Morning Aural: Bon Jovi

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That distressing George Michael story triggered our love for Bon Jovi’s 1987 smash, “Living on A Prayer”. Feel free to sing along.

What’s that? You don’t know the words? Bullshit. Everyone knows the words, but we’ve included the lyrics, just in case…

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 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.

We’re half way there – Livin’ on a prayer

Take my hand and we’ll make it
I swear – livin’ on a prayer.

Tommy 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 . . .
We’re half way there – Livin’ on a prayer
. . .

We’ve got to hold on ready or not

You live for the fight when it’s all that you’ve got.

We’re half way there – Livin’ on a prayer
. . .
We’re half way there – Livin’ on a prayer
. . .
We’re half way there – Livin’ on a prayer
. . .