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Living on a prayer

Tommy used to work on the docks Union's 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, we'll give it a shot. Oh, we're halfway there Oh, oh, living on a prayer Take my hand, we'll make it, I swear Oh, oh, living 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, we'll give it a shot. Oh, we're halfway there Oh, oh, living on a prayer Take my hand, we'll make it, I swear Oh, oh, living on a prayer Living on a prayer We've got to hold on, ready or not You live for the fight when that's all that you've got. Oh, halfway there Oh, oh, living on a prayer Take my hand and we'll make it, I swear Oh, oh, living on a prayer Oh, we're halfway there Woah, living on a prayer. Quiero recibir notificaciones de artistas destacados y noticias. Livin' On a Prayer Bon Jovi. Compartir en Facebook Compartir en Twitter.
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Written by Jon Bon Jovi , Richie Sambora , and Desmond Child , the single, released in late , was well received at both rock and pop radio and its music video was given heavy rotation at MTV , giving the band their first No. The original RPM single release sold , copies in the United States, [ citation needed ] and in was certified Triple Platinum for over 3 million digital downloads. Lead guitarist Richie Sambora, however, convinced him the song was good, and they reworked it with a new bassline recorded by Hugh McDonald uncredited [4] [5] [6] , different drum fills and the use of a talk box to include it on Slippery When Wet. The song spent two weeks at number one on the Mainstream Rock Tracks , from January 31 to February 14, , and four weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot , from February 14 to March It also hit number four on the UK singles chart. The album version of the song, timed around , fades out at the end. However, the music video game Guitar Hero World Tour features the song's original studio ending, where the band revisit the intro riff and end with a talk box solo; this version ends at The original ending is also playable on the similar video game Rock Band 2 , though edited in this case thereby eliminating the talk box solo at the end. The version included on the DualDisc edition of Slippery When Wet has an extended version of the original ending, with a different talk box solo playing over the riff possibly taken from an outtake of the song ; this version, which fades out at the end like the standard version of the song, ends at After the September 11, attacks — in which New Jersey was the second-hardest hit state after New York , suffering hundreds of casualties among both WTC workers and first responders — the band performed an acoustic version of this song for New York.

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Bon Jovi Lyrics. Once upon a time not so long ago Tommy used to work on the docks Union's 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 gotta hold on to what we've got It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not We've got each other and that's a lot For love we'll give it a shot. I swear Whoa, 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 gotta hold on to what we've got It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not We've got each other and that's a lot For love we'll give it a shot Whoa, we're half-way there Whoa, livin' on a prayer Take my hand and we'll make it. I swear Whoa, livin' on a prayer Livin' on a prayer We've gotta hold on ready or not You live for the fight when it's all that you've got Whoa, we're half-way there Whoa, livin' on a prayer Take my hand and we'll make it, I swear Whoa, livin' on a prayer Whoa, we're half-way there Whoa, livin' on a prayer Take my hand and we'll make it, I swear Whoa, livin' on a prayer. Submit Corrections. Tommy and Gina characters of this song were based on real events with Desmond Child and his then-girlfriend Maria Vidal during late '70s when they both lived together: he worked as a taxi driver, and she was a waitress. This song's co-author Desmond Child was brought in by the record company to give Bon Jovi a more commercial sound. The original idea of the album cover was a picture of a Jersey girl in a wet T-shirt, but it was replaced after protests from some parents' group. Still that cover could be seen on the Japanese release. Tommy and Gina from this song were mentioned again in their later song "It's My Life"

Written by Jon Bon Jovi , Richie Sambora , and Desmond Child , the single, released in late , was well received at both rock and pop radio and its music video was given heavy rotation at MTV , giving the band their first No. The original RPM single release sold , copies in the United States, [ citation needed ] and in was certified Triple Platinum for over 3 million digital downloads.

Lead guitarist Richie Sambora, however, convinced him the song was good, and they reworked it with a new bassline recorded by Hugh McDonald uncredited [4] [5] [6] , different drum fills and the use of a talk box to include it on Slippery When Wet. The song spent two weeks at number one on the Mainstream Rock Tracks , from January 31 to February 14, , and four weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot , from February 14 to March It also hit number four on the UK singles chart.

The album version of the song, timed around , fades out at the end. However, the music video game Guitar Hero World Tour features the song's original studio ending, where the band revisit the intro riff and end with a talk box solo; this version ends at The original ending is also playable on the similar video game Rock Band 2 , though edited in this case thereby eliminating the talk box solo at the end.

The version included on the DualDisc edition of Slippery When Wet has an extended version of the original ending, with a different talk box solo playing over the riff possibly taken from an outtake of the song ; this version, which fades out at the end like the standard version of the song, ends at After the September 11, attacks — in which New Jersey was the second-hardest hit state after New York , suffering hundreds of casualties among both WTC workers and first responders — the band performed an acoustic version of this song for New York.

In , online voters rated "Livin' on a Prayer" No. It was also No. In , it was chosen in an online vote on the Grammy. The song, including its original ending, is also playable on the music video games Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band 2. In November , the song made its return to the Billboard Hot at number 25, due to a viral video.

In , ShortList's Dave Fawbert listed the song as containing "one of the greatest key changes in music history". The song reveals two characters, Tommy and Gina, a working-class couple who struggle to make ends meet. Tommy loses his job as a dockworker due to a strike while Gina works as a diner waitress. The storyline was inspired by real-life events that Jon Bon Jovi and songwriter Desmond Child experienced in the 's. Jon Bon Jovi had an acquaintance who was a star baseball player in his school and wanted to be a professional baseball player only for his girlfriend to inform him of her pregnancy wherein he gave up the ambition and took up a job in a factory.

Desmond Child was a taxi driver in New York while his then-girlfriend, singer-songwriter Maria Vidal , worked as a waitress in a diner named "Once Upon A Stove", similar to Gina in the song. The owner, manager, and other employees of the diner called Vidal as Gina due to her slight physical resemblance to Italian actress and photographer Gina Lollobrigida.

It's working class and it's real… I wanted to incorporate the movie element, and tell a story about people I knew. So instead of doing what I did on ' Runaway ', where the girl didn't have a name, I gave them names, which gave them an identity… Tommy and Gina aren't two specific people; they represent a lifestyle.

Bon Jovi explained that he "wrote that song during the Reagan era and the trickle-down economics are really inspirational to writing songs". In the beginning of the video, Jon has a harness attached by professional stunt coordinators and stunt spotters, and during the final chorus, he soars over the crowd via overhead wires attached to the harness.

Bon Jovi have themselves reworked the song several times, including an acoustic live version that served as a precursor to the MTV Unplugged series and a re-recorded version of the song, "Prayer '94," which appeared on U. In this segment, a man and his wife were at a gas station when they were suddenly offered a free tank of gas in exchange for singing a song.

As of June , the video has gotten over K views on YouTube. A meme appeared on the internet in late which consisted of a 16 second video posted to Youtube by Youtube user Castoreo in which he replaced an instance of the title line, "Livin' on a Prayer" with himself singing " Squidward on a chair". As of July, , the video has just over 8. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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