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Bon Jovi

Living on a Prayer

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play Once upon a time not so long ago.

play Tommy used to work on the   .
play Union's been on   .
play He's down on his   .
play It's tough, so tough.

play Gina works the diner all   .
play Working for   man.
play She brings home her   .
play For love, for love.

play She says,
play "We've gotta   on to what we've got
play It doesn't make a difference
play If we make it or not
play We've got each other and that's a lot
play For love we'll give it a   ."

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

play Tommy's got his six string in   .
play Now he's   in
play What he used to make it   .
play So tough, it's tough.

play Gina   of running away.
play When she   in the night
play Tommy   ,
play "Baby, it's okay,   .

play We've gotta hold on to what we've got
play It doesn't make a difference
play If we make it or not.
play We've got each other and that's a lot
play For love we'll give it a shot."

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

play Livin' on a prayer.

play We've gotta hold on ready or not.
play You live for the fight
play When it's all that you've got.

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

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

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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