The Ghost Inside drummer Andrew Tkaczyk has released a hip-hop song about the injuries he sustained following the group’s devastating crash last November.
“I'm down a limb and I'm wishin That it was different,” Tkaczyk shares in his Instagram post. “After only 1 year on 1 knee I finally see That if you put your mind to it you can do the same thing.”
Read his full statement and listen to the song below.
The group's crash on Nov. 19, 2015 claimed the lives of two drivers. While the band’s members were left in stable condition, they all have faced extensive recovery processes.
Tkaczyk himself was left in a coma, and after a leg amputation and recovery, found himself return to his drum kit back in March.
The scene rallied behind the group, who ended up receiving the Most Dedicated Fanbase Skully at this year's APMAs. The group thanked their fans for helping them make it through their toughest months during their emotional and inspiring acceptance speech.
“This award is not really about us, we want to accept this award on behalf of those who have reached out to us, both directly and indirectly,” shared frontman Jonathan Vigil. “Your support has made it much easier for us to fight back and get back on stage…it’s because of you. You are the inspiration.”
The Ghost Inside guitarist Zach Johnson has recently undergone his eleventh surgery since the band's tragic accident.
Just like my profile says, I like heavy riffs and hip hop. I've posted some heavy riffs. Now here's some hip hop. This is the music I fell in love with before anything else as a kid in the early 90's. That's your boy on the mic too ��. Lyrics below. . . . “Life dealt me the cruel hand Try to picture and envision Not a split second to make a decision The next thing I know I'm getting chopped and split with incisions Frozen in linens Dilaudid got my mother fucking brain spinnin Blood clots formed and now the Warfarins thinnin Could this be karma coming to collect the years I've been sinning? And now My back is in a brace I'm down a limb and I'm wishin That it was different now my nerves are shocking, stabbing and pinching Maybe this is punishment for all the bitching I did back when I took my life for granted playing drums for a living So now I pop a couple Perc's when it's the pain that I'm feeling And when the phantom feelings hit I choose sedation as healing I'm crawling in my own skin so I start digging and peeling Into the depths of my soul so here's my heart that I'm spilling Inspiration, determination, defeat, adversity are just a couple of things I'm told I evoke when I speak After only 1 year on 1 knee I finally see That if you put your mind to it you can do the same thing.”
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