Nine Lashes: Anthem of the Lonely Song Meaning and Explanation

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Nine Lashes is a christian rock band from Birmingham, Alabama in USA. It was formed in 2006. Anthem of the Lonely is the part of the ‘World We View’ album released in 2011.


The song is about going major changes in life. These changes usually cause people a lot of painful experiences. But in the midst of all that, the song is about not giving up and not loosing hope. It is about remembering that god is there to take care of you and that you are not the only one going through such problems in life.

The song is about a person going through a major change in life. They are sick of all the emptiness around them and they are taking their callous heart and throwing it away. They are replacing it with a heart from God. All along this journey they meet oppostion in the form of doubt and persecution and in the face of all that they are still willing to take that stand even if they are the only one.

Jeremy Dunn

The song goes out for people who feel that they are alone with no one to support them. At times, one might feel like the world is against them. So, one should always remember that there are always people in other parts of the world undergoing similar situations.


The video shows a guy being tortured. He is strapped on a chair surrounded by people. Jeremy is singing and using a light bulb instead of a microphone. In my opinion, I think it could be to show his face clearly as the video is recorded showing a dark setting. So, I think it was a good idea to use a light bulb for good effects probably. Some people also say that him using a light bulb shows enlightenment or insanity. Interestingly even in Gravity by Papa Roach and War of Change by Thousand Foot Krutch light bulbs are used but not for the purpose of a microphone.

Edit: I talked about how this person resembles Big Show but its not actually him. He has commented on the blog.

Overall, the song is pretty interesting and you must listen to it if you are into rock music.

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6 thoughts on “Nine Lashes: Anthem of the Lonely Song Meaning and Explanation”

  1. I feel certain the light bulb is used as an effect to recognize the surroundings — that they are being interrogated.

  2. I can tell you definitively that Big Show (Paul Donald Wright) is not featured in it. I’m flattered, but the still is actually of me. The producer of the video Van Blumreich asked me to be the main torturer for this video. I teach as well as do audio work and my students even would tell me that I looked like Big Show in the video. In real life I come across very different, heh! It was a blast, Van, his crew, the band, and all involved were such a pleasure to meet and work with. Got to meet some folks finishing up a short film as well and work with them too.

    1. Thanks for the correct information. You do look quite like him though. I never thought I would have someone from the video commenting on the blog. Lol.

      1. You’re most welcome! heh! I like to show it to my students for a few reasons, but one of which is we talk a lot about genuine networking – getting to know and meet people. Not something forced, fake, or cheesy, but how if you genuinely take the time to meet someone, that often time leads to many other things – and you never know who it is you’re talking to sometimes or what they do. First time visit to your blog, I was looking for info on the band for my students. Cheers.

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