Scarborough serenades viewers with ‘Reason to Believe’

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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Keep calm and carry a tune?

Joe Scarborough may not win any Grammy awards for his singing, but on his Friday “Morning Joe” broadcast he performed his bluegrass-y song “Reason to Believe” for his viewers. And he explained why he had written it in the first place.

“I had written the song 10 years ago,” Scarborough said. “Played it for nobody. People are suffering 10 years later having to hear me actually play it. But it was to remember — my way of remembering those lost to 9/11. Ten years later, though, I’ve got so many friends and know so many people in the military who have been forgotten by middle America. Not intentionally, but just life has gone on. They suffered, they’ve sacrificed. I wanted that last verse to be for the moms and the dads, the husbands and wives, the children of the loved ones who miss their husbands, wives, fathers, sons, every night. (RELATED: MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough: ‘Stop blaming the tea party for like earthquakes in Tehran’)

The song is available on iTunes and proceeds will go to Operation Mend, “a unique partnership between Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, and the V.A.–Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System has been established to help treat U.S. military personnel severely wounded during service in Iraq and Afghanistan.”