Boston Strong is a memorial to victims of the Boston marathon bombing, a tribute to the heroes who saved lives, and a love letter to our vibrant city. April 15, 2013 is forever seared in my heart, a day hatred punctured joy with violence, robbing our innocence. Since then, we’ve watched as our club—the club no one wants to belong to—grows: New York, Paris, London, Manchester, Barcelona, San Bernardino, Orlando. Shared values of liberty and free expression are challenged by fear. We convulse at the loss of lives and shiver at newfound uncertainty. At the same time, we remind each other of our strong community bonds and the ideals our society stands for. Each seed of hate blossoms into myriad expressions of love. This song honors the victims of a tragic day. It also tells the story of a city, rising out of darkness with resilient hope and kindness.