"Nobody had anticipated the song 'It's My Life'. Except us. We knew we had a hit." - Jon Bon Jovi
''I had just come home from making U-571 and I said "Sinatra made 16 movies and toured till he was 80. This is my role model." Richie Sambora said, "You can't write that damn lyric. Nobody cares about Frank Sinatra but you." And I wrote it anyway. - Jon Bon Jovi
"I thought I was writing very self-indulgently about my own life and where I was in it. I didn't realize that the phrase 'It's My Life' would be taken as being about everyone – by teenagers, by older guys, mechanics, whatever. 'It's my life, and I'm taking control.' Everyone kind of feels that way from time to time." - Jon Bon Jovi
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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