Avenged Sevenfold
Add Explanation
Add Meaning
Avenged Sevenfold

Afterlife lyrics

$album_name
$date_release
$writer_name
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Click the blue-colored lyrics to read explanations.
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Avenged Sevenfold – Afterlife lyrics

Like walking into a dream, so unlike what you've seen
So unsure but it seems, 'cause we've been waiting for you
Fallen into this place, just giving you a small taste
Of your afterlife here - so stay, you'll be back here soon anyway

I see a distant light
But girl this can't be right
...
Such a surreal place to see
So how did this come to be
?
Arrived too early

And when I think of all the places I just don't belong
I've come to grips with life and realize this is going too far

I don't belong here, we gotta move on, dear
Escape from this afterlife
'Cause this time I'm right, to move on and on
Far away from here!

Place of hope and no pain, perfect skies with no rain
Can leave this place but refrain, 'cause we've been waiting for you
Fallen into this place, just giving you a small taste
Of your afterlife here - so stay, you'll be back here soon anyway

This peace on earth's not right (with my back against the wall)
No pain or sign of time... (I'm much too young to fall)
So out of place, don't wanna stay
I feel wrong and that's my sign
I've made up my mind

Give me your hand but realize I just wanna say goodbye
Please understand I have to leave and carry on my own life

I don't belong here, I gotta move on dear
Escape from this afterlife
'Cause this time I'm right, to move on and on
Far away from here!
Got nothing against you and surely I'll miss you
This place full of peace and light
And I'd hope you might, take me back inside
When the time is right!

Loved ones back home all crying 'cause they're already missing me
I pray by the grace of God that there's somebody listening
Give me a chance to be that person I wanna be
(I am unbroken; I'm choking on this ecstasy! )
Oh Lord I'll try so hard but you gotta let go of me
(Unbreak me, unchain me, I need another chance to live! )

Aah!

I don't belong here, I gotta move on dear
Escape from this afterlife
'Cause this time I'm right, to move on and on
Far away from here!
Got nothing against you and surely I'll miss you
This place full of peace and light
And I'd hope you might, take me back inside
When the time is right!



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/a/avenged_sevenfold/afterlife.html

Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeaningsPost my meaning

  • a
    +10
    abyssisblissAug 24, 2008 at 5:28 am
    I agree with the person above me. The only spin I have on it, is when he says "Such a surreal place to see so how did this come to be
    Arrived too early": tells me that there was an accident or something where he lost a pulse or what have you, and arrived in heaven. Then it goes on to say "just giving you a small taste
    Of your afterlife here so stay, you'll be back here soon anyway": Tells me that the person he is conversing with knows that it's not yet his time to die, but he will be back soon, meaning that when it is his time to go, he will be back in heaven. So the person is trying to convince him not to return to his body, but to stay.
  • l
    +6
    leimomiSep 15, 2008 at 6:31 pm
    I don't think this song is about dieing. I think it's about being in a relationship that is perfect, like heaven, but the timing is just off. You still want to live your life, be selfish, make mistakes, ect. And you know that you can't have both so you are willing to leave with just the hope that some day "when the time is right" you will be able to find that place, peace, agian.
  • cassy1196
    +5
    cassy1196Aug 23, 2008 at 3:35 pm
    The song is about someone's entrance into the Afterlife (presumably heaven, because of his conversation with a higher power). But, the lyricist metaphorically uses the Afterlife to represent complacency, or stagnancy, to express the lyricist's need for change, or the need to challenge himself. He is apparently unhappy in "...a place of hope and no pain, perfect skies and no rain," and desires a life in which not everything is provided for him. It rocks.
  • c
    +3
    craigthayerAug 17, 2008 at 1:22 am
    The song Afterlife, the fourth track on the new album, was written again by The Rev. Afterlife incorporates a ‘ poppy’ element, which in turn makes it one of the catchiest songs on the album. Zacky explains the song is about “ a person, who finds themselves in the afterlife, realizes they have too much stuff left on Earth to do. And to go back and make it right, they have to escape from their afterlife, so they can go back and make amends with the people they love and care about.” M. Shadows also adds: “ That’ s kind of the hell of dying too early… in this instance, it looks like the person is gonna get a second shot.”.
  • t
    +3
    TheRep7Jul 17, 2008 at 9:27 pm
    He "died" and went to the afterlife and saw his dead girlfriend who is holding her hand out for him to come to her but he realizes that he doesn't want to die at this time but hopes she is still there when it is time for him to die so he asks God at the end not to take him and send him back to his life on earth. For now.

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    20 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×