Album: Life Starts Now (2009)
Charted: 73
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Songfacts®:

  • This is the first single from Canadian rock band Three Days Grace's third studio album, Life Starts Now. The song had its North American radio premiere on Ottowa radio station CKQB-FM on August 31, 2009.
  • The song was written by the band's main songwriter Adam Gontier and produced by Howard Benson, who had worked with Three Days Grace on their previous releases.
  • In an interview with Jam! Music, Gontier discussed how he and the rest of the band have experienced a series of personal tragedies, illnesses and challenges throughout their career. "All of us have dealt with diseases in our family and people getting cancer and people passing away," said the frontman. "A couple of us are going through that right now. We know everybody has problems and battles in life, but it seems like ever since we signed a record deal and hit the road, we've been dealing with those things."

    If there is any upside to these crises, it's that they've given the band plenty of inspiration.

    "You get in the studio, and it's a chance to write and get out a lot of feelings and emotions," Gontier explained. "And we had a lot to work with this time. We were all feeling pretty emotional and going through our own things. All that stuff - the personal issues and the family issues - it all comes out on this record."

    However, the record is not all or doom or gloom. This track, for instance, is about rejecting negative influences.

    "I felt like I wanted it to be a bit more hopeful," Gontier said. "The songs still came from a pretty dark place of confronting things. But I think there's definitely hope on this record. For us, it just comes down to playing the hand that you've been dealt. That's kind of what Life Starts Now is all about, really - dealing with reality."

Comments: 9

  • GabrielI do not think that this song is about drugs whatsoever because as the explanation states they all went through death and diseases in our family. All though many people do in fact believe that the lyrics hint on drugs, how would you write a song about loss and diseases, because I would write this song very similarly.
  • Isaac from UnknownI would have to agree but I think the song is more about stuff that went on in his life or even a traumatic experience
  • Beanz from NoBruh I think this song is about drugs because when they played live and adam was singing take your self to higher places and he was making a gesture as if he was smoking
  • Giovanna from New Alexandria, PaI want a break from life I have a beast I cant control I want a break...
  • Nathan Ritz from Paoli, InI saw them in concert once it was not as good as the slayer concert last year just because they played my favorite song "i cum blood"
  • Jem from Barrie, OnI agree, I'm pretty sure this song has nothing to do with drugs. It isn't talking about literally getting "higher" its talking about getting to a "higher place" like a safer place. Where you could break free of all of the opression and get to a safe place, and break away from everyone who has put you down.
  • Jerry from China, United Kingdomthree days grace is my favorite band i listen 2 them all the time(this song was preformed 1 day before my birthday)
  • Katie from Atlanta, GaI, for one, don't think this song is about drugs. In my own personal opinion, I think it has to do with breaking free from anything that puts you down. Not my favorite on the TDG new CD but it's still a good one.
  • Jessica from Alta Loma, Cai think this so song is about drugs.. "Tonight my head is spinning"....."Tonight I start the fire
    Tonight I break away

    Break away from everybody
    Break away from everything
    If you can't stand the way this place is
    Take yourself to higher places" "I'll try to get myself higher
    Lets go were going to light it up" "If you can't stand the way this place is
    Take yourself to higher places" "Higher places
    To higher places
    Higher places
    Take yourself to higher places"
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