By the Way (Theory of a Deadman song)

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"By the Way"
By The Way by Theory of a Deadman.jpg
Single by Theory of a Deadman featuring Chris Daughtry
from the album Scars & Souvenirs
Released May 18, 2009
Format CD
Radio single
Digital download
Recorded October 2007
Genre Post-grunge, hard rock
Length 3:35
Label Roadrunner/604
Writer(s) Tyler Connolly & Chris Daughtry (lyrics)
Theory of a Deadman (music)
Producer(s) Tyler Connolly
Theory of a Deadman singles chronology
"Not Meant to Be"
"By the Way"
"Wait For Me"

"By the Way" is the sixth single from Theory of a Deadman's album Scars & Souvenirs, released on May 18, 2009. The song features Chris Daughtry and Robin Diaz on back-up vocals. It is about a girl leaving her boyfriend without saying anything to him and he now thinks about her all the time and wishes she'd come back. The Scars & Souvenirs album title comes from a line in this song: "Piled up from the years, all those scars and souvenirs".[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video came out in the second week of August 2009. It shows Tyler Connolly walking around an abandoned house with his "former wife" as a ghost lurking around him. He picks up emotional objects such as his wedding picture. Near the end of the video, he turns into the ghost and the wife is actually real. She leaves the house with her friends, like he exclaims in the lyrics of the song. Neither Chris Daughtry nor Robin Diaz, who sing backing vocals on the song, are featured in the music video.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 16
U.S. Billboard Rock Songs 34