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."