How About You

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About How About You

"How About You" is the third single released from American post-grunge band Staind. The song was released on December 23, 2003, from the band's fourth album 14 Shades Of Grey. The song reached #10 on Billboard's Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts.


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2003
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If someone else showed you the way
Would you take the wheel and steer?
It hurts me that you're not ashamed
Of what you're doing here
If they jumped off a bridge
Would you meet them on the ground?
Or would you try and claim
That it never made a sound

Everyone plays the hand they're dealt
And learns to walk through life themselves
Not everything in life is, handed on a plate
When people think your words are true
It doesn't matter what you do
I sold my soul to get here
How 'bout you?

So you choose to force your hand
What a strange way to make friends
And you always change the rules
So the drama never ends
And you blindly go through life
Judging only by what its worth
Just try not to forget
That the meek inherit earth

Everyone plays the hand they're dealt
And learns to walk through life themselves
Not everything in life is, handed on a plate
When people think your words are true
It doesn't matter what you do
I sold my soul to get here
How 'bout you?

So please don't take offense
This is just a point of view
'Cause I'm the only one who
Will say these things to you

Everyone plays the hand they're dealt
And learns to walk through life themselves
Not everything in life is, handed on a plate
When people think your words are true
It doesn't matter what you do
I sold my soul to get here
How 'bout you?

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Staind

Staind ( /ˈsteɪnd/ STAYND) is an American rock band that was formed in 1995 in Springfield, Massachusetts. For 17 years, the band consisted of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Aaron Lewis, lead guitarist Mike Mushok, bassist Johnny April, and drummer Jon Wysocki (who left in May 2011). To date, the band has recorded seven studio albums: Tormented (1996), Dysfunction (1999), Break the Cycle (2001), 14 Shades of Grey (2003), Chapter V (2005), The Illusion of Progress (2008), and their self-titled album (2011). The band has had five chart-topping singles and sold over 15 million records worldwide. more »

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Written by: AARRON LEWIS, JOHN APRIL, JOHN F. APRIL, JONATHAN WYSOCKI, MICHAEL MUSHOK, MICHAEL J. MUSHOK

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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8 facts about this song

Song Creation
"How About You" is a song by the American rock band Staind, that was included in their fourth studio album "14 Shades of Grey" which was released in 2003.
Song Lyrics
The song includes lyrics about the struggles of daily life and frustration caused by ignoring personal happiness. It is a call to take responsibility for one's own happiness and stop blaming others.
Lyrical Theme
Staind's lead vocalist, Aaron Lewis, is known for his emotionally intense and introspective lyrics. In "How About You," he questions an unidentified person about their actions and decisions, allowing listeners to reflect on their own life choices.
Album Success
The album "14 Shades of Grey" which contains "How about You" debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200, showing its wide acceptance and popularity.
Band's Evolving Sound
Staind was known for its nu-metal sound in the late 1990s and early 2000s. However, "How About You" showcases the band's evolving style with a heavier emphasis on melody and technically-accomplished musical composition.
Song Reception
Although not released as a single, "How About You" has generally received positive reviews from critics who appreciated its honest and introspective lyrics along with the matured sound of the band.
Live Performances
"How about You" became one of the fan-favorite songs during Staind’s concerts and live shows, showcasing the strong connection that many of their fans had with this particular song.
Band's Contribution to Rock Music
Whilst the band Staind, overall, helped define the post-grunge and alternative metal genres, "How About You" is a track that illustrates their place in the evolution of rock music in the early 2000s.

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