Constance

Album: Dead Throne (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • The band originally wrote this song for their 2010 Zombie EP but decided it was too good to waste on a release of more limited appeal and decided to save it for their next full length album.
  • Frontman Mike Hrancia explained the song's meaning to Alternative Press: "The song is about insomnia and not being able to sleep. I think if I were to ever go to hell, it would be not being able to sleep. To me, that sounds like the absolute worst thing ever. So 'Constance' is about sleep."
  • Hrancia told Alternative Press the track was originally titled "The Egyptian Song" as "the pre-chorus is an octave part that is just super winding."
  • The song features guest vocals at the end from Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying. Hrancia told Alternative Press how he was surprised to get the renowned screamer on board: "I got ahold of [Tim Lambesis] to ask if he wanted to do the album. He said yes, and I sent him over the parts. He was adopting a child from Ethiopia, so he comes back to me and he's like, 'I'm super busy with this, but [if] we have some time…' [The] whole time I kept telling him, 'Don't feel like I'm trying to obligate you into doing the record. I know you're busy, and obviously your new child is much more important.' I was down in Ohio visiting and listening to it and taking notes, and the part comes on in 'Constance' and he was on it. I wasn't expecting it at all. The way I describe it to everyone is that it's blatantly evil, which is funny for the people that know who he is and what he stands for."

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