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Wanted Dead or Alive
First Released Live From Uranus
Recorded Water Street Music Hall
Length 0:38
Singer Chris
Produced by Capitol Records
"Wanted Dead or Alive" is a song from Bon Jovi's 1986 album Slippery When Wet.

OverviewEdit

The song was written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora and was released in 1987 as the album's third single. The song peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #13 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart,[1] making it the third single from the album to reach the Top 10 of the Hot 100. Slippery When Wet was the first hard rock album ever to have 3 top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2003 a new version was released on the album This Left Feels Right and this version was also released as a single with a promotional video.

Less Than Jake's VersionEdit

Less Than Jake have played this song a couple of times in live shows. Although it is rare they play it, the song was recorded on the Live From Uranus show, when Chris sang the first verse and chorus before the band played Automatic.

LyricsEdit

It's all the same, only the names will change
Everyday it seems we're wasting away
Another place where the faces are so cold
I'd drive all night just to get back home

I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride
I'm wanted dead or alive
Wanted dead or alive


Sometimes I sleep, sometimes it's not for days
And the people I meet always go their separate ways
Sometimes you tell the day
By the bottle that you drink
And times when you're all alone all you do is think


I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride
I'm wanted dead or alive
Wanted dead or alive

I walk these streets, a loaded six string on my back
I play for keeps, 'cause I might not make it back
I been everywhere, still I'm standing tall
I've seen a million faces an I've rocked them all


I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride
I'm wanted dead or alive
I'm a cowboy, I got the night on my side
I'm wanted dead or alive
Wanted dead or alive

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