Familiar Realm

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"Familiar Realm"
CKY - Familiar Realm.jpg
Single by CKY
from the album An Answer Can Be Found
Released May 25, 2005
Format Digital download, promo CD single
Genre Alternative metal, post-grunge, Funk metal
Length 3:57
Label Island/Def Jam
Songwriter(s) Deron Miller, Chad I Ginsburg
Producer(s) Chad I Ginsburg
CKY singles chronology
"Attached at the Hip"
"Familiar Realm"
"Hellions on Parade"
"Attached at the Hip"
"Familiar Realm"
"Hellions on Parade"
An Answer Can Be Found track listing
"Dressed in Decay"
"Familiar Realm"
"All Power to Slaves"

"Familiar Realm" is a song by American alternative metal band CKY, featured on their 2005 third studio album An Answer Can Be Found. Written by vocalist and guitarist Deron Miller and guitarist Chad I Ginsburg,[1] who also produced the album,[1] the song was released as the only single from the album on May 25, 2005.


Deron Miller, while recognising that it was "the song that sold the record", suggests that "Familiar Realm" was "the wrong choice" for the lead single from An Answer..., instead favouring "The Way You Lived" and, as a second single, "Don't Hold Your Breath".[2] Drummer Jess Margera has revealed that the song is his least favourite to perform live, suggesting that "it just doesn't come across live anywhere near as smoothly as the record."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Familiar Realm", the only to be produced for a track from An Answer Can Be Found, was directed by Matt Lenski,[3][4] the first not to involve Bam Margera. Deron Miller described the music video as "a pretty sick vid".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Deron Miller and Chad I Ginsburg.

Digital download[5]
No. Title Length
1. "Familiar Realm" 3:57
Total length: 3:57
Promo CD single (ISLR16323-2)[6][7]
No. Title Length
1. "Familiar Realm" (radio edit) 3:44
2. "Familiar Realm" (album version) 3:57
Total length: 7:41


  1. ^ a b Familiar Realm (back cover). CKY. New York City, New York: The Island Def Jam Music Group. 2005. 
  2. ^ a b c "Ask CKY". CKY. Retrieved April 11, 2010.  Note: User must manually define 'Keyword Search' parameter as "Familiar Realm" and select 'Search Ask CKY'.
  3. ^ CKY - Familiar Realm. Universal Music Group. March 29, 2007. Retrieved April 7, 2010. 
  4. ^ "CKY - "Familiar realm"". mvdbase.com. Retrieved April 7, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Familiar Realm Digital Single". CKY: In Hi-Fi. Retrieved April 7, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Familiar Realm Promo". CKY: In Hi-Fi. Retrieved April 7, 2010. 
  7. ^ "CKY Familiar Realm USA Promo 5" CD SINGLE (385107)". eil.com. Retrieved April 7, 2010.