Love The Lost's Nathan Temple Turns High School Ridicule Into Motivation For "Dreams, or Nightmares?"

A lot went into writing your favorite song, but how much do you really know about it? This week Nathan Temple, vocalist of Eatonville post-hardcore band Love The Lost, delves into wearing tight jeans, scream chants and rising above social pressures.

Song: "Dreams, or Nightmares?"

Album: Single

Release Date: Aug. 14, 2012

When it was written: I started on this song early July and we finished it around the end of the month.

Where it was written: "Dreams, or Nightmares?" was written in my bedroom right before I was asked to join Love The Lost.

Favorite line in the song: My favorite line is the opening chant, "Sleep with one eye open."

Which part was the hardest to come up with: The second verse was pretty difficult to establish. I kept going back and forth between a few ideas but I finally decided on the verse we have now.

If you could go back and change anything, what would it be: I would probably change the very first verse. It has it's good points to it, but as a whole I would completely redo that verse.

Odd fact about song: Well, when I joined the band we were deciding on whether or not to be a "christian band." So I was trying to write a more motivational/Christian song.

What was your inspiration for writing the song: When I was in middle school and starting of high school I was always judged for being a bit out of the norm. I wore the tight jeans and listened to the heavier music so I constantly got ridiculed for that. So when writing this song I decided to use that as a fuel because no matter what you do in life there will always be people who will bring you down.

When was your favorite time performing it live: For this song my favorite time performing it live was our very first show. It starts out with a chant but since we aren't that well known we knew there wouldn't be anyone chanting. So after I screamed "Sleep with one eye open" everyone got pretty wide-eyed. It was like me leaving my mark on everyone.

What is the meaning behind the song: "Dreams, or Nightmares" is about rising above all the people who are going to tell you "you can't do it." If you are constantly siting back and letting everyone dictate your life you will be destroyed. So this is a "rise above it" kinda song. It's us saying, "We are here to do what we love and you can't stop us."

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