"Livin' on a Prayer" as written by and Desmond/bon Jovi Child....
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


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"Livin' on a Prayer" as written by Desmond Child Richard Sambora

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentthe lines

    Whooah, we're half way there
    Livin' on a prayer
    Take my hand and we'll make it - I swear
    Livin' on a prayer

    explains it all. that we're half way there, thus living on a prayer = waiting for time to pass by. and while we wait for our time we must hold and depend onto love.

    good song, i thought that most businessmen would like this song, b/c when you first invest in business it's slow. and u just have to live on a prayer in nervousness and uncertainty.
    for college students, u just have to wait and live on a prayer until ur done with school, once your done u'll have ur wings to fly to where ever.
    jamestmfbongon April 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is an awesome song and not only can be related to business men and folk working in the unions but also to anyone who is in fact trying to get somewhere and finding that they are indeed living on a prayer that they will be successful
    -ElBarto-on September 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOnce 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
    'Cause 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

    Whooah, we're half way there
    Livin' on a prayer
    Take my hand and we'll make it - I swear
    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
    'Cause 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

    We've got to hold on ready or not
    You live for the fight when it's all that you've got


    Awsome song I think that basically sums it up.
    mike yr 10on March 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti'm not gonna lie, i think this is the greatest version of this song.
    snesskon May 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think I like Bon Jovi's version better, but this one is still very good. I don't know how much its about business or students, but I can see how it can relate to that. The original intention, in my opinion, is very obvious. Two people who are in love, just holding on until they have more money. Then, they can run away and be happy, together. Very romantic.
    paigepeachon May 30, 2007   Link

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