Getting Back Together and Marijuana


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1 Getting Back Together and Marijuana on Fri 24 Jul 2015, 22:11

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Another notable thing about “The Sound of Silence”? “When I cut the vocal, I had just finished tracking another song, and it was the end of my work day,” Draiman says. “I was exhausted, and I wasn’t expecting to have to sing anymore… so I took a nice hit off a big fat bowl.” He laughs. “Then Kevin played me the arrangement and he said, ‘You wanna try singing to it?’ And I was like, ‘I just got high! I’m stoned off my ass!’ But I wound up getting back in the vocal booth for two hours, maybe more. Just vibing and going on feel.”
An interesting fact, given this story, is that the song immediately following “The Sound of Silence” on Immortalized is “Fire it Up,” a big-beat ode to marijuana that actually opens with the sound of Draiman taking a healthy bong hit. “Yeah, there was a big fat bowl before that one, too!” he says. The song, which features lines like “When I need to spark a bit of inspiration and the melody feels like it’s trapped inside,” is, according to Draiman, an accurate reflection of his own relationship to the sweet leaf. “You know what? Ninety-five percent of the songs I’ve written in my life, I’ve written them while high. That’s the god’s honest truth,” he says. “I’ll have a very skeletal musical idea in my head, and then I’ll light one up, go in the shower and let the steam kind of build up…it helps me relax, and I can see the gaps. I can see the holes in the rhythm and the melody and I’ll know where I can go, and what the possibilities are. It helps me be able to perceive every- thing a little bit more clearly. So I figured, ‘What the hell, let’s write a song about it!’ And Danny had this riff that had a real funky bounce to it and that was so different. So it was, ‘Okay, let’s try this…’”
In addition to being one of the more lighthearted tunes in the Disturbed canon, Draiman also points out that the song “is fun. Yeah, that’s me saying it: There’s a song on this Disturbed record that’s fun. And that’s all right. Metal can be fun.” He laughs. “And god knows there’s certainly enough people out there that appreciate the enlightening aspects of smoking marijuana…”
If Draiman sounds like he’s in a particularly good headspace these days, it’s because, well, he is. He’s happy to be back with his bandmates, especially Donegan, who, he says, “I’m very grateful to have as my songwriting partner. We’re fortunate to have found each other.” Furthermore, he’s insistent about the fact that the band’s hiatus wasn’t a smokescreen to hide some deep-seated issues within their ranks. Rather, the members are and always have been great friends, and it really was just a matter of wanting some time off. “Getting back together was always part of the game plan,” he says. “It was never in doubt. The only question was, How long?”



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2 Re: Getting Back Together and Marijuana on Sat 25 Jul 2015, 01:19

"95% of the songs Ive written I was high" Thats a big piece of news I never knew.

Personally I dont smoke but I have 0 issues with those who do. Its just a personal choice of mine. Im not a stoner so a song about weed I wont connect with Im afraid.

I want some dark angry Disturbed songs. Enough with the love letters & tongue-in-cheek songs.

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3 Re: Getting Back Together and Marijuana on Mon 27 Jul 2015, 08:39

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man i cant wait until Friday when we hear this doped up song its gonna be high lol



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4 Re: Getting Back Together and Marijuana on Tue 28 Jul 2015, 14:50

Ive been following Disturbed and members since I started hearing it. Never though that david would blow up on fumes. I always knew that they were drinkers but not this. Im thinking that this is a very funny situation, Im looking foward to hear that shit. Especially when it is a caliber singer like David himself. Hilarious !

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