Hey, man, it's been a while
Do you remember me?
When I hit the streets I was 17
A little wild, a little green

I've been up and down and in between
After all these years
Can you believe I'm still chasing that dream
But I ain't looking over my shoulder

I like the bed I'm sleeping in
It's just like me, it's broken in
It's not old -- just older
Like a favorite pair of torn blue jeans
This skin I'm in it's alright with me
It's not old -- just older

It's good to see your face
You ain't no worse for wear
Breathing that California air
When we took on the world
When we were young and brave
We got secrets that we'll take to the grave
And we're standing here shoulder to shoulder


I'm not old enough to sing the blues
But I wore the holes in the soles of these shoes
You can roll the dice 'til they call your bluff
But you can't win until you're not afraid to lose

Well, I look in the mirror
I don't hate what I see
There's a few more lines staring back at me
The nights have grown a little colder
Hey man, I gotta run
Now you take care

If you see coach T. Tell him I cut my hair
It's been all these years
Can you believe I'm still chasing dreams
But I ain't looking over my shoulder


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

Just Older Lyrics as written by Jon Bon Jovi Billy Falcon

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    General Commenti love this song. i hope i feel like that when i get older.
    the line that means most to me right now. . . *this skin i'm in is alright with me* i wish i could feel like that.
    closetoangelicon September 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is full of inspiration. You can't win until your not afraid to lose
    antmannon June 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentOne of their better songs which gets overshadowed by Livin' on a Prayer
    Regos the Saneon April 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgr8 song..one of my BJ favs..awsome band too..im in lvoe wiht jon who cares if im 116 and hes like 42 hes still hot,,lol ya welll thats it for me
    Froggieson July 20, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"I kept my faith"

    Most likely a reference to one of his prior albums, Keep the Faith.
    samwaltonon June 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about someone admitting that they're comfortable with the person that they've grown to become.

    I'm not old, just older

    Simple enough, yet they say so much. JBJ was always good at taking what could be seen as a complex emotion and verbalizing it in such a simple way...making it accessible to everyone. One of my favorites.
    diggidyon December 27, 2007   Link

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