The early 90s were a time of great change in the music world, with grunge and hip-hop starting to dominate the airwaves. Bands that ruled the 80s, like Bon Jovi, who had amassed a string of successful albums by the end of the decade, had to adapt or die. Bon Jovi opted for the former, as they proved on their fifth studio album, Keep The Faith. Not only did they change, however, they did so without losing their hard-rocking sound. Listen to Keep The Faith right now. The success of New Jersey and its numerous hit singles gave Jon Bon Jovi the freedom to explore other projects, in particular a solo album in the form of the Young Guns II soundtrack. Armed with the songwriting prowess of frequent collaborator Desmond Child, Bon Jovi attacked their new material ferociously. Most of the plus songs for the sessions were written by Bon Jovi himself, or the combination of Bon Jovi and Sambora, with Child and even Bryan chipping in with some contributions.
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The female protagonist is Carla Gugino , who starred in several films and television series. Her antagonist in the music video is Keri Russell : you have already seen her in the role of Felicity Porter in the television series Felicity. The male actors are Jack Noseworthy , the faithless boyfriend, and Jason Wiles , the painter who welcomes the betrayed girl. The music video begins with an overview of a Mexican neighborhood on the border with the United States. Hanging on the fence of a playground there are various political posters, including that of Ernesto Zedillo , at the time of his political propaganda in he will become president from to The shot flies over a populated street in a hot summer day, and then it enters the apartment of the protagonist, who is reflecting on his love story, just ended. With a decided sound of drums the song starts and also the flashback, which makes us relive the whole affair. The relationship between the two engaged is mainly based on visual aspects. At the beginning and at the end of the music video the male protagonist looks at a pic of his girlfriend.
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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, yes she did As she packed up her belongings Baby 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 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 on my mind, yes you did. 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 Built a fortress for your heart to keep If I could I'd wrap these words up for you, yeah. But never thought you were alone I filled the part of you with company But never made our house a home.
It was released as a single from their greatest hits album Cross Road and went on to become one of their best-selling singles, with a million copies sold in the US and more than 3 million worldwide. The song was originally written by Jon Bon Jovi for the soundtrack to the film Romeo Is Bleeding , starring Gary Oldman as a corrupt cop and Mafia aide who is renounced by his wife. After being unimpressed by a preview screening of the movie — which was a critical and box office flop  — he decided not to lend "Always" to the producers. Bon Jovi commented, "The script was great: the movie wasn't. There is also an alternate version of the video that is just the band performing the song. The song's powerful lyrics and power ballad sound made "Always" an instant hit at live concerts, but the high demand on Jon Bon Jovi 's vocals have seen it rarely performed in concert following the band's — These Days Tour. The song is featured on the band's Live From London video. Since then, the song in its original version has been occasionally performed during every tour.