Epiphany

Album: Break The Cycle (2001)

Songfacts®:

  • Lead singer Aaron Lewis explained: "Epiphany is just kind of another realization type of song, kind of an explanation. It was an epiphany in the fact that I had heard the whole song in my head and just had to keep doing things until it was complete. I did everything on that song. I programmed the drums, I did the keyboards for the strings of the chorus, played the guitar, played the bass and did the vocals." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Amanda - Niagara Falls, NY
  • Lewis has explained in the past this is about his Attention Deficit Disorder, but he regrets now explaining the meaning behind the song. He told Audio Ink Radio in 2011: "There's one song that I've said what it's about over the years, and it kind of ruined it for a lot of people, and that's, "Epiphany." I don't think anybody realized that song was about ADD. I think they adapted the song for what it meant to them. Now you listen to the song knowing that it's about me having ADD, and there's a whole new, different meaning to the song."

Comments: 18

  • Jeff Mac from Dayton Oh No brother i just relate i fight the same battles.
  • Erin from Dayton, OhThis song rings so true for me. For him it was about ADD. For me it's about my long time struggle with depression anxiety PTSD and substance abuse. It's like he reached into my soul and pulled the lyrics out of it. Thank you Aaron Lewis for making me feel like I'm not alone.
  • Robert Bass from UsaI had a strong feeling this song was about adhd the first time I read the lyrics because I suffer from the same thing. Instead of rain in my head I say it's a committee spinning around and I never who is gonna be the spokesman at any time.
  • Beth from Los Angeles, CaI've heard the name Staind before, but never heard any of their songs. Yesterday, i was reviewing a site about Borderline Personality Disorder on You Tube. A sufferer with this disease posted her experience with BPD and she uses "Epiphany" as the background. It was very touching and i fell in love with the song. I just became a STAIND fan.
    To view this video, go to you tube and put in: "My personality disorder - my experiece".
  • Diana from Kansas City, MoI am 45 yrs old and when I heard this song, I could have sworn this was your song to GOD and in even knowing now that is about ADD, it still reminds me of trying to talk to GOD, and digging that hole in His heart.
  • Quay from Milan, Pathis song was the song that i used to listen to all the time with my mum. we used to think it was about something different, something that gave my mum hope in me in the midst of my substance abuse, and suicidal thoughts. now knowing the meaning doesn't phase me, because i can still hear my mum playing this song almost every day in the car, telling me ''Im proud of you Quay...'' thats my epiphany. Thank you Aaron.
  • Kelly from Suffolk, Vai just heard the song for the first time in 3 or 4 days and its stuck in my head and after finding this site , now i know the meaning and i can relate to thr lyrics . its deep
  • Emily from St. Louis, MoThe ADD things definitely makes sense. I love the line "So I speak to you in riddles cuz my words get in my way." That's the glorious thing about music it can mean anything you want it to.
  • Barbi from Houston, TxI AM 31 YEARS OLD. I HAVE LOVED MUSIC ALL MY LIFE. I CANT LIVE WITHOUT IT. IVE NEVER HAD A FAVORITE SONG BCUZ THERE WERE SO MANY THAT I LOVE I COULD'NT PICK ONE! THE FIRST TIME I HEARD THIS SONG, I FEEL IN LOVE...I CAN IDENIFY WITH THE LYRICS SO MUCH THAT THE NOTES AND SOME OF THOSE LYRICS WILL ADD TO THE MUSICAL TATTOO THAT WILL COVER A BIG PART OF MY BODY. LOVE STAIND!!
  • Kayla from Oklahoma City, OkWhat a beautiful song... Staind is so amazing. =)
  • Laurissa from Christchurch, New ZealandThis song is incredible. In my opinion, one of their best
  • Jake from Bettendorf, IaCheck out the music video..it could be his wife and children died and he got 2 see them again..or maybe he killed them and didnt know what he had until he lost it
  • Bethany from Akron, OhDavid is right, I did hear Aaron say that. I seen him live around here in Cuyahoga Falls and he did it acoustic, before playing the song he said this song is about ADD. he also did stop in the middle and said "see?" making us all laugh.. I remember that. :)
  • Jesse from San Jose, CaThis song and the way the music was written is so awsome. Its one of those songs where you love to have it stuck in your head.
  • Andrew from Harrisburg, Pawhat a song
  • Kuuipo from Bellefontaine, OhAaron and his music has deep meaning for me...for some reason I can listen to him, and it fits the feeling I have at the moment. This song is a good beat, and makes you think.
  • Ashley from Moncton, CanadaThis song is so trippy and I love it. It has haunting vocals and a good beat. The words are also good.
  • David from Las Vegas, NvI saw Aaron play this live acoustically and he said jokingly before he played this "for those of you who don't know this song is about ADD." Then when he got to the chorus of "Cause it's always raining in my head" he stopped playing and said, "see."
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