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Once upon a time
Not so long ago

Tommy used to work on the docks
Unions 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 - well 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 - well 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


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    rockerbaby95Jan 9, 2010 at 9:19 pm
    i love this song. it is one of the most awesome song ever recorded in the music world history. it was the number one song of the 80's.
  • blob4ever
    blob4everNov 25, 2008 at 12:32 am
    This song is beautiful, I think that Bon Jovi is amazing. I have to agree with myself, it it his best song. I think that it's all about how having each other is enough for them to survive, mostly. They'll be livin' on a prayer and will survive, as long as they stick together.
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    OCwavegirlJul 9, 2008 at 8:45 pm
    me to!!! i luv this song!!! the title, livin on a prayer, is asome and kinda describes the meaning of the song i think
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    xMJxJul 4, 2008 at 11:39 am
    Simple and yet deep meaning: hold onto what you've got and don't give it up. Me n my bf absolutely looovvve this song!! :)
  • dogzrule
    dogzruleAug 16, 2009 at 10:27 pm
    This song is just an awesome song to sing at like a random time lol!!! Me and my friends just start singin the chorus...its so funny

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