"Joey" as written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richard Sambora....
What if I said yes
What if I'd gone out that night
What if you'd turned left
Everything would've turned out alright
What if I'd spoke up
What'd if I'd took the keys
What if I had tried a little harder instead of always trying to please

Joey I'm so sorry
Oh oh can you hear me
Joey I'm so sorry

What if I'd said no
What if we'd never fell in love
What if we'd gone slow
Or a little bit faster and broken up

Would I know this hurt
Would I feel this pain
Do you know that with all I have left in my very last breath I will call your name

Joey I'm so sorry
Oh oh can you hear me
Joey I'm so sorry

Were you sad
Were you scared
Did you whisper a prayer to be free
Was it quiet and cold
Was it light or too dark to see
And did you reach for me

Joey I'm so sorry
Oh oh can you hear me
Joey I'm so sorry

Oh oh can you hear me
Joey I'm so
Joey I'm so, sorry


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"Joey" as written by Kristian Bush Bill Anderson

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    Song MeaningThis could be the saddest song ever written. Of course I feel bad for the person who died, but I feel even worse for the person left behind - the one singing the song. She's blaming herself for something that was not her fault. Maybe he would have been alive if she had done SOMETHING different, but that doesn't make what happened her fault. She feels so passionately that this accident was her fault when it wasn't and that is what makes this song so sad for me.

    My take aways from this song: Don't blame yourself for things that aren't your fault and tell people you love just how much you love them.
    Freedom Loveron September 28, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti love this song
    but i dont know if i'm sure what its about

    i think it has to do with someone she loved
    that maybe died

    idk when ever i picture it i think of a car crash
    and how maybe he (joey)died
    so now this song is talking about how shes sorry about what happened and wants to know if he can hear her
    she is also contemplating the what ifs
    what if she had never met him
    what if they had broken up faster
    what if she never went out with him
    maybe she wouldn't feel this way
    letsmakeasceneon August 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyou were close.
    she actually wrote this about a boy, Joey, that she had fallen in love with in High School. He died in a car crash. He had been drunk. They had been pretty close and still in love when he died, she just wanted to know if she hdn't of had loved him if his passing away would still have hurt her so much. She still to this day thinks about him often.
    whynotmegdon September 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI saw them in concert on Friday, and she sang it. I had never heard of it before. Great song.
    Aubrey Bobreyon April 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me cry.
    Exact same situation my mom was in.
    My mom was married to this guy before she got married to my dad named...JOEY!
    and he died when i was about 11 years old in a drunk four wheeling accident.
    he ran off the bridge.
    My mom heard this song for the first time and bawled.
    it was so sad.
    and it's so ironic the song is about someone named joey.
    perfect.
    MegDizzleon July 23, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyeah i figured drunk driving,and she felt guilty for not stopping him and driving instead of letting him drive "instead of always trying to please"
    yeah.
    nuhkaykayon July 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song really means alot to me. I lost my boyfriend of 3 years to an accidential overdose. I heard this song recently and almost ran off the road. It means so much to know that there are other people out there that are going or have gone through what Im going through. When someone passes away over a sudden death you find yourself asking so many questions. The lyrics to this song say it all. "were you sad, were you scared, did you whisper a prayer to be free. was it quiet and cold, was it light or too dark to see and did you reach for me"

    You would give anything just to talk to that person one more time.

    MissingMJGon August 10, 2009   Link
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    Memoryi love this song (: it really means alott to me! i am 17 and my best friend died in a car accident! he was 19 and i had known him since i was realllllyyyyy little! we had "dated" on and off for years! and it hurts so much! this song really says alott. i was and am still in love with him. he is the father to my daughter. (: and my soul mate. to everyone who has lost a loved one. i feel for you. and my heart goes out to you! it's not easy. and it Never gets better. all you can do it hope and pray they're in heaven. that's the best thing. with love and hope and dreams of second chances! brookie! myspace.com/… (:
    brookeashlee17on August 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song really hits home for us my husbands brother died in a car accident almost 8 years ago there was no alcohol involved just a very nice boy going to the store. His name was Joey and he was very near and dear to all of the family. To know that theres a song about him makes me smile but to hear the words makes me cry. So thanx to SugarLand for performing this song.
    jimmyntinaon August 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first heard this song driving I had to pull over because I began crying beyond controll. You see my brother Joey at the age of 22 made a bad decission to drink and drive one night which cost him his life. Fortunately by the grace of God no one else was injured or killed. Being the older sibling I am still filled with guilt.He lived with me at the time, why I ask myself didn't I go looking for him when he didn't return at a resonable hour. Lately I have been asking for a sign from him just to let me know in whatever sense of being he is still with me.I never got the chance to tell him how sorry I was that I couldn't of saved him that night. To me this song is his message to me and will forever hold a special meaning and place in my heart.Joey Im So Sorry Love Your Sis
    mommycowgirlon August 23, 2009   Link

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