"Blood On Blood" as written by Jon Bon Jovi, Desmond Child and Richard Sambora....
Hey Patty Garrett that's what I used to call you
They tell me you want me but I hear they've got you
They made you a lawman with a badge made of silver
They paid you some money to sell them my blood

But you say, this ain't about me and this ain't about you
Or the good and the bad times we've both been through
When the lines between brothers and justice have changed
You do what you've gotta cause you can't walk away

Wonder what would of have happened if you were the killer and I was the hero
Would things be the same ?
Or would I have traded your life for my own life ?
Would I have paid your debts in your place ?
I don't know

But this ain't about me and this ain't about you
Or the good and the bad times we've both been through
When the lines between brothers and justice have changed
You do what you've gotta cause you can't walk away

Blood money, that's what I call it
'Cause money for blood ain't no fair exchange
Blood money
Bought and then sold you
But your conscience is all you can take to your grave


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Blood Money" as written by Jon Bon Jovi

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    General CommentThis might be my favorite Bon Jovi song (that's really saying something.) The first time I heard the lines

    Through the years and miles between us
    It's been a long and lonely ride
    But if I got a call in the dead of the night
    I'd be right by your side

    I got shivers. They should do this more often in concert.
    SuperNerd1988on December 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe first time i heard this song i cried. i love how the bond they have is so tight. even if they arent so close anymore they will still do anything for oneanother and that is something special.
    qwerty9114on January 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's all about my friends Bill and Andy. We are not as close as we might seem, but we are the closet.

    This song rocks and this site rocks for letting me write about this sweet song.
    tbehnkeon June 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is plain and simple a song about three best friends growing up and remaining close. A bond so strong it can't be broken, no matter how far apart they are. Danny and Bobby are both real friends of Jon Bon Jovi also. However whenever asked about the song he and/or the Q&A staff at BonJovi.com say that the actual events may or may not have happened. Poetic license.
    Good_OL_MCon July 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great son about mateship. The line 'If I got that call in the middle of the night I'd be right by your side' is one of the most powerful ever written
    antmannon June 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commenta bon jovi song cant get much better than this one. it sums friendship up completely. I think i remember Jon saying this song is based on the movie 'stand by me'.

    Through the years and miles between us
    It's been a long and lonely ride
    But if I got a call in the dead of the night
    I'd be right by your side

    best lyrics of the song!
    ronyagon July 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeh ur right, it was inspired by stand by me. amazing film, amazing song.
    torrance21on November 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOver a year and no new comments :-( I know it's not one of their most popular songs (which is too bad) but it is one of their best and I figured more people would have comments about it.
    SuperNerd1988on January 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of their best.
    AFCon May 24, 2009   Link
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    General Commentgot this song tattooed on me :) though i preferred the older live version when richie sings a few lines
    scottishnuggit11on December 29, 2010   Link

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