What does You Give Love A Bad Name mean?

Bon Jovi: You Give Love A Bad Name Meaning

Album cover for You Give Love A Bad Name album cover

Song Released: 1986

You Give Love A Bad Name Lyrics

An angel's smile is what you sell
You promise me heaven, then put me through hell
Chains of love got a hold on me
When passion's a prison, you can't break free

You're a loaded gun
There's nowhere to run
No one can save me

  1. anonymous
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    Dec 5th 2019 !⃝

    I think its about drug abuse and overdose. When you OD, you get a literal shot through the heart. A characteristic of drug abuse is redness under fingernails, that’s why that’s there. Everything else could be considered personification or what you do on drugs.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  2. anonymous
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    Dec 8th 2018 !⃝

    Someone is cheated/played by their significant other. It could be anyone that is played or cheated on and shouldn't be directed towards one specific group of people.

  3. anonymous
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    Oct 13th 2018 !⃝

    My interepation is that a selfish woman leads you on right from the moment perhaps to do things for her as a Sernio to get work done on her house free , and discards you right after she no longer needs you. This
    Person could be paranoid and also NARICCISST

  4. anonymous
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    Apr 20th 2017 !⃝

    Guy gets cheated on.

  5. anonymous
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    Jan 19th 2017 !⃝

    Dude gets cheated on and betrayed. Gets sad. Pretty simple.

  6. anonymous
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    Aug 10th 2013 !⃝

    Dafuq? No one's posted a single comment to this masterpiece! Well I'll do it for you. This one's a no-brainer: Girl plays guy; guy stays depressed for a long time.

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