The first single from We Came As Romans' eponymous album finds singer Dave Stephens recalling more innocent days. Asked by Kerrang! what inspired this throwback to bygone times, the vocalist replied: "we write a song about our past on every record. It's necessary to remember those times to move forward."
The song's music video was directed by Nathan Williams, who also helmed the clip for the band's song "Regenerate." Asked about the visual's concept, Stephens replied: "Our characters are surrounded by destruction and darkness, they pulled themselves out by following hope. We have to stop living in the shadows."
"The Night Chicago Died" was written and recorded by the British group Paper Lace. They talk about Al Capone in the song, but got a lot of details wrong - understandable since they wrote it based on gangster movies.
Until December 5, 1998, a song had to be issued as a single to make the Hot 100. Aaliyah's "Try Again" was the first tune to top the chart based on airplay alone, without any sales figures being included.