Stockholm Syndrome (song)
|Length||4:58, 4:06 (radio edit)|
|Alternative titles||De-tuned Riff, New D|
|First live performance||3rd September 2003 (full)|
|Latest live performance||-|
|Chart position||31 (UK Download)|
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The syndrome is named after the Norrmalmstorg robbery of Kreditbanken at Norrmalmstorg, Stockholm in which the bank robbers held bank employees hostage from August 23 to August 28, 1973. In this case, the victims became emotionally attached to, and even defended, their captors after they were freed from their six-day ordeal. The term was coined by the criminologist and psychologist Nils Bejerot, who assisted the police during the robbery, and referred to the syndrome in a news broadcast. The majority of the hostages were okay, but one of them committed suicide and another changed his name to that of one of his captors and disappeared.
A cover of this song is featured on the String Quartet Tribute to Muse.
Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater covered the intro on his drumming focused ‘‘In Constant Motion‘‘ DVD
When the chorus is played backwards, it sounds something like "You can't see me, you sneak off. I lost to love. Please ... save me". Allegedly.
I won't stand in your way Let your hatred grow And she'll scream and she'll shout and she'll pray And she had a name, yeah she had a name I won't hold you back Let your anger rise And we'll fly and we'll fall and we'll burn No one will recall, no one will recall This is the last time I'll abandon you And this is The last time I'll forget you I wish I could Look to the stars Let hope burn in your eyes And we'll love and we'll hate and we'll die All to no avail, all to no avail This is the last time I'll abandon you And this is The last time I'll forget you I wish I could This is the last time I'll abandon you And this is The last time I'll forget you I wish I could I wish I could
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