Song of the Week

EHSDA Song of the Week: Pain

Unfortunately, workers more often than not have to deal with assorted aches and pains (and worse) due to on-the-job injuries. This Song of the Week deals with the subject of pain courtesy of Philadelphia’s The War on Drugs.

“Pain” is the second song on the band’s 2017 album A Deeper Understanding. Led by singer-guitarist Adam Granduciel, the War on Drugs plays majestic, atmospheric indie rock and “Pain” is no exception. The song is about dealing with pain, whether physical or emotional, and overcoming it.

“Go to bed now I can tell/Pain is on the way out now/Look at the way the domino falls away/I know it’s hard looking in/Knowing that tomorrow you’ll be back again/Hang your head and let me in, I’m waiting/So long.”

A Deeper Understanding is the band’s fourth album and its most successful, going to #10 on the Billboard 200 album chart in the U.S. and faring well throughout the world. It won a Grammy in 2018 for Best Rock Album.

The War on Drugs released its next album, I Don’t Live Here Anymore, in 2021. The band just announced a North American tour for this fall with The National and Lucius.

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