Idolized And Vilified

Album: The Divinity Of Purpose (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • American Hardcore band Hatebreed close their sixth studio album, The Divinity of Purpose, with this cut. Vocalist Jamey Jasta explained to Artist Direct that the song's subject matter is something the band touched on with the Hatebreed track "No Halos for the Heartless."
    " It almost has more relevance now," he added, "three years later when you look at the state of our society with addiction and the way we give celebrity to people who have such problems and really don't need to be under spotlight. It was a good way to close out the record. Lyrically, it says a lot about our view on things."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

American Hits With Foreign Titles

American Hits With Foreign TitlesSong Writing

What are the biggest US hits with French, Spanish (not "Rico Suave"), Italian, Scottish, Greek, and Japanese titles?

Subversive Songs Used To Sell

Subversive Songs Used To SellSong Writing

Songs about drugs, revolution and greed that have been used in commercials for sneakers, jeans, fast food, cruises and cars.

The Punk Photography of Chris Stein

The Punk Photography of Chris SteinSong Writing

Chris Stein of Blondie shares photos and stories from his book about the New York City punk scene.

Adam Young of Owl City

Adam Young of Owl CitySongwriter Interviews

Is Owl City on a quest for another hit like "Fireflies?" Adam answers that question and explains the influences behind many others.

Terry Jacks ("Seasons in the Sun")

Terry Jacks ("Seasons in the Sun")Songwriter Interviews

Inspired by his dear friend, "Seasons in the Sun" paid for Terry's boat, which led him away from music and into a battle with Canadian paper mills.

Jules Shear - "All Through The Night"

Jules Shear - "All Through The Night"They're Playing My Song

Shears does very little promotion, which has kept him secluded from the spotlight. What changed when Cyndi Lauper had a hit with his song? Not much, really.