THE CONNECTION Deluxe
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7. GIVE ME BACK MY LIFE
8. BREATHE YOU IN
9. LEADER OF THE BROKEN HEARTS
10. NOT THAT BEAUTIFUL
11. WALKING DEAD
12. WON'T LET UP
13. AS FAR AS I REMEMBER
14. WHAT'S LEFT OF ME
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Singer Jacoby Shaddix said earlier this year, "What `The Connection' means to us, it's our connection to the music. It's the connection of this music to the fans. It's the connection that we make onstage with our music ... It's just this connection that Papa Roach than us sitting in a room jamming. It's larger than life now and we're just the facilitators for that, so it's just painfully obvious that this is what it needs to be."
With that in mind, the band mines the well of interpersonal connections again with their latest record. Shaddix, a master at baring his soul in tracks like `Last Resort,' `Scars,' and `Broken Home,' puts his heart clearly on his sleeve with the standout track `Before I Die.' The song, which incorporates some early piano work before fully rocking out, talks about pushing a loved one away while still feeling the urge to live for them.
And where `Before I Die' is a more painful track, the misnomer `Leader of the Broken Hearts' actually comes off as one of the more triumphant songs on the disc. On it, Shaddix revels in the pain that comes from a broken heart, knowing that even though a relationship has ended, there's an elation that came from putting it all on the line that's made him feel alive like never before.
As Shaddix has stated, `The Connection' is also about the relationship of the music to their fans, and there are a number of rocking tracks on here that should eventually connect on the concert stage. Tony Palermo's `Dr. Feelgood'-like drumming and the riffage of guitarist Jerry Horton and bassist Tobin Esperance on `Where Did the Angels Go' provide the intensity of a great live song. Esperance and Horton also drive `Wish You Never Met Me' with a killer bass opening and wailing guitar solo. And for those who like the rap-rock sound of the band's early work, `Not That Beautiful' is a late album gem with Shaddix waxing poetic about putting a loved one on a pedestal.
The other major connection P-Roach make is to their own journey to get where they are today. The band has seen the highs and the lows and emerged as one of music's most consistently rocking acts, which makes `Still Swingin'` not only the perfect song for a lead single, but essentially the anthem that describes their career path. Where many of their peers that started on the scene in the late '90s and early 2000s have faded away, Papa Roach have survived, and are the ones still swinging and connecting with fans.
Track One: Engage just a good musical intro no words
Track Two: Still Swingin, A song about not giving up while your survive day by day plus never losing hope
Track Three: Where did the Angels go, A song about being in a dark place in your life while looking for a way out
Track Four: Silence is the Enemy, A song about speaking up for what you believe in while showing others they need to speak up too about this enemy.
Track Five: Before I Die, A song about trying to heal the wrongs commited during your lifetime so everyone can move on without feeling like weight on your shoulders.
Track Six: Wish you never meet me, A song about facing the chance of a breakup and you can feel the pain within the lead singer's voice as he sings the song.
Track Seven: Give me back my Life, A song about reaching your breaking point and desire to have your old life back you can also feel the hurt anger dispare so forth within the lyrics.
Track Eight: Breathe you in, A song about learning to recover from the pain, hurt, from a relationship as you feel you can breathe again and move on.
Track Nine: Leader of the Broken Hearts, One of my personal favorite's on the album, A song about being able to move forward even with a broken heart because you realize your still alive even after all the pain and hurt.
Track Ten: Not that Beautiful, A song about how the power of words can bring down a person and make them feel like less a person and not worthy of love.
Track Eleven: Walking Dead, A song about not paying attention to one another couple wise and just going threw the motions each day and not feeling alive at all.
Track Tweleve: Won't Let Up, A song about no matter what happens in your life you never ever give up and you learn to "keep your head up."
Track Thirteen: As far as I Remember, A song about wanting to start fresh and making amends by "Turning the Page."
Track Fourteen: What's left of Me, A song about ending it once and for all and not letting the person take anymore from you that you already given to the person during the relationship.
Track Fifteen: 9th Life, A song about keep on going no matter how many lives or chances you have used up along the way because may be the last life or chance you get so make best of it.
DVD: Music videos of Kick you in the Teeth: See guy with chip on his shoulder get beat up badly and just keep on going. Burn: You feel the anger in the lyrics and great special effects on the actual burning alive scene unedited music video. No Matter What: Very powerful lyrics and can see the bond of the buddies doing everything together to get out of situation they are in. Still Swingin: Last man alive fighting zombies and living day by day and still has photo of him and his brother holds onto that memory as keeps on living on. Great behind scenes look at the video and fact the lead singer's seven year old son came up with the idea of the video. Last great look at the making of the cover artwork on the computer.
Summery: This CD lyrics wise shows how a person can go threw a relationship with himself and another person, realize the wrongs commited while trying make amends to himself and other person. Then when it ends and have a broken heart but your alive you learn to move on and realize your full potential by "Keep your head in."