The last time I saw her
Was the night she said goodbye
She said that love's a stranger
And it's sure to pass you by
As she packed up her belongings
She wouldn't look me in the eye
But I could see a tear roll off her face
As we both tried so hard
Not to cry she said

I never wanted the stars
I never shot for the moon
I like them right where they are
All I wanted was you
So baby just turn away
Because I can't face the truth
All I'm trying to say is
All I wanted was you

I tried so hard to remember
Where when how why love went away
I tried to drown myself in pity
But your memory kept calling your name

I bought you fancy cars and diamond rings
Baby all the things that money brings
And the servants to paint the skies blue
And I worked so hard seven days a week
And built a fortress for your heart to keep
If I could I'd wrap these words up for you


I may have built for you a dreamhouse
But never thought you were alone
I filled the party up with company
But never made our house a home
All I got is my guitar these chords and the truth
All I got is my guitar ... but all I want is you

Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

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    General Commenti'm not sure, but i think this song might be about a relationship ending and now he wants her back. I never heard the song before, but i really like the lyrics
    JessieLynnon June 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is the best Bon Jovi love song, it's beautiful! The girl he was with only wanted him but he couldn't understand that when they were together, he gave her fancy stuff which she didn't want and now he's finally realised he only wants her too, but it's too late.
    linz_eon August 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Sometimes it just gets stuck in your head. It's about a relationship ending but still being in love with the other person. His life is so empty despite filling his life with other objects. A love song pure and simple
    antmannon June 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI never wanted the stars, never shot for the moon, I like them right where they are...all I wanted was you.

    How beautiful is that?
    allenegirlon May 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song should have a warning never listen to this song when just coming out of a relationship or if your love life is on a downhill slope! beautiful song, beautiful lyrics. one of my favs of bon jovi.
    ronyagon July 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis was written for dorothea, as jon broke up with her for a while in the late 80's, and the band recorded it for the 1992 album 'Keep The Faith'.
    torrance21on November 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the only songs that has ever truly made me sad. It makes me think of my ex :( I need a hug
    O RLY?on September 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIsn't the last lines of the song... "all i got is my guitar, these chords and the truth.." a rip off from u2's version All Along the Watchtower...Just an observation...
    johnnycabollion February 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is about a guy and a girl who are in a relationship. The guy needs some space and they're close to breaking up or maybe they already have. She realized that she cant hold on to him. He realizes that he loves her and he misses her.... That's just my take on it.
    saabioon September 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with ronyag, this son is so painful if you listen to it when coming from a breakup....In my opinion, BJ has the purest lyrics in the breakup feelings.....
    Maverick2099on December 18, 2008   Link

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