Pride

Album: Confessions (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • Confessions is the sixth album by the American rock band Buckcherry and is based around a central theme of the seven deadly sins. The classification of vices has been used since the early times of the church to educate and instruct Christians concerning fallen humanity's tendency to sin. In the currently recognized version, the sins are usually listed as wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony. In almost every list, pride is considered the original and most serious of the seven deadly sins, and the source of the others.
  • Buckcherry vocalist Josh Todd told Heavy Metal Artwork that he likes to tell stories with his lyrics. "You know some songs are just short stories," he said. "You're trying to capture some emotion in a certain type of song. You know I was always a big fan of Jim Morrison, of turning poetry into songs."

    "There's a song on the record called 'Pride' that got to be almost like spoken word in the verses which is something I've been wanting to do for a long time," he added. "I read a lot of books so I kind of enhance my lyric writing and I'm a huge fan of novels, and how somebody can take five hundred pages and make it interesting. How someone can write something that can change you forever. That, to me, is crazy, y'know? Songs are much easier as they're not that long, but you try to take people on a journey."
  • Todd explained this song's meaning to Heavy Metal Artwork: "It's about being found out in a way," he said. "Being exposed, being vulnerable and letting everyone know your most honest, purest thought even if it's negative or shi--y. It's about wanting to end it all because you don't want to live with secrets or to put up a certain appearance."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Metallica

MetallicaFact or Fiction

Beef with Bon Jovi? An unfortunate Spandex period? See if you can spot the true stories in this Metallica version of Fact or Fiction.

Goodbye, Hello: Ten Farewell Tour Fake-Outs

Goodbye, Hello: Ten Farewell Tour Fake-OutsSong Writing

The 10 biggest "retirement tours" that didn't take.

80s Video Director Jay Dubin

80s Video Director Jay DubinSong Writing

Billy Joel and Hall & Oates hated making videos, so they chose a director with similar contempt for the medium. That was Jay Dubin, and he has a lot to say on the subject.

Peter Lord

Peter LordSongwriter Interviews

You may not recognize his name, but you will certainly recognize Peter Lord's songs. He wrote the bevy of hits from Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound.

Women Who Rock

Women Who RockSong Writing

Evelyn McDonnell, editor of the book Women Who Rock, on why the Supremes are just as important as Bob Dylan.

70s Music Quiz 1

70s Music Quiz 1Music Quiz

The '70s gave us Muppets, disco and Van Halen, all which show up in this groovy quiz.