Rock City

Album: Mechanical Bull (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Caleb Followill letting rip as he sings about desperately searching for something. The vocalist is possibly alluding to his burnout after years of constant recording and gigging, which climaxed with him walking offstage halfway through a Dallas show in 2011 and Kings of Leon subsequently having to cancel the rest of the tour. Caleb croons:

    "I've been several miles and plenty more
    And I found myself face first on the floor
    Searching for something, and never finding something
    And I don't know where I belong
    I'm just trying to get myself back home."

    "You could tell he was pouring his heart out," drummer Nathan Followill told The Daily Telegraph. "It was almost like he didn't feel comfortable enough telling us face to face how he felt but he would put it in the lyrics and get up and sing it all day long. We're as close as close can get, we're family. We know everything about each other, but this was a glimpse into his private world."

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