happylaney

It's time to lose your mind and let the crazy out.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Another to ponder...

Do you consider "halfway there" to be the same as "living on a prayer?"

Labels:

5 Comments:

  • At 11:33 PM, June 05, 2007, Blogger Michael said…

    I really had to think about this one. I do not think they are the smae thing. Halfway there is where Tommy and Gina are right now...Livin' on a Prayer is their plan to make it I swear.

    Sometimes I wonder if those two kids ever did make it...after all, it's been 20 years.

     
  • At 6:00 AM, June 06, 2007, Anonymous JDM said…

    You see, I took a different route. I think that Tommy and Gina have a plan, their plan to make it, I swear. Let's say their plan is a ten (10) year plan. In order to achieve this goal of getting out of debt, owning their own home, and achieving the American Dream, they must currently "live on a prayer," which means to me living on not much else but a hope and a prayer. They are currently five (5) years through the plan and have fallen on tough times. The union has been on strike, Gina has been working at a diner. Times are tough. Tommy has had to pawn his guitar. Gina even thinks about leaving or "dreams of running away," but Tommy is there to reasure that everything will be OK, someday. I too, wonder if things ever were OK. I like to believe that these two (2) kids did just fine during the economic boom of the 1990's, perhaps opening their own business that will sell your stuff for you on ebay.

     
  • At 11:49 AM, June 06, 2007, Blogger Michael said…

    Actually, I just got a note from Tommy and Gina. They live in Glen Carbon now. Tommy does steel work (he worked on the new Busch Stadium, which he is very proud of) and Gina answers phones for AmerenUE. Little Tommy is a sophomore and plays baseball. Jenny is 12 and is the spitting image of her mother. She just started the flute this past year.

    The family still goes camping at Mark Twain Lake every summer; the boys like to fish. They are not sure how that is going to work this year with Tommy's summer baseball schedule.

     
  • At 5:54 PM, June 06, 2007, Anonymous JDM said…

    I know as recently as 1995 they were still having some trouble, as John has stated the the song "Lie to Me" is about them..

    "Lie To Me"

    Rumour has it that your daddy's coming down
    He's gonna pay the rent
    Tell me baby, is this as good as life is gonna get
    It feels like there's a stranger standing in these shoes
    But, I know I can't lose me, 'cause then I'd be losing you

    I know I promised baby
    I would be the one to make our dreams come true
    I ain't too proud of all the struggles
    And the hard times we've been through
    When this cold world comes between us
    Please tell me you'll be brave
    'Cause I can realize the danger when forgiveness fades away

    If you don't love me - lie to me
    'Cause baby you're the one thing I believe
    Let it all fall down around us, if that's what's meant to be
    Right now if you don't love me baby - lie to me

    Pour another cup of coffee
    Babe I got something to say to you
    I ain't got the winning ticket
    Not the one that's gonna pull us through
    No one said that it'd be easy
    Let your old man take you home
    But know that if you walk out on me that darling
    I'd be gone

    If you don't love me - lie to me
    'Cause baby you're the one thing I believe
    Let it all fall down around us, if that's what's meant to be
    Right now if you can't love me baby - lie to me
    Baby, I can take it

    It's a bitch, but life's a roller coaster ride
    The ups and downs will make you scream sometimes
    It's hard believing that the thrill is gone
    But we got to go around again, so let's hold on

    If you don't love me - lie to me
    'Cause baby you're the one thing I believe
    Let it all fall down around us
    If that's what's meant to be
    Right now if you can't love me baby - lie to me
    Lie to me
    Baby, I can take it
    C'mon lie to me


    I'm glad to hear things are working out for them.

     
  • At 10:34 PM, June 06, 2007, Blogger happylaney said…

    I'm glad you two are so willing to speculate on all this, but my main point, the point where John and I disagreed was that the state of "living on a prayer" is much further away from a goal than "halfway there" therefore the lyrics that say, "whoa we're halfway there, whoa, living on a prayer" are too different to be used so closely together.

    As for Tommy and Gina, I heard they look happy together, but the reality is much different. So sad.

     

Post a Comment

<< Home