Like many of the songs on the Bounce
album, including "Undivided
," this was inspired by the terrorist attacks against the US on September 11, 2001. The tragedy puts life into perspective for the narrator and he chooses to leave his heartache behind and live life to the fullest.
In an interview with the online magazine Cosmopolis
, Jon Bon Jovi spoke of the band's tendency to focus on the positive. "We've always tried to find the optimism, and that's what been signature for us throughout the years. Even through a darker record like 'These Days' we were feeling rather optimistic, even though at the end of the day when people would bring it up and say, 'God this is a dark record, why are you guys so upset?' And I would say 'Gee, we're in a great mood' but what has worked for us throughout the 20 years we've been making records is trying to find the optimism in any subject that you write about. You know, if it's 'Keep The Faith' after the riots in LA, or if it's 'Everyday' after the World Trade Center, you try to find the optimism. A reason for people to wanna go on."