"When We Were Beautiful" as written by Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Falcon and Richard Sambora....
The world is cracked
The sky is torn
I'm hanging in
You're holding on

I can't pretend
That nothing's changed
Living in the shadows
Of the love we made

Back, when we were beautiful
Before the world got small
Before we knew it all
Back, when we were innocent
I wonder where it went
Let's go back and find it

Sha la la, sha la la, hey, sha la la
Sha la la, sha la la, hey, sha la la

Some dreams live
Some will die
But the you and me
Is still alive

Now am I blessed?
Or am I cursed?
'Cause the way we are
Ain't the way we were

Back, when we were beautiful
Before the world got small
Before we knew it all
Back, when we were innocent
I wonder where it went
Let's go back and find it

The world is cracked
The sky is torn
So much less
Meant so much more

Back, when we were beautiful
Before the world got small
Before we knew it all
Back, when we were innocent
I wonder where it went
Let's go back and find it

Back, when we were beautiful
Back, when we were beautiful
Back, when we were beautiful
Back, when we were beautiful

Sha la la, sha la la, hey, sha la la
Sha la la, sha la la, hey, sha la la

Sha la la, sha la la, hey, sha la la
Sha la la, sha la la, hey, sha la la


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"When We Were Beautiful" as written by Jon Bon Jovi Richie Sambora

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is amazing!!

    I am so excited about the new album as Jovi have returned to their rock roots, miles apart from the less than impressive "Lost Highway" album.

    This is my favourite song on the new album, it is powerful and emotional - he's reminiscing about the past and how good things were back then. He is wishing they could "go back and find it".

    Jovi you have done it again! :)
    iloverock18on November 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI personally love this song also

    I love the sha la la ...idn why

    It's about going back to the old days...whatever it may be...but it seems to be your childhood
    hayesrjon December 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love the use of the word "beautiful" here. It's not physical beauty, it's the beauty of innocence, the beauty of naivety. Going back to youth, or the beginning of a relationship, or even the beginning of a band. There's always an innocence in the beginning that you lose along the way.
    kait25on December 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionSome dreams live (Only a few bands have come this far)
    Some will die (Many bands have parted)
    But the you and me
    Is still alive (You and me refers to Bon Jovi members and their fans)

    Now am I blessed? (Blessed with fans)
    Or am I cursed? (refers to music ratings.. they have never been rated as a top band)
    Cause the way we are
    Aint the way we were
    choksi27on May 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBrilliant song. So powerful.

    About a couple who are so broken. Can they re-build their fractured relationship and "go back and find it."

    Everyone has been in a relationship that has turned so south and sour but they can't let go of that hope of things going back to the way it was before.
    The Magic Raton February 06, 2014   Link

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