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Apr. 19th, 2009 | 12:34 am
location: my bedroom
mood: tiredtired
music: March Out Of The Darkness - Papa Roach


Issue no 1255
April 04/2009

Never Take Us Alive
"This is a fight song of persistence. In the two and a half years of touring and going through everything that we have, we've learnt a lot. We now have an awareness that people will always try and pick on you, try and push you out of the game and bring you down, but if you believe strongly enough in something, then none of that stuff comes through. The song is about overcoming the negativity, ignoring it and continuing the pursuit of your own happiness."

Let's Get Outta Here
"This track is about the imaginary, psychological and metaphorical paradise that someone, who may be stuck in their town, their life, or their job, can escape to."

"There are a lot of temptations that tug at you in this world: girls, drugs, going out partying. There are things you aren't meant to do, but there seems to be a devil on your shoulder telling you to do them. This song is about that guy coming out at night when you're restless and you feel like you haven't done enough living, Sid and Nancy style!"

"As a band, you get attention, and when you do, people come out of the woodwork to criticise you. When we started this band, we didn't think about the negative - you go out there to do something positive and affect people in a positive way - but it seems there are always little arrows that try and attack you. Criminals is about seeking revenge on the people that pick on you."

Through The Pain
"This song is about confessing all the awful things that you have done in your life to someone you love and crying out for help. Hypothetically, say you're addicted to drugs, the only way to get better is to go through withdrawal to get well again. Whether that's in a relationship and you have to break up, or you are in a job and you have to change, it may be terrifying, but you have to go through the hard part to get better."

Never Walk Alone

"Lyrically, this song sums up the whole record. As awful as things get, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. There is always someone who has gone though the same experiences and can relate to you. As long as you keep that in mind, you'll never be alone."

Not For This World

"It's a song about the realisation that the world is there for you to enjoy and live in. It's a take-the-bull-by-the-horns thing. It's told through a story based on personal experience, what we've gone through and what we've done that makes us who we are."

Welcome To Oblivion

"This is about panic attacks. We all get them and I get them a lot! It feels like your mind is going to slip, it's terrifying and they are horrific. You feel like you are going insane. I think our band lifestyle has made them worse, but I've had them my whole life. I used to throw after playing soccer from sheer panic. It's just nerves and anxiety. It's the weirdest thing."

Silent Voices Kill
"This is about the voices that people have in their head that talk to them, especially when you're trying to sleep. You think that it's you talking, but it's not. I think it's the 'ego', and the 'egoic' mind is the devil and it needs to be obliterated. The goal is to observe those voices, realise that it isn't you and ultimately destroy them before they destroy you."

"The track is about feeling marginalised and narcissism, too. It seems I meet more and more people every day who only listen when they are talking and I think there has been an awful trend towards feelings of entitlement and self-interest. This song is about the effect of having someone like that in your life."

Friends And Lovers

"You have to learn to fall in love with even the horrible moments of your life, because they make you who you are. Lyrically, this is quite personal; I talk about the bad things that have happened in my life [the Leone's mother died in a car accident when they were 12 years old]. It's the realisation that you are on a journey in life to enlightenment and happiness and that even great things can come out of tragedy."

Lila, The Divine Game
"Lila, The Divine Game is 'life'. I believe it's what an ancient Eastern religion calls life and the route to enlightenment. That track doesn't have any lyrics on this one, but it does have tremendous significance hidden in it in places. We're sure that our fans will figure it out!"

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