Jonas Brothers: Inspiration

Jonas Brothers about their inspiration for the songs from “Lines, Vines And Trying Times” from “TheHotHits”:

World War III: Nick: This is about a personal experience for me. It deals with the challenge of a girl who keeps attacking you, provoking you, trying to fight you all the while she’s the only one fighting.

Poison Ivy: Nick: was a way for us to find the common bond between metaphor and reality. We had the pleasure of writing with our bass player Greg Garbowsky infusing new sounds through the use of horn pieces among other new and imaginative musical styles.

Hey Baby: Nick: We originally wrote for the last album while on the road, but felt the “old school sound” was more cohesive with our present style. ‘Before The Storm’, was written after personal experiences that made us grow in the ways of love and relationships.

What Did I Do To Your Heart: We wrote last summer while on tour in Europe with Avril Lavigne. Still learning and coming into our own, we saw that we would try to solve issues about girls, life, and coming of age, without even knowing what the challenges would be.

Much Better: Joe: Our fans mean the world to us and is giving back to them. After two years of their loyalty and dedication we felt there was no more personal way to give back than to share our influences, from the Bee Gee’s to Neil Diamond.

Black Keys: Nick: The inspiration came by way of sitting one day at a piano and writing my first song through the use of only the black keys. It was then that I realized the simplicity of black and white versus the noise that is brought on by color.

Don’t Charge Me For The Crime: It´s a story about getting roped into situations beyond your control. A friend calls you needing a ride and unbeknownst to you, he’s just robbed a bank. Being the good friend that you are, you pick him up and involve yourself beyond your control. This all leads up to you wanting to do the right thing, but even more so, wanting to help those around you into doing the right thing.
Turn Right: Joe: The idea stems from the course that racecar drivers take out on the track, always turning left and here if you take that one chance to go against the grain you find yourself in the arms of safety. It’s a song about taking a chance, doing what you are not necessarily comfortable with and discovering solace in the unknown. And most importantly, trusting those who mean a lot to you.

Don’t Speak: It´s an homage to some of our favorite contemporary bands: U2, Kings Of Leon and Muse. I think it deals with the biggest mistake we all make which is dwelling on the past instead of just making strides towards the future. All too often we get stuck spinning our wheels trying to fix things without ever realizing how much life is passing us by, because we’ve forgotten how much there is to just look forward to.



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