I just had to take a moment to write this and let everyone know how much having this CD affected my life in 1995. I was 14 years old and going through the start of my teenage years, and having my first taste of love and all that goes with that. This CD was a companion, a friend, and an inspiration: the music becomes a part of you and the lyrics become a motto and way of life. Having just recently seen Bon Jovi in Melbourne, I was sad that they didn't play anything from These Days. I hope they keep the music alive, these songs are a testament to Bon Jovi's musical and lyrical diversity.