Asking For It

Album: Threat To Survival (2015)
Play Video


  • This hard-hitting bruiser was released as the third single from Threat To Survival. It finds Brett Smith warning somebody who is reckless with their mouth that they will get what they deserve and have nobody to blame but themselves. Speaking to the WGRD radio station, Smith said about the song's meaning: "It's pretty straightforward: be careful of the toes that you step on in life, because they may be the attached to the ass that you have to kiss later on. It just means be careful how you treat people, basically, and don't be a jerk."
  • This is the album's opening song. Smith said: "It's a unique track on the record because it was the very first song that was written for what came to be Threat To Survival, and normally during the writing process, we'll write a lot of songs before we go in to record what the album is going to be - anywhere from between forty and upwards of sixty songs sometimes. 'Asking For It' just kind of held on through the all of the other sessions. It always felt like the opening song to the record, and it is the opening song to the album."

Comments: 1

  • Logan from Sk Canada All around great song. Another song with a sick beat and inspirational lyrics.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Little Richard

Little RichardFact or Fiction

Was Long Tall Sally a cross-dresser? Did he really set his piano on fire? See if you know the real stories about one of rock's greatest innovators.

Song Cities

Song CitiesMusic Quiz

Nirvana, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen are among those who wrote songs with cities that show up in this quiz.

Booker T. Jones

Booker T. JonesSongwriter Interviews

The Stax legend on how he cooked up "Green Onions," the first time he and Otis Redding saw hippies, and if he'll ever play a digital organ.

Bands Named After Real People (Who Aren't In The Band)

Bands Named After Real People (Who Aren't In The Band)Song Writing

How a gym teacher, a janitor, and a junkie became part of some very famous band names.

Philip Cody

Philip CodySongwriter Interviews

A talented lyricist, Philip helped revive Neil Sedaka's career with the words to "Laughter In The Rain" and "Bad Blood."

Daryl Hall

Daryl HallSongwriter Interviews

Daryl Hall's TV show is a hit, and he's been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - only one of these developments excites him.