"When we got back together in a room in Vancouver, we closed the door and ignored what had happened to our genre of music. We'd been kicked in the teeth by Nirvana, but we didn't pay attention to that. We got rid of the clichés, wrote some socially conscious lyrics and got a haircut. I didn't do a grunge thing and I didn't do a rap thing. But I knew I couldn't re-write 'Livin' on a Prayer' again, so I didn't try. And it paid off." - Jon Bon Jovi
''Before the band reunited in the studio, I spent the summer of 1991 in anonymity, riding my motorbike in places like Arizona, gaining experiences that inspired me to write "Dry County" and "Bed of Roses". It would never have been possible for me to write songs like 'Bed of Roses' or 'Dry County' five years ago." - Jon Bon Jovi
''Lyric ''As I dream about movies they won't make of me when I'm dead'' was inspired by watching the movie 'The Doors', with Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison. That movie was great, and I left the movie really invigorated - we kicked up hell that night, driving the wrong way down one way streets... I woke up the next day thinking about the impact of it, and that line came from it." - Jon Bon Jovi
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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