Niki FM

Album: The Silence In Black And White (2005)

Songfacts®:

  • The lyrics are about critics of the band. While making The Silence In Black And White, lead singer JT Woodruff was reading a lot of reviews to get prepared for the best and worst. He noticed a lot of the bands he liked were getting torn apart, and knew that would probably happen to Hawthorne Heights. >>
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    Melissa - Toledo, OH

Comments: 5

  • Littlesparrow318 from The Merch TentAm I the only one that notices the major similarities to this and running in place [niki am]? Basically the same story, but flipped. 'wishing you could be there' [niki fm], 'you never mattered anyway/when I lost you I found my place' [niki am]... and the most obvious- 'I'm outside of your window' [fm], 'I'll never stand outside your window' [am]. I searched for any discussion about this but haven't found anything.
    Thoughts? or am I just overanalyzing?
  • Katie from Port Angeles, WaOkay, here.

    "Niki FM" is the second single from Hawthorne Heights's debut album The Silence in Black and White which was released in 2004. "Niki FM" was released as a single and it reached #18 on The US Mainstream Rock Chart.

    JT Woodruff, the lead vocalist for the band, wrote these lyrics whilst reading reviews on the bands he liked. A lot of them got very bad reviews and he felt that he'd suffer the same fate, hence the line 'they're waiting for us to fall'.

    Woodruff also states that this is the most personal song on the album, for him, and that it's his favorite to play live.


    The video features JT singing the beginning of the song as his speech graduating from "Hawthorne Heights University", and as the I KNOW comes in the view goes to a mansion, and into a window where a party is taking place. A female stranger approaches JT and kisses him. The band is playing in front of the mansion. JT goes to her house for dinner (the mansion flips over) with her and her father. Her father throws his tea in JT's face as the two screams happen in the song. JT leaves and the video shows the girl smoking and lying on her bed, as if unfazed by what happaned. The view then goes over a city and into JT's apartment, where he tears up her picture, throws it on the bedside table and stares at it. He falls asleep and dreams about her. He wakes up and stands outside her window holding up a radio, relating to the lyrics "I'm outside of your window, with my radio." She sees him, turns and walks away. The band, still outside her mansion, finishes the last few seconds of the song. Kris Waldbillig, guitarist for Cincinnati punk band Mint 6 Ten is seen in this video.

    =] There we go.
  • Katie from Port Angeles, WaI dunno how accurate the discription is about the song critics. But who knows? It just kindaaa seems to be about someone. Maybe a girl. I dunno. I could be totally wrong.
  • Helene from Staten Island,ny, United Statesthe video is reallly cool especially when Casey has his screaming solo and when JT looks like he is screaming himself.AWSUM!!!!
  • Helene from Staten Island,ny, United StatesI reallly love hawthorne heights and how their songs sound.this song is named after JTT's girlfriend.Yes,her real name is Niki FM
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