Enemies

Album: The North Corridor (2016)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • At the time vocalist Pete Loeffler was writing this song, the band were experiencing problems with some online trolls. His frustration fed into the lyrics where he vents about Wikipedia. Loeffler explained to Loudwire: "The whole Wikipedia thing is set up like s--t, if you ask me. That song, I talk about it a lot. The sound changed a little bit."

    "There was one [time] where I found some things out about [Wikipedia] and how you can't control your own Wikipedia page and it angered me intensely," he continued. "There's just so many misquotes and lies online and it's a bummer, I'll just say that. When I found out some things about Wikipedia it was a hard day, so it came out in that song 'Enemies,' and once people read along with the lyrics I'm sure they will get that and get that anger in my voice."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Laura Nyro

Laura NyroSongwriting Legends In Their Own Words

Laura Nyro talks about her complex, emotionally rich songwriting and how she supports women's culture through her art.

Def Leppard Quiz

Def Leppard QuizMusic Quiz

Can you name Def Leppard's only #1 hit in America? Get rocked with this adrenalized quiz.

Graduation Songs

Graduation SongsFact or Fiction

Have you got the smarts to know which of these graduation song stories are real?

Superman in Song

Superman in SongSong Writing

Not everyone can be a superhero, but that hasn't stopped generations of musicians from trying to be Superman.

Rick Astley

Rick AstleySongwriter Interviews

Rick Astley on "Never Gonna Give You Up," "Cry For Help," and his remarkable resurgence that gave him another #1 UK album.

Richard Marx

Richard MarxSongwriter Interviews

Richard explains how Joe Walsh kickstarted his career, and why he chose Hazard, Nebraska for a hit.