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“Kryptonite” by 3 Doors Down

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“Kryptonite” by 3 Doors Down


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    “Kryptonite” by 3 Doors Down (official video) is a hard rock song.

    Song Title: Kryptonite (official video)
    Artist: 3 Doors Down
    Album: The Better Life
    Genre: hard rock, modern rock, post-grunge, alternative rock
    Composer: Copyright © music: Brad Arnold, Matt Roberts, Todd Harrell; lyrics Brad Arnold
    Lead Vocals: Brad Arnold
    Lead Guitar: Matt Roberts, Chris Henderson
    Rhythm Guitar: Matt Roberts, Chris Henderson
    Bass: Todd Harrell
    Drums: Brad Arnold
    Director: Dean Karr
    Producer: Paul Ebersold
    Recorded: Ardent Studios, Memphis, Tennessee (recorded by Paul Ebersold and Matt Martone)
    Released: January 17, 2000
    Label: Republic/Universal
    Number of listens: 24191
    Current rank: 55 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 10 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)

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Kryptonite
by 3 Doors Down

Song Title: Kryptonite
    Artist: 3 Doors Down
    Album: The Better Life
genre: alternative rock
running time: 3:56
release date: 2000
U.S. peak chart position:
U.K. peak chart position:
label: Republic/Universal

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song credits

lyricist: Brad Arnold
composers: Brad Arnold, Matt Roberts, Todd Harrell
producer: Paul Ebersold
recorded:Ardent Studios, Memphis, Tennessee (recorded by Paul Ebersold and Matt Martone)
engineer/mixer: Toby Wright (at the Record Plant, Los Angeles, California)
assistant mix engineer: Mike Butler
mastered: Stephen Marcussen (at A&M Mastering Studios, Hollywood, California)
lead vocals: Brad Arnold
guitar (lead and rhythm): Matt Roberts
guitar (lead and rhythm): Chris Henderson
bass: Todd Harrell
drums: Brad Arnold

lyrics

I took a walk around the world
To ease my troubled mind
I left my body laying somewhere
In the sands of time
I watched the world float
To the dark side of the moon
I feel there is nothing I can do, yeah

I watched the world float
To the dark side of the moon
After all I knew it had to be
Something to do with you
I really don’t mind what happens now and then
As long as you’ll be my friend at the end

If I go crazy then will you still
Call me Superman
If I’m alive and well, will you be
There holding my hand
I’ll keep you by my side
With my superhuman might Kryptonite

You called me strong, you called me weak,
But still your secrets I will keep
You took for granted all the times
I never let you down
You stumbled in and bumped your head,
If not for me then you would be dead
I picked you up and put you back
On solid ground

If I go crazy then will you still
Call me Superman
If I’m alive and well,
Will you be there holding my hand
I’ll keep you by my side
With my superhuman might Kryptonite

Yeah!!

If I go crazy then will you still
Call me Superman
If I’m alive and well, will you be there
Holding my hand
I’ll keep you by my side
With my superhuman might Kryptonite

lyrics courtesy of the fan site 3dd4u.tripod.com/kryptonite.htm

    Summary quotation from Wikipedia:

    “Kryptonite” is a song by the American rock band 3 Doors Down. It was originally released as a demo for local play by 97.9 WCPR-FM in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Composition and Inspiration

    The song was written by drummer/vocalist Brad Arnold in a mathematics class when he was fifteen, and was one of the first songs he ever wrote.

    In terms of the song’s meaning Arnold has said

    “That song seems like it’s really just kind of like asking a question. It’s question is kind of a strange one. It’s not just asking, “If I fall down, will you be there for me?” Because it’s easy to be there for someone when they’re down. But it’s not always easy to be there for somebody when they’re doing good. And that’s the question it’s asking. It’s like, “If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?” It’s asking, “If I’m down, will you still be there for me?” But at the same time, “If I’m alive and well, will you be there holding my hand?” That’s kind of asking, “If I’m doing good, will you be there for me? Will you not be jealous of me?” That’s the basic question that song’s asking, and maybe throughout the years of singing that song, I might have come up with more meanings for it than it actually might have originally had.”
Release and reception

    After the song’s release, it began to garner significant radio play. This allowed it to reach its high position in the charts and give 3 Doors Down their breakthrough hit. As a result of the popularity of the single, along with the fame of the other less known singles, The Better Life went on to sell over six million copies. The song still remains 3 Doors Down’s best known song to this day, and many fans consider it to be their signature song. The song plays during the freestyle of Superman monster truck at Monster Jam events.

    In September 2009, “Kryptonite” was included on the setlist for the music video game Guitar Hero 5. Users on the Guitar Hero website have voted the song as the most popular from the game’s main setlist. It was also released as downloadable content for Rock Band.

Music video

    Directed by Dean Karr, the music video presents an old man who was a big time action hero on TV. The scene cuts between the band hanging around on the roof of the apartments where the old man lives, spying on a man harassing a woman. When the man drags her away, the old man dons his trusty suit and follows. In between shots of the old hero chasing the bad guy and failing to protect himself against a group of goths, the band is shown playing in a club with several other elderly people dressed as caricatures of comic villains. The video comes to a close when the old man dives through the skylight and catches the bad guy off guard, possibly knocking him out by falling on top of him. The video ends with the old man smiling, giving a thumbs up to the camera.

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