Homecoming Queen

Album: Extreme Behavior (2005)
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  • Many songs over the years have been inspired by news stories, and this song is no exception. Hinder wrote this tune about a story they read in the paper about a girl who ended up going down the wrong path in life. In our interview with Hinder drummer Cody Hanson, he explained: "We were sitting around in a writing session and we read a story about this girl that was pretty much your all-American girl. She was the most popular girl in high school and homecoming queen and the whole deal. She got wrapped up in the wrong thing and the wrong guy, and got into drugs and eventually kind of became - I don't really know what the word I'm looking for is, but I want to say crack whore, but that's not quite right. She went down the wrong path and had a bad result, basically."


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