Rabbit Down the Hole

Album: Afraid of Heights (2016)


  • The sixth track from Billy Talent's fifth album Afraid of Heights speaks about religion and addiction. Ben Kowalewicz, the frontman for the Canadian punk rock band, revealed the lyrical meaning of the tune in his Songfacts interview. "Sometimes people get so blinded by this thing that they lose their sense of self. The further they go into it, the more they lose," he said. "I'm not saying that's with all religions, but I'm saying the fanatical kind of people that hide. With an addiction, it's not even by choice, but you lose the plot. You just get so far gone from where you were that you're left standing there being like, 'Where am I now?'"

    "It's a long song. It takes you on a journey and builds you up and you kind of actually do get lost in it," he continued. "It's where the lyric and the melody match the vibe to what the song was saying. It all works together."
  • Kowalewicz has a particular affinity for this song. He told us why: "I love that song because it's something different and something we've never really done before in that kind of capacity."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Taylor DayneSongwriter Interviews

Taylor talks about "The Machine" - the hits, the videos and Clive Davis.

Howard JonesSongwriter Interviews

Howard explains his positive songwriting method and how uplifting songs can carry a deeper message.

La La Brooks of The CrystalsSong Writing

The lead singer on "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Then He Kissed Me," La La explains how and why Phil Spector replaced The Crystals with Darlene Love on "He's A Rebel."

Song Titles That Inspired MoviesSong Writing

Famous songs that lent their titles - and in some cases storylines - to movies.

Jon Oliva of Trans-Siberian OrchestraSongwriter Interviews

Writing great prog metal isn't easy, especially when it's for 60 musicians.

Cheerleaders In Music VideosSong Writing

It started with a bouncy MTV classic. Nirvana and MCR made them scary, then Gwen, Avril and Madonna put on the pom poms.