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Bon Jovi’s Transcending Message of Love

By Todd McFliker

Since the Beatles led the British Invasion in the Sixties, rock stars have been preaching messages of love.  Scheduled for release in November, Bon Jovi’s new single, “What Do You Got,” questions life without love in it.

This month, thousands of visitors from more than 136 countries stopped by Fatherhood Channel to read about marriage, family, fatherhood and other posts that explore the mystery of human connection which Bon Jovi’s “What Do You Got,” seeks to inspire.

From Nepal to Nigeria, French Polynesia to Portugal, Bangladesh to Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Israel and homes across North America, exploring love and intimacy is clearly a universal conversation that matters.

With 25 years in the industry, singer Jon Bon Jovi knows how to deliver the true messages of love, transcending borders, cultures, religions, and language to millions.  When he’s not on the road, the rock star does community service, like building affordable housing for the poor.  Onstage, in the studio and in our homes, Bon Jovi spreads warm messages to the masses.

Bon Jovi sings about the importance of love in this world

“A rich man or a poor man, a pawn or a king, he could live on the street, he could rule the whole world, but that don’t mean one damn thing,” he sings. “What do you got if you ain’t got love?”

Jon Bon JoviLike Bon Jovi teaches, love is worth the fight. In fact, he implies that life is worthless without it.  “What Do You Got” shows a deep understanding of bonding as a need shared by people of all walks of life.  Similar to John Lennon before him, the pop icon sings about being a “dreamer,” but he’s not the only one.  Bon Jovi believes all you need is love to be happy.

Music fans around the world will be entertained by Bon Jovi’s thought-provoking and entertaining message: Embrace love.  Learning the best methods to give and receive love is essential for family members from all walks of life.

“You wanna give up, but it’s worth the fight,” is a message that resonates with couples across the world. As fans of rock and roll struggle to keep love alive in their own relationships, many are turning to relationship and marriage education classes to help them along the way.

Brief programs such as PAIRS Essentials deliver practical skills and a research-validated approach to creating and sustaining loving relationships.  Inspiration and education become powerful building blocks for homes that reflect the message of love and connection woven throughout the lyrics of Bon Jovi’s new hit single

Rocker Jon Bon JoviBon Jovi sings about the importance of love in this world

While it’s already online, the lead single off the band’s upcoming double-disc Greatest Hits Collection will be in stores on November 9th.  Music lovers can go to AOL Radio’s Lite Rock station right now to hear “What Do You Got,” or watch the video on YouTube.

Enjoy the lyrics to “What Do You Got”:

Everybody wants somethin’, just a little more
We’re makin’ a livin’, and what we’re livin’ for
A rich man or a poor man, a pawn or a king
You can live on the street, you can rule the whole world
But it don’t mean one damn thing

What do you got, if you aint got love?
Whatever you got, it just aint enough
You walk in the road, but you’re going nowhere
You’re tryin’ to find your way home, but there’s no one there
Who do you hold, in the dark of night?
You wanna give up, but it’s worth the fight
You have all the things, that you’ve been dreamin’ of

If you ain’t got someone, you’re afraid to lose
Everybody needs just one, someone… to tell them the truth
Maybe I’m a dreamer, but I still believe
I believe in hope, I believe the change can get us off our knees

What do you got, if you aint got love?
Whatever you got, it just aint enough
You walk in the road, but you’re going nowhere
You’re tryin’ to find your way home, but there’s no one there
Who do you hold, in the dark of night?
You wanna give up, but it’s worth the fight
You have all the things, that you’ve been dreamin’ of

If you ain’t got love, it’s all just keepin’ score
If you ain’t got love, what the hell we doing it for

I don’t wanna have to talk about it,
How many songs you gotta sing about it?
How long you gonna live without it?
Why does some somewhere have to doubt it?
Someday you’ll figure it out

Solo

What do you got, if you aint got love?
Whatever you got, it just aint enough
You walk in the road, but you’re going nowhere
You’re tryin’ to find your way home, but there’s no one there
Who do you hold, in the dark of night?
You wanna give up, but it’s worth the fight
You have all the things, that you’ve been dreamin’ of

If you ain’t got love, it’s all just keeping score
If you ain’t got love, what the hell we doin’ it for
Woahhh, I ain’t got, if you ain’t got love
Woahhh, What do you got if you ain’t got love?

A newlywed, Todd McFliker is an award-winning reporter and the author of All You Need is Love to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. He earned his Masters in Communication from Lynn University.

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2 Responses

  1. Love Your work Mr Bon Jovi, it is the best! XX

  2. BON JOVI is definitely one of the greatest rock bands in history.

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