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Bon Jovi & Jennifer Nettles – Do What You Can Lyrics

Do What You Can By Bon Jovi, Jennifer Nettles

Tonight they’re shutting down the borders
And they boarded up the schools
Small towns are rollin’ up their sidewalks
One less paycheck comin’ through
I know you’re feelin’ kinda nervous
We’re all a little bit confused
Nothing’s the same, this ain’t a game
We gotta make it through

As we wave outside the window
Older loved ones stay inside
Moms and babies blowin’ 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 don’t break
Down here, we all understand
When you can’t do what you do
You do what you can

The chicken farm from Arkansas brought workers PPE
Not before five hundred more had succumbed to this disease
Honest men and honest women workin’ 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 don’t 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 (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 a stranger?
They’re just a friend you ain’t met yet
Oh

When you can’t do what you do
You do what you can (Do what you can)
This ain’t my prayer, it’s just a thought I’m wanting to send
‘Round here, we bend but don’t 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 via RollingStone:
As I finished the mix and did the video [for the album version], I said, ‘Boy, this song would have such crossover potential.’ Jennifer was my first choice, and she said yes.

“Do What You Can” by Bon Jovi back in April, details America’s ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. With lyrics discussing social distance, PPE and frontline responders, the song touches on many topics which have become commonplace in 2020 society. Still, “Do What You Can” strikes an uplifting tone, it’s chorus praising the unbreakable human spirit
-Via UCR