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A single to benefit John Anderson


An anthem for the ones who hurt
Who broke their fists on dreams and dirt
Who climbed the hills and found the sea
Who saw the tops of home and tree
Who never left their hearts in scars
Who caught the fire in the stars
Who held their kids when they were scared
Who found a way from here to there

An anthem for the real reward
The sometimes broke and bent before
Where hope is lost and winter birds
Float from the wires when shots are heard
An anthem for my mother's arms
The bravest walk, the big alarm
The boxers, cops and soldiers too
The ones who need no gratitude

We won't quit...

An anthem for the brotherhood
The light in the dark and the lean for good
The knowing not which way to go
But here but for the grace of the unknown I know
A dollar's not a peace nor end
I'd do it all and all again
An anthem for the broken hearts
That made it worlds from where they'd start

We won't quit...


from An Anthem for the Broken (A single to benefit John Anderson), released February 26, 2014
Produced and Mixed by Kevin Salem
Recorded at Applehead Studios, Woodstock NY
Mastered by Hans DeKline
Anthem for the Broken was Written by Matthew Ryan and Arranged by Matthew Ryan, Brian Bequette, Kevin Salem & Brian Fallon

An Anthem for the Broken
was Performed By

Brian Bequette - Bass Guitar
Brian Fallon - Electric Guitar
Joe Magistro - Drums
Kevin Salem - Electric Guitar
Matthew Ryan - Vocal
Everyone Available - Gang Vocals



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John Anderson Benefit Fairfax, Virginia

This page is dedicated to raising money to help alleviate the financial and emotional stress of John and Amanda Anderson while they navigate John's battle with ALS. Every dollar raised here (minus Bandcamp's distribution fee) goes directly to John and Amanda to help with their medical costs and living expenses in light of this devastating disease.

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