Speak The Truth…Even If Your Voice Shakes (Senses Fail, Finch) have premiered a new song titled “Drowning On The Sidewalk Or Dying Inside,” via Loudwire. This song is from their new album “Everyone You Love Will Slip Away From You,“ which will be released on November 10.
Buddy Nielsen (also of Senses Fail) commented:
“I spent the last two Senses Fail records writing really positive and emotional lyrics, which was a big departure from all the other material I have worked on. In response to that there were a lot of fans that were upset that I had suddenly changed tones on them. I was, which I shouldn’t have been, reading comments on the internet on how it was better when I am depressed, or more relatable when I wrote songs about sadness or drinking.
So this song is a little tongue in cheek response to that, but it’s also about the miscarriage my wife had. It is a conversation I’d like to have with my unborn child that, depending on what you believe, was either never alive or fully alive. Either way, it is my attempt at making peace with it, while also fulfilling people’s wishes of writing songs from a darker, more depressing place.
Sort of asking fans, ‘Are you happy that I have suffered a tragedy so that you can now have more relatable lyrics?’ But trying to do so in a humorous way, if that is at all possible. That is why I chose one of the poppier songs to frame such a dark topic.”