Undead

Album: Swan Songs (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • This was originally released as a song entitled "Out The Way." It not known why this revised version was re-titled.
  • The synthesiser riff was borrowed from Ozzy Osbourne's debut single as a solo artist, "Crazy Train."
  • The song was featured in commercials for the live action film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
  • This song was produced by Danny Lohner who is best known for his work with Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. Lohner also helped produce "Sell Your Soul."
  • Johnny 3 Tears of Hollywood Undead explained the album title to Artist Direct: "We came up with Swan Songs because there's an irony to it. A swan song is supposed to be the last noise a swan makes before it dies. Even though it's our first record, I thought that it would be cool because of the irony of it. In all honesty, I never know what's going to happen with us, so I thought it was a fitting title. It's very complete, representing the lifespan of something. If we never made another record again, I think we would've done something that most bands haven't done; even though it's only a 14-track record, but it covers a lifetime."

Comments: 10

  • Isaac from Grand IslandIs it just me who hears this but from the times of 3:24 to 2:27 they say "The only two things in my life are my d--k and what I spit so my d--k is in my hands when I respond to f-----s talking s--t."
  • Bailey from Keene, NhHollywood Undead was and kind of still are a MySpace band. They would have released Swan Songs much earlier if not for MySpace Records trying to censor the album. Since it was going to be censored, they decided to quit and find a new label. They eventually found A&M/Octone (The same label as Flyleaf. Possible collab in the future? I hope so) who made a deal not to censor the album. They wrote Undead while looking for a new label about Punk-Ass Bitches who dis them. Listen to what they're actually saying and you'll see. "Y'know we don't give a f--k what you think and say..."
  • Tyler from Hoffman Estates, IlOk. So they made a song (Thats inappropriate for kids) that it gets the point across that everyone bad should watch their backs? It is a good song I must admit but listening to it your like: "Wtf was that about?"
  • Tony from Tye, Txdaniel from winchester the verse " go slit ur wrists get pissed and go jump off a bridge" pretty much fits what you need to do for dissing other people cuss you cant death with theemotionall stress of being a 40 year old virgin and living with tei mom
  • Ethan from Livingston, Nj"undead" is a song pointing fingers at pricks who diss Hollywood Undead, like you, Daniel. They say that they personally don't care about "haters" of Hollwood Undead, or idiots as I call them.
  • Samuel from Lancaster, Nhhollywood undead is an awesome band!
  • Buddy from Sb, Njmaybe ur wat theyre singing about. they dnt give a f--k wat u think or say so shut the f--k up. go whine nd complain somewhere else.
  • Daniel from Winchester, OhI forgot to say something else. If this song was truly written by Trent Renzor, why didn't Nine Inch Nails perform this song!? All of Hollywood Undead's music is preppy metal and very annoying, while Nine Inch Nails have a traditional style of rock which anybody can listen to. They need to stop stealing songs from better rock groups. Idiots.
  • Daniel from Winchester, OhThey put the name of their band in the song.
  • Daniel from Winchester, OhThis song sucks cow balls. It's over-rated. Hollywood Undead is a sell-out.
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