Believe Me

Album: Adrenaline Mob (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a track from Adrenaline Mob's self-titled and self-produced debut EP, which was released on August 9, 2011. The band comprises drummer Mike Portnoy, frontman Russell Allen, guitarists Mike Orlando and Rich Ward and bassist Paul DiLeo.
  • Orlando told the story of the song in an interview with AntiMusic: "On 'Believe Me,' I was inspired by the likes of Sevendust and Korn and that big drop tuned heavy thunder. So I grabbed the Les Paul, tuned it to drop B and went to town. Not soon after in my daily trip to the Chanty Shack, we popped in the track and right off the bat Russ knocked me out with the verses. He knew exactly where I was at with this track from the moment we started. Real heavy verse that goes into this great big open wide chorus where Russ just soars vocally and melodically. After tweaking and tweaking the arrangement we injected the mid and outro solos which have all the melodic content this track called for, met with some ferocious shredding where Portnoy and myself lock so tightly on songs end. It's a perfect climactic ending!"
  • Orlando explained the song's meaning to AntiMusic: "Lyrically Russ and I took the idea of basically telling someone your close to, yes you may have f--ked up in life or on the path you choose... but take my advice and turn it around. You have one more chance, don't let it pass you by this time."

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