LeDoux, Chris - Bang A Drum Lyrics




I went to see the preacher
To teach me how to pray
He looked at me and smiled
Then that preacher turned away

Said, "If you want to tell him something
You ain't gotta fold your hands
Say it with your heart, your soul and believe it
And I'll say, Amen"

Bang a drum for the sinners
Bang a drum for your sins
Bang a drum for the losers
And those who win

Bang a drum, bang it loudly
Or as soft as you need
Bang a drum for yourself, son
And a drum for me

Well, I called upon my brother
Just the other day
He said, "Jon, I'm gonna die
If I don't start to live again"

"I work each day and night like clockwork
Just tryin' to make ends meet
Well, I could kick this bad world's ass
If I could just get on my feet"

Bang a drum for the dyin'
Bang a drum for the truth
Bang a drum for the innocence
Lost in our youth

Bang a drum, bang it loudly
Or as soft as you need
Bang a drum for your brother
And a drum for me

I don't know where
All the rivers run
I don't know how far
I don't know how come

But I'm gonna die believin'
With each step that I take
Ain't worth the ground that I walk
If we don't walk it our own way

I don't claim to be a wise man
A poet or a saint
Just another man who's searchin'
For a better way

But, my heart beats loud as thunder
For the things that I believe
Sometimes, I want to run for cover
Sometimes, I want to scream

Bang a drum for the tomorrow
Bang a drum for the past
Bang a drum for the heroes
Who won't come back

Bang a drum for the promise
Bang a drum for the lies
Bang a drum for the lovers
And the tears they cry

Bang a drum, bang it loudly
Or as soft as you need
But as long as my heart
Keeps on banging, I've got a reason to believe





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  1. How Heavy This Axe

    Typically not into country, nor am I a christian. But this song is wonderful, the musical chemistry between these 2 is remarkable

  2. Teri Piper

    I love the story in this song . . .
    Good one, Jov!
    And the Chris rendition is great . . . or at least I love it.

  3. Paul Eckert

    Good cover. Young guns 2 soundtrack will always be amazing. I notice alot of comments saying this is a strage paring but I guess people don't realize this is John's song from the Young Guns 2 soundtrack.

  4. Clint Eastwood

    El gran bon jovi

  5. sheroz khan

    song starts when BJ comes in picture, how great BJ is compared to any singer.

  6. Beth Johnson

    Wonderful ❣️ Chris miss you

  7. Beth Johnson

    Thanks for the song love Chris excellent man cowboy singer bronc rider

  8. Kim Neslihan

    ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  9. Beth Johnson

    A gentleman ❤️ missed

  10. hardluck 1995

    I rodeoed for twenty years. Now every time I hear his music it brings back great memories.

  11. Cindy Bowen

    Wonderful

  12. Gary Shaw

    In my world you where a wise man

  13. Johnny Cake

    Who is the guy at 1:18 with the broken down car?? He looks so familiar but I can 't place him.

  14. Ulrike Thalhammer

    Super cool Musik und Video 👍🤠🎸🎶🎵

  15. Busy Bee Fitness Experts - Personal Trainer Toronto

    It's very rare I like a cover and this one just nailed it.

  16. Mark Sargent

    I love country, and I love Jon Bon Jovi's original of this song SO much.
    I remember hearing this version he did with the late Chris years ago, and I thought "shit, Jon has lost his great voice", but compared to how he sings now, he sounds amazing here!
    Damn shame.

  17. Joshua Brooks

    One of my favorite bon Jovi songs. The addition of Chris ledoux makes it all the more special.

    Paul Eckert

    Thank you for saying it. Alot of comments sound like they don't realize this is a cover. Bon Jovi is my favorite. Young guns 2 soundtrack is one of the best soundtracks of all time imo.

  18. Steve Horton

    I loved Chris’s music he got me through a divorce long live the cowboy

  19. Larson Gramckow

    People tend to forget that duet he did with Jennifer nettles was not bon jovis first country song.

  20. singingcowboy674

    Why am I seeing a reminder to remember community guidelines. Never seen that before.

  21. singingcowboy674

    Damn. Chris was one of the FEW that could "fill their shoes". Fact I think he even had the edge on Garth. Them are some boots I don't think can ever be filled. Like a retired jersey number. Country music has a lot of performers. It doesn't have a lot of ARTISTS. Chris was both. Personified. He WAS country. Something the masses nowadays can't identify with and or appreciate.

  22. ANSELMO SANTILLI

    Parceria fantástica!!! Chris le Doux e Jon Bon Jovi serão sempre uma reserva moral pra quem gosta de música de qualidade!!

  23. Ryan Blackston

    1997 1998

  24. Bryan Hurst

    was in casper hospital when Crhis was very sad.

  25. Ryan Blackston

    I like 👍 old both form 1997 1990

  26. Ryan Blackston

    1997 this when video made the old song's made 1990 this bon jovi song's i like both them 👍

  27. Juanita Buron

    3/29/19 say it with your HEART!

  28. mg42 cwby

    Miss you Chris

  29. mike neo

    ..."i dont claim to be a poker player, a hustler or a casanova....just an honest man trying to make his way, to the better day...."... if you see no sophistication (through connection) in praying, then, as the Asian dude once said "don't play"....

    mike neo

    if its because of something, that you pray, because you dont see the connection, then just believe them....pray..... if its ann illusion, if its them who sell, it, then buy it!!! we DO know God, thats an obv truth... that good wins, or truth wins, its all abased on truth in reality...... governed by lies, who knows about that TRUTH.

  30. rodeorockr9

    This song got me through so much. Rest In Peace Chris.

  31. Trevor Hadley

    The greatest duos in music history

  32. Brendan Koehn

    I love this song it is me and my dad

  33. EVA WHARTON

    My brother died 3 years ago, and at his funeral we played this song, this song means so much to my family and my brother loved Chris Ledoux , he also wanted to play the drums🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼

    Beth Johnson

    Condolences

  34. Ben Foong

    0:41 Epic step out by Jon

  35. Rogania Mckidd

    Love this

  36. Eric Vawter

    This song rns deep for my son and I both. We played it at my Fathers service before we scattered his ashes that were packed in the saddlebags on his mare in the hills he rode. We cant play it without tearing up. God Keep Ya Chris!!!

  37. Daniel Conroy

    awesome duet

  38. Ryan Blackston

    Then original version of this is better but this version ok

  39. Gerardo Corvera

    genial!!!

  40. Joshua Brooks

    This was an unlikely pairing, but Chris and Jon did a great job nonetheless here.

    Beth Johnson

    He loved rock

    Beth Johnson

    He always liked Bon jovi

    Paul Eckert

    Joshua you do realize John wrote this song for the young guns 2 soundtrack in the 90s right?

  41. calfender08

    Never saw chris good man

    Deborah Popcicle

    calfender08 great man

    Rosa Teresa Romero Velasquez

    @Deborah Popcicle
    Como

  42. calfender08

    Too cool love both of them

  43. Ryan Blackston

    Now that song

  44. Gerrit Hardeman

    he is around in our hearts and song

  45. Salbiyah Mansyur

    Rather to Jon Bon Jovi version, because It's the original

  46. Luana Diegues

    ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️😍😍😍😍😍😍

  47. NarwhalMcgeefriend Lel

    I went to see the preacher
    To teach me how to pray
    He looked at me and smiled
    Then that preacher turned away

    Said, "If you want to tell him something
    You ain't gotta fold your hands
    Say it with your heart, your soul and believe it
    And I'll say, Amen"

    Bang a drum for the sinners
    Bang a drum for your sins
    Bang a drum for the losers
    And those who win

    Bang a drum, bang it loudly
    Or as soft as you need
    Bang a drum for yourself, son
    And a drum for me

    Well, I called upon my brother
    Just the other day
    He said, "Jon, I'm gonna die
    If I don't start to live again"

    "I work each day and night like clockwork
    Just tryin' to make ends meet
    Well, I could kick this bad world's ass
    If I could just get on my feet"

    Bang a drum for the dyin'
    Bang a drum for the truth
    Bang a drum for the innocence
    Lost in our youth

    Bang a drum, bang it loudly
    Or as soft as you need
    Bang a drum for your brother
    And a drum for me

    I don't know where
    All the rivers run
    I don't know how far
    I don't know how come

    But I'm gonna die believin'
    With each step that I take
    Ain't worth the ground that I walk
    If we don't walk it our own way

    I don't claim to be a wise man
    A poet or a saint
    Just another man who's searchin'
    For a better way

    But, my heart beats loud as thunder
    For the things that I believe
    Sometimes, I want to run for cover
    Sometimes, I want to scream

    Bang a drum for the tomorrow
    Bang a drum for the past
    Bang a drum for the heroes
    Who won't come back

    Bang a drum for the promise
    Bang a drum for the lies
    Bang a drum for the lovers
    And the tears they cry

    Bang a drum, bang it loudly
    Or as soft as you need
    But as long as my heart
    Keeps on banging, I've got a reason to believe

  48. Tim Trimble

    Chris LeDoux was one in a million. Rest in peace Chris.

  49. Francis Christenson

    one of favorites

  50. amchav 71

    I miss Chris Ledoux😢

  51. Joe Sherman Country

    This song should've been nominated for song of the year in 1998 when these guys recorded it. And collaborative video of the year. That's just how great this song is and this version of the song!

    Justus Gambriel

    It should still be nominated for song of the year even if it people think its old cus it ain't

  52. mydnightryder 1971

    Chris's son is a good gutair player

  53. Ginger Gail

    Chris the world is a much sadder place without u in it. You were a great cowboy and artist and your music still lives on. I listen everyday and am so sorry there will not be more. But I know all the angels you are with are loving it as much as I do

  54. Kay Mcguire

    sent to all our angels

  55. Vito Scaletta

    I like this version the best

  56. Zwecs Gaming

    My dad play this song in our pickup truck always and i hated it first but now i love it😍😍Jon bon jovi version is good too

    Paul Eckert

    That whole young guns 2 soundtrack is amazing. Listen to Santa Fe. Deep deep song.

  57. The Logical One The Logical One

    Chris Ledoux.... not one song I don't like. He was so good.

  58. Savannah Dison

    His songs are the best I wish he was still around

  59. the magicsquirrel6

    25 people don't know real music

    Heather Hornaday

    the magicsquirrel6 yup that is true. Don't know what is wrong with them. I also wanna try bareback riding broncos like Chris did and I don't recall any females trying it.

  60. lisa mac

    Bon Jovi has done again exceptional and Chris is good too

  61. Lori Lachenmeier Grushkin

    this song has such meaning to me. my son loved it. we played it at his funeral. Bang a drum son, I Love you always! 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

    Phil Long

    Bang your drum until the trumpet Lori.

  62. Sailor Moon

    this song is perfect

  63. My_left_toe_ __

    This is my favorite song because of Bon Jovie and You❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😂😂☺️☺️☺️

  64. Dead Man

    i wish he was still around to show people what real music was

    Kay Mcguire

    @jeffro 7p awesome

    Aj Baalman

    he is through his music, just takes us sharing it to get his music back out there.

    elige brown

    No doubt.

    Justus Gambriel

    Amen it's a shame few people know what good music is I often wish I could go back in time and stop the crap music from ever being invented

    Stephen Reed

    I don't know if you're still on YouTube, but his son Ned LeDoux is doing music now.

  65. Antony Pasanen

    my heart beats loud as thunder

  66. i i

    Apparently, Shawn Lane played on this song!

  67. SAMBORA bon jovi

    god....the best ..

  68. Peter Laca

    good one but i like Jons version from young guns 2 more

  69. Michelle Posey

    this is how country music is supposed to be

    steve2275

    amen sister

    Dakota Story

    I may be 18 but hell yeah and amen

    Christian Quiñones

    Amen for that and you are pretty

  70. Grady Graham

    Nice song

  71. Yankee Joker

    2 people have no taste in good music.

    Ronnie Hooper Jr

    Yankee Joker now 22 lol

  72. angela rosenthal

    1 dislike? words fail me..

    thegoldfly1

    To be fair it might be people who just liked it when it was Jon doing it by himself. I mean I don't get how you could dislike the song(and if I liked his version better I just wouldn't vote either way on this version), but could understand having a preference in version.

  73. maverickfreedom19

    genial!!!

  74. Mitch Driver

    Chris LeDoux was the last cowboy.

    Yankee Joker

    Amen, brother.

  75. Troy Kotecki

    Good song

  76. Troy Kotecki

    This video true

  77. vs79 vs

    if they ever make a movie about chris, paul rudd should play him, they kind of look a like...

    Mike Coe

    Chris's son Ned looks and sounds like Chris

    Heather Hornaday

    Mike Coe true that.

  78. steve long

    just ledoux it

  79. Javier RK

    Holy shit, 271 Likes vs 0 Dislikes, this is epic man.

  80. David Clettenberg

    If you want to tell him something,
    You ain't got to fold your hands;
    Say it with your heart, your soul and believe it,
    And I'll say amen.

    All the religion anyone needs, right there.

    Yankee Joker

    We need more people to think like you.

    Dave Lindstrom

    AMEN!!!

    Dave Lindstrom

    @Yankee Joker - AMEN!!!

  81. David Rice

    I recall first time I ever saw this, it got me thinking that a CMT Crossroads featuring these two would have been freakin' awesome

    David Rice

    @austin williamson No doubt. Broke heart when I first heard of Chris's passing. Know why he died?

    Holly Shane

    I heard it was a rare form of liver cancer?

    David Rice

    @Holly Shane So sorry to hear that. Thanks for passing it on

    Holly Shane

    me too.

    Deborah Bertolani

    You can say that again, WOW

  82. Chives the butler The Third

    Beautiful, very well done one of my favorite country style songs.

  83. Nathaniel Ledoux

    Such a beautiful song

  84. Joshua Brooks

    Two genres, one song. Magnificent!

    Kay Mcguire

    Chris had some rockin country songs on his own

  85. Hgzgu Nmb

    Ans

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    Anamala

  86. pooper scooper

    Love his songs

    Dave Lindstrom

    It's Jon Bon Jovi's song. This is a cover. A good cover, admittedly, but still a cover.