Bon Jovi - Keep The Faith
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Bon Jovi - Keep The Faith




"Keep the Faith" is a song by American rock band Bon Jovi. The song was written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and Desmond Child. It was released in October 1992 as the lead single from Bon Jovi's fifth album of the same name. It is characterised by its driving bass line and is a live staple for the band.


"I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas" appeared as a B-Side to the song in the US. In the United States, the song reached #1 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart and peaked at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Keep the Faith" reached #5 in the United Kingdom.


It is a regular song at live shows by the band and is featured on the Live from London and The Crush Tour DVDs. When played live it features Jon Bon Jovi playing percussion.


In 2009, Jon Bon Jovi released a new version of "Keep the Faith" with the Washington DC Youth Choir on the compilation album Oh Happy Day. German Eurodance band X-Perience has also covered "Keep the Faith" in their 1997 album Take Me Home.





Lyrics



Mother mother tell your children

That their time has just begun

I have suffered for my anger

There are wars that can't be won


Father father please believe me

I am laying down my guns

I am broken like an arrow

Forgive me

Forgive your wayward son


Everybody needs somebody to love

(mother, mother)

Everybody needs somebody to hate

(please believe me)

Everybody's bitching

'cause they can't get enough

And it's hard to hold on

When there's no one to lean on


Faith: you know you're gonna live thru the rain

Lord you got to keep the faith

Faith: don't let your love turn to hate

Right now we got to

Keep the faith

Keep the faith

Keep the faith

Lord we got to keep the faith


Tell me baby when I hurt you

Do you keep it all inside

Do you tell me al's forgiven

And just hide behind your pride


Everybody needs somebody to love

(mother, father)

Everybody needs somebody to hate

(please don't leave me)

Everybody's bleeding

'cause the times are tough

Well it's hard to be strong

When there's no one to dream on


Faith: you know you're gonna live thru the rain

Lord you got to keep the faith

Now you know is not too late

Oh you got to keep the faith

Faith: don't let your love turn to hate

Right now we got to

Keep the faith

Keep the faith

Keep the faith

Lord we got to keep the faith


Walking in the footsteps

Of society's lies

I don't like what I see no more

Sometimes I wish that I was blind

Sometimes I wait forever


To stand out in the rain

So no one sees me cryin'

Trying to wash away the pain

Mother father


There's things I've done I can't erase

Every night we fall from grace


It's hard with the world in yours face

Trying to hold on, trying to hold on


Faith: you know you're gonna live thru the rain

Lord you got to keep the faith

Faith: don't let your love turn to hate

Right now we got to keep the faith

Faith: now it's not too late

Try to hold on, trying to hold on

Keep the faith



Songwriters: Richard Sambora / Desmond Child / Jon Bon Jovi

Keep the Faith lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.







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