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Bon Jovi

Living on a Prayer

Lyrics

playOnce upon a time not so long ago.

playTommy used to work on the docks.
playUnion's been on strike.
playHe's down on his luck.
playIt's tough, so tough.

playGina works the diner all day.
playWorking for her man.
playShe brings home her pay.
playFor love, for love.

playShe says,
play"We've gotta hold on to what we've got
playIt doesn't make a difference
playIf we make it or not
playWe've got each other and that's a lot
playFor love we'll give it a shot."

playWhoa, we're half-way there.
playWhoa, livin' on a prayer.
playTake my hand, we'll make it. I swear
playWhoa, livin' on a prayer.

playTommy's got his six string in hock.
playNow he's holding in
playWhat he used to make it talk.
playSo tough, it's tough.

playGina dreams of running away.
playWhen she cries in the night
playTommy whispers,
play"Baby, it's okay, someday.

playWe've gotta hold on to what we've got
playIt doesn't make a difference
playIf we make it or not.
playWe've got each other and that's a lot
playFor love we'll give it a shot."

playWhoa, we're half-way there.
playWhoa, livin' on a prayer.
playTake my hand and we'll make it. I swear
playWhoa, livin' on a prayer.

playLivin' on a prayer.

playWe've gotta hold on ready or not.
playYou live for the fight
playWhen it's all that you've got.

playWhoa, we're half-way there.
playWhoa, livin' on a prayer.
playTake my hand and we'll make it, I swear
playWhoa, livin' on a prayer.

playWhoa, we're half-way there.
playWhoa, livin' on a prayer.
playTake my hand and we'll make it, I swear
playWhoa, livin' on a prayer.

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meaningMeaning

This song tells the story of Tommy and Gina, two kids working to make it on their own despite constant hardships. It struck a chord with America's youth, especially the ones from New Jersey. The characters in the song relate to the working class fans Bon Jovi played to. "Tommy" works on the docks, while "Gina" works in a diner.

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hock

To pawn , exchange for a loan

  1. I blew all my money in vegas... now i gotta hock my watch to get the bus fare home

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