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Jon Bon Jovi stole the Jersey4Jersey show last night broadcast on all local stations. Jon performed a great new song he wrote two weeks ago called “Do What You Can” that he should put out ASAP. It’s the first quarantine song. I’m told that the new song will be added to the new Bon Jovi album coming this summer. Lyrics are at the bottom of this page. They’re terrific.

Jon also performed a scorching version of “Livin on a Prayer” at the end of the show. He was on fire.

Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa were, of course, sizzling singing the very appropriate “Jersey Girl” and “Land of Hope and Dreams.”

Tony Bennett sang Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile,” which a lot of singers on these zoom shows like to do. Lady Gaga sang it the other night. They should cut it as a duet. Tony is 93– he’ll be 94 in August– and his performance was spot on. Standing ovation, Tony! You haven’t lost a beat!

DO WHAT YOU CAN
Written by Jon Bon Jovi

Tonight they’re shutting down the borders
And they boarded up the schools
Small towns are rolling up their sidewalks
One last paychecks 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

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

As we wave outside the window
Older loved ones stay inside
Moms and babies blowing kisses
Maybe 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

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

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
We’re gonna get through this together
Until I see you once again

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

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