Between Angels And Insects

Album: Infest (2000)
Charted: 17
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  • This song is about greed, and how money doesn't solve your problems. In our interview with Tobin Esperance of Papa Roach, it was revealed the track took inspiration from the film, Fight Club: "The lyric in the bridge section was taken from the conversation that Brad Pitt was having with Edward Norton on the airplane."

    Esperance is referring to the following lyric: "Working jobs that you hate, for that s--t you don't need," which is taken directly from the movie. "Jacoby had been reading a lot of books, Chuck Palahniuk, at that time. We just took in our own meanings into the lyrics," adds Tobin.
  • This is live favorite for Papa Roach, which in 2011 Esperance told us was "Definitely still a really fun song to play live. That song definitely goes off."
  • The title does not appear in the lyrics. The implication is that humans are somewhere between the primitive and the divine, and the quest for base desires like possessions brings us closer to insects and farther away from angels.
  • Joseph Kahn directed the music video for this, which memorably features cockroaches crawling out of lead singer Jacoby Shaddix' mouth. Like the song, the video also takes inspiration from Fight Club with its special effects, such as the camera taking a trip through the band members' insides. Kahn has directed clips for a variety of artists, including Korn ("A.D.I.D.A.S."), Destiny's Child ("Say My Name") and Britney Spears ("Stronger").
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Comments: 3

  • Tomás from Buenos Aires, ArgentinaThey also say ' Cause everything is nothing', another quote from Fight Club.
  • Jordan from Pittsburgh, Paamazing song and more people need to realize that it directly states a major problem that needs to be fixed
  • Pete from Tibshelf, United Kingdomthis song is an attack on the consumerist culture that we live in, where people are driven by money and nothing else, a struggle which is essentially pointless.
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