Over Now

Album: Screaming Bloody Murder (2011)

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  • In 2009, Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley's wife Avril Lavigne filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Many of Screaming Bloody Murder's lyrics appear on the face of it to be about the Canadian couple's break-up. This song, for instance, finds Whibley lamenting, "What do I have to do, I was supposed to grow old with you, but that ain't gonna happen." One would think it would be a safe assumption that Whibley is singing about the end of his marriage. However, the singer told Jam! Music that he's not so sure. "I don't really remember writing a lot of them 'cause they came so quick and so fast just over a period of time that there was never really any thought put into them," said Whibley of the lyrics. "It was just whatever, 10 minutes here, 10 minutes there. So it's sort of hard to explain. I don't know what (the album) is about."

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  • Gabriella from SpainDeryck said in his official page www.deryckwhibley.net the following about this song: ''i was going through my old cassette tapes of ideas today and i came across the original demo of the song "crash". this recording was made about an hour after i witnessed a horrible car crash where one of the drivers was killed instantly. it all happened right before my eyes. i was the first one there and jumped out of my car immediately trying to help but i could feel the lifelessness in the air, you could just tell he was dead and there was nothing i could do. i've seen a few people die in front of me in my life and it's definitely a bizarre moment to see the life being taken out of someone. i went home and wrote this song in minutes and recorded this version. and now, after everything i've been through recently this song holds new meaning for me. it's not much different than the album but i like this version because i remember exactly how i felt when i was putting it down. i used to have this big open room with a nice grand piano. i would love to come down in the mornings and play for awhile as i was waking up. the room had really high ceilings and gave off this great natural reverb. it felt like being in a big concert hall. it was almost a haunting sound in that room. it made you feel very alone. and i don't think i could have written crash if it didn't sound like that.''
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