Head On Collision

Album: Sticks And Stones (2002)
Charted: 64
  • Steve Klein (guitar) told Kerrang! magazine February 16, 2008: "That song is about contemplating telling somebody that you don't want to be with them."
  • Jordan Pundik (vocals) added in the same Kerrang! interview: "That was one of the first songs that Chad sang added vocals on."
  • Chad Gilbert (guitar) told Kerrang!: "It was written when we had just moved to California from Florida. I think it just made it more serious, more focused. We weren't able to just go home to our families. It was the first time it was like, 'This is what we do now.'"

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  • Aj from Wallingford, Ctthe band All Time Low got their name from this song
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