Vocalist and guitarist Matt Heafy told Artist Direct: "'Becoming the Dragon' is actually a title I got from a book called Geek Love, which is about a family of circus freaks and all the stuff that goes along with that. The book had a chapter called 'Becoming the Dragon.' I took it in a different way. It was more about the Japanese mythology. I remember when I read it. There are some things that we borrow from things and some that we pull out originally. The book was recommended to me by the artist Paul Romano."
The Solo that starts at 3:43 and fades away along with the song is bassist Paolo Gregoletto with a wah pedal.
Long from Slidell, LaWhile I do agree with the fish turning into a dragon legend, I also think this song could talk about a weak person becoming stronger. They had a lot of struggles and challenges, but they managed to find a way to overcome and they have become stronger. They have turned from a koi to a Dragon. Which is cool, because I admire Dragons.
Bruce Springsteen wrote "Blinded By The Light," which was a #1 hit for Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The "Madman Drummers" line is a reference to Springsteen's first E-Street drummer, Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez.
"Thinking About You" was the ninth track from Calvin Harris' 18 Months album to enter the UK singles Top 10. No other artist has obtained so many hits from one LP - Michael Jackson was the previous record holder with seven Top 10 tunes from both his Bad and Dangerous sets.