Where Are the Heroes?

Album: Am I The Enemy (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • RJA vocalist Ronnie Winter penned this tune with the help of producer John Feldman and the producer's friend Kevin Griffin from Better than Ezra. Winter told the story of the song to Alternative Addiction: "John asked me, 'Hey, you know my friend's coming in, how would you feel about writing a song with him and me?' At this point we already had about 20 to 21 songs up on the wall and we already started tracking the record and we were three to four songs deep. I thought 'hey, can't hurt anything, me and John are on a roll, so let's try it with this guy.'

    He comes in and the three of us sat down with three acoustic guitars in John's studio. We started talking about the record about what songs already existed and what the theme was. I told him about 'Am I the Enemy' and 'Reap' about the lyrics there. We just sat down and started rhyffing, he came up with this verse rhyff. And we started singing a little bouncy melody to it. And we all just started throwing ideas around - 'Yeah, this sounds cool.' 'This sounds cool.' And then bam from there it was like full-speed ahead. We just sat there and worked on it all the way through and pretty much all the guitar and all the vocals and all the lyrics. And then we shook hands, he left, and we tracked the song."

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