Rock Ballad of the Week: Steelheart "All Your Love"

Gave me your heart, gave me everything you had
When I was down and needed you the most
Showed me love when I knew not what love was
You shared your laughs and kissed away the tears
You’re my life, you’re the hand that leads me through
Forever, baby, I’ll keep on loving you
I would crawl for a million miles, just to kiss the lips that made me smile
Oh, that made me smile
I was blind, I was on the run
The night has a thousand eyes, a heart but one, oh, the heart but one
I just melt when your eyes meet mine
Oh the thought of holding you, oh just the thought of

[Chorus:]
It’s all your love (it’s all your love) that keeps me hanging on (hangin’ on)
I count the days without you by my side
It’s all your love (it’s all your love)
That keeps my dreams alive (dreams alive)
And girl I can’t thank you enough
For all your love
Tell me, child, will you love me when I grow old
Will your tender touch be the same?
‘Cause your heart means to me a world of gold
And without you, baby, I’d be lost and cold
You make me feel like a superman
I could take on the whole world with just one hand, oh, just one hand
Girl, you make me feel so alive
I could climb the highest mountain and touch the sky, oh, yes I can
I can’t wait to make love tonight
Just the thought of holding you, oh just the thought of

[Chorus]

[Solo]

[Chorus]

It keeps me hangin’, keeps me hangin’ on
It’s all your love that keeps me hangin’ on
It’s all your love (it’s all your love) that keeps my dreams alive
And girl I can’t thank you enough for all your love

*Songwriters: Michael Matijevic

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Steelheart started off as a rock band called Red Alert whose members included James Ward (bass), Chris Risola (lead guitar), Jack Wilkenson (drums) and Miljenko Matijevic (‘Mike’, vocals). Frank DiCostanzo joined as a rhythm guitarist and John Fowler replaced Jack Wilkenson. Steelheart released their self-titled debut album in 1990.  The second single “I’ll Never Let You Go (Angel Eyes)” reached No. 23 on the Billboard charts.

Steelheart’s second album, Tangled in Reins, was released in 1992, reaching No. 144 on the Billboard charts. The single “Mama Don’t You Cry” charted No. 1 in many East Asian Countries,[citation needed] including Hong Kong, leading to an Asian tour in September, 1992. Towards the end of their tour of Asia, Steelheart was asked by Slaughter to open for them at a show in Denver, Colorado on Halloween night in 1992. While performing “Dancing in the Fire,” from their “Tangled in Reins” album, Matijevic attempted to climb an unsecured lighting truss, which toppled over and both he and the truss fell to the stage. In attempting to evade it, the truss landed on top of him, crushing him face first into the stage and Matijevic suffered a broken nose, cheekbone, jaw and a twisted spine. Miljenko Matijevic at Rockfest 80’s in Pembroke Pines, Florida on November 4, 2017.

In 1996 a revamped lineup of Steelheart emerged with guitarist Kenny Kanowski, bassist Vincent Mele and drummer Alex Makarovich, leaving Matijevic as the only original member. The new Steelheart recorded and released the album Wait. Original member James Ward joined Steelheart on the tour supporting the album. Though the album failed to chart in the US, the track “We All Die Young” was featured in the motion picture Rock Star, starring Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston.

In 2016, Steelheart appeared at the three-day Rockingham 2016 melodic/hard rock festival with Marten Andersson from Lynch Mob and Lizzy Borden on bass, held in Nottingham, United Kingdom on October 22, as the headline act of the second day.

*source: Wikipedia

Rock Ballad of The Week: Steelheart “All Your Love”

Gave me your heart, gave me everything you had
When I was down and needed you the most
Showed me love when I knew not what love was

You shared your laughs and kissed away the tears
You’re my life, you’re the hand that leads me through
Forever, baby, I’ll keep on loving you

I would crawl for a million miles, just to kiss the lips that made me smile
Oh, that made me smile
I was blind, I was on the run
The night has a thousand eyes, a heart but one, oh, the heart but one
I just melt when your eyes meet mine
Oh the thought of holding you, oh just the thought of

It’s all your love (it’s all your love) that keeps me hanging on (hangin’ on)
I count the days without you by my side
It’s all your love (it’s all your love)
That keeps my dreams alive (dreams alive)
And girl I can’t thank you enough

For all your love

Tell me, child, will you love me when I grow old
Will your tender touch be the same?
Cause your heart means to me a world of gold
And without you, baby, I’d be lost and cold

You make me feel like a superman
I could take on the whole world with just one hand, oh, just one hand
Girl, you make me feel so alive
I could climb the highest mountain and touch the sky, oh, yes I can

I can’t wait to make love tonight
Just the thought of holding you, oh just the thought of

It’s all your love (it’s all your love) that keeps me hanging on (hangin’ on)
I count the days without you by my side
It’s all your love (it’s all your love)
That keeps my dreams alive (dreams alive)
And girl I can’t thank you enough

It’s all your love (it’s all your love) that keeps me hanging on (hangin’ on)
I count the days without you by my side
It’s all your love (it’s all your love)
That keeps my dreams alive (dreams alive)
And girl I can’t thank you enough

It keeps me hangin’, keeps me hangin’ on

It’s all your love that keeps me hangin’ on

It’s all your love (it’s all your love) that keeps my dreams alive
And girl I can’t thank you enough for all your love

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Written by Michael Matijevic • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group

Steelheart started off as a rock band called Red Alert whose members included James Ward (bass), Chris Risola (guitars), Jack Wilkenson (drums) and Miljenko Matijevic (vocals). Frank DiCostanzo joined as a second guitarist and John Fowler replaced Jack Wilkenson. Steelheart released their self-titled debut album in 1990.  The second single “I’ll Never Let You Go (Angel Eyes)” reached No. 14 on the Billboard charts.

Steelheart’s second album, “Tangled In Reins”, was released in 1992, reaching No. 144 on the Billboard charts. The single “Mama Don’t You Cry” charted No. 1 in many East Asian Countries, including Hong Kong, leading to an Asian tour in September, 1992. Towards the end of their tour of Asia, Steelheart was asked by Slaughter to open for them at a show in Denver, Colorado on Halloween night, 1992. During the performance Matijevic was struck in the head by a lighting truss, knocking him to the ground face first and injuring his skull, jaw, nose, and spine. The accident and the shifting musical climate cause the band to go on hiatus shortly thereafter.

in 1996 a revamped lineup of Steelheart emerged with guitarist Kenny Kanowski, bassist Vincent Mele and drummer Alex Makarovich, leaving Matijevic the only original member.  The new Steelheart recorded and released the album “Wait”. Original member James Ward joined Steelheart on the tour supporting the album. Though the album failed to chart in the US, the track “We All Die Young” was featured in the motion picture, Rock Star, starring Mark Wahlberg.

In 2016 Steelheart appeared at the three-day Rockingham 2016 melodic/hard rock festival, held in Nottingham, United Kingdom on Saturday, October 22, as the headline act of the second day.[9] Reviews of the band’s performance were mixed. 

Rock Ballad of The Week: Steelheart “I’ll Never Let You Go (Angel Eyes)”

Angel eyes
You have angel eyes
Such a smile that lights up my life oh
You’re a dream come true
Now I’m holding you
And I’ll never, never let you go
I will never let you go

First time I laid my eyes upon you
All my dreams were answered
First time I kissed your tender lips
My love to you I surrendered

I’ll never let you go
You’re always on my mind
You’re the only one for me
You’re all I need
And I’ll never, never let you go

Angel eyes
My heart relies
On the love you give to me
You never let me down
You’re always by my side
And I’ll never, never let you go
I will never let you go

When my heart starts to crumble
And the tears start to fall
You hold me close with tender lovin’
And give me strength to carry on

I’ll never let you go
You’re always on my mind
You’re the only one for me
You’re all I need
And I’ll never, never let you go

I’ll never let you go
You’re always on my mind
You’re the only one for me
You’re all I need
And I’ll never, never let you go oh ooh
And I’ll never, never let you go

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Steelheart started off as a rock band called Red Alert, whose members included James Ward (bass), Chris Risola (guitars), Jack Wilkenson (drums) and after auditioning, Miljenko Matijevic on vocals. Frank DiCostanzo joined as a second guitarist and John Fowler replaced Jack Wilkenson on drums, after leaving the band Rage of Angels. Recording a four-track demo tape, Matijevic met artist manager Stan Poses. Poses was not interested but the next day, after hearing the demo tape, called confirming that “Red Alert” had just been given a contract with MCA records. Realizing that the Red Alert name was already taken, the band settled on Steelheart allegedly because of their attitude after trying to get a record deal for so long. Steelheart released their self-titled debut album in 1990. The second single “I’ll Never Let You Go (Angel Eyes)” reached No. 14 on the Billboard charts, and was MTV‘s 2nd most requested video

~ source: Wikipedia