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Album: Who We AreReleased: 2007Charted:
"Broken" came out of a trip that lead singer Jason Wade took to Nashville to visit a dear friend waiting on a kidney transplant. While the song has a specific inspiration, Wade told Songfacts
that the interpretation can vary. "That song I feel has gotten a lot of people through some hard times," he said. "I try when I'm writing a song not to make anything too specific, even though that song was a little bit more specific. But the lyrics, I feel like you can take them and interpret them with whatever emotion is going on in your own life."
This rock ballad about the fragility of life has featured on the TV shows Grey's Anatomy, The Hills, Criminal Minds and, One Tree Hill.
The song's video was co-directed by co-producer Jude Cole's friend Kiefer Sutherland alongside director Frank Borin. It takes a cue from the film The Sixth Sense, as we see Jason Wade approach a car accident where a woman sees herself dead inside the vehicle. Wade finds his own corpse there as well.
Trisha Yearwood remade the song for the soundtrack to The Passion. The country vocalist played Mary, mother of Jesus, in Fox's 2016 live musical based on Christ's last days.