Animal I Have Become

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"Animal I Have Become"
Single by Three Days Grace
from the album One-X
Released April 18, 2006
Format CD single, Digital download
Genre Alternative metal
Length 3:51
Label Jive
Writer(s) Barry Stock, Adam Gontier
Certification Gold (U.S.)[1]
Platinum (Canada)
Three Days Grace singles chronology
"Home"
(2004)
"Animal I Have Become"
(2006)
"Pain"
(2006)

"Animal I Have Become" is the first single from Three Days Grace's second studio album, One-X. Unlike most singles, it was not released in stores, and only had one track. The song is featured on the video game WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007, and song stayed on US mainstream rock for 7 weeks at No. 1 and 2 weeks at No. 1 on the modern rock chart. Adam Gontier has stated that while addicted to the painkiller OxyContin, he had become abusive and angry and had no idea who he was anymore. He wrote "Animal I Have Become" while in rehab for his addiction.[2]

Versions[edit]

Both "Animal I Have Become" and "Pain" have been released in acoustic formats and are available on online music stores such as iTunes. Christian parody band ApologetiX recorded a parody of "Animal I Have Become", entitled "Animals I Have Begun" on their 2008 album, Future Tense.

Music video[edit]

The video, directed by Dean Karr, features singer Adam Gontier as the main character. The video starts with Gontier in his torn apart bedroom asleep. On top of him is a monstrous entity who he tries to fight. He then gets up, gets dressed then starts walking through the streets of Downtown Ontario. He starts looking into mirrors, and other reflective objects, seeing himself as a monstrous entity once again with deathly eyes and a gaping hole with menacing teeth for a mouth twice, walking through various places, including a street where he pushes through everyone in front of him. It ends with him meeting a woman in a bar, only to find her looking just like the monster. He then proceeds to overturn a table and throw a chair through a window. Gontier finds out it was all a dream, but his bedroom is seen in shambles as he looks around in wonder. During the video, clips of the band playing are featured.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Billboard Hot 100 60
Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 1
Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
Preceded by
"Dani California" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks number-one single
July 29 - September 9, 2006
Succeeded by
"Through Glass" by Stone Sour
Preceded by
"Miss Murder" by AFI
Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks number-one single
September 9–16, 2006
Succeeded by
"Tell Me Baby" by Red Hot Chili Peppers

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