With Senses Fail going on tour this spring in honor of the tenth anniversary of iconic 2006 album Still Searching and upcoming In Your Absence acoustic EP, what would be more appropriate than to list some of our all-time favorite Senses Fail songs? While this Top 5 list may consist of older material, be sure to check out the honorable mentions for a couple songs from later records.
5. “You’re Cute When You Scream”
Probably a fan-favorite off their debut Let It Enfold You, this track is one of those songs where you just have to sing along to. From the quick but badass intro to its extremely catchy lyrical content, “You’re Cute When You Scream” is about talking shit and getting revenge on a girl (probably an ex) who screwed you over.
4. “Buried A Lie”
One of Senses Fail’s most popular songs, “Buried A Lie” tells a dark tale about trying to solve the murder of a loved one. While it is debatable if this song is about digging up lies to solve a case or is simply just a metaphor for saving a dying relationship, everything about it represents the elements of a true pop-punk song.
3. “Bite To Break Skin”
Another extremely well-known song, it starts out with an easily recognizable guitar intro, followed by catchy verses with fun, short screaming backing vocals. Senses Fail has never been afraid to address “deeper,” more serious topics in their songs, so whether this song is referring to Jesus or the experience of war, the lyrics really give fans a chance to interpret its meaning. Oh and don’t forget, this song ends with some pretty intense screaming vocals that will basically make you want to jam out and start a moshpit right in your room.
2. “Can’t Be Saved”
With its iconic line “Follow You Bliss,” this song from concept album Still Searching is one of Senses Fail’s most popular to date. Providing further context in our previous post “3 Concept Albums You Need To Check Out,” this track is basically about being unable to live up to your potential. It’s when you realize all of the mistakes you made and how they affected your life. Eventually you begin to think that it’s too late to turn everything around. You’ve reached the point where you can’t be saved by anyone or anything other than yourself.
1. “Calling All Cars”
One of Senses Fail’s catchiest songs to date, “Calling All Cars” also helps piece together the story of concept album Still Searching. Immediately started out with vocals, the guitar and drums also build fast-paced suspense leading up to each verse. Not to mention, it also has an extremely catchy chorus.
Honorable Mentions: “Still Searching,” “Lost And Found,” “Everyday Is A Struggle,” “Blackout,” “Garden State,” “The Fire,” “Hold On” and “Lady In A Blue Dress.”
Contributed by Jina Bute | @earthtojina