"Keep The Faith" as written by Jon Bon Jovi, Desmond Child and Richard Sambora....
Mother mother tell your children
That their time has just begun
I have suffered for my anger
There are wars that can't be won

Father father please believe me
I am laying down my guns
I am broken like an arrow
Forgive me
Forgive your wayward son

Everybody needs somebody to love
(Mother, mother)
Everybody needs somebody to hate
(Please believe me)
Everybody's bitching
'Cause they can't get enough
And it's hard to hold on
When there's no one to lean on

Faith, you know you're gonna live through the rain
Lord you got to keep the faith
Faith, don't let your love turn to hate
Right now we got to
Keep the faith
Keep the faith
Keep the faith
Lord we got to keep the faith

Tell me baby when I hurt you
Do you keep it all inside
Do you tell me al's forgiven
And just hide behind your pride

Everybody needs somebody to love
(Mother, father)
Everybody needs somebody to hate
(Please don't leave me)
Everybody's bleeding
'Cause the times are tough
Well it's hard to be strong
When there's no one to dream on

Faith, you know you're gonna live thru the rain
Lord you got to keep the faith
Now you know is not too late
Oh you got to keep the faith
Faith, don't let your love turn to hate
Right now we got to
Keep the faith
Keep the faith
Keep the faith
Lord we got to keep the faith

Walking in the footsteps
Of society's lies
I don't like what I see no more
Sometimes I wish that I was blind
Sometimes I wait forever

To stand out in the rain
So no one sees me cryin'
Trying to wash away the pain
Mother father

There's things I've done I can't erase
Every night we fall from grace

It's hard with the world in yours face
Trying to hold on, trying to hold on

Faith, you know you're gonna live thru the rain
Lord you got to keep the faith
Faith, don't let your love turn to hate
Right now we got to keep the faith
Faith, now it's not too late
Try to hold on, trying to hold on
Keep the faith


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae, edited by TheJoJ

"Keep the Faith" as written by Desmond Child Richard Sambora

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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  • +2
    General Commentim just commenting to say i cant actually believe there hav only been five comments on this song! its amazing, and its one i thought eveyrbody would talk about. iv seen them live three times, brechen, and i totally agree, they are almost unparalelled!

    i recommend them too! even if, like some of the audience at hyde park the other yr, u only go to see jons ass! he he!
    torrance21on December 01, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentProbably the best Jovi song and it still sounds great over a decade later.
    hoopson December 23, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Comment80s? *facepalm* Try 1992.

    Anywhoozle, song is pretty self explanatory. Wasn't this song written during a recession as well? Would probably explain the gist of the entire album
    MrsBonJovion July 14, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI never really paid much attention to Alec John Such in any of their older albums, but when I bought Keep The Faith and actually heard Keep The Faith with that great intro, I was just wow'd. I still don't understand why he quit the band but Hugh is just as good :-)
    Samboras1Chickon April 15, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat can I say this song is just pure magic. A great base line. Richie always plays a great solo. The lyrics are strong. The whole album was great. this song will live on forever
    antmannon June 10, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song, one of my top ten Bon Jovi songs.
    judodaveon March 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou guys suck! You are supposed to comment about what the song means, not express your fangirlism for this band. Hello?

    You guys suck.
    Anyway, that banner I think it's called, Atom, scared the shit out of me and it's 3:33 am here. Now I think i'm not gonna sleep for awhile. >>;
    flyipeon February 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Well it's hard to be strong
    When there's no one to dream on"

    ...I will keep it all inside
    ...and just hide behind my pride...
    DazzlingSilveron November 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWalking in the footsteps
    Of society's lies
    I don't like what I see no more
    Sometimes I wish that I was blind
    Sometimes I wait forever

    To stand out in the rain
    So no one sees me cryin'
    Trying to wash away the pain
    GREAT SONG ENOUGH SAID!
    zoooozon April 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe definitive Bon Jovi song of my younger days! So powerful.
    Behzadon April 09, 2014   Link

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