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Bon Jovi - It's My Life / Rock Heroes


Bon Jovi - It's My Life - Meaning of the song


This was Bon Jovi's first release since 1995. Jon Bon Jovi released a solo album in 1997, but this was the first release by the band in 5 years. It was the first single from the album.


This song is based on the vocalist affirming his intent to live life to the fullest. More specifically, he derives courage from the likes of Frank Sinatra who insisted on doing things his way. So there is a strong subtheme of self-assertion. And this is also mixed with the vocalist acknowledging that taking such a stance, partially in light of overall issues which plague the society, is going to be a struggle. However, he is resolute on ‘standing tall’ in the face of all opposition and encourages the audience to conduct themselves likewise.


So it’s definitely easy to conclude that “It’s My Life” is philosophical in its approach. The singer understands that the days of a man’s life are finite. And this is apparently another factor that is encouraging him to go all-out in the here and now. And overall he is dedicating the tune to those who have also “stood their ground” and “never back down”. In doing so, he is by default encouraging such individuals to keep it up. And this is all against the backdrop of him also comprehending that living in such a manner, i.e. courageously and being guided by one’s heart, is indeed challenging on a number of levels.


It's My Life - 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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