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Take the time just to listen
When the voices screaming are much too loud
Take a look in the distance
Try and see it all

Chances are that ya might find
That we share a common discomfort now
I feel I'm walking a fine line
Tell me only if it's real

Still I'm on my way (On and on it goes)
Vacant hope to take

Hey, I can't live in here for another day
Darkness has kept the light concealed
Grim as ever
Hold onto faith as I dig another grave
Meanwhile the mice endure the wheel
Real as ever
And it seems I've been buried alive

I walked the fields through the fire
Taking steps until I found solid ground
Followed dreams reaching higher
Couldn't survive the fall
Much has changed since the last time
And I feel a little less certain now
You know I jumped at the first sign
Tell me only if it's real

Memories seem to fade (on and on it goes)
Wash my view away

Hey, I can't live in here for another day
Darkness has kept the light concealed
Grim as ever
Hold onto faith as I dig another grave
Meanwhile the mice endure the wheel
Real as ever
And I'm chained like a slave
Trapped in the dark
Slammed all the locks
Death calls my name
And it seems I've been buried alive

Take you down now
Burn it all out
Throw you all around
Get your fucking hands off me!
What's it feel like?
Took the wrong route
Watch it fall apart
Now you're knockin' at the wrong gate

For you to pay the toll
A price for you alone
The only deal you'll find
I'll gladly take your soul

While it seems sick
Sober up quick
Psycho lunatic
Crushing you with hands of fate
Shame to find out when it's too late
But you're all the same
Trapped inside inferno awaits

Evil thoughts can hide
I'll help release the mind
I'll peel away the skin
Release the dark within


This is now your life
Strike you from the light
This is now your life
Die buried alive

This is now your life (what's it feel like?)
Strike you from the light (I'll probably take your soul)
This is now your life (what's it feel like?)
Die buried alive (I'll probably take your soul)

This is now your life
Die buried alive



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  • U
    +7
    UnregisteredApr 7, 2012 at 5:21 pm
    I think it's about someone who has realized they are living the life they do not want to live despite all the hopes and dreams of what we all seem to have early in life. The feeling of being trapped in their own life. Now the grim thoughts are slowing stirring inside and the darkness comes out in rage with that realization.
  • m
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    MetallicAddictAug 13, 2010 at 6:11 pm
    I pretty much agree. I believe I can relate to this song. They are telling you not to believe everything you are told. You should be able to come up with your own opinions, and you have the right to know the truth. Otherwise, You feel like you have been buried alive.

    At least that's what I think the song means.
  • n
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    NottrueAug 29, 2010 at 4:23 am
    Actually weed makes your neurons slow down which equals to that relaxing feeling you get, but that slowing down of neurons, is the same process which aging contributes, therefore killing those neurons for a lack of, well in semple sense, speed and use. Because of numbing it aso contributes to all of which i mentioned. Weed is not bad, but it is only used for those who have chronic diseases, and/or have been in accidents that left them with pain that wont let them continue with their normal lives. Weed is a medicine, but it cant be taken normally, like an aspirin, u cant take it for any occasion just if you have a pain.

    R.I.P Rev and rock on Avenged Sevenfold!
  • LickMePuthy
    +3
    LickMePuthyAug 12, 2010 at 7:39 am
    This is just a guess but I think that the song means just don't believe what you are told actually take the time to understand and get facts, here is an example the government says that weed is bad they say that it can make you do stupid things like jump off buildings but if you ask a doctor that won't lie to you the only thing that is bad about is you are breathing in something that is burning anything like that can be bad. But yea...lol
  • U
    +1
    UnregisteredSep 5, 2012 at 4:17 am
    I think this song expresses a whole lot of emotions and tells a very sad story a story of addiction/sharing a common discomfort now possibly him and the rev? That fame might have caused the rev's death/follow dreams reaching higher couldn't survive the fall. Idk if he still battles his addiction or not but/much has changed since the last time and i feel a little less certain now you know i jumped at the first sign tell me only if it's real. Possibly his addictions knocking? But i may be completely wrong that's just my take on it. But i think it's an excellent song as do i all there music but so far away is the most heart wrenching brings tears to my eyes every time. I love avenged sevenfold and hope they continue to distribute music for many years to come if you get this far thanks for reading... And rock on!!! :)

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