Gallows

Album: Congregation Of The Damned (2009)
  • This song is about personal insecurity and self-doubt, and having the tenacity to break through the fear. Vocalist Alex Varkatzas admitted in publicity materials: "I'm honestly not sure what scares me more. That's a lot for people to grasp. Am I not giving it my all? Have I pulled back in the past because I feared failing on my own? Or am I just not good enough? But we're all human and that's how we learn: it builds heart and character. Tenacity has got me where I am, not talent. Whether that alienates people or makes me look stupid... I can't help it."

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  • Corey from Richmond, VaThe begining of this song is sweet.
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