The Wretchedness Inside

Album: The Sin and the Sentence (2017)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song is taken from a demo that vocalist Matt Heafy ghostwrote for a different band in 2014. The track was never used, so bass guitarist Paolo Gregoletto helped him revamp it for The Sin and the Sentence.
  • Heafy explained the song's meaning to track by track interview with TeamRock:

    "It's about being addicted to a bad situation, knowing it and not being willing to get out of it, but recognising it. Abusive relationships, abusive friendships, toxic addiction, something like that. When you pop out and have a moment of clarity and a moment of consciousness, and you're like, 'Why am I in this, this is terrible for me, I need to get out', and you just hop back in. It's the idea of Stockholm syndrome, something like that, in a song."

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