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Whatever It Takes
California Dreaming
Length: 3:07
Released: August 25, 2017
Writers: Charlie Scene, Danny,
J-Dog, Johnny 3 Tears
Producer: Charlie Scene, J-Dog
Album: V
Last single: California Dreaming
Next single: Renegade
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Whatever It Takes is the second single from the band's fifth studio album, V. It was released on August 25, 2017.

Background

In an interview with Loudwire, Johnny 3 Tears talks about the song:

"This song for us, it's an anthemic track. For us, it's very personal because the difficulties we go through, not just professionally but personally every day and what it takes to overcome those things. We love the idea of the track and then what was cool is it kind of developed into something that I think everybody needs that message every day. To hear something like that, whether it's us or something else to get them off their ass and go, "Okay, I can take anything on as long as I work hard at it and keep my head up." I love writing deep, depressing music, but I also really enjoy what that song is supposed to be."

Music video

The music video of the song was released on August 25, 2017, and was directed by Charlie Scene and Brian Cox.

In an interview with Loudwire, Johnny 3 Tears talks about the video:

"...Then with the video, the guy in it, his name is Sean, he's a professional boxer actually. He's a big fan of the band and he was wondering if we would give him a song to do to walk out to. We took it one step further, we said, "Why don't you just do the video with us?" It was cool because we got to hang out with this professional boxer. The whole message is he grows up getting bullied and he fights back and ends up being the world champion. I think it's good and it's applicable to everybody. And even now, when I listen to it, I get jacked up. I'm like, 'Alright, let's do this.' That's really what we were trying to do and hopefully send a positive message our own way to our listeners and stuff."

Official Lyrics

Charlie Scene: I do whatever it takes to make it
Break through anything I'm face to face with
It's true, you gon' make me lose my patience
'Cause victory is mine and I'mma take it

So put your hands up high
And wave 'em side to side
And when I pull out the nine
You better wave bye bye
So take a page from my book
Roll it up and get cooked
Watch these ladies get hooked
While all these haters get shook
So put your hands up high
And wave 'em side to side
And when I pull out the nine
You better wave bye bye

Johnny 3 Tears: We gonna rise up to the top, we've been through it all
Been to fucking hell and back, our backs against the wall
Got the dove and grenade flag on display
And every fucking critic's gonna listen when we say

Charlie Scene and Johnny 3 Tears: I do!
Charlie Scene: Whatever it takes to make it
Break through anything I'm face to face with
It's true, you gon' make me lose my patience
'Cause victory is mine and I'mma take it

So put your hands up high
And wave 'em side to side
And when I pull out the nine
You better wave bye bye
So take a page from my book
Roll it up and get cooked
Watch these ladies get hooked
While all these haters get shook
So put your hands up high
And wave 'em side to side
And when I pull out the nine
You better wave bye bye

Danny: So just understand nothing gets in my way
I can show you firsthand if you got something to say
If you think you can hold me down you better think twice
'Cause I've been waiting for this moment every day of my life

Danny and J-Dog: These fucking people always say the same old thing
But you can't slay or conquer the king
I'm from a nightmare but I'm living the dream
J-Dog: You need to back up if you're not with my team

Charlie Scene, Danny, and J-Dog: 'Cause I do!
Charlie Scene: Whatever it takes to make it
Break through anything I'm face to face with
It's true, you gon' make me lose my patience
'Cause victory is mine and I'mma take it

So put your hands up high
Now wave 'em side to side
Now when I pull out the nine
You better wave bye bye
So take a page from my book
Roll it up and get cooked
Watch these ladies get hooked
While all these haters get shook
So put your hands up high
And wave 'em side to side
And when I pull out the nine
You better wave bye bye

You better wave bye bye
You better wave bye bye
You better wave bye bye
You better wave bye bye

Background vocals

Personnel

Hollywood Undead
Additional
  • Dan Lancaster - mixing

Trivia

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