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Album: No Name FaceReleased: 2000
The song is named after the main character in Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame
. In one part of the book, Quasimodo was chained inside the cathedral while the gypsy Esmerelda was to be burned at the stake. Quasimodo breaks these chains, and rescues the gypsy.
Lead singer Jason Wade:
"'Quasimodo' is a character who's chained down by people trying to get him to conform. Sometimes I get pictures of people when I'm writing. I look at this person like some kid at school who doesn't look as cool as the rest of the kids and doesn't act as cool. There's a group of kids that comes along and try to make him what they want him to be and do things he doesn't want to do. He goes along with it cause he's afraid. But by the chorus, he's breaking out of that, saying, "There goes my pain / there goes my chains / did you see them falling / Because this feeling / that has no meaning / there goes the world / off of my shoulders." So it ends hopefully."