So if you follow the blog consistently, you probably know that Bon Jovi is one of my all time favorite Bands. 

 They have a new album called “The Circle” and the major single on it is called “We Weren’t Born to Follow.”  In the Spirit of “Living On A Prayer,” and “It’s My Life” comes another song that promises hope and a melodic chant for getting off of your ass.

 A throw back to the good old days, we even get a quick guitar solo from Richie Sambora sporting his usual Fender six string.  Tico does his usual fine job of aggressive work on the drums….

 Yes, to some of you, it may be cheesy or too much of a “Good feeling” type of song, but even the most cynical jaded bastards amongst you will have to rock out to this one, and who knows, maybe even appreciate the image of Chinese Student standing up to the tanks at Tianamen square. (And yes I get that it’s not sophisticated songwriting, but it doesn’t stop it from being fun and motivational.)

 Given the current rough economic times, there are a lot of people who are out of jobs, or have had their homes foreclosed.  Songs like this help get ya through the day sometimes…. (And my new favorite song to listen to before hitting the gym.)

So here is some optimism, especially for the sensitive ones who were flabbergasted over the Johnny stuff. 

 We Weren’t Born To Follow lyrics
Songwriters: Bon Jovi, Jon; Sambora, Richie;

This one goes out to the man who mines for miracles
This one goes out to the ones in need
This one goes out to the sinner and the cynical
This ain’t about no apology
        
This road was paved by the hopeless and the hungry
This road was paved by the winds of change
Walking beside the guilty and the innocent
How will you raise your hand when they call your name?
       

Yeah, yeah, yeah
 
We weren’t born to follow
Come on and get up off your knees
When life is a bitter pill to swallow
You gotta hold on to what you believe
 
Believe that the sun will shine tomorrow
And that your saints and sinners bleed
We weren’t born to follow
You gotta stand up for what you believe
 
Let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah
         
This one’s about anyone who does it differently
This one’s about the one who cusses and spits
This ain’t about our livin’ in a fantasy
This ain’t about givin’ up or givin’ in
 
Yeah, yeah, yeah
      
We weren’t born to follow
Come on and get up off your knees
When life is a bitter pill to swallow
You gotta hold on to what you believe
       
Believe that the sun will shine tomorrow
And that your saints and sinners bleed
We weren’t born to follow
You gotta stand up for what you believe
Let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah
Let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah
We weren’t born to follow
Come on and get up off your knees
When life is a bitter pill to swallow
You gotta hold on to what you believe
Believe that the sun will shine tomorrow
And that your saints and sinners bleed
We weren’t born to follow
You gotta stand up for what you believe
Let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah
Let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah

We weren’t born to follow, oh yeah
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah)
We weren’t born to follow, oh yeah
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah)