The Devil's in the Temple

Album: This House Is Not for Sale (2016)
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  • Burning Bridges was the last Bon Jovi album released through Mercury Records, signaling the end of a 33-year relationship. The reasons for leaving the label are described in the record's title track. The follow-up, This House Is Not For Sale, was released on Island Records and contains this track where Jon Bon Jovi openly and bluntly addresses the changes in the music industry.

    The savior's come and gone,
    We're out of time,
    The devil's in the temple,
    He ain't no friend of mine


    Jon Bon Jovi explained: "When I'm talking about a temple, I mean the label. I've always had only one dream: To write songs and to present them in this church. It wasn't easy to put away the changes in the industry, which led us to change our relationship with this former 'home' after 33 years. Fortunately, we have left this chapter behind us now."

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