Writing On The Walls

Album: Define The Great Line (2006)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song talks about feeling like the world is coming to an end and the anxiety that brings. UnderOath vocalist/drummer Aaron Gillespie said: "I have GAD - Generalized Anxiety Disorder - I have it so bad that I feel I'm having a heart attack. And it'll last for weeks sometimes - like, my chest hurts. And you go to the doctor, and it's just like, 'you're freaking out, calm down, it's your subconscious.' So, for me, a lot has to do with the space inside your head." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Justin - Franklin, VA

Comments: 5

  • Corey from Richmond, VaThis song ROCKS! Underoath rules!
  • Joel from FlIts about a family fighting and praying for God to give them peace.
    This is a Christian band.
  • Courtney from Richmond, VaThe video is verrry berry cool
  • Megan from Spokane, WaAgree! Best song on the CD
  • D from Matawan, NjThis is by far my favorite song off of the new cd. this band is so amaizing and i love them all to death. Aaron gillespie is my hero. <3
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