Forever

Album: The Paramour Sessions (2006)
Charted: 55
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Songfacts®:

  • Papa Roach was holed up in a Los Angeles mansion when they were writing The Paramour Sessions album. Their drummer, Dave Buckner, was going through a divorce, and lead singer Jacoby Shaddix was "at the tail end of seven-eight years of debauchery." These struggles inspired the lyric. In our interview with Shaddix, he explained: "That song was born from our failures. I pictured the brokenness of my drummer, going through that divorce, and how it's so hard to get through something like that."
  • When Shaddix sings, "Days come and go, but my feelings for you are forever," it's a very romantic line, but it's not about a girl - he is singing about alcohol, which has plagued him for much of his life. "Sometimes when I write about women, it's not always about women," he told us.
  • This is one of the few Papa Roach songs where the entire band received songwriting credit; most of their tracks are credited to Shaddix and bass player Tobin Esperance.
  • The band ran a contest on YouTube to create the video, offering a MacBook to the winner. None of the entries were MTV-worthy, which stunted the song on the charts. Later, a live performance video was released, followed by a concept clip directed by Meiert Avis, who has worked on videos for Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Van Halen.

Comments: 6

  • Bob from Seven Hills, Ohi think that this is fitting to anyone
  • Jeevy from I.e., CaWhat video? the official video is of concert footage, right?
  • Kristen from Scottsdale, AzThis is a great song. I love the chorus because it can relate to so many different circumstances.
  • Dyly from New Knoxville, Ohanother papa roach and me fitting, melinda, i love you baby, but we cant be together cause were like 600 miles apart
  • Ree from 92606, Cain the video, i mean.
  • Ree from 92606, CaI'm DYING to know who the actress is...the girl he loves. not the long haired one..
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