"The Radio Saved My Life Tonight" as written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richard Sambora....
I got something on my mind
I'm just a little bit depressed
I tried to blame it on the rain
But it was in my heart, I guess

I was feeling like a stranger
As I drove through my hometown
Past the sign that reads the boyhood home
Of a place that's long gone now

I realize ain't nothing what it used to be
Till I heard a song that takes me to my memories
The radio saved my life tonight
Old song that the DJ played made me feel all right
I made it home by my dashboard light
The radio saved my life tonight

It was just this side of morning
Just this side of dawn
I walked so soft into my bedroom
Saw my wife sleeping alone
She whispered "baby are you okay? have you been gone for long?"
I just kicked off my jeans and I held her close
I held her all night long

I tried to sleep
But in my mind I heard that song
Like a friend in need
The melody keeps me hanging on

The radio saved my life tonight
That old that the DJ played made me feel all right
I made it home by my dashboard light
The radio saved my life tonight

The radio--saved my life tonight
That sad song that the DJ played made me feel all right
As I drove down that lonesome highway, just me and my dashboard light
The radio saved my life tonight

The radio saved my life tonight
Old song that the DJ played made me feel all right
Made it home by my dashboard light
The radio saved my life tonight

The radio saved my life tonight
The radio saved my life tonight


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"The Radio Saved My Life Tonight" as written by Jon Bon Jovi Richard Sambora

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    General CommentI have a mental image of a man out driving by himself just to get some alone time and to think. He's there looking for something, but he's not sure what. His family does not even know he's out of the house--they're all asleep. The song that was played on the radio took him to a time when he found joy and reminded him that life can be meaningful and fun at the same time. He feels lonely at that moment, but the memories help him see that loneliness need not be forever. This is just my interpretation of course :)
    drmweaveron January 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh my gosh.... this song like almost describes me. The firrst verse is so true, I always do that. I say i'm just feeling down because of the rain, but I have realized I can't lie to myself. When I hear a certain song (many of those have been by Bon Jovi), I feel like a whole new person, I feel strong, invincable. This is a great song
    Lauraismynameon June 15, 2009   Link
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    This song pretty much puts it perfectly. Its amazing how artists can do this. Who hasn't been down or depressed and sometime while driving in the car a song came on that is some way, shape, or form made you feel better for a few moments, if not talked you out of doing something stupid. For Jon, I think he was in a dark place in his life and the 'radio, truly saved his life'. Personally, i sang this song to my girlfriend as we were trying to climb the mountain just prior to Machu Picchu in Peru. She was having difficulty getting up the mountain and this is the first song i started to sing to her. "The Radio Saved My Life Tonight" will always mean the world to me.
    papavandyon November 09, 2009   Link

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