My Antidote

Album: Living The Dream (2018)
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Songfacts®:

  • Vocalist Myles Kennedy explained in a track by track breakdown that his lyrics for this song came from "the realization that the thing that drives you is also destroying you."

    He added that a lot of his lyrics for the Living the Dream songs came from "living on the road" as he likes to write about what he knows. With "My Antidote," he was reflecting how he burns the candle "at both ends on tour," but is able "to find solace in the music."

    "You're comforted by what you love, which is getting up onstage and performing," Kennedy continued. "That line in the chorus, 'my antidote, in stereo' - that's music, essentially."
  • When Slash first came up with the scratching sound that you hear in the verses he said he 'didn't know what it was supposed to be for or what it was supposed to mean, but it just was fun to do." The guitarist thought when his band heard his idea they would throw it out, "but they actually really liked it," so he kept it.

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