Livin’ on a Prayer Lyrics – Bon Jovi

English 76 October 31, 1986
"Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi is a rock anthem that tells the story of a working-class couple, Tommy and Gina, facing economic hardships but relying on their love and determination to get through tough times. The lyrics capture the struggles of the blue-collar life and emphasize the importance of holding onto hope and love in the face of adversity. ...Read More

Livin’ on a Prayer Lyrics

[Intro: Jon Bon Jovi]
Once upon a time, not so long ago

[Verse 1: Jon Bon Jovi]
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
Mm, for love

[Pre-Chorus: Jon Bon Jovi]
She says, "We've gotta 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"

[Chorus: Jon Bon Jovi]
Woah, we're halfway there
Woah-oh, living on a prayer
Take my hand, we'll make it, I swear
Woah-oh, living on a prayer

[Verse 2: Jon Bon Jovi]
Tommy's got his six-string in hock
Now he's holding in, when he used to make it talk
So tough
Oh, it's tough
Gina dreams of running away
When she cries in the night, Tommy whispers
"Baby, it's okay
Someday"

[Pre-Chorus: Jon Bon Jovi]
We've gotta 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

[Chorus: Jon Bon Jovi]
Woah, we're halfway there
Woah-oh, living on a prayer
Take my hand, we'll make it I swear
Woah-oh, living on a prayer, living on a prayer

[Bridge: Jon Bon Jovi]
Oh, we gotta hold on, ready or not
You live for the fight when that's all that you've got

[Chorus: Jon Bon Jovi]
Woah, we're halfway there
Woah-oh, living on a prayer
Take my hand and we'll make it, I swear
Woah-oh, living on a prayer
Woah, we're halfway there
Woah-oh, living on a prayer
Take my hand and we'll make it, I swear
Woah-oh, living on a prayer
Woah, we're halfway there
Woah-oh, living on a prayer
Take my hand and we'll make it, I swear
Woah-oh, living on a prayer

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Last Update: December 1, 2023

Livin’ On A Prayer Lyrics Meaning

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  • Album
  • Artist / Band
  • Producer(s)
  • Bruce Fairbairn
  • Writter(s)
  • Desmond Child, Richie Sambora & Jon Bon Jovi
  • Released On
  • October 31, 1986

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FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "Livin’ on a Prayer" song?

"Livin’ on a Prayer" song is sung by Bon Jovi.

Who is the lyrics writer of "Livin’ on a Prayer" song?

"Livin’ on a Prayer" song lyrics written by Desmond Child, Richie Sambora & Jon Bon Jovi.

Who is the music producer of "Livin’ on a Prayer" song?

"Livin’ on a Prayer" song music composed & produced by Bruce Fairbairn.

When was "Livin’ on a Prayer" song released?

"Livin’ on a Prayer" song was released on October 31, 1986.