Bon Jovi Joey Lyrics

Joey Keys was from my neighborhood

Some would say that he was bad and Joe thought that was good

Joey got the name “Keys” picking locks

He never really robbed no one; it sure amused the cops

Joey’s parents owned a restaurant

After closing time they’d give us almost anything we’d want

I never cared that Joey Keys was slow

Though he couldn’t read or write too well but we’d talk all night long.

Come on, come on, come on

What you gonna do with your life?

Come on, come on, come on

Chasing sparks in the nights

His old man said tomorrow is a ride that goes nowhere

But I’ll pull some strings, get blackbird wings

And break us out of here


Hey Joey

C’mon tell me ’bout your dreams

Tell me all the sights you’re gonna see

Tell me who you’re gonna be

Hey Joey

You’re gonna kiss the girls goodnight

Sometimes you got to stand and fight

It’ll be alright

We’re gonna find a better life

See Joe was 3 years younger to the day

Acting like a little brother but became my ball and chain

I met this girl named Rhonda, she fell for me

She said, “I might learn to like him but love ain’t built for three.”


Hey Joey

News gets around in this fading neighborhood

The old man lost the restaurant

He drinks more than he should

It’s time for Joey keys to do some good

Pick the lock off our lives, let’s get out of here like we always said we would


We’re gonna find a better life

Find a better life

Find a better life