The Leaving Song Pt. II

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"The Leaving Song Pt. II"
AFI - The Leaving Song Pt. II cover.jpg
Single by AFI
from the album Sing the Sorrow
Released September 8, 2003 (UK)
Recorded 2002
Genre Post-hardcore, emo
Length 3:31
Label DreamWorks
Writer(s) Hunter Burgan, Adam Carson, David Paden Marchand, Jade Puget
AFI singles chronology
"Girl's Not Grey"
(2003)
"The Leaving Song Pt. II"
(2003)
"Silver and Cold"
(2003)

"The Leaving Song Pt. II" is a song by American rock band AFI. It was released as the second single from their sixth studio album Sing the Sorrow in 2003. "The Leaving Song Pt. II" was released to radio on June 3, 2003.[1] It peaked at number 16 on the US Alternative Songs chart and number 27 in Australia.

Track listing[edit]

UK 7"

  1. "The Leaving Song Pt. II" – 3:31
  2. "The Great Disappointment" (demo) – 5:01

Australian tour edition CD

  1. "The Leaving Song Pt. II" – 3:31
  2. "This Celluloid Dream" (demo) – 4:18
  3. "Synesthesia" (demo) – 4:35
  4. "Girl's Not Grey" (final music video) – 3:11

Germany CD

  1. "The Leaving Song Pt. II" – 3:31
  2. "The Great Disappointment" (demo) – 5:01

EU Cassette

  1. "The Leaving Song Pt. II" – 3:31

UK CD 1

  1. "The Leaving Song Pt. II" – 3:31
  2. "The Great Disappointment" (demo) – 5:01
  3. "Paper Airplanes" (demo) – 4:04
  4. "The Leaving Song Pt. II" (music video) – 3:32

UK CD 2

  1. "The Leaving Song Pt. II" – 3:31
  2. "...but home is nowhere" (demo) – 3:42
  3. "The Leaving Song (demo) – 2:34

Music video[edit]

A music video was directed by Marc Webb and filmed at a warehouse in Los Angeles in May 2003.

It features the band performing in suits in front of a moshing crowd, executing hardcore dancing style punch-and-kick moves. Members of the crowd are shown applying athletic tape and straight edge-culture gloves on their hands before the gig. The band members are shown preparing for the show as well. Havok drops the mic and walks off stage at the end of the video. The song used while the crowd is moshing was a song by the band Throwdown.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 27
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 43
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[4] 16
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[5] 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – AFI – The Leaving Song Pt. II". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
  3. ^ "AFI: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
  4. ^ "AFI – Chart history" Billboard Alternative Songs for AFI. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
  5. ^ "AFI – Chart history" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for AFI. Retrieved June 21, 2016.

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