In a TVU spot, lead singer Lacey Mosley said that this song is "About how the world can sometimes be a sick and messed up place and how that influences us and tells us how we should live or who we should be. People do things just 'cause everyone else does and then they wonder why they feel empty all the time. Someone who has a firm stance in what they know to be true will empower empty followers to discover who they are as individuals with purposes and this creates leaders with voices of their own."
Mosley before an acoustic performance of the song: "It's about how sometimes the world can be a sick and messed up place and even though we grow up in those kinds of situations it doesn't mean that when we can make decisions for ourselves that we have to stay in that situation. That we recognize what's sick and messed up around us and then change things so that we can break the cycle and it doesn't have to continue."
This was the first single and the last song written for the album.
Spiderskull98 from New YorkThis reminds me of Mudvayne's Nothing To Gein.
Ash from Plano, TxI <3 THIS SONG!! Its deep and I totally get it
Caitlyn from Royersford, PaThis song gets me amped everytime i hear it
Jd from Paoli, InThis song is on live free or die hard and i heard it for the first time on there. Its an okay song rock on lacey mosley
Clara from Brisbane, Australiai love this song because it has such a great meaning and is great to sing when you're angry or just so mad at the world.
Trogbob from San Diego, CaWow. Great song.
Autumn from Thomasville, GaI love this song. Not only does it have a great sound, the lyrics are true. We can really be influence by the world we live in and what the people do or say, we have to realize that so we can break out of that mold and be ourselves and voice our own opinion and say we want and be ourselves. if I had more hands I'd give it more than 2 thummbs up.
Jordan from Okc, OkThis is my second favorite song ever!!!!!!!!!!
Alyssa from Forney, TxAwesome song! Her voice is amazing
Jay from Jackson, Msthis song is on rock band, i love it!
Kristen from Saucier, MsThis song is so great, and its true. Sometimes we listen to things and are influenced by things and those things make us not have our own voice. And sometimes we actually do have to realize what's messed up so we can speak for ourselves.
Shannon from Bakersfield , CaYa know what?Lacy makes perfect sense. We all really do have some of the wrong influences.And that does makes us not have voices of our own.Then again some of our influences do have strong messages that make our voices stronger and have more pride in what we treid to say in the first place.
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."