Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer Lyrics

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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Richard Sambora, Desmond Child, Jon Bon Jovi
    album: Track 4 in album Slippery When Wet
    release date: 1986-8-25
    popularity : 180 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Soft Rock/Hard Rock/Arena Rock
    length: 4:10
    producer: Bruce Fairbairn
    drums: Tico Torres
    lead vocals: Jon Bon Jovi
    mixer: Bob Rock
    engineer: Bob Rock
    electric guitar: Richie Sambora
    acoustic guitar: Richie Sambora
    percussion: Tico Torres
    assistant engineer: Tim Crich
    talkbox: Richie Sambora
    electric bass guitar: Alec John Such
    background vocals: Richie Sambora, Alec John Such, Jon Bon Jovi and David Bryan
    guitar synthesizer: Richie Sambora
    keyboard: David Bryan
    writer: Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child
    Album Information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    barcode: 4988011301506
    script: Latin