Shoot It Out

Album: Feeding The Wolves (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the first single to be taken from American alternative metal band 10 Years' third major label studio album, Feeding The Wolves. The song was first played on Sirius/XM Radio on June 12, 2010, and was made available to download on iTunes July 6.
  • The album title is taken from a line in the song, which singer Jesse Hasek told The Pulse of Radio is about the pressures the band has faced in the music business. "It's a very aggressive song and it's a little bit of angst towards just how they don't leave you alone to be the musicians you are," he explained. "You hear it with a lot of bands, the whole 'jaded' scenario, but it's true, because we're a bunch of musicians that were writing music all on our own with no outside sources affecting us. And then you get, it turns into a profession and you get pulled in all sorts of directions. And we just said, 'Enough's enough, we're just gonna do what we want.'"

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