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JON BON JOVI RELEASES NEW SONG HONOURING VETERANS AS PART OF DOCUMENTARY TO BE OF SERVICE

“UNBROKEN” AVAILABLE NOW

 

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

 

 

 

01 NOVEMBER 2019 (TORONTO, ON) – Grammy Award winning band BON JOVI release their latest song today, “Unbroken” which will be featured in the forthcoming documentary To Be of Service. Written by Jon Bon Jovi, and produced along with John Shanks, the song is a compelling anthem that shines a spotlight on the thousands of veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  The lyrics go deep into the soldier’s point of view to showcase the daily battle that remains even when they return home. The track, available from Island Records/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company, is available HERE along with a VIDEO HERE. Over the next 12 months, BON JOVI and Island Records’ will donate 100% of net proceeds from the download of “Unbroken” to the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation.

 

To Be of Service explores the remarkable life changes resulting from the introduction of trained service dogs into the lives of military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  The film is directed and produced by Academy Award nominated director Josh Aronson, produced by Julie Sayres and executive produced by Carolyn Clark Powers and Chuck Ortner. The film will have a theatrical release in NY on November 1st and LA on November 8th, followed by a Netflix release on Veterans Day November 11th.  To view the trailer and discover showings near you, please visit https://www.tobeofservicefilm.com/.

 

“This song is meant to honor America’s veterans and their service, but I also wanted to take an unflinching look at the reality of their daily lives and struggles,” said Bon Jovi. 

 

Song: https://BonJovi.lnk.to/Unbroken

Video:  https://BonJovi.lnk.to/Unbroken-Video

 

 

UNBROKEN: MUSIC and LYRICS by Jon Bon Jovi

I WAS BORN TO BE OF SERVICE

CAMP LEJEUNE JUST FELT LIKE HOME

I HAD HONOR I FOUND PURPOSE

SIR YES SIR THAT’S WHAT I KNOW

THEY SENT US TO A PLACE

I NEVER HEARD OF WEEKS BEFORE

WHEN YOUR 19 IT AIN’T HARD TO SLEEP

IN THE DESERT ON GOD’S FLOOR

CLOSE YOUR EYES STOP COUNTING SHEEP

YOU AIN’T IN BOOT CAMP ANYMORE

 

WE WERE TAUGHT TO SHOOT OUR RIFLES

MEN AND WOMEN SIDE BY SIDE

THOUGHT WE’D BE MET AS LIBERATORS

IN A THOUSAND YEAR OLD FIGHT

I GOT THIS PAINFUL RINGING IN MY EAR

FROM AN IED LAST NIGHT

BUT NO LEAD LINED HUMVEE WAR MACHINE

COULD SAVE MY SERGEANTS LIFE

3 MORE SOLDIERS 6 CIVILIANS

NEED THESE WORDS TO COME OUT RIGHT

 

GOD OF MERCY, GOD OF LIGHT

SAVE YOUR CHILDREN FROM THIS LIFE

HEAR THESE WORDS

THIS HUMBLE PLEA

FOR I HAVE SEEN THE SUFFERING

AND WITH THIS PRAYER I’M HOPING

THAT WE CAN BE UNBROKEN

 

IT’S 18 MONTHS NOW I’VE BEEN STATESIDE

WITH THIS MEDAL ON MY CHEST

BUT THERE ARE THINGS I CAN’T REMEMBER

AND THERE ARE THINGS I WON’T FORGET

I LIE AWAKE AT NIGHT

WITH DREAMS THE DEVIL SHOULDN’T SEE

I WANT TO SCREAM BUT I CAN’T BREATHE

AND CHRIST I’M SWEATING THROUGH THESE SHEETS

 

WHERE’S MY BROTHERS

WHERE’S MY COUNTRY

WHERE’S MY HOW THINGS USED TO BE

 

GOD OF MERCY, GOD OF LIGHT

SAVE YOUR CHILDREN FROM THIS LIFE

HEAR THESE WORDS

THIS HUMBLE PLEA

FOR I HAVE SEEN THE SUFFERING

AND WITH THIS PRAYER I’M HOPING

THAT WE CAN BE UNBROKEN

 

MY SERVICE DOGS DONE MORE FOR ME

THAN THE MEDICATION WOULD

THERE AIN’T NO ANGEL THAT’S COMING TO SAVE ME

BUT EVEN IF THEY COULD

TODAY 22 WILL DIE FROM SUICIDE

JUST LIKE YESTERDAY THEY’RE GONE

I LIVE MY LIFE FOR EACH TOMORROW

SO THEIR MEMORIES WILL LIVE ON

ONCE WE WERE BOYS AND WE WERE STRANGERS

NOW WE’RE BROTHERS AND WE’RE MEN

SOMEDAY YOU’LL ASK ME WAS IT WORTH IT

TO BE OF SERVICE IN THE END

WELL THE BLESSING AND THE CURSE IS YEAH,

I’D DO IT ALL AGAIN

 

 

About To Be of Service:

TO BE OF SERVICE explores the remarkable life changes resulting from the introduction of trained service dogs into the lives of military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Many veterans’ experience of returning home is wrought with depression and a wrenching disconnect from the world they once knew. Family, old friends and jobs seem foreign and the newly returned men and women struggle to function and return to a normal civilian life. Often the meds and therapy provided by the VA hasn’t helped these veterans imprisoned by the wounds of trauma, and they suffer trying to handle even the most mundane of daily tasks. Then, for the lucky ones who are paired with a service dog, the unconditional love and support offered by these highly trained canines become the bedrock for them to re-engage with the outside world and to learn to feel again.  In addition to providing constant companionship, these dogs help veterans navigate their fears.  They help them sleep without night terrors, they support them as they face their daily challenges, and, over time, they restore their ability to feel safe, to be independent, to trust and to love again.