Be Still And Know

Album: Unto The Locust (2011)
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  • The origins of this song lie in some riffs that guitarist Phil Demmel threw together, which got filed away only to come back from the dead when he found his bandmates jamming on it.
  • Demmel explained the song's meaning to Sonic Excess magazine: "It's about struggle, and overcoming struggle, and knowing that the light at the end of the tunnel is only there if that light shines inside of you."
  • Vocalist Robb Flynn chose to title the song after a Biblical verse. Demmel told Sonic Excess: "My grandmother handed down all of her grandchildren bible verses in all their Easter cards and Christmas cards. She used to sign one to each, and mine was Psalm 46, which is, 'Be still, and know that I'm the Lord.' Basically, be steadfast. Know that you will get through, and this shall pass. It kind of fit into the tune and kind of fit into the chorus. I mean, I got it tattooed on my arm around eight years ago. So, it's been kind of my mantra through my life. So, I'm really stoked that Robb chose to title the song that."
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