Unbroken

I was born to be of service
Camp Lejeune just felt like home
I had honor, I found purpose
Sir, yes, sir, that’s what I know

They sent us to a place
I’d never heard of weeks before
When you’re 19 it ain’t hard to sleep
In the desert on God’s floor

Close your eyes, stop counting sheep
You ain’t in boot camp anymore

We were taught to shoot our rifles
Men and women side by side
Thought we’d be met as liberators
In a thousand-year-old fight

I got this painful ringing in my ear
From an IED last night
But no lead-lined Humvee war machine
Could save my sergeant’s life

Three more soldiers, six civilians
Need these words to come out right

God of mercy, God of light
Save your children from this life
Hear these words, this humble plea
For I have seen the suffering
And with this prayer I’m hoping
That we can be unbroken

It’s eighteen months now I’ve been stateside
With this medal on my chest
But there are things I can’t remember
And there are things I won’t forget

I lie awake at night
With dreams the devil shouldn’t see
I want to scream but I can’t breathe
And, Christ, I’m sweating through these sheets

Where’s my brothers? Where’s my country?
Where’s my how-things-used-to-be

God of mercy, God of light
Save your children from this life
Hear these words, this humble plea
For I have seen the suffering
And with this prayer I’m hoping
That we can be unbroken

My service dog’s done more for me
Than the medication would
There ain’t no angel that’s coming to save me
But even if they could

Today twenty-two will die from suicide
Just like yesterday, they’re gone
I’ll live my life for each tomorrow
So their memories will live on

Once we were boys and we were strangers
Now we’re brothers and we’re men
Someday you’ll ask me “Was it worth it
To be of service in the end?”

Well, the blessing and the curse is
Yeah, I’d do it all again

Limitless

Wake up, everybody wake up
Here we go, it’s just another day
Another buzz, another beep
Scrub your face and brush your teeth
Out the door, into the street
I fell out of my sleep
A million different faces
All from different places
Swimming in the sea
Trying to keep your head above water
Trying to keep your head above water

On a night like this
One prayer, one wish
Step out off the edge
It’s worth the risk
Life is Limitless, Limitless
Limitless, Limitless

Wake up, everybody wake up
Morning comes, you do it all again
You know the song, it’s on repeat
Found your shoes, can’t find your feet
Grab your wallet and your keys
Better not forget to breathe
Sweat until you’re soaking
Don’t let them see you choking
A teardrop in the sea
Trying to keep your head above water
You’re trying to keep your head above water

On a night like this
One prayer, one wish
Step out off the edge
It’s worth the risk
Life is Limitless, Lmitless
Limitless, Limitless
Life is Limitless, Limitless
Limitless

Left to figure out
What it’s all about
When the sun comes up
And the sun goes down
Is there something more
Than it was before
There’s an open door
What are you waiting for

Life is Limitless, Limitless
Limitless

On a night like this
One prayer, one wish
Step out off the edge
It’s worth the risk

On a night like this
One touch, one kiss
Step out off the edge
It’s worth the risk
Life is Limitless, Limitless
Limitless, Limitless
Life is Limitless, Limitless
Limitless, Limitless
Limitless, Limitless
Limitless, Limitless

Do What You Can

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 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, all the loved ones stay inside
Mums and babies blowing kisses, maybe saving someone’s life
They had to cancel graduation
It ain’t fair to Skype the prom
Our kids are 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, nursers, truckers, grocery stores clerksmen and all front line
I saw Red Cross on the Hudson
They turned off the Broadway lights
Another ambulance squeezes by
There but the grace of God go I

So love yourself and love your family
Love your neighbour and your friend
Ain’t it time we love the stranger
They’re just the friend you ain’t made 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
When you can’t do what you do, you do what you can

Torna a Bon Jovi 2020