"It's My Life" as written by Richard S. Sambora, Jon Bon Jovi and Max Martin....
This ain't a song for the broken-hearted
No silent prayer for the 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 want to 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 want to live while I'm alive
It's my life

This is for the ones who stood their ground
It's for Tommy and Gina who never backed down
Tomorrow's getting harder, make no mistake
Luck ain't enough
You've got to make your own breaks

It's my life
And it's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to 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 want to live while I'm alive
It's my life

You 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
I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to 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 want to live while I'm alive
(It's my life)

And it's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to 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 want to live while I'm alive
(It's my life)


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

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  • +9
    General CommentRelates 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
  • +8
    General CommentIts about saying "fuck no" when someone tries to make decisions in your life
    McShineon September 16, 2002   Link
  • +8
    General CommentThis 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
  • +5
    My InterpretationI 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 CommentHell yess.
    This song is more than amazing.
    XchelsatthediscoXon April 21, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI used the lyrics of this song to sort of politely tell my friend to fuck off
    MrNoalaon August 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmy theme song :)

    YOU'RE GONNA HEAR MY VOICE WHEN I SHOUT IT OUT LOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hell yeah!!!!!!
    americanidioton April 19, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'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
  • +1
    General CommentWhen 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
  • 0
    General CommentBon Jovis awesome nd this songs kewl
    britterz7on April 27, 2002   Link

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