It's My Life

Album: Crush (2000)
Charted: 3 33
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  • 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 want to live while I'm alive
    It's my life

    This is for the ones who stood their ground
    It's for Tommy and Gina who never backed down
    Tomorrow's getting harder, make no mistake
    Luck ain't enough
    You've 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
    It's my life

    You 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
    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)

Comments: 22

  • Kcmwong from Hong Kong, Hong Kong2009 in Hong Kong, some newspaper said that a Hong Kong band copied this song chorus into his composition but changed to chinese lyrics.
  • John from Borås, SwedenThis song was co-written with Swedish demon producer Max Martin (the guy who made Britney Spears, Backstreet boys, Kelly Clarkson etc stars) when he dared BJ to create a "new" livin on a prayer. Unfortunately the collaboration left a bitter after taste due to indifferences regarding which version of the song to be included on the album. Obviously BJ won that argument and Max went on record afterwards saying that if they had choosen his preferred version the song would had broken all records. Jon claims that Max only got credit as a co-writer for being in the same room and that his impact on the song was less than minor. Anyways, a very popular song in Europe back in the days but not one of the best BJ songs.
  • Jack from Cohasset, MaThe version of this song on YouTube with Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland sharing the lead vocals is awesome, maybe the best kick ass rock song ever.
  • Uzoma from Kano, OtherJust when you've decided to start being You. Go get a Bon Jovi album. I think any. Awesome song!
  • Jesus from Alabama, DcAkadia, Quebec, Canada..he has a nephew named tommy and a niece named gina
  • Hilary from Toronto, Ontario, -The video for this RULEZ! i have watched the video over and over and it never gets old. and of course Bon Jovi is THE BEST.. i can't see why anyone wouldnt like him
  • Margaret from Wausau, WiJon Bon Jovi ROCKS!!! He is, like, TOTALLY the best singer out there!!!! He is so AWESOME!!! mm:)
  • Tv.show.junky from Br, MiYes it is Will Estes who is Tommy in the video
  • Tv.show.junky from Br, MiYes his name is Will Estes of NBC's American Dreams
  • Peter from Staten Island, NyGood song; played alittle too much though, especially by my roommate. other than that I can't complain about it
  • Caitlin from Upper Township, Nji'm a born jersey girl, so bon jovi is a natural favorite. i love this song
  • Scott from Columbus, OhReminds me of a song you might hear in a musical as some cheesy proclamation of a life finally discovered as when you recover from some devistating affliction.
    Too trite and boring for my taste...destined to become an anthem for some group such as gays for independance, woman against abuse...or maybe even a presidential election.
    Either way, it's nothing impressive for a group that has certainly earned their due for some really great music.

    See also Beautiful Day, and Sweetest day by U2 for a couple more examples of embarrassing music by more than capable artists.
  • Cara from PerthYeah I love this song too! On our school camp I have the best memories of the whole year just yelling it out, it seems really strengthening!
  • Bjorn from Amsterdam, Netherlandsit's my life isn't the first release since 1995 , they released a song for the movie edtv called real life
  • Akadia from Quebec, CanadaWhy does Bon Jovi always talk about Tommy and Gina?!
  • Johnny from Los Angeles, CaI don't like this so much. My friend says it's popular in Israel
  • Corrie from Calgary, CanadaI love this song.. it's so insipiring and it can pump anyone up!
  • Peter from Mistelbach, Austriathis song is brilliant. i love it.
  • Dylan from St. Charles, Mothat's awesome audrey. i hated this song when it came out, but it grew on me.
  • Helen from York, EnglandThis song always reminds me of standing in a dance bar in Germany whilst enthusiastic Germans sang this song at full volume. Gotta love 'em :)
  • Mel from London, EnglandBon Jovi are brilliant. long live rock!
  • Audrey from La, CaBest Bon Jovi song EVER! Especially the video its amazing. The guy who plays the guy running in the video to get to the concert is a hottie. I think his name is Will Estes. The girl in the video (Shiri Appleby) went to my high school class of 1997. Bon Jovi rules all the rock!
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