By: Saige Miller
Bon Jovi is asking for help writing a new song inspired by people’s coronavirus experiences.
In an effort to bring a little positivity to the self-isolation party, Bon Jovi began writing a song titled “Do What You Can,” after someone snapped a photo of him washing dishes at JBJ Soul Kitchen.
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Bon Jovi captioned the photo “If you can’t do what you do… do what you can.”
And Bon Jovi is sticking to his word. The whole world is sharing the same experience–our lives have been flipped upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
So, Bon Jovi is doing what he does best… making music.
“These are trying times we’re going through – uncharted territory, the great unknown,” Bon Jovi said in a recent video. “But one thing is for sure – we’re gonna make it through. … I did what I do best, which is to sit down with my guitar and try to put something into words for you, to brighten up your day. Here’s my idea: We write this one together.”
He performed the first verse and the chorus… but he’s leaving the rest of the song up to us.
“You tell me your story,” he encouraged. “Tell me what you’re going through. Tell me how you’re feeling. Tell me if you’re hurting. … Sing your song, you and me together, and remember, if you can’t do what you do, you do what you can.”
The song begins with: “Tonight they’re shutting down the borders and they’ve boarded up the schools / Small towns are rolling up their sidewalks, one last paycheck coming through.”
Followed by the chorus: “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.”
Do you have a story you’d like to share? Bon Jovi is waiting to hear it. Write your own verse and post it on your social media accounts using #DoWhatYouCan.