• This is the title track of the British alternative rock band Young Guns' second album. Frontman Gustav Wood told the story of the song to Kerrang! "We borrowed our producer Dan Weller's studio to get ourselves out of our practice room that we've written in for years. Dan said, 'Borrow the studio, get some work done, and please don't have any parties…' Obviously we proceeded to have loads of parties and get absolutely nothing done for two weeks! On the last day we were really hungover, and the boys were sitting in the room with their instruments. Ben (Joliffe, drums) was messing around with a simple Queen-esque 'We Will Rock You' type tom beat. Out of nowhere, Fraser (Taylor, guitar) came up with the lead riff that 'Bones' uses. I ran into the room and was like, 'There's something about that! Keep doing it! When we got to the chorus part I just opened my mouth and 'I feel it in my bones' came out" We just looked at each other and were like, 'F--k! That's cool! Keep going! I knew right then that we'd written something special."

    Wood added that his improvised hook was a reaction to hearing the song itself: "We were really buzzing off it," he said, "so I just sang something that felt right in the heat of the moment and that chorus just came out! It instantly felt very familiar, we knew it was gold."
  • This was chosen by Kerrang! magazine as their Best Song of 2012.

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  • AnonymousWas the song bones by young guns about religion or being agnostic I'm a little confused?
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