Living Proof Lyrics - Bon Jovi


Bon Jovi's "Living Proof" is a powerful ballad that delves into themes of overcoming challenges, the importance of faith, and the unwavering strength of family. Through emotional lyrics and a driving rock melody, the song explores the struggles of facing hardship while holding onto hope for a brighter future.


[Verse 1]
Does the sun still shine on a dead-end street?
Will a rose still grow out of broken concrete?
Is there anything left for a sinner like me?


Explanation of Verse 1
The first verse sets a somber mood with imagery of a "dead-end street" and a "rose" trying to grow through "broken concrete." These metaphors paint a picture of a difficult situation with limited opportunities for success. The speaker asks a rhetorical question, "Is there anything left for a sinner like me?" hinting at past mistakes and a sense of doubt about their own worth.


[Chorus]
I'm tired of talking 'bout someday
All that we've been given are the dark days
Nothing is forgiven, it's the hard way
Right or wrong
I'm tired of talking 'bout somehow
Wake up and it's welcome to your breakdown
This family's tree got nothing left to prove now
Me and you, we're the living proof


Explanation of Chorus
The chorus explodes with frustration against the constant talk of "someday" and the lack of easy solutions. Lines like "I'm tired of talking 'bout someday / All that we've been given are the dark days" express a yearning for change and a recognition of the harsh realities they face. However, the chorus also acknowledges the need to keep moving forward, stating "Right or wrong" and "This family's tree got nothing left to prove now." This suggests an acceptance of the situation and a focus on the present rather than dwelling on the past.


[Verse 2]
Close your eyes and tell me what you think you see
Is faith and hope enough to make a fool believe
Is there anything left for a sinner like me?


Explanation of Verse 2
The second verse continues the introspective tone. The speaker asks their loved one, "Close your eyes and tell me what you think you see / Is faith and hope enough to make a fool believe?" This question reveals a struggle with faith and a sense of desperation for a reason to keep believing. The repeated line "Is there anything left for a sinner like me?" further emphasizes the speaker's feelings of inadequacy.


[Chorus]
I'm tired of talking 'bout someday
All that we've been given are the dark days
Nothing is forgiven, it's the hard way
Right or wrong
I'm tired of talking 'bout somehow
Wake up and it's welcome to your breakdown
This family's tree got nothing left to prove now
Me and you, we're the living proof
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Explanation of Chorus
The chorus repeats, reinforcing the central ideas of the song. Repetition often signifies a turning point, and here it emphasizes the speaker's determination to persevere despite the hardships. "Me and you, we're the living proof" becomes a powerful statement of resilience, highlighting the strength they find in their relationship.


[Instrumental Break]


Explanation of Instrumental Break 
Instrumental Break in "Living Proof" simply means the singing stops and instruments take over for a solo or musical interlude, adding energy and building anticipation for the next part of the song.


{Bridge}
First the son becomes a father
Then the father is a son
It's a never-ending circle
And the circle's never done
This love will last forever
We're not footprints in the sand
It's time to understand


Explanation of Bridge
The bridge introduces a shift in perspective. "First the son becomes a father / Then the father is a son" describes the cyclical nature of life, where roles change but the love remains constant. This cyclical pattern emphasizes the enduring strength of family bonds that transcend generations. The line "This love will last forever" provides a sense of hope and stability amidst the challenges.


[Chorus]
I'm tired of talking 'bout someday
All that we've been given are the dark days
Nothing is forgiven, it's the hard way
Right or wrong
I'm tired of talking 'bout somehow
Wake up and it's welcome to your breakdown
This family's tree got nothing left to prove now
Me and you, we're the living proof


Explanation of Chorus
The final chorus serves as a powerful conclusion. While the struggles remain ("All that we've been given are the dark days / Nothing is forgiven, it's the hard way"), the speaker embraces the idea of facing them head-on ("Right or wrong"). The song ends with the triumphant declaration "Me and you, we're the living proof," solidifying the importance of family as a source of strength and a testament to their ability to overcome obstacles.
OVERALL
Living Proof is a song about overcoming challenges and finding strength in loved ones. Despite facing difficulties and questioning their own worth, the speaker finds hope and determination through the unwavering support of family. The cyclical nature of life and the enduring power of love provide a sense of stability and purpose, allowing them to face the future with courage.

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FAQ & Knowledge

ℚ. Who sang the song "Living Proof"?
"Living Proof" is sung by "Bon Jovi".
ℚ. Who wrote the lyrics of "Living Proof" song?
"Jon Bon Jovi & John Shanks" has written the lyrics for the song "Living Proof".
ℚ.When was the last time lyrics modified for song "Living Proof"?
"Living Proof" song lyrics was modified on "21 May 2024".

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Lyrics Updated at: 21 May 2024

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