Lock & Load

Album: Transit Blues (2016)
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Songfacts®:

  • The lyrics for this song were penned soon after the December 2, 2015 shooting at Christmas party in San Bernardino, California. Fourteen people were killed and 22 seriously injured in the terrorist attack. Of Mice & Men's "Game of War" was inspired by the same incident.
  • Devil Wears Prada lead vocalist Mike Hranica admitted to Metal Hammer:

    "I'm so nervous about this gun culture song because I was determined not to sound like we're downplaying our military and the brave men and women that serve us. We're a liberal lot coming from Chicago where gun violence and murder is unbelievably rampant, so this was inspired by a mass shooting. But there's been so many that I can't remember which one. I firmly stand behind this song's message – common sense and background checks."

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