Facade

Album: Indestructible (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • Guitarist Dan Donegan explained to Artist Direct about this song: "It was just, lyrically, David (singer David Draiman) writing about more abusive relationships, whether it be a guy or a woman, but in most cases that I'm familiar with the women that feel like they are stuck, whether it's a verbal or physical relationship, and they're too afraid to walk out of it; they're too afraid to start their lives over so they just stay and they deal with the pain or they just suffer through it, and it drives them to the point that they want to kill that person and they just can never walk out whether they have kids involved or whatever, they just deal with the abuse that they take until they finally snap. I never understood why they couldn't just get the courage to walk away. I know it is a difficult thing to make that decision, but sometimes you might have to do that. Sometimes it might be better for you to realize that something isn't working and you need to start your life over. I think maybe they're just afraid of doing that. They're putting up a facade for their friends and family that their relationship or their marriage may be perfect when in all actually it's not."
  • In the same interview Donegan was asked about 'dance-y' break in the middle of the track: He explained: "Right, we were trying to take the elements of those first three albums that we really like and expand off that. Definitely some of the electronics and some of the stuff that I've done in the past were always kind of experimental. I always had a pretty good sense of melodies and texturing and stuff like that but I was never the full on keyboard guy. I guess the good thing was that I could always experiment with it and come up with things that seemed to be more original and some of those elements, that's what I like about that song as well too. 'The Game' off of The Sickness had that whole electronic vibe to it as well, and 'Façade' had a pretty good message behind it too."

Comments: 8

  • Zero from Nowhere, NjNot when this song first came out, but more recently my sister has been in a bad relationship with someone who was not physically, but verbally busive, along with being demanding and seeing other girls behind her back. She put herself through hell for so long but finally got the confidence and courage to break up with him. She even socked him in the face. Way to go sis! Well, she never fully got over him but she's way too good for him. So yeah, as much a I liked this song before it means even more now.
  • Critical from Asdf, WaIt's about an abusive relationship where to girl is finally going to kill the guy to be free.

    Has anyone ever seen the movie "enough" with J-Lo? In the movie, J-Lo is in the same situation the girl in this song is
  • Edwin from Guayama, Puerto RicoQUOTE FROM AUTHOR>>>They're putting up a facade for their friends and family that their relationship or their marriage may be perfect when in all actually it's not."
  • Howard from Stevensville, MdLove the song as well as the album, a message that everyone that (has been/ is being) abused should open up to.
  • Gabby from Or,It's a really really good song I know someone! Well, alot of people who are in realationships like that. it's kinda scary I should know I was once in one and I am Only a teen!! My friend Chaz helped me fight back!- P.S. I did not hurt him I just blocked him so much it stoped him in tracks! (off the topic) I love this song!! But i Advise you not to let your five year old brother or sister to listen to disturbed It may result to bad dreams/night terror's. And they will fear the day Halloween comes around and will probibly have a hard time leaving the house.
  • Dylon from Grant, Milove the song. i actully no someone in a relationship like that.
  • Rupert from Highfields, AustraliaWhat i find amazing is that such a song with such a true meaning can be put forth in such a way. Disturbed, congrats, if there was a greatest band award you'd win.
  • Billy from Newcastle, United KingdomBrilliant song, they have allgood songs, but this is near to the top
see more comments

John Lee HookerSongwriter Interviews

Into the vaults for Bruce Pollock's 1984 conversation with the esteemed bluesman. Hooker talks about transforming a Tony Bennett classic and why you don't have to be sad and lonely to write the blues.

Sending Out An SOS - Distress Signals In SongsSong Writing

Songs where something goes horribly wrong (literally or metaphorically), and help is needed right away.

Ian Anderson of Jethro TullSongwriter Interviews

The flautist frontman talks about touring with Led Zeppelin, his contribution to "Hotel California", and how he may have done the first MTV Unplugged.

Stan RidgwaySongwriter Interviews

Go beyond the Wall of Voodoo with this cinematic songwriter.

Janis IanSongwriter Interviews

One of the first successful female singer-songwriters, Janis had her first hit in 1967 at age 15.

Booker T. JonesSongwriter Interviews

The Stax legend on how he cooked up "Green Onions," the first time he and Otis Redding saw hippies, and if he'll ever play a digital organ.