Under and Over It

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"Under and Over It"
Single by Five Finger Death Punch
from the album American Capitalist
Released July 27, 2011
Format Compact Disc, Digital Download
Genre Heavy metal, groove metal
Length 3:38
Label Prospect Park
Producer(s) Kevin Churko
Five Finger Death Punch singles chronology
"Far from Home"
(2010)
"Under and Over It"
(2011)
"Back for More"
(2011)

"Under and Over It" (also initialized as UAOI) is a song by American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch. The song was released as the first single from their third album American Capitalist, and their tenth single overall. The song was released on July 27, 2011, and from July–November 2011, it was ranked as the #1 song on SiriusXM's Octane (hard rock) channel's weekly countdown.[1][2]

Premise[edit]

According to lead vocalist Ivan Moody, the song was inspired by rumors that he found on the internet. The rumors purported that Moody committed suicide, that his band broke up, and that he was a drug addict with fourteen children. At the band's August 27, 2011 Pain in the Grass concert in Emerald City, Washington Moody pointed out that he was alive, his band was still together, and stated that "the kid part might be true, I'm waiting on blood tests, but the only drug I do is green".[3]

Video[edit]

The video begins with an illusion of the band performing in a studio in front of a marquee of flashing lights, then zooms in to the band. The video director steps in, interrupts the song and tells the band that "I need more attitude, more feeling". Moody slaps the director, and the band plays the song again.

While the band plays the introduction, Moody counts to four on his fingers, followed by Zoltan Bathory and he then driving up to a house in a black sports car. The video shifts between Moody singing in a pool party, in a studio and in a bar. When the lyric, "Did you hear about the money, how it made me change" came on, a brief case with the name "GUVERA" showing is opened, with Bathory signing a contract and fistbumping Moody. Then in the bar scene, a man breaks open a piñata full of money. A picture of an article from The Las Vegas Post reading:

"1.2 MILLION IN DAMAGE!

Rock stars in DRUNKEN RAMPAGE!

TRASHED!"

then appears on the screen.

The scene then switches to Ivan driving a classic antique car with Jeremy Spencer, Jason Hook and a bikini clad women. In the pool scene, Chris Kael pushes the video director into the pool while a bikini clad woman in the front seat of the car bends over to give Moody a blow job.

Another picture of a Las Vegas Post article reading:

"SMASHED!

BAND DEMOLISHES 300K SPORTS CAR, WALKS AWAY UNSCATHED.

OUT ON BAIL!"

then rotates into view. Moody and the woman switch places, and Moody goes down on the woman while she is driving.

The five band members then enter a business jet with a Five Finger Death Punch American Capitalist logo similar to that of the seal of the President of the United States. The video director photographs the pilot after he becomes intoxicated, and has artwork drawn all over his face. Moody, Bathory and two women then take over the cockpit controls. The video director is shown to be warning Moody and Bathory to watch out in front of them. He then jumps for cover prior to the plane crashing into a mountain. The video ends with Moody and Bathory falling from the plane on parachutes, and then followed by the last scene from the studio with the band packing away instruments and leaving.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011–12) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 77
US Mainstream Rock Songs (Billboard) 5
US Alternative Songs (Billboard) 31
US Rock Songs (Billboard) 20
US Heatseekers Songs (Billboard) 6

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