Headup

Album: Around The Fur (1997)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a tribute to Dana Wells, the stepson of Max Cavalera (formerly of Sepultura), who was killed by a hit and run driver. Dana was a friend of Deftones lead singer Chino Moreno. Parts of Dana's diary was used in the lyrics: "Walk into this world with your head up high!"
  • Max Cavalera helped write this, and named his band "Soulfly" after a line in this song.
  • Cavalera: "The song we did together was very special. They'd lost a friend too. When me and Chino recorded the vocals we were both on the floor and emotions were going everywhere. It was almost as if we had Dana in the studio sitting between the two of us. We were raging so hard, and I remember looking up and seeing Chino had smashed his nose and there was blood all over his face. He had this expression on his face which said, 'How much more energy can you put into a song!' It was unbelievable! When I put that song on I get goosebumps." >>
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    Tim - Pittsburgh, PA, for above 3

Comments: 1

  • Tim from Pittsburgh, PaPersonally, this is my favorite Deftones song to date.
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