This ain't a song for the broken-hearted
No silent prayer for faith-departed
I ain't gonna be just a face in the crowd
You're gonna hear my voice when I shout it out loud

It's my life
It's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just wanna live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said, I did it my way
I just wanna live while I'm alive
It's my life

Yeah, this is for ones who stood their ground
For Tommy and Gina who never backed down
Tomorrow's gettin' harder, make no mistake
Luck ain't even luck, you gotta make your own breaks

It's my life
And it's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just wanna live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said, I did it my way
I just wanna live while I'm alive
'Cause it's my life

Better stand tall when they're calling you out
Don't bend, don't break, baby, don't back down

It's my life
And it's now or never
'Cause I ain't gonna live forever
I just wanna live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said, I did it my way
I just wanna live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
And it's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just wanna live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said, I did it my way
I just wanna live while I'm alive
'Cause it's my life


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

It's My Life Lyrics as written by Richard Sambora Jon Bon Jovi

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  • +10
    General Comment

    Its about saying "fuck no" when someone tries to make decisions in your life

    McShineon September 16, 2002   Link
  • +10
    General Comment

    Relates back to living on a prayer. Equally as good and as inspirational. thank God for an band that believes in inspiring their fans

    antmannon June 10, 2003   Link
  • +9
    General Comment

    This song is about being yourself, and standing up for what you believe in, not letting people walk all over you. Hell cool song, I love it :)

    alcoholicfelineon May 03, 2003   Link
  • +6
    My Interpretation

    I love this song :) It helped me a lot, I had a time in my life when I just liked pleasing people. This 'caused a lot of heartbreak, I got walked all over.

    This song just makes me realise, I'm not weak. I can say no, if I don't want to do something.

    I think he covers a lot in this song Love - don't give up if you think it's worth it, even if people doubt you. Life - don't sit around & wait for shit to happen, get out there & do it for yourself.

    I love how he uses Tommy & Gina in this, he's saying even when times were hard they never gave up, they stood there own ground, & it payed of in the end.

    I also love the Sinatra line 'Like Frankie said I did it my way' He's basically saying, like the song said You have to live life your way, not how others want you to.

    This is your 1 & only life, it isn't a rehersal Do whatever the fuck makes you happy while your here! Don't fit in, be original.

    Really inspiring song :)

    oxconversexoon October 29, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    When he says Frankie, he is referring to Frank Sinatra. very few of his younger listeners understand this part of the song :P Amazing song, Bon Jovi remains the best band in the world :)

    MsMusicon January 08, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    I've noticed that several songs on "Crush" seem to be continuing the stories or thoughts that are conveyed in other Bon Jovi songs, especially songs from "Slippery When Wet" and "New Jersey". As antmann says, this songs relates to "Livin' On A Prayer", which is especially evident since the lyrics include the same couple from "Prayer", Tommy and Gina. Has anyone else noticed this trend?

    Songs that relate to one another make them so much more "complete", since it's hard to tell a story in 4 minutes and 100 words. I wish more artists wrote songs that span 2 individual songs or more.

    biggie_frieson June 20, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    many believe tommy and gina to be, Jon Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorthea.

    Livin' on a Prayer is when we first meet Tommy and Gina, and the story basically matches there story i believe. Tommy trying to get into the rock world but its tough and Gina has to work and bring money cause hes just trying to fulfill his dream.

    Also, for anyone who didnt know, "Like Frankie said I did it my way" is a reference to Frank Sinatras "My Way"

    zeveon October 15, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    Hell yess. This song is more than amazing.

    XchelsatthediscoXon April 21, 2007   Link
  • +2
    My Opinion

    Having plans is nothing. Trying means little. There is no consolation for doing your best but not succeeding. ("This ain't a song for the broken hearted"). And giving up is for losers. (No silent prayer for faith departed"). The rewards go to those who take control. Don't knock on doors, KICK THEM OPEN.

    lyricalONEon July 06, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    This song beats just about any "punk" song that is popular right now. It has more of a "fuck you" attitude then anything Good Charlotte or Blink 182 could ever do. Jon Bon Jovi himself even has it in him. I remember watching an interview with him about MTV and the band's new record. He said MTV had no interest in the band and that they weren't relevant enough anymore. So what they did was play to 500,000 people in Times Square before the Super Bowl. Eat shit and die, MTV (That part is mine)

    biggie fries,

    Yeah, that is cool when bands do that, it really adds another layer to the songs. If you listen to "99 In The Shade," it has Tommy and Gina in there as well.

    Good OL MCon June 29, 2003   Link

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