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  • This angry thrasher was primarily written by Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton, although lead singer Randy Blythe made an important contribution. "I changed it from first person to second person to third person," he said in his Songfacts interview. "In that song originally, it was 'In my desolation,' and I was like, 'What are we? Bauhaus? A goth band? No!' So I changed it to 'Your.'"
  • On the Resolution album, this flows nicely out of the first track, "Straight for the Sun." The songs weren't written with this in mind, but Chris Adler's drum pattern at the beginning of "Desolation" made for a smooth segue.
  • The video was comprised of footage shot at Lamb of God concerts in South America and Mexico. It was directed by Don Argott, whose work includes the documentaries Rock School and The Art of the Steal.
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