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Renegade
California Dreaming
Length: 3:03
Released: September 29, 2017
Writers: Courtney Ballard, Funny Man,
J-Dog, Johnny 3 Tears
Producer: Courtney Ballard
Album: V
Last single: Whatever It Takes
Next single: We Own the Night
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Renegade is the third single from the band's fifth studio album, V. It was released on September 29, 2017.

Background

In an interview with Kerrang, Johnny 3 Tears said he wrote this song about things that he can't believe are actually going on today. He said the message of the song is to rise up and stand for what you believe in.

Music video

The music video of the song was directed by Jake Stark. It was released on September 29, 2017. It is the first music video to not feature all current members of the band, as J-Dog and Funny Man are the only members present.

Lyrics

Funny Man: Young renegade!

J-Dog: I am the fury of a bomb
Agent Orange, tiger print, Vietnam
A thousand words in the cracks of my palm
Just one death sentence written in a fucking song
We are the ones, the ones you’re always calling faceless
But we got the guns, the guns are gonna make you face it
Don't even run because the run is getting wasted
Young renegades, we're gonna make some changes

Funny Man: (Ooh...)
You're just a live grenade, young renegade
(Ooh...)
You're just a live grenade, young renegade
Young renegade, young renegade
Young renegade, young renegade

Johnny 3 Tears: Coming out the gate, I got your number, better pray
It's not a revolution but they both sound the same
Yeah, you're always starting fires, put ‘em out a little late
You’re, oh, such wicked motherfuckers, can't take the pain
It's sunset in ghost town, hold your Holy Ghosts now
There's blood in the streets with your grave underneath nailed
I'm hanging by a thread, I got a crucifix bed
My eyes are open wide so I'll sleep when I'm dead

Funny Man: (Ooh...)
You're just a live grenade, young renegade
(Ooh...)
You're just a live grenade, young renegade
Young renegade, young renegade
Young renegade, young renegade

Funny Man and Johnny 3 Tears: Man down, shots ringing out loud
Man down, shots ringing out loud
Man down, shots ringing out loud
Man down, everybody get the fuck down
Get the fuck down
Get the fuck down
Get the fuck down
Get the fuck down

Funny Man: (Ooh...)
You're just a live grenade, young renegade
(Ooh...)
You're just a live grenade
Danny: (You’re just a live grenade!)
Funny Man: Young renegade
Danny and Funny Man: Young renegade, young renegade
Funny Man: Young renegade

Personnel

Hollywood Undead
Additional
  • Courtney Ballard - programming
  • Henry Flury - guitar
  • Brian Gardner - mastering
  • Dan Lancaster - mixing
  • Rhys May - mixing assistant
  • Collin Swanky - drums

Trivia

  • The song was teased on Asia's, Johnny 3 Tears' girlfriend, Instagram on July 9, 2017.