Lucy (Skillet song)

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"Lucy"
Single by Skillet
from the album Awake
Released January 27, 2011[1]
Recorded 2009 at Bay7 Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre Christian rock, symphonic rock, post-grunge
Length 3:38
Label Lava, Ardent, Atlantic
Writer(s) John Cooper
Skillet singles chronology
"Forgiven"
(2010)
"Lucy"
(2011)
"It's Not Me, It's You"
(2011)

"Lucy" is the fifth single of the 2009 album Awake by the Christian rock band Skillet, and is the twelfth track on the album.[1]

Meaning and concept[edit]

John Cooper initially refrained from discussing the song's full meaning, stating that it has "a gist of regret where you wish you had done things differently"[2] and "even though there's a specific story, it has a lot of interpretations that have kind of meant a lot to a lot of people already."[3]

In November 2010, at a concert at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Cooper revealed it is about a young couple struggling with feelings of regret after an abortion.[4] He retold this story and further explained his intent in writing the song in an Air 1 interview posted on Skillet's official website:[5] Skillet - Lucy Story Behind The Song.[6]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Christian Rock Radio 21[7]
Christian CHR 12[8]
U.S. Billboard Christian Songs 49[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Music News, January 2011: SKILLET ROCKS BOTH MAINSTREAM TOP ALTERNATIVE ROCK AND TOP CHRISTIAN BILLBOARD YEAR END CHARTS". Jesusfreakhideout.com. Jan 27, 2011. Retrieved Nov 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Skillet Awake Song By Song Breakdown." (Jun 30, 2009). Stereotruth.net. Retrieved May 6, 2011.
  3. ^ DiBiase, John. (Apr 15, 2010). Interview with John Cooper. Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 6, 2011.
  4. ^ Vetter, Chris. (Nov 14, 2010). "Music Beat: Skillet Packs Target Center." Leader-Telegram. Retrieved May 6, 2011.
  5. ^ "'Lucy' - The Story Behind The Song." (Mar 7, 2011). Skillet.com. Retrieved May 6, 2011.
  6. ^ "Skillet - Lucy Story Behind The Song" on YouTube. Retrieved May 25, 2012.
  7. ^ "BDSRadio Charts". Charts.bdsradio.com. Retrieved Nov 10, 2012. 
  8. ^ "BDSRadio Charts". Charts.bdsradio.com. Retrieved Nov 10, 2012. 
  9. ^ http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/skillet/166990

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