It's been awhile, so how are things?
Last time we talked, but mostly screamed
I'm sorry if I seem a bit surprised to see
you haven't turned to stone
And I know what's done is done
It's in the past, and we've moved on
I heard that you skipped town,
Got lost and never found
At least a boy can dream
Like maybe you'd walk into oncoming traffic
Maybe you'd choke on some lie that you told
Maybe you'll drown in a strong undercurrent,
or die burning bridges alone
I wish I never knew your name, your face
I'd be better off without the way your taste
never left my mouth
And all your friends I hate can dig a hole to Hell,
and wait for you to make it home
So take your guilt and memories
Keep smoking reds and think of me
I should've had enough the first time we broke up
Now I can't stop wishing
That maybe you'd fall from a ten story building,
or break your own neck twisting words like you do
Maybe you'll die isolated and lonely
Nothing left by the time they find you
I wish I never knew your name, your face
I'd be better off without the way your taste
never left my mouth
And all your friends I hate can dig a hole to Hell,
and wait for you to make it home
I wish I never knew your name
I'd blame you to death
"Knew Your Name" (aka "Killer Filler") has been around for about 3 years now, only existing in a chorus. We tried some things with it while writing for HTL, but it never came to fruition. Once I needed songs for the record, I immediately dusted it off, because I'd always loved the chorus and thought it would be a fun song to start messing with. As far as lyrics go, they mean nothing. The chorus was written while I was just riffing around. Ever since that fateful day of listening to Brand New's "Seventy Times Seven," I have been infatuated with dark, mean lyrics in pop songs. "Knew Your Name" is no different. I took the chorus, tweaked a riff from another demo I had, and began writing the rest of a very mean pop song about despising an ex. Honestly, I'm happy to report that I have absolutely no ill-will or wishes of violence against any of my exes. BUT I KNOW PEOPLE WHO DO, so this song is for you guys! We called it "Killer Filler" in the studio, because it's just a fun song that lyrically means nothing to me. I brought the song in the studio completed up to the second chorus, and it took Steve and I about 10 minutes to finish it. We kept it nice, simple, and open, and Rob and I spent time in the vocal booth riffing ideas. The bridge reminds me of Fall Out Boy’s "Take This To Your Grave" era, which I love, and I'm happy it came out the way it did.
Produced by:
ROB FREEMAN
Drums by:
STEVE MILLER
Mastered by:
JESSE CANNON
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