In Too Deep

Album: All Killer, No Filler (2001)
Charted: 13
  • "In Too Deep" documents Sum 41 front man Deryck Whibley's relationship issues. He and his girlfriend are ever problematic, but they cannot bring themselves to end their partnership: "The faster we're falling, we're stopping and stalling, we're running in circles again. Just as things were looking up, you said it wasn't good enough, but still we're trying one more time." During the chorus, Deryck metaphorically links the relationship to drowning, claiming he is "too deep" into the relationship, before adding he is trying to keep himself from "going under."
  • The "In Too Deep" music video, directed by Marc Klasfeld, sees Sum 41 compete against Speedo-wearing jocks in a diving competition (a parody of the diving scene in 1986 Rodney Dangerfield film, Back to School). The video features real Sum 41 fans. Drummer, Steve Jocz, told MTV that the band like to cast actual fans in their music videos: "When we did our first video ('Fat Lip'), people said the kids looked so real, and that's because they were real, So we decided we want to have our fans in every video we do. Videos are for fans to see, so you might as well have them in there, [rather] than some hoochie-coochie mama."
  • Deryck Whibley often performed this track with his wife at the time, Avril Lavigne, during her 2008 "Best Damn Tour."
  • Steve Jocz told us "In Too Deep" is one of Sum 41's four most popular tracks: "Well, that's one of them. That one, 'Fat Lip,' 'Still Waiting,' 'Hell Song.'"
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