Between Angels and Insects

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"Between Angels and Insects"
Papa roach angels insects.jpg
Single by Papa Roach
from the album Infest
ReleasedMay 22, 2001
Producer(s)Jay Baumgardner
Papa Roach singles chronology
"Broken Home"
"Between Angels and Insects"
"Dead Cell"

"Between Angels and Insects" is the third single from Californian rock band Papa Roach's major label debut album, Infest. The charted on multiple music charts, most notably hitting the top 20 of the UK all-format charts.


The music video was directed by Joseph Kahn and features the band playing in a concrete basement/garage. The camera does several special effects like morph from angle to angle rapidly, show the band moshing in super slow motion and even passing through the band's body, revealing their insides, effects that are reminiscent of the film version of Fight Club. Cockroaches appear on several occasions, even coming out of Jacoby Shaddix's mouth when he screams. The song's lyrics feature numerous references to the novel Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. A couple of lines in the song, "...working jobs that you hate for that shit you don't need...", "...the things you own, own you now...", are taken directly from a speech by Tyler Durden in the film adaptation of the book. It also seems critical of consumerism, as the chorus lyrics include, "Take my money, take my possessions, take my obsession, I don't need that shit...".[citation needed]

The song was used by the WWF as the main theme for their InVasion PPV in 2001.

Track listing[edit]

CD maxi
1."Between Angels and Insects" (album version)3:56
2."Blood Brothers" (Live – Universal Buzz radio version)3:32
3."Binge" (Live – Universal Buzz radio version)3:56
4."Between Angels and Insects" (video) 
European CD single
1."Between Angels and Insects" (radio edit)3:58
2."Last Resort" (live)3:33
3."Binge" (live)3:50
4."Between Angels and Insects" (enhanced video) 
Australian CD single
1."Between Angels and Insects" 
2."Last Resort" 
3."Dead Cell" (live) 
4."Legacy" (non-album track) 
5."Broken Home" (enhanced video) 
6."Last Resort" (enhanced video) 
Limited edition CD single
1."Between Angels and Insects" (album version)3:57
2."Tightrope" (Live at the Astoria, London in January 2001)5:14
3."Barbed Wire" (Live at the Astoria, London in January 2001)3:46

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[1] 20
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[2] 14
UK Singles Chart[3] 17
U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks[4] 27
U.S. Modern Rock Tracks[4] 16
Media Control Charts (Germany) 94


  1. ^ "Chart Track: Week 17, 2001". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 2010-10-19.
  2. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  3. ^ "Chart Stats - Papa Roach - She Loves Me Not". Archived from the original on 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2009-03-01.
  4. ^ a b "Artist Chart History - Papa Roach". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-03-01.