In a time, in a place
In a world, they forgot
Lives the heart of me
A part that just won't die
Just a boy, not a man
Sent to war, in a land
They said we'd fight for their freedom

But I felt like a hired hand
Sometimes I have to find my way
Sometimes I have to get away
Take me back to Tokyo Road
Take me back to Tokyo Road
Working hard, for a pass

Got the night, make it last
It was a time to remember
All my life I would never forget
In a bar, breathing smoke
Snorting whiskey, drinking coke
It was a time when no one would die
And there wasn't a care
Sometimes I wish it was that way
Cause sometimes I have to get away

Take me back to Tokyo Road
Take me back to Tokyo Road
Take me back to Tokyo Road
Take me back to Tokyo Road

This guy turns me around and he's pointing up the stairs
I found myself in her doorway but there wasn't anybody there
She walked in the room with nothing on but a red light
And with a smile she got so close to me.

She whispered something 'bout midnight
You know I didn't understand a word she said
But it felt so good
She knew that I didn't have any money
But baby I knew she would

Take me back to Tokyo Road
Take me back to Tokyo Road


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Tokyo Road" as written by Richie Sambora Jon Bon Jovi

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentI think this must be about a time they went to a brothel in Japan. Just a guess. A very strange song.
    antmannon June 15, 2003   Link
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    General Commentfreakin rocks though. someone should translate the japanese at the beginning.
    god_save_theQUEENon September 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe song starts out with a Japanese song about the Cherry Blossom they are known for . The song is about a very young soldier who is experiencing things well beyond what he had ever seen before.
    "In a bar, breathing smoke
    Snorting whiskey, drinking coke" Too young to drink.
    "Just a boy, not a man
    Sent to war, in a land
    They said we'd fight for their freedom
    But I felt like a hired hand"-Vietnam war

    He is longing for his youth again. Normalcy.
    Jaked1969on October 18, 2018   Link

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