"(You Want To) Make A Memory" as written by Jon Bon Jovi, Desmond Child and Richard Sambora....
Hello again, it's you and me
Kinda always like it used to be
Sippin' wine, killing time
Trying to solve life's mysteries

How's your life, it's been a while?
God it's good to see you smile
I see you reaching for your keys
Looking for a reason not to leave

If you don't know if you should stay
If you don't say what's on your mind
Baby just breathe
There's nowhere else tonight we should be

You wanna make a memory

I dug up this old photograph
Look at all that hair we had
It's bitter sweet to hear you laugh
Your phone is ringin' I don't wanna ask

If you go now I'll understand
If you stay, hey, I've gotta plan

You wanna make a memory?
You wanna steal a piece of time?
You can sing the melody to me
And I can write a couple lines

You wanna make a memory

If you don't know if you should stay
And you don't say what's on your mind
Baby just breathe
There's nowhere else tonight we should be (We should be)
(We should be)

You wanna make a memory?
You wanna steal a piece of time?
You can sing the melody to me
And I can write a couple lines

You wanna make a memory
You wanna make a memory


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"(You Want To) Make a Memory" as written by Jon Bon Jovi Desmond Child

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  • +3
    General CommentThis song. Is about going backwards. And how beautiful it can be. It's about what happens when you let yourself slip into a moment in the past, with someone you still care about - after a lot of time has passed. And old feelings stir up and the bittersweet memories of times from the past...and you get lost in the moment with someone you loved...

    This happened to me and my ex. We were together, just like it was described in the song, and we made a memory.

    Even thought it happened, we knew our relationship was just never going to work. And that was the last time I saw him.

    When I first heard this song, my thoughts turned right to him and how we were that night we got back together.

    I don't talk to him anymore. We drifted...

    And I KNOW just like when I hear this song, I think of him, that when he hears this song - he has gotta think of me. So, I think of it as our song....

    Music....the things it can do...
    glensgalon August 31, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love the sentiment of this song. Rather than just doing something that will soon be forgotten, he suggests taking a chance and creating a new memory. Of course, in this song, it's a bit more complicated than that, because they already have old memories from a past together, as well as new obligations to others.

    Think of all the times that we act conservatively in order to do the right thing. This song deals with the tension between not wanting to rock the boat and the desire to rock it at the risk of sinking it. Bon Jovi suggests rocking it - well, of course, he's a rock star!
    procktheboaton May 29, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis is a beautiful song
    i think its about two childhood friends who are both unaware of each others feelings and this is what they are thinking one night that they want to spend it together
    the lyrics are sweet and well written i think this would make a lovely duet with jon and a woman
    cookie2on March 21, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI believe this is about the singer meeting up with a ex and they both obviously still fel something for eachother but now both have moved on and feel awkward.
    mwknowleson June 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEXCELEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ari3l17on July 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is pure genius, hes such a brillant songwriter.
    IrishPride81192on July 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI saw in an interview with the band that this song means many different things. It's "You want to make a memory." The basic theme is not taking life for granted and making memories with the ones you love. Don't ever let your pride get in the way. It isn't just about romantic relationships. Richie even said in some parts of the song he thinks about his daughter.
    EmilyBrooke182on September 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe part about "your phone is ringing I don't want to ask" makes it seem like the other person has new commitments. The singer doesn't want to know who she is with now... but he clearly wants to be with her. Such a perfect example of sexual tension.
    somewhatbohemianon March 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt reminds me of my mom and her crazy relationship with her on again off again boyfriend of almost 20 years. The song plays out their life.
    Bassgoblinon April 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me happy. :-) Maybe not the lyrics, but definitely the music and melody.
    montygoo22on May 22, 2007   Link

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