"We Weren't Born To Follow" as written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richard Sambora....
This one goes out to the man who mines for miracles
This one goes out to the ones in need
This one goes out to the sinner and the cynical
This ain't about no apology
This road was paved by the hopeless and the hungry
This road was paved by the winds of change
Walking beside the guilty and the innocent
How will you raise your hand when they call your name?
Yeah, yeah, yeah

We weren't born to follow
Come on and get up off your knees
When life is a bitter pill to swallow
You gotta hold on to what you believe
Believe that the sun will shine tomorrow
And that your saints and sinners bleed
We weren't born to follow
You gotta stand up for what you believe
Let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah

This one's about anyone who does it differently
This one's about the one who cusses and spits
This ain't about our livin' in a fantasy
This ain't about givin' up or givin' in
Yeah, yeah, yeah

We weren't born to follow
Come on and get up off your knees
When life is a bitter pill to swallow
You gotta hold on to what you believe
Believe that the sun will shine tomorrow
And that your saints and sinners bleed
We weren't born to follow
You gotta stand up for what you believe
Let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah

Let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah

We weren't born to follow
Come on and get up off your knees
When life is a bitter pill to swallow
You gotta hold on to what you believe
Believe that the sun will shine tomorrow
And that your saints and sinners bleed
We weren't born to follow
You gotta stand up for what you believe
Let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah

Let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah

(Yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah)
We weren't born to follow, oh yeah
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah)
We weren't born to follow, oh yeah


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"We Weren't Born to Follow" as written by Jon Bon Jovi Richie Sambora

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    General CommentI love this song. I agree with all the other comments, And the meaning interpretation is perfectly true! It's about all the people who went against the crowd, and acted and spoke, and believed differently.
    That we have to stand up for what we believe in, regardless of what's considered 'Cool' or 'proper' because it'll all end well in the end! Look at some of the great and amazing people we have in our history who went against everyone else's advice and did wild things that formed our nation the way it is today!

    Women who behave rarely make history. Same goes for everyone else!
    Belarmino1on October 13, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningWell as Bon Jovi said a good song is a song with a meaning that YOU have for it, meaning a good song is a song that anyone can take it and make it there own song.
    My meaning for this song is really just that we werent born to follow others, some of us are born to make a difference.
    Jojordan12on November 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment<3 Love <3

    I think the meaning is pretty self-explanitory
    Lauraismynameon September 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOMG! This song like makes my life complete! It's so amazing! I believe Bon Jovi is gonna be putting out another great record! I'm so excited for November 10th so I can go get the new album and then I can't wait for their next tour in Spring 2010! Bon Jovi is the best ever!!! Great new song, great band.
    Dark Angel 35on September 29, 2009   Link
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    General Commentdoesn't really need to be said, but i will anyway great song by a great band.

    while i agree it's self-explanatory i will go ahead and elaborate a bit. its a tribute to all those people who aren't afraid to go against grain and make their own path when other criticize them. those people that we call leaders, from political icons to peace advocates all the way down to the average citizen who stands up for their rights and the rights of his fellow countrymen.
    theaveragelisteneron October 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti cant believe this song only has 5 comments! it is an amazing song and it gives me hope. it makes me really wanna just go against the crowd and change the world for the better! great song!
    xolove1226on August 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAnother great song with the human inspiration that Jon Bon Jovi can express like few others. Too bad it was probably inspired by the joke that was the 2008 election. The lie that is Obama fooled so many good people and ironically they became exactly what they "were born to follow"... right of the cliff. It was all just a marketing campaign that the blindly followed by the desperate. So I guess the reality was that it WAS "about livin in a fantasy".

    Regardless, the energy of the time and of this song is universal and very American. In fact this enire song can be interpreted to mean that we are not the sheep that continue to follow what is written on this fool's teleprompter. We will rise against, take our country back and hopefully learn our lesson that the spirit of this song should never be attached to any politician, red or blue, that is nothing more than a vote collector.
    AustinAzzurrion October 27, 2011   Link

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