Tuesday Tune: Livin’ on a Prayer

The other night, I couldn’t fall asleep and there was nothing on TV. So there I was flipping through the channels and up comes Big Brother Africa on channel 197 and 198… Seriously, how many channels do we need to watch boring people sit in a house and eat their life away? I felt like chewing on my wrists… anyways, so off to Channel 323 I went… and it was 80’s night.

I remember growing up, my music influences came from Rugby Man and Biker Man, hence why I like so many different kinds of music… but, this song came on and it took to the time I was standing in the Sunny Park Mall in Sunnyside (yes, this is years ago) and buying the CD with my pocket money because it was on special at Top CD or something like that. I know, you want to know what the CD was? Well, it was this one:


The song, well I thought it would be an apt 80’s Tuesday Tune.

Livin’ On A Prayer
Bon Jovi

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

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 – we’ll 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



11 thoughts on “Tuesday Tune: Livin’ on a Prayer

  1. Being in sunny park in the good old days!! damn that was when there use to be a street flea market once or twice a month! lol. now i’m showing my age!

  2. Aaah … Tommy n Gina …
    They are the reason I met my other half 😉 ….
    Them ‘n a fastest finger first on Google Mom offspring 😉

    • Awww, love that this is such a personal song for you… The garden is going… no complaints there. However, not too much time to work in it, which is a bummer really. Had to get a guy in to come sort it out further… I hope you are well?

      • You are putting up some stunning meaningful songs Kat …. 🙂
        Glad to hear the garden is going however 😦 that you are not getting time to spend in it.
        Am well .. this busy’ness seems to be a contagion with all 🙂

      • Thanks PC. 🙂 The meaning behind each song is a memory for me and if it triggers a memory for my readers (the five I have) then that’s a bonus. 🙂

        Shame, sorry to hear things are so busy. But on the bright side, April has two long weekends. 😉 So I say just veg out and enjoy them.

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