Watch The Sun Come Out Tonight

Album: The Sun Comes Out Tonight (2013)
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  • Filter's sixth album was named after this track. In an interview with ABC News Radio, the band's leader, Richard Patrick, said the record title was inspired by his former drug use. "In my lifetime, the sun definitely came out at night," he said. "I'm a recovering drug addict and a recovering alcoholic, but when I was taking drugs, there were a few nights where my blood turned into golden, beautiful sunshine. It was all chemical-based, and I knew it was a lie, but it was completely overwhelming, and it was like the sun had come out at night."
  • Patrick told Artist Direct about his past drug-addicted times, which he recalls in this song: "I'd come back from these Nine Inch Nails tours," he said, "and I'd go on these adventures in the city of Cleveland. I'd walk around from ten o'clock until five in the morning on acid and riding drawbridges. You'd get underneath a drawbridge, hold on to it, and ride it up as a lake liner would pass. I lived this strange of life of being on drugs at night and feeling like the sun had come out and gave hope."

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