Walk Away (Five Finger Death Punch song)

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"Walk Away"
Single by Five Finger Death Punch
from the album War Is the Answer
Released November 2, 2009
Format CD single, DI
Genre Alternative metal, groove metal, metalcore[1]
Length 3:43
Label Prospect Park
Producer(s) Kevin Churko
Five Finger Death Punch singles chronology
"Hard To See"
(2009)
"Walk Away"
(2009)
"Dying Breed"
(2009)

"Walk Away" is a song by American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch. The song was released as the second single from their second album, War Is The Answer, and their fifth single overall on November 2, 2009. The song peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart (the band's fourth top-10 on that chart), #31 on the Alternative Songs chart and #21 on the Rock Songs chart (their 2nd appearance in the latter charts), making it their second highest-charted single to date. It was a free downloadable track in the iPhone game application, Tap Tap Revenge 3. It was also used as the official theme song for the 2010 TNA Lockdown PPV.[2]

Writing[edit]

Zoltan Bathory told Metal Hammer, “You know, it’s rare to come up with a song that is so complete, and I don’t say that with any sense of ego. As far as I’m concerned, I’m not really the writer of the song, I’m just the vehicle for the music, but I’m really delighted to have channelled something like this – a number with the potential to touch people’s lives in a powerful way, and that’s an ancient and a primal thing, and actually quite a tough thing to do…"

“I think the song is pretty forceful from just a musical point of view, but when you add in the vocals and the lyrics, it takes things to a whole new plane. Ivan is dealing with relationship issues in the lyrics, and he’s certainly loaded with ammo on that subject, you can tell he’s singing straight from the heart… Sometimes in life, the stars all align and a bit of magic is created, and I certainly think that’s the case here…”[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
US Billboard Alternative Songs[4] 31
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 7
US Billboard Rock Songs[4] 21

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