Jon Bon Jovi - Who Says You Can't Go Home

First performance: 12/12/2012


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song only once:
 

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band join Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and others at Madison Square Garden to benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund’s Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in the tri-state area. The concert is organised by the same group responsible for the 9/11 benefit "The Concert for New York City". The show is broadcast live via various channels around the world as well as webstreams. Bruce & The E Street Band open the show with a 30-minute four-song set that includes "My City Of Ruins" with a verse of "Jersey Girl" at the end. Bruce, accompanyies Bon Jovi on "Who Says You Can’t Go Home" from their 2005 album Have A Nice Day.
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Who Says You Can't Go Home" is a song by Bon Jovi, written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora fort heir 9th album Have a Nice Day (2005). The song was produced by John Shanks, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora. A version of the song was also shipped to country music radio, featuring duet vocals from Jennifer Nettles of the duo Sugarland. The country music version was originally recorded as a duet with Keith Urban, who also played banjo on the song. After Jon Bon Jovi decided that Urban's voice was too similar to his own, he asked a representative of Mercury Records to recommend a female duet partner. The music video for the country/Jennifer Nettles version, released in November 2005 and directed by Jon's brother, Anthony M. Bongiovi, features Habitat for Humanity volunteers, including members of the Philadelphia Soul Arena Football League team owned in part by Jon Bon Jovi, building homes for low-income families and was used to promote the organization. It won an award for Best Collaborative Video at the CMT Music Awards in 2006.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

All appearances with Springsteen
 
  
 
1992-12-27 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
1993-04-03 - WESTFALENHALLE, DORTMUND, GERMANY
1994-07-16 - THE STONE PONY TENT, ASBURY PARK
1995-04-12 - CARNEGIE HALL, NEW YORK CITY
1997-03-08 - TRADEWINDS, SEA BRIGHT
 
1998-01-30 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK
rehearsal
 
1998-01-31 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK
Come Together Benefit
 
1998-10-11 - SPRINGSTEEN RESIDENCE, COLTS NECK
1999-04-28 - HALLE TONY GARNIER, LYON, FRANCE  
 
1999-12-04 - THE DIASCO RESIDENCE, COLTS NECK
Doug Flutie Autism Foundation Benefit
 
2000-10-21 - HEDGEROW FARM, MIDDLETOWN, NJ 
2003-04-29 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK
2003-04-30 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
2003-12-07 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK
2006-12-12 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK
2008-04-13 - AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER, DALLAS
2008-12-22 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK
2012-11-02 - STUDIO 6A, GE BUILDING, ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK CITY
 
2012-12-12 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY
The Concert For Sandy Relief
 

Lyrics

I spent 20 years tryna get out of this place
I was looking for something I couldn't replace
I was running away from the only thing I've ever known

Like a blind dog without a bone
I was a gypsy lost in the twilight zone
I hijacked a rainbow and crashed into a pot of gold

I been there, done that
And I ain't lookin' back
On the seeds I've sown
Saving dimes
Spending too much time on the telephone
Who says you can't go home
Who says you can't go home
There's only one place they call me one of their own
Just a hometown boy born a rolling stone
Who says you can't go home
Who says you can't go back
Been all around the world and as a matter of fact
There's only one place left I wanna go
Who says you can't go home
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright
I went as far as I could, I tried to find a new face
There isn't one of these lines that I would erase
I've had a million miles of memories on that road
With every step I take I know that I'm not alone
You take the home from the boy, but not the boy from his home
These are my streets, the only life I've ever known
Who says you can't go home
Who says you can't go home
There's only one place they call me one of their own
Just a hometown boy born a rolling stone
Who says you can't go home
Who says you can't go back
Been all around the world and as a matter of fact
There's only one place left I wanna go
Who says you can't go home
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright
Who says you can't go home
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright
Who says you can't go home
I been there, done that
And I ain't looking back
It's been a long long road
Feels like I never left
That's how the story goes
It doesn't matter where you are
It doesn't matter where you go
If it's a million miles away
Or just a mile up the road
Take it in, take it with you when you go
Who says you can't go home
Who says you can't go home
There's only one place they call me one of their own
Just a hometown boy born a rolling stone
Who says you can't go home
Who says you can't go back
Been all around the world and as a matter of fact
There's only one place left I wanna go
Who says you can't go home
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright
Who says you can't go home
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright
Who says you can't go home
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright
Who says you can't go home