Music Monday: It’s My Life by Bon Jovi

Music Monday is a meme that was created by Drew from The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song and/or video and share it on Monday.

Thoughts and other ramblings

Bon Jovi is one of those bands I don’t particularly like, but even so managed to have an impact on me. There are about 10 of their songs I listen to when I feel a sudden urge to put them on. It’s My Life is one of those songs everyone knows and I just can’t help myself dancing and singing along when I hear it. For some reason I thought it was older, but turns out it was released in 2000. In retrospect, it’s already 18 years old. Damn. I still love it so who cares. Also, it has a pretty simple message which applies no matter how old you are.

I have 2 funny stories to share about Bon Jovi. Years ago I had a dream with Jon, where we danced, he almost kissed me when my parents walked into the room and I woke up. I didn’t speak to them for a few days… Okay, stupid fangirling aside. In 2014 I spent 5 weeks in California and we went on a weekend trip to Vegas. We visited Fremont Street (which was awesome and spent way less time there than I would have liked to). As I was walking around, Livin’ On a Prayer started to play. It felt like the world stopped and there was nothing else but lights and the music. I think 3 Bon Jovi songs were played, and I couldn’t help myself and started to dance and sing along. Mind you it was Saturday night, the street was packed and I am an introvert. I guess that experience (and the whole 5 week stay) cured my “going into a panic when left alone at a concert” problem. Sort of.

I would probably never go to their concert if they ever got lost and found their way here, but they made my Vegas memories even more special. Along with this picture I got from a street artist (which was fucking expensive, but I knew that it belonged on my wall, so I had no much choice…):

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Lyrics

This ain’t a song for the broken-hearted
No silent prayer for the faith-departed
I ain’t gonna be just a face in the crowd
You’re gonna hear my voice
When I shout it out loud

It’s my life
It’s now or never
I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive
(It’s my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said,
“I did it my way.”
I just wanna live while I’m alive
It’s my life

This is for the ones who stood their ground
For Tommy and Gina who never backed down
Tomorrow’s getting harder make no mistake
Luck ain’t even lucky
Got to make your own breaks

It’s my life
And it’s now or never
I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive
(It’s my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said,
“I did it my way.”
I just want to live while I’m alive
‘Cause it’s my life

Better stand tall when they’re calling you out
Don’t bend, don’t break, baby, don’t back down

It’s my life
And it’s now or never
‘Cause I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive
(It’s my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said,
“I did it my way.”
I just want to live while I’m alive

It’s my life
And it’s now or never
‘Cause I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive
(It’s my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said,
“I did it my way.”
I just want to live while I’m alive
‘Cause it’s my life!

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