Halestorm – Here’s To Us

From their 2012 album, A Strange Case Of… The song reached #14 on Billboards Modern Rock chart on September 21, 2013. The song was co-written by Danielle Brisebois who played Stephanie on the TV shows All in The Family and Archie Bunkers Place.

From Songfacts

This is the closing track of Pennsylvania alternative metal band Halestorm’s sophomore album, The Strange Case Of... The group premiered this song on December 31, 2011 when they performed it at Crocodile Rock Cafe in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Speaking with About.com, vocalist Lzzy Hale explained that the recording of the album was a “rush job.” She said: “We had a handful of songs we had written on the road. Then we got off the road, had 24 hours to pack, then went right into the studio the next day. It was, ‘Oh my God, what do we do?’ But honestly, with the songwriting this time we weren’t thinking too much about it. Last record we were thinking things like if it would have mass appeal, would the label like it, would radio like it? This time we didn’t do any of that. We just let the song be whatever it was going to be. That’s why it’s so eclectic. There’s the human element to it, which I enjoy.”
Arejay Hale laid down his drums for the album in around two days. He told About.com: “I had to do five or six tracks a day onto two inch tape. So I had to get it right the first time. There’s no editing, no Pro Tools. And it was the day after Lzzy’s birthday, so I was hung over. So I just chugged some water and laid down the angriest drum tracks I possibly could.”
This song was performed on the ‘On My Way’ episode of the Fox comedy drama Glee on February 21, 2012. The show’s Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) took the lead with a cleaned up version of the tune. Lzzy Hale told About.com: Apparently the song got around. Somebody at our label let it slip, and they (the show) ended up calling. I thought to myself, there are three words in this song that can absolutely not go on Glee. So I ended up recording a clean version for them.”

 

This is the cleaned-up version.

This is the version with explicit lyrics.

Here’s To Us

We could just go home right now
Or maybe we could stick around
For just one more drink, oh yeah
Get another bottle out
Lets shoot the shit
Sit back down
For just one more drink, oh yeah

Here’s to us, here’s to love
All the times that we fucked up
Here’s to you, fill the glass
‘Cause the last few days have kicked my ass
So lets give ’em hell
Wish everybody well, here’s to us, here’s to us

Stuck it out this far together
Put our dreams through the shredder
Let’s toast ’cause things got better
And everything could change like that
And all these years go by so fast
But nothing lasts forever

Here’s to us, here’s to love
All the times, that we messed up
Here’s to you, fill the glass
‘Cause the last few nights have kicked my ass
If they give ya hell
Tell em to go fuck themselves, here’s to us, here’s to us

Here’s to all that we kissed
And to all that we missed
To the biggest mistakes
That we just wouldn’t trade
To us breaking up
Without us breaking down
To whatever’s comin’ our way

Here’s to us, here’s to love
All the times that we fucked up
Here’s to you, fill the glass
‘Cause the last few days have kicked my ass
So lets give ’em hell
Wish everybody well

Here’s to us, here’s to love
All the times, that we messed up
Here’s to you, fill the glass
‘Cause the last few nights have kicked my ass
If they give ya hell
Tell em to go fuck themselves, here’s to us, here’s to us (Go fuck themselves)
Here’s to us, here’s to us
Here’s to us, here’s to us
Here’s to us, here’s to love
Here’s to us, wish everybody well
Here’s to us, here’s to love
Here’s to us, here’s to usWriter/s: DANIELLE BRISEBOIS, TOBY GAD, LIZZY HALE

2 thoughts on “Halestorm – Here’s To Us

  1. Great songs Ricky, but you linked this to last week’s prompt and although I have written the prompt post “Personal Pronouns” for this week already, I will not publish it till 10 PM my time.

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    1. Sorry, Something went wrong and it was not supposed to publish at all. I was thinking about re-posting it because no one seen it but you and Max but it was not suppose to re-post. Sorry.

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