Bad Medicine Lyrics – Bon Jovi

English 54 September 3, 1988
"Bad Medicine" by Bon Jovi revolves around the theme of love being both a potent and addictive force. The lyrics use medical metaphors to describe the intensity of the singer's romantic feelings, portraying love as a remedy, a disease, and even a drug. The central idea is that despite the complications and challenges love may bring, the singer craves it like medicine, emphasizing its transformative and irresistible nature. ...Read More

Bad Medicine Lyrics

[Chorus: Jon Bon Jovi]
Your love is like bad medicine
Bad medicine is what I need
Oh-oh-oh, shake it up, just like bad medicine
There ain't no doctor that can cure my disease
(Bad medicine)

[Verse 1: Jon Bon Jovi]
I ain't got a fever got a permanent disease
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 them, one, two, three

[Pre-Chorus: Jon Bon Jovi]
First you need (That's what you get for falling in love)
Then you bleed (You get a little but it's never enough)
On your knees (That's what you get for falling in love)
And now this boy's addicted cause your kiss is the drug

[Chorus: Jon Bon Jovi]
Oh-oh-oh, your love is like bad medicine
Bad medicine is what I need
Oh-oh-oh, shake it up, just like bad medicine
There ain't no doctor that can cure my disease
(Bad, bad medicine)

[Verse 2: Jon Bon Jovi]
I don't need no needle to be giving me a thrill
And I don't need no anesthesia or a nurse to bring a pill
I got a dirty down addiction, it doesn't leave a track
I've got a jones for your affection like a monkey on my back
There ain't no paramedic gonna save this heart attack

[Pre-Chorus: Jon Bon Jovi]
When you need (That's what you get for falling in love)
Then you bleed (You get a little but it's never enough)
On your knees (That's what you get for falling in love)
Now this boy is addicted and your kiss is the drug

[Chorus: Jon Bon Jovi]
Oh-oh-oh, your love is like bad medicine
Bad medicine is what I need
Oh-oh-oh, shake it up, just like bad medicine
So let's play doctor, baby, cure my disease
(Bad, bad medicine) That's what I want
(Bad, bad medicine) That's what I need

[Verse 3: Jon Bon Jovi]
I need a respirator cause I'm running out of breath
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

[Chorus: Jon Bon Jovi]
Oh-oh-oh, your love is like bad medicine
Bad medicine is what I need
Oh-oh-oh, 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
Oh-oh-oh, 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 (I gotta, I gotta, I gotta, I gotta)

[Breakdown: Jon Bon Jovi]
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

[Chorus: Jon Bon Jovi]
Your love is like bad medicine
Bad medicine is what I need
Oh-oh-oh, 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 medicine

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Last Update: December 1, 2023

Bad Medicine Lyrics Meaning

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Cast & Crew

  • Album
  • Artist / Band
  • Producer(s)
  • Bruce Fairbairn
  • Writter(s)
  • Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora & Desmond Child
  • Released On
  • September 3, 1988

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FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "Bad Medicine" song?

"Bad Medicine" song is sung by Bon Jovi.

Who is the lyrics writer of "Bad Medicine" song?

"Bad Medicine" song lyrics written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora & Desmond Child.

Who is the music producer of "Bad Medicine" song?

"Bad Medicine" song music composed & produced by Bruce Fairbairn.

When was "Bad Medicine" song released?

"Bad Medicine" song was released on September 3, 1988.