Bon Jovi Salutes Veterans & Service Animals On Gritty “Unbroken”
Bon Jovi has kept a low profile since reissuing This House Is Not For Sale with a couple of new tracks in 2018. The band is willing to make a rare, off-cycle appearance, however, for a good cause. They join the New Music Friday lineup with “Unbroken,” a new song from To Be Of Service — a documentary about veterans and service animals. Jon Bon Jovi & Co. capture the horrors of war in great detail on the sprawling, 6-minute anthem. “I got this painful ringing in my ear from an IED last night,” Jon sings in a moving verse. “But no lead-lined humvee war machine could save my sergeant’s life.”
For the chorus, the band directs a prayer to Him. “God of mercy, god of light, save your children from this life,” Jon sings emotionally. “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 powerful stuff. And all money raised from the song — download it here — will go directly to those affected by its subject matter. “All proceeds from your downloads will go to the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation,” the band posted on Facebook. Listen to “Unbroken” below.