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BREAKING BENJAMIN – THE DIARY OF JANE

This song is about a guy who loves a girl, but he finds out that she never loved him back: “As I burn another page, As I look the other way, I still try to find my place In the diary of Jane”.



Album: Phobia

Released: August 8, 2006
Label: Hollywood

Album cover – Phobia (2006)

Breaking Benjamin is an American rock band from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, founded in 1999 by lead singer and guitarist Benjamin Burnley and drummer Jeremy Hummel. The first lineup of the band also included guitarist Aaron Fink and bassist Mark Klepaski. This lineup released two albums, Saturate (2002) and We Are Not Alone (2004), before Hummel was replaced by Chad Szeliga in 2005. The band released two more studio albums, Phobia (2006) and Dear Agony (2009), before entering an extended hiatus in early 2010 due to Burnley’s recurring illnesses.

Despite significant lineup changes, the band’s musical style and lyrical content have remained consistent, with Burnley serving as the primary composer and lead vocalist since the band’s inception. The band has commonly been noted for its formulaic hard rock tendencies with angst-heavy lyrics, swelling choruses, and “crunching” guitars. In the United States alone, the band has sold more than 7 million units and yielded three RIAA-certified platinum records, two gold records, and several certified singles, including one multi-platinum, three platinum, and four gold. The band has also produced one number one record on the Billboard 200.

Breaking Benjamin


Fun Fact

Benjamin Burnley was originally in a band named Breaking Benjamin in 1998 that played “softer music” such as Weezer and The Beatles covers, and was “nothing like” subsequent lineups. The name originates from an incident in which Burnley broke a borrowed microphone, prompting its owner to retort, “Thanks to Benjamin for breaking my fucking mic.”

Breaking Benjamin Live


Video Credits

Shot in Los Angeles
Released on Jan 30, 2011

Diary of Jane