Serenity (song)

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Single by Godsmack
from the album Faceless
Released June 24, 2003
Genre Acoustic rock
Length 4:34
Label Republic/Universal
Writer(s) Sully Erna, Tony Rombola
Producer(s) David Bottrill
Sully Erna
Godsmack singles chronology
"Straight Out of Line"

"Serenity" is a single by the metal band Godsmack from the album Faceless.[1] It reached number seven on the Mainstream Rock chart and number ten on the Modern Rock chart.[2]

Song origin[edit]

The song was written by Godsmack frontman Sully Erna in tribute to one of his childhood heroes, Rush drummer Neil Peart. He wrote the song after reading the book Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road, penned by Peart about his motorcycle trip along the Pan-American Highway that he took to cope with the deaths of his daughter and wife one year apart from another.[3]

"The book is so amazing," Erna told "He jumped on his motorcycle and within 14 months, drove 55,000 miles across the world. His experience about healing himself on the road inspired me to write this dark, tribal song," Erna says.[4]

Originally, Erna had hoped Peart would play on the track so he sent the drummer a demo version of the song along with his request. Peart sent a note back saying he was unable to appear on the record because of touring commitments, but he gave Godsmack his blessings and complimented the group on its song.[4]

Music video[edit]

A music video was released for this song, showing the band performing during their appearance on Pepsi Smash in 2003.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Serenity" Erna, Rambola 4:34
2. "Re-Align" Erna 4:20
3. "Time Bomb" Erna 3:59
4. "Serenity" (Edited) Erna, Rambola 4:34

Chart positions[edit]

Singles U.S. Billboard

Year Chart Position
2003 Mainstream Rock Tracks 7
2004 Modern Rock Tracks 10
Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 13
Billboard Hot 100 113


  1. ^ "Godsmack: Faceless Track Listing Unveiled". Blabbermouth.Net. 2003-02-01. Retrieved 2009-01-05. 
  2. ^ " - Artist Chart History - Godsmack". Billboard 200. 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2007-11-11. 
  3. ^ "Godsmack's Erna Says He Asked Neil Peart To Play On The New Album". Blabbermouth.Net. 2009-01-27. 
  4. ^ a b "Godsmack Ride Into 'Serenity' - News Story". 2009-01-27. 

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