreyu's is freakin sweet!
    emo_4_uon January 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIm in LOVE with Atreyu. Im going to get to see them live on Valentines day but I have to say that this song is one of there best. Defiantly better than Bon Jovi's cover. When Alex sings it it has like more to it, If you get what im saying. <333
    NevadasXGraceon January 12, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

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