"Scars" is the second single released from American rock band Papa Roach's fourth album, Getting Away with Murder, and was released to rock radio on November 1, 2004. The song was the 36th-most-successful single of the United States in 2005, when it climbed to No. 15 on the BillboardHot 100. As with several of their other songs, Papa Roach has performed "Scars" live with Spanish lyrics.
The song, according to the band's video album Papa Roach: Live & Murderous in Chicago, tells the story of Jacoby Shaddix's "Horrible night in Vegas that changed my life." During live performances before playing the song, Shaddix often talks about how "the song saved his life".
The song's video tells the story of Shaddix's girlfriend, played by Taylor Cole, who is a drunk and parties too much. One day, she gets too drunk and passes out at a party at Shaddix's house. She wakes up the following morning with a hangover, and, grabbing her coat, knocks over a candle, which lands on a mat on the floor. The mat is stained with her drink from the night before. She lights the house on fire unknowingly, and goes home. When Shaddix arrives home, his house is burnt down. The girlfriend comes back to the ruin and sees what happened and realized what she did. The band performs this song on top of the burnt remains of Shaddix's house. The video was directed by Motion Theory.