Album: Melophobia (2013)


  • Vocalist Matt Shultz explained the song's meaning to "I wanted to write about something that you struggle with and battle to get away from, but I wanted to make it sound like it's about a relationship, even though it's not," he said. "It's about these vices that plague us. In the chorus, it says, 'I lost my halo' – I was thinking about that point in life where you feel you're innocent… I don't even know if you recognize it as innocent – you just don't see your shortcomings. And then you fall on your face in a big way, and you realize that you look foolish."

    "There have been some things that I've done in the past couple of years that I'm not proud of at all," Shultz continued. "The song is about those things that continuously come back to haunt you."
  • Guitarist Lincoln Parish told Loudwire the story of the song: "We were on tour with The Black Keys," he recalled. "Me and Jared were jamming at soundcheck one day and I came up with the riff. Then me and Matt started working on it a little bit, that's a song too, kind of kept that idea around. That's all it was for the longest time, just an idea. I just had this one riff and then some chords, put it to a chorus and ended up changing all the – it was just one of those things that had a catchy melody, and the riff then we just kept the idea around. Then once we all got together, that's when it really became what it is."


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