Skeletons

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Jacoby Shaddix in a reflective mood as he implores:

    Brick by brick I've built this wall
    I shut you out to break the fall
    I will shed my sins
    I'll show you my skeletons


    "That comes from a place of secrets," Shaddix told Artist Direct. "You're only as sick as your secrets are. As I'm living this dark life, I tend to shut people out and build this wall between me and them by not reaching back out. If they call me, I don't call them back. If I'm up to no good, I start to isolate. I build this wall around myself. I find myself in this prison, which is not a healthy place to be. There's a comfort for me in isolation, but it's a dysfunction."

    "I have to realize we've all got our issues, skeletons, and secrets," he continued. "I always find freedom when I bare everything in myself and all of the darkness. If I get enough strength to break down this wall and be honest, I can be part of."

    "Stylistically, I wanted the song to have this snaking groove to it.," Shaddix added. "It's got a tortured vibe to it, but the chorus is so uplifting and epic. That's one of my favorites."

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