Danger: Wildman

Album: With Roots Above and Branches Below (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a song of encouragement and faith, with The Devil Wears Prada lead singer Mike Hranica screaming out for truth and humility in a world of disparagement. In our interview with Hranica, he talked about the song: "The record itself With Roots Above and Branches Below had one kind of conceptual backbone that it meant to encourage and reinvigorate: I wanted a lot of the songs to be able to pick up those falling away from faith or having a hard time with certain things. I wanted it to be encouraging in some aspects.

    And 'Danger: Wildman' is a song that I think somewhat cements that, being a song that we've played every set for so long. It's one of our most popular songs by all means. It's a bit of a pick up - I wanted bits of humility in there."
  • Spence Nicholson, whose other work includes "Lost in Forever (Scream)" by P.O.D. and "Day of the Dead" by Hollywood Undead, directed the video, which takes place in a tomb lined with bones.
  • Trevor Wentworth from the band Our Last Night contributes vocals on this track.
  • The band gives a shout-out to God in this track with the line, "All of love can be traced to a maker." The group members are Christian, and sometimes include messages related to their religion in their songs.

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