Songs For Our Times #20

Do What You Can (Single Edit) - YouTube

I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 20th song, I chose a new one by Bon Jovi called Do What You Can. All this stuff happening now, all seems overwhelming. Sometimes you want to make a change but do not know where to start. Mother Teresa once said, “Not all of us can do great things, but we do small things with great love.”

Start small and do what you can. If we all do something small today with great love, it will add up to great change.

Lyrics:

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 gotta 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

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