Songfacts®:

  • This is a single from Phoenix, Arizona metalcore sextet The Word Alive's debut album, Deceiver. The song features Levi Benton from the Troy, Ohio band Miss May I.
  • Vocalist Tyler "Telle" Smith explained to Noisecreep how a 2009 Jamie Foxx-starring film inspired the song: "When we wrote '2012' I knew right away that I wanted the song to be very intense. I wanted it to be something that was straightforward, something where anyone could get a pretty clear meaning of what it's about. I had watched the movie Law Abiding Citizen right before I wrote '2012' and it was fresh in my mind. I wanted to put into words the way that movie made me feel, from the main character's point of view."

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