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Bon Jovi – Do What You Can Lyrics

Do What You Can By Bon Jovi

Tonight they’re shutting down the borders
And they boarded up the schools
Small towns are rolling up their sidewalks
One last paycheck coming through
I know you’re feeling kind of nervous
We’re all a little bit confused
Nothing’s the same, this ain’t a game
We got to make it through

As we wave outside the window
Older loved ones stay inside
Moms and babies blowing kisses
May be saving someone’s life
They had to cancel graduation
It ain’t fair to Skype the prom
Our kids sit home in isolation
TV news is always on

When you can’t do what you do
You do what you can
This ain’t my prayer, it’s just a thought
I’m wanting to send
Round here we bend but down break
Down here we all understand
When you can’t do what you do
You do what you can

The chicken farm from Arkansas
Bought workers PPE
Not before 500 more
Had succumbed to this disease
Honest men and honest women
Working for an honest wage
I got a hundred point one fever
And we still got bills to pay

When you can’t do what you do
You do what you can
This ain’t my prayer, it’s just a thought
I’m wanting to send
Round here we bend but down break
Down here we all understand
When you can’t do what you do
You do what you can

They built a hospital on East Meadow
In Central Park last night
Doctors, nurses, truckers, grocery store
Clerks manning the front lines
I saw a Red Cross on the Hudson
They turned off the Broadway lights
Another ambulance screams by
There by the grace of God go I

Although I’ll keep my social distance
What this world needs is a hug
Until we find the vaccination
There’s no substitute for love
So love yourself and love your family
Love your neighbor and your friend
Ain’t it time we loved the stranger
They’re just a friend you ain’t met yet

When you can’t do what you do
You do what you can
This ain’t my prayer, it’s just a thought
I’m wanting to send
Round here we bend but down break
Down here we all understand
When you can’t do what you do
You do what you can
When you can’t do what you do
You do what you can


Bon Jovi offers some words of encouragement to New York City during the Covid-19 pandemic in their new video, “Do What You Can.”

The clip depicts Jon Bon Jovi taking to the streets of New York, mask securely on his face, as the city is in lockdown. In the song, he paints a picture of what the city has been through over the past few months: schools shutting down, makeshift hospitals in Central Park, a Red Cross boat floating on the Hudson. Source: RollingStone