I lost all faith in my God, in his religion too
I told the angels they could sing their songs to someone new
I lost all trust in my friends
I watched my heart turn to stone
I thought that I was left to walk this wicked world alone

Tonight I'll dust myself off
Tonight I'll suck my gut in
I'll face the night and I'll pretend
I got something to believe in

And I had lost touch with reason
I watched life criticize the truth
Been waiting for a miracle
I know you have too

Though I know I won't win
I'll take this one on the chin
We'll raise a toast and I'll pretend
I got something to believe in

If I don't believe in Jesus, how can I believe the Pope
If I don't believe in heroin, how can I believe in dope
If there's nothing but survival, how can I believe in sin
In a world that gives you nothing
We need something to believe in

If I don't believe in Jesus, how can I believe the Pope
If I don't believe in heroin, how can I believe in dope
If there's nothing but survival, how can I believe in sin
In a world that gives you nothing
We need something to believe in

Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

Something to Believe In Lyrics as written by Jon Bon Jovi

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  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is pretty good at describing where a lot of people may find themselves at some point in their lives.

    I actually don't view it as anti-religious at all but more as wanting to hold onto your spiritual beliefs, trust in your friends, etc, but the world is telling you that it's all a bunch of nonsense, your friends have betrayed you, and as a result you see your heart turning "to stone."

    This is where you realize it's much better to have faith/trust in some things and just believe for the sake of believing rather than doubting everything because you wind up happier, more content, etc with life believing. And if it's all non-existant, then it's certainly not useless anyway since it makes your life so much more meaningful and enjoyable.
    mememe89on June 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHave you guys heard this song on the One wild Night Live album? It's one of the best live performances I have ever heard! The feeling of it, it just can't be described. So much better than in a studio. Anyone who says that songs can't be better live than on album (mostly people who listen to pop artists who can't sing for real) should hear this. Everyone is just giving it all, Jon sings like a God and Richie's guitar has a sound that would open a mountain. And Tico, Dave and Hugh are fantastic! The lyrics are awesome. Most songs like this are about the way you DO have something to believe in, while this one is about straighten up and pretending that you do.
    Samborafpon April 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with ya samborafp (yet again lol (read my post on "dry county", Richie is GOD!!! lol!!!)), this song is amazing live, it's amazing how Jon gets the crowd singing along at the end (but its something he's good at!!!)!!

    Jon and Richie's harmonies in the live version are great!! The song is great cause it's from the heart and is how you can feel sometimes (feelin like you need sumthin to believe in)!

    Overall, I LOVE the One Wild Night Live album, its great!!! So many great songs!!!
    SS2112on March 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a beautiful song,i just love this...awesome....
    whitepoetton July 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song always gets to me. It's about disolution and feeling that sometimes there is nothing to believe in but you need to believe in something even if you don't know what if that something is there. This song goes off big time
    antmannon June 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. It describes how I feel when it seems like I'm losing my faith.
    allenegirlon May 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an amazing song about struggle and strength. "Though I know I won't win, I'll take this one on the chin." Sometimes in life you have to do difficult things even though it may be difficult. This song refers to how easy it is to lose your faith. This world hardens you and you get so caught up in the things around you that dont matter that you forget about what does.
    EmilyBrooke182on September 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs it really "If I don't believe in heroin, how can I believe in dope"?
    I thought it was 'If I don't believe in Hell, how can I believe in Hope' which fits with the whole lost faith theme and is just a gorgeous line....
    Bloodannaon September 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is Heroin and Dope. He's basically sayin that if you dont believe in X it contradicts the belief in Y.

    I have always felt that this song fit the whole feel of the album, which is darkness in society, or humanity. I'm not sure what Bon Jovi was going through when this album was made, but this is a very heavy album. And one of my favorites
    Fatalfurron November 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI almost feel like they're putting up a mask to keep everyone around them happy and to avoid conflict. They may not believe in X because they believe in Y. But for the sake of avoiding conflict they'll pretend to believe in X for the people around them. Yup, sounds like putting on a mask
    MrsBonJovion July 14, 2011   Link

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