Bro Hymn

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"Bro Hymn"
Song by Pennywise
from the album Pennywise
Released 1991 (Pennywise version)
1997 (Full Circle version)
Recorded 1991 (Pennywise version)
1996 (Full Circle version)
Genre Skate punk[1]
Length 3:00 (Pennywise version)
5:30 (Full Circle version)
Label Epitaph
Songwriter(s) Jason Thirsk, Jim Lindberg, Fletcher Dragge, Byron McMackin.
Producer(s) Pennywise (both versions)
Jerry Finn (Full Circle version)

"Bro Hymn" is a song by American punk rock band Pennywise.[2] It is the last track on both their 1991 self-titled debut album, and 1997's Full Circle as "Bro Hymn (Tribute)". Its lyrics are about the death of bassist Jason Thirsk's friends Tim Colvin, Carlos Canton (who died in a car accident), and Tom Nichols (who drowned at Hermosa Beach Pier in 1988).

In 1996, following the death of Thirsk, "Bro Hymn" was recorded again for their fourth album Full Circle as "Bro Hymn Tribute", which is dedicated to him. On this version, one of the lines from the original, "Canton, Colvin, Nichols, this one's for you", is replaced with "Jason Matthew Thirsk, this one's for you". This version of "Bro Hymn" was not a hit song on the charts, but today receives substantial radio play.

Bassnectar's song "Pennywise Tribute" on his Vava Voom album is a remix of "Bro Hymn (Tribute)".

"Bro Hymn" is the anthem for many sports teams around the world:

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