Work For The Working Man

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  • Jon Bon Jovi told Q magazine December 2009 that this song was written "about a town in Ohio more or less owned by DHL, the mail company, and what happened when they closed down." Bon Joni was referring to Wilmington, Ohio, which was the subject of a report by the news program 60 Minutes.
  • Barack Obama's advisor David Axelrod had a copy of the lyrics hanging on his wall in the White House. Bon Jovi told Q: "I gave him a copy and he said, 'I need these lyrics for inspiration."
  • This was co-written by Nashville songwriter Darrell Brown, whose best known for his work with country stars such as Keith Urban and LeAnn Rimes.
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