Livin' on a Prayer Lyrics

Bon Jovi


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Richard Sambora, Desmond Child, Jon Bon Jovi
album: Track 3 in album Slippery When Wet
release date: 1986-8
popularity : 27 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Soft Rock/Hard Rock/Arena Rock
length: 4:11
producer: Bruce Fairbairn
mastering: George Marino
writer: Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child

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Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet cover art
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Once upon a time not so long ago
Tommy used to work on the docks, union's been on strike
He's down on his luck, it's tough, so tough
Gina works the diner all day working for her man
She brings home her pay, for love, for love

She says, we've got to hold on to what we've got
It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not
We've got each other and that's a lot for love
We'll give it a shot

Woah, we're half way there
Woah, livin' on a prayer
Take my hand, we'll make it I swear
Woah, livin' on a prayer

Tommy's got his six-string in hock
Now he's holding in what he used to make it talk
So tough, it's tough
Gina dreams of running away
When she cries in the night, Tommy whispers
Baby, it's okay, someday

We've got to hold on to what we've got
It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not
We've got each other and that's a lot for love
We'll give it a shot

Woah, we're half way there
Woah, livin' on a prayer
Take my hand, we'll make it I swear
Woah, livin' on a prayer
Livin' on a prayer

Oh, we've got to hold on, ready or not
You live for the fight when it's all that you've got
Woah, we're half way there
Woah, livin' on a prayer
Take my hand, we'll make it I swear
Woah, livin' on a prayer

Woah, we're half way there
Woah, livin' on a prayer
Take my hand, we'll make it I swear
Woah, livin' on a prayer

Woah, we're half way there
Woah, livin' on a prayer
Take my hand, we'll make it I swear
Woah, livin' on a prayer


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Let It Rock
  • 2 You Give Love a Bad Name
  • 3 Livin' on a Prayer
  • 4 Social Disease
  • 5 Wanted Dead or Alive
  • 6 Raise Your Hands
  • 7 Without Love
  • 8 I'd Die for You
  • 9 Never Say Goodbye
  • 10 Wild in the Streets