Family Tradition (Senses Fail song)

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"Family Tradition"
Single by Senses Fail
from the album Life Is Not a Waiting Room
A-side "Family Tradition"
Released August 25, 2008
Format Digital download
Genre Emo
Length 3:34
Label Vagrant
Writer(s) James "Buddy" Nielsen, Senses Fail
Producer(s) Brian McTernan
Senses Fail singles chronology
"The Priest and the Matador"
"Family Tradition"

"Family Tradition" is the first single and fourth song on Senses Fail's third studio album Life Is Not a Waiting Room. Family Tradition is the seventh single released from Senses Fail. It has become one of the band's most successful singles to date. It was released on iTunes on August 26, 2008.[1][2] "Family Tradition" was released to radio on October 7, 2008.[3]

This song and others off the same album will be featured in Senses Fail's upcoming greatest hits album entitled "Follow Your Bliss: The Best of Senses Fail".[4]

Lead singer Buddy Nielsen discusses the story behind the song:

A music video was recently filmed for the song displaying a rather scrawny young boy who does not seem to add up to his father's expectations. Constantly harassed by his older brother throughout the video, he enters a chest in his room only to come out in the form of a large gremlin-looking character. The video ends with the transformed son frightening his parents in their sleep. Scenes of the band playing the song in front of an audience in a tent are intercut with the storyline of the video.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Family Tradition" – 3:34
  2. "Wolves At the Door" – 3:27
  3. "Life Is Not a Waiting Room" – 3:19
  4. "Waiting Room Album Clips" – 4:20



  1. ^ "Senses Fail – Family Tradition EP Available NOW on iTunes!" Vagrant Records. Retrieved on August 26, 2008.
  2. ^ "Release Details - Family Tradition iTunes EP" Vagrant Records. Retrieved on August 27, 2008.
  3. ^ "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Archived from the original on September 21, 2013. Retrieved October 31, 2016. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Senses Fail Debuts New Single 'Family Tradition'" Retrieved on August 27, 2008.

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