Where I Belong

Basic info

Album: ???
Songwriters: Pierre Bouvier, Chuck Comeau, Derek DiScanio, Andrew Goldstein, Zachary Joseph
Gang & additional vocals: Derek DiScanio, Travis Clark, Andrew Goldstein, Chady Awad, Zakk Cervini
Additional drums: Ilan Rubin
Length: 3:10
Release of the single: October 10th 2019
Release of the music video: December 23rd 2019
Single cover: here

Meaning of the song

When Simple Plan, State Champs and We The Kings decided they were going to do a tour together in the U.S. (fall 2019), they figured that it would be great if there was a song that would feature all three bands and tie them together in this way.

“This is a song that’s gonna be three bands going on tour together, it only makes sense that it should be about music and what it means to people. People that listen to pop-punk, it really is a huge part of who they are, and it seems to resonate on a deeper level than just enjoying the music. So I wanted to illustrate that — the show and the music being a safe place for people to hang and people to be and to find themselves. When I landed on, [sings] “This is where I belong,” I felt like it really sounded like what the song should represent and what a show means to all these fans — even what it means to us.”

– Pierre Bouvier –

Interesting fact

Both State Champs and Simple Plan hid little references to their previous songs in ‘Where I Belong’. While Pierre sings ‘I’m sorry that I can’t be perfect’, a reference to Simple Plan’s early hit ‘Perfect’, Derek DiScanio references his band’s song ‘Secrets’ in the line ‘I’ll let you in on one of my secrets’.

Music video

Song lyrics

I’m looking in the rearview mirror
Everything looks the same
There’s nothing but broken streetlights
And I’m just trying to escape

I’m waiting on a distant feeling
I’m waiting for things to change
It’s getting hard to run on empty
But maybe I’m not so far away
Cuz it feels like home

I found a reason
And suddenly I’m not so alone
I’m finally breathing
Like I never could on my own
Start the countdown
Let’s get it on
Scream my lungs out
To our favourite song
‘Cause this is where I belong

I can tell you just don’t get it
And that you’ll never understand
I’m sorry that I can’t be perfect
But I’m not changing who I am

Maybe there’s no destination
Maybe I’m gonna make mistakes
I’ll let you in on one of my secrets
I’m still just as lost as yesterday
But it feels like home

Look past the warning signs
The same ones that told me
I should just turn back and run
Play it safe before you come undone
If you saw through my eyes
This view was worth the climb
Believe me when I say
There’s no place in this world I’d rather be