Jon Bon Jovi & Fans write a song on Coronavirus
Jon Bon Jovi recently joined Jimmy Fallon’s show from his studio. He shared how he is spending his time with his family, making TikToks with his kids and working on the music. Jovi also started a Do What You Can campaign. He shared why he started the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen. And how he decided to indulge his fans to work on the song on Coronavirus outbreak.
Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen
Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen is a non-profit organization that serves food to the needy. The diners can enjoy a meal at one of the JBJ Soul Kitchen restaurants and donate cash. Even if they cannot donate, they are still eligible to enjoy their meal free of cost. The locals can also volunteer to work there and help the team out. The payments work in a “pay it forward” way where diners are paying for future meals if they are able to donate the money.
JBJ & Coronavirus song
Jon Bon Jovi shared with Jimmy Fallon that he cannot have volunteers due to the current circumstances. So, one day he was washing the dishes and his wife Dorothea took a picture of him. In fact, she shared the picture on JBJ Soul Kitchen Instagram with a beautiful caption suggested by Jovi.
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The next day, JBJ thought this could be a song. So, he wrote the chorus and the first verse. And decided to share whatever was made. He also realized that the whole world was living that song in real time.
And I thought how great would it be if teachers and truck drivers and policemen and moms and dads could tell me their story. What they’re going through.
This way, the song was not a fictional song. Though he has his version of the song as well. However, he sings the submissions and put them out there. The lyrics go like:
Tonight they are shutting down the borders.
And they boarded up the schools.
Small towns are rolling up their sidewalks.
One last paycheck coming through.
Many people can relate to the song as it highlights how everyone is nervous at the moment.
Nothing is the same, this ain’t a game. We gotta make this through.
After Jon Bon Jovi’s verses are over, he sings out the submissions. Some people are sending the verses only, while some are singing along with him.
How Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen is empowering people?
JBJ is doing all he and Dorothea can, in the most creative way possible. His Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen has three restaurants. There are no prices of meals on the menu. The people can have their free meal and volunteer to wash the dishes, help in the restaurant, work as a busboy, or out in the gardens, or sweep up. These are all volunteer positions that empowers people to earn their meal. Some people who do not want to volunteer but can pay cash, they pay for their meal and the meal of the next person. The third restaurant has just opened but the other two have been doing a good job from last 12 years.
They are still working and distributing meals to the people in need. If you want to be a part of it, you can donate here. Meanwhile, enjoy the song and the verses: