I asked Alex to give us some background on what this song means to him and here is what he has to say:
“I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say we all have that playlist of songs that we go to when we hit a dark time of either a day, a week, or whatever. Whether it’s the melodies, singing, or sound effects associated, those songs help us cope with what we feel is wrong. This song is in said playlist because the feelings that come from it’s message. Being in a relationship (not that mine is in any danger, lol) that is one sided is tough enough, but keeping a hold to that relationship because you feel you don’t deserve better is worse. I’ve had relationships that went on too far because I was told I couldn’t do better and as much as I told myself to just go I couldn’t muster up the strength to do it. Listening to this song just helps me know that I moved on to the better thing that I was told wasn’t gonna be there for me.“
I don’t know too much about the Emo/Pop-Punk scene personally, but I do enjoy a lot of music from the genre. While looking at the lyrics on Genius I found out that The Early November sampled a part of the lyrics for this song from one of their biggest influences – The Get Up Kids on the song “No Love“
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