Notbroken

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"Notbroken"
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Single by Goo Goo Dolls
from the album Something for the Rest of Us
Released November 8, 2010 (November 8, 2010)
Format Digital download, CD Single
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:10
Label Warner Bros
Songwriter(s) John Rzeznik
Producer(s) Tim Palmer, Goo Goo Dolls
Goo Goo Dolls singles chronology
"Home"
(2010)
"Notbroken"
(2010)
"All That You Are"
(2011)
"Home"
(2010)
"Notbroken"
(2010)
"All That You Are"
(2011)

"Notbroken" is a song by the Goo Goo Dolls. It is the second single from their ninth studio album, Something for the Rest of Us, which was released on August 31, 2010. It was announced on Goo Goo Dolls' official website that "Notbroken" would be the second single from the new album.[1]

Meaning[edit]

It has been stated at many shows on the Something for the Rest of Us Tour that "Notbroken" is about a wife writing a letter to her husband who is at war. He fears that she will no longer love him because of his physical and emotional changes while in battle. The song indicates that the woman will always love her husband, regardless of the war's effect on him.

Music video[edit]

The minimalist music video was directed by Mexican director Carlos López Estrada[2] and features the band performing while a woman writes to her soldier, an officer in the army. Her letter is carried overseas by a postman and reaches the husband in time before he goes out to fight on the battlefield. The tense war scene goes hand-in-hand as the band performs intensely and many soldiers die. The husband is shot and seems to die, only for the ending of the video to show him returning to his waiting wife, wounded but 'not broken'.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Notbroken" John Rzeznik 4:10
2. "As I Am (Live)" John Rzeznik 4:17

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak Position
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 19
U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40 26
U.S. Billboard Rock Digital Songs 11

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