“UNBROKEN” AVAILABLE NOW




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 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.
  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.

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