Alter Bridge Addicted to Pain Music Video

Addicted to Pain is the lead single from the fourth full length Alter Bridge album Fortress, an album released to wide acclaim in September 2013.  The track peaked on the US Mainstream Rock chart at number 4 and helped to dive Fortress on to worldwide success hitting number 12 on the Billboard Rock Chart and topping the United Kingdom Rock Chart.  The record has been widely praised for the impeccable musicianship thought provoking lyrical themes and great song-writing.

Band bassist Brian Marshall stated the following about the song writing process for the record – “I think, like, Mark did a solo project, and he put forward some more up-tempo stuff, because I think when he was writing his own record he had a lot of material that he was writing for that in particular that was put aside and either not shown or not recorded, and I think there was some very heavy stuff. I think that kind of filtered its way into Alter Bridge. Some of it was a bit over the top, but it was like, he would just bounce some of those ideas off of us, and then we would kind of try them together. We just tried to walk away from each writing process with a sense of satisfaction in the songs, even if it’s just a work in progress. So it was really just a lot of ideas that hadn’t seen the light of day yet. All of us have a lot of different influences. Like Myles has got his whole Jazz and blues influences. The combination of all of our influences kind of comes together and that’s how we get the Alter Bridge sound.”

Addicted to Pain Lyrics

Tell me how it feels to live a lie
Tell me do you know that it won’t ever be the same
You can’t deny, the house of cards just hit the floor
Don’t tell me you can save it in the end
There’s nothing you can do
’cause when it’s gone, you know it won’t come back again
But you don’t listen anymore

You’re addicted to pain
Too blind to see you’re lost in the shadows
Too addicted to face
In time you’re gonna lose it all

If only I had said this long ago
If only I had found a way to tell you all the things you should’ve known
But you were lost right from the start
How the hell are you the one to blame
You’ve done no wrong, you gave it all
So why the hell do you have to change
You broke your back, she broke your heart

You’re addicted to pain
Too blind to see you’re lost in the shadows
So addicted to face
In time you’re gonna lose it all

Cry out!
You know it now!
She sold you out!
You’re gonna lose it all!

Cry out!
You know it now!
Just tear it down!
You’re gonna lose it all!

You’re addicted to pain
Too blind to see you’re lost in the shadows
Too addicted to face
In time you’re gonna lose it all

You’re addicted to pain
Sometimes it seems like nothing else matters
You’re too addicted to face
In time you’re gonna lose it all

Cry out!
You know it now!
In time you’re gonna lose it all!

Cry out!
You know it now!
You don’t listen anymore

Cry out!
You know it now!
In time you’re gonna lose it all!

Cry out!
You know it now!
You don’t listen anymore

Alter Bridge - Fortress - Cover

Author: Staff Writer

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