The song “For You” written by Keith Urban and Monty Powell which was produced by Keith Urban and Dann Huff is such a powerful song. When you take a moment to really listen to what the words are saying, they really make you think about what you would do in that situation. The song was written for the movie, Act of Valor which is a movie about soldiers and the sacrifices they continually make day after day when they are in the war zone.
In my experience the sacrifices the men and women of the armed forces make are truly some of the hardest because they have to be away from family and friends for so long and worry about what will happen to them that day or if that day will be their last. The song “For You” by Keith Urban and Monty Powell, is about a group of soldiers that are on deployment when one gets wounded along the line. The wounded soldier goes on to question if he made a mistake about joining the military. He has a wife at home and an unborn child, did he make a mistake, by joining the military, would he be leaving his child without a dad and his wife without a husband? In the next line, “the answer rang out clear from somewhere up above, No greater gift has man than to lay down his life for love” (Urban 2012) Urban references Christ dying for our sins even though He didn’t have to. He didn’t even know us, yet He loved us enough to go through so much pain, He laid His life down for love. The song goes on saying, “maybe you don’t understand, I don’t understand it all myself, but there’s a brother on my left and another on my right” (Urban 2012) referencing the bond that military men and women share. It is so hard to explain but that is your family, you are only as strong as your weakest link. If your brother/sister, standing next to you can’t carry his/her own pack, you step up and carry it for him/her. A non-military person may never understand the true bond that veterans share from basic training until the day they die. That is a bond that can never be broken. The last part of the song which is the most powerful, the most inspiring,