Found via AllahPundit at HotAir.com: Video: “Fight for Me”
Here is Citizen Reign’s MySpace page: MySpace Music – Citizen Reign
UPDATE I: Via A Soldier’s Mind: “Fight for Me” by Citizen Reign
I contacted lead guitarist Ryan Vergara and asked their permission to feature their band and their song here at A Soldier’s Mind. I also asked Ryan what inspired them to write and perform “Fight For Me.” Here’s what Ryan had to say:
This song was inspired by every soldier who has ever been deployed into conflict, but more directly to those who have served, currently are and those not coming home from the middle-east.
We are not taking a political side with this song, but simply trying to remind people that our brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers continue to sacrifice their lives everyday, and to remind people that our Men and Women of the military have accomplished many great things during these conflicts. Our band members, like the rest of America, have a mixture of opinions on the war in Iraq, but one thing we can all agree on is that we want our troops to be successful and all come home safe to their families.
There is so much negative media surrounding the conflicts in the mid-east which made us stop and think how incredibly difficult it must be to keep your head high as a soldier in Iraq. Especially with the news consistently focusing on everything bad that happens. Not often do we get to hear about all the good things our troops have done while in Iraq and there are many. The news like any other TV broadcast is based on ratings and unfortunately in this world we live in today, bad news usually sells better than good news.
Our drummer was in the Marines and after I came up with the music, he took a rough recording home and wrote the lyrics. Him and I played it for the rest of the band and we all fell in love with it right away. It touched home for all of us as everyone in the band has friends and family in the military. After a few minor changes it became track number 7 on our album.
War is a brutal and gruesome reality and through all of the controversy and division in this country, we just want all the troops to know that they are and always will be American Heroes.
UPDATE II: Via A Soldier’s Mind again:
We wrote “Fight for Me” as a tribute to the troops. Because the song had such a powerful message, we decided to create a music video. Many civilians, troops, and families have already seen it, but if you haven’t, we respectfully invite you to do so. Last week we were asked to enter the video in a music video competition. In an effort to get this powerful message to as many ears as possible, we gratefully accepted and are now seeking your help to get this heard.
We would appreciate it so much if you could take 2 minutes to cast your vote in support of the song. You can get to our video and enter your vote by going to Music Nation. First, Music Nation will ask you to register. It’s very quick and easy but if you prefer, use your cell phone to text Vb19 to NATION (628466).
Voting can be done daily; once online and once by phone. We’re hoping every person who supports this video will register 2 votes every day for the rest of the week.
We really do appreciate everyone’s support and thank you so much in advance.