Violence (Enough Is Enough)

Album: Common Courtesy (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This was the first song written for inclusion on A Day To Remember's fifth studio album, Common Courtesy. Prior to the recording of the LP, the band was involved in a lawsuit with their former label, Victory, which was partly resolved in early October 2013 when a federal judge ruled that the band could legally release the disc. Common Courtesy was swiftly made available digitally on October 8th, with a physical release following on November 25th.

    According to Neilsen Soundscan, 52,324 physical albums were sold in Common Courtesy's first week, which would normally have been enough for a Top 10 debut on the Billboard 200. However, the release was ineligible for the chart as the reported sales figures also included digital downloads of the albums which were purchased and received over multiple weeks.
  • Vocalist Jeremy McKinnon explained the song's meaning to Revolver magazine: "I was just trying to talk about different perspectives from the world and why people do terrible things to each other," he said. "It started out, to me, feeling like you're helpless. It felt like everything is so much bigger than you - there are people above you no matter where you go. That kind of control of what you can and can't do. It's really not meant to be political as it might sound - that's just never been our band. But it's that feeling that things are out of your hands. I wanted it to have this dark, ominous feeling."

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