Skeleton Song

Album: Seasons (2003)
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  • Sevendust lead singer Lajon Witherspoon wrote this song about his younger brother, Reginald, after he was gunned down in a gang related drive by shooting on November 9, 2002 in Nashville. Reginald was just 21 at the time.

    Lajon's father told him the news just minutes before a Sevendust show in St. Joseph, Minnesota. His father implored him to do the show, which Lajon did, dedicating it to his brother. Upcoming shows were postponed. >>
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    Adam - Everett, PA
  • When we spoke with Lajon Witherspoon in 2013, he talked about how losing brother affected his songwriting, which took a turn toward the honest and introspective. "I'm a true believer," he said. "After my little brother was killed, I was like, That stuff don't happen, and I was like, Oh, yes, it does happen. It changed the way I look at life - I'm not afraid to write and to let people know what's going on. That's my canvass, that's my therapy: those songs, telling those stories. It helps."

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  • Zero from Nowhere, NjMy favorite lines: "There's nothing wrong/with being far from right. There's something wrong/when everything goes right." We all need to feel pain to grow and mature and learn from our mistakes. Another Sevendust lyric that stuck out to me was, "I need this, like the Devil needs Jesus," from a song off Cold Day Memory (forget which one exactly). These guys are very insightful.
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