Bon Jovi Aims 'To Be of Service' With New Song 'Unbroken'

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Jon Bon Jovi wrote and recorded a new song "Unbroken" to be featured in the new documentary "To Be of Service," which tells the story of the amazing impact that service dogs are making in the lives of veterans dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Over the next 12 months, Bon Jovi will donate 100% of the net proceeds from downloads of "Unbroken" to the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation. Check out the video of the song below.

"To Be of Service" comes from Oscar-nominated documentary director Josh Aronson and is available now on Netflix.

Jon Bon Jovi wrote the new song and co-produced the track with John Shanks. Jon's lyrics are reprinted below.

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 you're 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 sergeant's 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 I 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 dog's 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

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