Who was this band?
January 7, 2006 2:37 PM   Subscribe

Help me remember a song, out around 1995 or 1996. It was by a rock band with a male singer. Haunting, sort of creepy voice. The thing I most remember was the music video. It featured a girl in her apartment, and a creepy/stalkerish but handsome guy going up the to her apartment. She answered the door, and then it ends up with a slow speed chase up to the roof, where I the music video ends in sort of a cliff hanger. It was a tall apartment building, with an elevator. The male singer was shown on screen in cut ins throughout the music video. I think the singer was shown to be in the elevator, but not interacting with the woman or her stalker. I can sort of remember one line of lyrics, sort of along the lines: I only sleep at night, surrounded by my lies. And for some reason I think the name of the band had the name of elements in it, but that might be totally spurious. Also, I think this was their only song that received much attention. Not much to go on, but who was it?
posted by voidcontext to Media & Arts (15 answers total)
Sorry, should have chopped up into paragraphs.
posted by voidcontext at 2:43 PM on January 7, 2006

Something makes me think the video your thinking of had a character named Nick in it. And the word blood was an important part of the lyrics.

If it's the same song, I hate it because it used to get stuck in my head and it wasn't that good.
posted by cloeburner at 2:46 PM on January 7, 2006

Yeah, it wasn't all that good. Mostly this is a matter of exorcising the song out of my head.
posted by voidcontext at 2:53 PM on January 7, 2006

Gravity Kills - Guilty?
posted by signal at 2:54 PM on January 7, 2006

Woops, no, it's Stabbing Westward, "What Do I Have to Do?"
posted by signal at 2:56 PM on January 7, 2006

It's not Stabbing Westward, unfortunately.
posted by voidcontext at 2:59 PM on January 7, 2006

I thought "Stabbing Westward" too, but the video I remember with a stalker in it was "Shame"? The couldn't have TWO videos with stalkers in them, could they?
posted by IvyMike at 3:00 PM on January 7, 2006

Maybe "What Do I Have to Do" by Stabbing Westward? Although Gravity Kills sounds possible too... my google-acity is failing to find any confirmation for either.
posted by jessenoonan at 3:01 PM on January 7, 2006

wow... (blank) minds think alike...
posted by jessenoonan at 3:03 PM on January 7, 2006

It is Shame. That's excellent. More then once in the last ten years I've looked at Stabbing Westward, only to stop at What Do I Have to Do.

Sorry to have doubted you signal, and thanks IvyMike.
posted by voidcontext at 3:04 PM on January 7, 2006

The reason I had such a hard time doing lyric searches, was that it's:

I only see myself, reflected in your eyes

And not

I only sleep at night, surrounded by my lies

I am so so happy. Thanks so much, everyone.
posted by voidcontext at 3:09 PM on January 7, 2006

FYI, you can d/l that particular video from iTunes.
posted by theFlyingSquirrel at 3:12 PM on January 7, 2006

I just did, thanks. I am surprised how much I got wrong in my memory.
posted by voidcontext at 3:14 PM on January 7, 2006

Ha. For real trivia points: What movie was this song/video connected to?
(God, I was on the Stabbing Westward mailing list then...)
posted by klangklangston at 8:57 PM on January 8, 2006

Looking around IMDB, is it Mortal Combat? I hope it's not...
posted by voidcontext at 6:28 AM on January 9, 2006

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