"Same Direction" is the third single from Hoobastank's second major studio album The Reason. It was released as a single in 2004, a couple of months after the release of "The Reason" as a single. "Same Direction" reached a disappointing #20 on the Billboard Mainstream rock chart and #14 on the Modern Rock chart. It is also featured on the soundtrack to Madden NFL 2005.
The music video for the song was directed by Bart Simon, and is both a prequel and a sequel to the video for The Reason
. The video starts almost immediately after the end of The Reason
, with the band fleeing the police because of the heist seen in the previous video. Through flashbacks, it is revealed that Doug Robb is actually an undercover cop who auditioned for the band with the knowledge they were planning the heist (Cameos are made by Chester Bennington
of Linkin Park
, Kanye West
and Joel Madden
of Good Charlotte
, auditioning for the lead singer role in the band). At the video's end, Doug apprehends guitarist Dan Estrin, who realises that Robb set them up, and it is then shown that the rest of the gang are also in custody.