Hell To Pay

Album: Hellelujuah (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • Drowning Pool vocalist Jasen Moreno explained the song's meaning. "It's about the futility of regret," he said. "It's about the danger in second guessing yourself. It's about battling depression. It's about closure."
  • This was released as the third single from Drowning Pool's Hellelujuah album. It was drummer Mike Luce who came up with the record's title. Moreno told I'm Music Magazine: "He is notorious for his coffee rants, whether it's when we're writing or rehearsing or whatever. He gets on these rants and says all this really wild stuff. One day, we were tracking drums and he was all jacked out on coffee and he started throwing out all of these names. 'Hellelujah' happened to be one of them and we all pounced on it.

    It's a celebration and obviously a play on the word 'hallelujah' with a Drowning Pool twist. It has that heavy metal bitterness, if you will; we're not trying to champion any über-positive messages on this record, so 'hellelujah' seem to sum it all up. It summed up all of that bitterness, anger and venom. It's been a rough ride for Drowning Pool, you know?"

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