Jon Bon Jovi - Blaze Of Glory - About the song
Jon Bon Jovi recorded this as a solo project while he was taking a break from his band. Not only did he branch out from the group, but he also made his first foray into acting, appearing in Young Guns II as a pit inmate who is shot back into the pit. He has appeared as an actor many times since, including roles in the movies U-571 and Pay It Forward, and the TV shows Sex and the City and Ally McBeal.
When Jon Bon Jovi shot the video for "Blaze Of Glory," he brought along Weiss, who got a shot that was used on back cover of the album.
"Jon liked to have me at the video shoots because he was all dressed and camera ready, and there was a lot of downtime. So, I took advantage of it, and in his case, I saw this rainbow out of nowhere, and I just said, 'Jon! Come over here!' And I put him on the edge of the cliff, and I shot him with the rainbow."
Blaze Of Glory - Lyrics
I wake up in the morning And I raise my weary head I've got an old coat for a pillow And the earth was last night's bed I don't know where I'm going Only God knows where I've been I'm a devil on the run A six-gun lover A candle in the wind When you're brought into this world They say you're born in sin Well, at least they gave me something I didn't have to steal or have to win Well, they tell me that I'm wanted Yeah, I'm a wanted man I'm a colt in your stable I'm what Cain was to Abel Mister, catch me if you can I'm going down in a blaze of glory Take me now but know the truth I'm going out in a blaze of glory And, Lord, I never drew first But I drew first blood I'm no one's son Call me young gun You ask about my conscience And I offer you my soul You ask if I'll grow to be a wise man Well, I ask if I'll grow old You ask me if I've known love And what it's like to sing songs in the rain Well, I've seen love come I've seen it shot down I've seen it die in vain Shot down in a blaze of glory Take me now but know the truth 'Cause I'm going out in a blaze of glory Lord, I never drew first But I drew first blood I'm the devil's son Call me young gun Each night I go to bed I pray the Lord my soul to keep No, I ain't looking for forgiveness But before I'm six-foot deep Lord, I gotta ask a favor And I'll hope you'll understand 'Cause I've lived life to the fullest Let this boy die like a man Staring down a bullet Let me make my final stand Shot down in a blaze of glory Take me now but know the truth I'm going out in a blaze of glory Lord, I never drew first But I drew first blood And I'm no one's son Call me young gun I'm a young gun Young gun Young gun