Seether originally recorded this on their 2002 CD Disclaimer
. The hit version, which was released on the soundtrack to the movie The Punisher
in 2004, featured Seether frontman Shaun Morgan's girlfriend at the time, Amy Lee
, who was enjoying tremendous success with her band Evanescence. In addition to adding vocals, Lee helped arrange the orchestra on the new version.
In 2013, Morgan told us how he felt about the new version: "It wasn't really my idea to do that. We had done it as a duet live a couple of times, and it was always something that I was willing to try. Originally we were open to try that and end up doing the acoustic version, but having it sort of be a milder, more mellow version of what eventually became the single. And our label, obviously, they smelled dollars. So they sent us into the studio and we did that version.
There are times when I'm quite proud of that version, but other times when I feel like I should have just stuck with my guns and kept the original version of the way I prefer it. But in 2004 we didn't have any say at our record company, so it was mostly a lot of decisions were made for us and we just went with them.
But I wrote the string parts at the end of it, and I think that's great. So it was a little different for us. I don't think I ever imagined it to be quite so soundtrack, epic-y sounding. I would have preferred for it to be what the vulnerability that we wrote it with was. But it's done now." (Here's our full interview with Shaun Morgan