Matt: “Paolo sent us all the song and I fell in love with it musically right away. It was the end of the tour, and I had just come out of a really bad ending of a really good friendship – someone I consider one of my really close friends, someone that I had helped in their time of need, they’ve helped me in my time of need. And I felt like I really was a good influence on this person that was addicted to bad things, doing bad things. And it completely soured when they turned their back on me and all of us, and I remember sitting on that flight and being so choked up with anger. I just put my headphones on, put the song on, and immediately started writing the lyrics. There’s a word in there, ‘creonte’. It’s a Brazilian-Portuguese word that’s passed around in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gyms, and it means ‘traitor’. It’s when someone was part of your gym, and they leave for an unknown reason, and join a rival gym.”
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