Too Bad

Album: Silver Side Up (2001)
Charted: 9 42

Songfacts®:

  • This is about a father abandoning his family and the effects it has on them, especially the son. It is told from the son's perspective after he has grown up and come to terms with it.
  • A partially autobiographical song written by lead singer Chad Kroeger. Chad and his bassist brother Mike had their father leave them when they were young. Their father came back into their lives shortly after the release of Sliver Side Up. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Andrew - Jacksonville, FL
  • The Silver Side Up album was released on September 11, 2001.

Comments: 10

  • Emmy from Bellville, OnReally good song.
  • Zero from Nowhere, NjFinger Eleven is another good Canadian band.

    And the lyrics should be, "It's too bad, it's STUPID, too late, so wrong, so long."
  • Shawn from Juneau, AkWow his dad comes back to them after Chad gets really famous? Thats just uncool
  • Luke from Manchester, EnglandCraig from Guilford, you can't mosh to the chrous, you mean "headbang" to it... Headbanging isn't moshing
  • Kara from Cadillac, MiSome insight on the Guess Who. Burton Cummings - only one of the most amazing vocalists on the planet teamed up with Randy Bachman (also formerly of Bachman Turner Overdrive (BTO)) to form The Guess Who. They had many, many hits including American Woman, No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature, Hand Me Down World, Share the Land, (She's Come) Undone, These Eyes, Laughing, Clap for the Wolfman, etc, etc, and yes, Rain Dance. The connection between Nickelback and the Guess Who is that they are the only 2 Canadian bands (I think) to have #1 hits in the United States (except perhaps Rush and The Jeff Healey Band. Maybe Triumph also- I'm not sure). In any case, this song is outstanding, as is Nickelback, as are many Canadian artists. Rob
  • Rozzy from Toronto, Canada..but the Guess Who were amazing...especially that "Rain Dance"

    were'd ya get the gun Johnny?
  • Brandon from Saskatoon, CanadaThis song and "american woman" by the guess who are the only two songs from a canadian band to be number on the usa and canadian charts at the same time.
  • Craig from Guildford, Englandlove this song. first nickelback video i saw was this song. the chorus is really good for moshing to :P
  • Samuel from London, EnglandReally good song by a great band!
  • Jordan from Sherwood Park, CanadaThis is an awsome song i love it
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