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|What About Now: Bon Jovi song-by-song review, part 2 of 2
What’s Left of Me ( Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Billy Falcon): when you consider that Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora are inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, you have to wonder why Richie Sambora only co-wrote five of the fifteen songs on the Deluxe Edition when the ones he partakes of are the precious gems on this disc.
Many critics having reviewed this song made much about Bon Jovi playing the persona of a Marine just home from war, a newspaper man, and a player in a defunct band as though he knows nothing of the lives of the little people in the world.
With the exception of Bruce Springsteen, nobody sings songs better for Everyman---all of the social classes that were torn asunder by America’s Great Recession---than Jon Bon Jovi and his band of compassionate souls.
Whether you were ripped off by greedy bankers or retired prematurely by a job market that doesn’t want to pay for experience or the risk of hiring a fifty-something, this song is the follow-on to “It’s My Life”, which was a celebration of living in the now and possibilities as endless as the sea.
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