Happy Now

Album: The Circle (2009)
  • The songs on The Circle were inspired by the events in the second half of 2008, when the banking crisis threatened a worldwide economic catastrophe and America elected a black president. Jon Bon Jovi told The Guardian November 5, 2009: "The themes were based on what was happening in the world. When you read into the lyrics of Can We Be Happy Now, that's our president getting elected."
  • Jon Bon Jovi told Q magazine December 2009 that he wrote this confessional rocker for Barack Obama. He added: "we wrote it the day after he got elected. I want to take it in and play it to him."
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