Bad Medicine

Album: New Jersey (1988)
Charted: 17 1
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  • Your love is like bad medicine
    Bad medicine is what I need, whoa
    Shake it up just like bad medicine
    There ain't no doctor that can cure my disease

    Bad medicine

    I ain't got a fever, got a permanent disease
    And it'll take more than a doctor to prescribe a remedy
    I got lots of money but it isn't what I need
    Gonna take more than a shot to get this poison out of me
    And I got all the symptoms count 'em one, two, three
    First you need (that's what you get for falling in love)
    Then you bleed (you get a little but it's never enough)
    And when you're on your knees (that's what you get for falling in love)
    Now, this boy's addicted 'cause your kiss is the drug, whoa

    Your love is like bad medicine, bad medicine is what I need, whoa
    Shake it up just like bad medicine
    There ain't no doctor that can cure my disease
    Bad, bad medicine

    I don't need no needle to be givin' me a thrill
    And I don't need no anesthesia or a nurse to bring a pill
    I got a dirty down addiction that doesn't leave a track
    I got a jones for your affection like a monkey on my back
    There ain't no paramedic gonna save this heart attack

    When you need (that's what you get for falling in love)
    Then you bleed (you get a little but it's never enough)
    And when you're on your knees (that's what you get for falling in love)
    Now, this boy's addicted 'cause your kiss is the drug, whoa

    Your love is like bad medicine, bad medicine is what I need, whoa
    Shake it up just like bad medicine
    So let's play doctor, baby, cure my disease
    Bad, bad medicine
    Is what I want
    Bad, bad medicine
    Ow, it's what I need

    I need a respirator 'cause I'm running out of breath
    But you're an all night generator wrapped in stockings and a dress
    When you find your medicine you take what you can get
    'Cause if there's something better, baby, well they haven't found it yet
    Whoa

    Your love is like bad medicine, bad medicine is what I need, whoa
    Shake it up just like bad medicine
    There ain't no doctor that can cure my disease

    Your love, bad medicine
    Bad medicine is what I need, whoa
    Shake it up just like bad medicine
    Your love's the potion that can cure my disease
    Bad, bad medicine
    Is what I want
    Bad, bad medicine
    Ooh baby, ooh baby
    Bad, bad medicine (I gotta, I gotta, I gotta, I gotta)
    I gotta, I gotta
    I gotta do it again, wait a minute, wait a minute
    Hold on
    I'm not done
    One more time
    With feeling
    Come on
    Help me out now

    Your love is like bad medicine
    Bad medicine is what I need, whoa
    Shake it up just like bad medicine
    You got the potion that can cure my disease

    Your love, bad medicine
    Your kiss is what I need
    Your love, bad medicineWriter/s: Richard Sambora, Desmond Child, Jon Bon Jovi
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Songtrust Ave, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., BMG Rights Management
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Comments: 1

  • Gino from HoustonLong story behind this song, I cowrote a good part of this song. Put it this way, I pitched the song in 1984 to Tom Bailey and Alannah Currie of the Thompson Twins in person first which Tom Bailey rejected to the dismay of Alannah. Bon Jovi took to the song where he eventually put the song on the New Jersey album. I suggested that the album be named Bad Medicine, and I named the previous album Slippery When Wet.
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