I don't think that's valid (not argumentative)??? Every song is personal to the person who writes it. It comes from within, from some source of inspiriation in their life?[/quote]
Sorry, I'm confused. Which part are you saying is not valid? The comment about Space-Dye Vest? That's just what I heard their official stance was somewhere. I don't agree with it I agree with you but I think MP's growls could cause a problem if they perform Nightmare live and that's nothing to do with being too close to MP, the lyrics were written by JP.
@ A Change of Screen Names
Lol, somehow I don't think James' high pitched scream would fit at all. It worked in Octavarium as they built up to it. In Nightmare it follows a deep rap - like spoken word thing (I'm guessing JP would do that?) so that's probably just gonna sound weird :P
I think that's a slightly different point to be honest. With Space-Dye Vest it's because it was very personal to Kevin I believe, where as this will be because non of the band could perform it in a way that comes off well. Very different reasons in my opinion. And I think Nightmare is more personal to JP as its about his car crash right? So they won't "retire" it on that basis.
Another interesting point to make is that they asked the drummers to perform Nightmare in the auditions so they must have some intention to play it live. Do you think that could have influenced the auditions?
who will do the growls?