Precious Declaration

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"Precious Declaration"
Precious Declaration.jpg
Single by Collective Soul
from the album Disciplined Breakdown
ReleasedFebruary 1997
FormatCD single
Songwriter(s)Ed Roland
Producer(s)Ed Roland, Anthony J. Resta
Collective Soul singles chronology
"Where the River Flows"
"Precious Declaration"
"Where the River Flows"
"Precious Declaration"
Music video
"Precious Declaration" on YouTube

"Precious Declaration" is the lead single from Collective Soul's third studio album, Disciplined Breakdown. A remixed version of the song was featured on MuchMusic's Diamond-certified compilation album, Big Shiny Tunes 2.


In a December 2017 interview with Songfacts, lead singer Ed Roland explained the inspiration behind "Precious Declaration":

That's after we did go through a breakup with the manager with "December." So, that was basically about going through a lawsuit. "Precious Declaration" is when they signed the release that we could continue being a band and continue on with our career. He got what he thought was his, and I got what I thought was mine. Hence, "Precious Declaration" means yours is yours, and mine you leave alone now.[1]


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
Canadian RPM Singles Chart[2] 5
Canadian RPM Alternative 30[3] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 65
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[4] 6
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[5] 43


  1. ^ "Ed Roland of Collective Soul". Songfacts. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 65, No. 6, April 14, 1997". RPM. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
  3. ^ "Rock/Alternative - Volume 65, No. 5, April 07 1997". RPM. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
  4. ^ a b c "Collective Soul - Billboard Singles". allmusic. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1997". RPM. Archived from the original on August 5, 2017. Retrieved November 26, 2017.

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