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Album: The Greatest Hits (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the first single from 3 Doors Down's "best of" collection The Greatest Hits. The record contains nine of their previous hits that have been remixed and re-mastered, alongside three new songs, "There's a Life," "Goodbyes" and this track.
  • Marti Frederiksen, one of the group's collaborators on 2011's Time of My Life, worked with 3 Doors Down again on the new songs. Guitarist Chris Henderson told Billboard magazine: "We had a really good time and liked him. On Time of My Life we worked with a few songwriters, but they did their homework almost too well; when they brought their ideas to us it sounded like our songs. We were like, 'What the hell do we need you guys for?' So this time we approached it with that in mind and just used (Frederiksen) instead of a bunch of guys."
  • Regarding the story of the song, 3 Doors Down singer Brad Arnold told Artist Direct: "It's meant to be an inspiring song. It's really about taking the world and making it better than you found it. It's about giving more than you take. If we all took that attitude, the world would be a great place man."

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