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Yeah, you've been alone
I've been gone for far too long
But with all that we've been through
After all this time I'm coming home to you

Never let it show
The pain I've grown to know
'Cause with all these things we do
It don't matter when I'm coming home to you

I reach towards the sky I've said my goodbyes
My heart's always with you now
I won't question why so many have died
My prayers have made it through yeah
'Cause with all these things we do
It doesn't matter when I'm coming home to you

Letters keep me warm
Helped me through the storm
But with all that we've been through
After all this time I'm coming home to you

I reach towards the sky I've said my goodbyes
My heart's always with you now
I won't question why so many have died
My prayers have made it through yeah
'Cause with all these things we do
It don't matter when I'm coming home to you

I've always been true
I've waited so long just to come hold you
I'm making it through
It's been far too long, we've proven our
Love over time's so strong, in all that we do
The stars in the night, they lend me their light
To bring me closer to heaven with you

(Bring me closer)

But with all that we've been through
After all this time I'm coming home to you

I reach towards the sky I've said my goodbyes
My heart's always with you now
I won't question why so many have died
My prayers have made it through yeah
'Cause with all these things we do
It don't matter when I'm coming home to you

And with all that we've been through
After all this time I'm coming home to you



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    Energiser64Jul 6, 2008 at 8:06 pm
    Its about the soldiers in Iraq coming home

    They said it was just before they played this song on the Iron Maiden tour at Twickenham
  • u
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    UnregisteredDec 22, 2011 at 1:35 am
    It reminds me of my ex girlfriend :(
    i still love her, its been a month now without her. And life has no feel to it anymore for me! But i know even if she doesn't love me, my heart will always love her!
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    CoversJul 30, 2010 at 2:28 am
    In my personal opinion this song is about someone having a conversation with GOD. As if he is ready to die. So many in his life have died but yet he is still here. He is ready to come home (heaven). His love for GOD has always been true and GOD has always had his heart. All the pain in his life and all that he may have done or not been there when he should've been. God helps him thru the storm. After all this time he's finally coming home to be with GOD. Anyway I could go on and on but thats what I get out of it when I listen to it. But thats what I love about A7x, can mean anything you want it to.
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    TylerTherouxSep 24, 2008 at 4:09 pm
    A man fires a rifle for many years
    Then he turns the rifle into the armory
    He beleives he is done with the rifle
    But no matter what he may do
    Build a house, fix a car or change his son's diaper
    His hands will remember the rifle and what he has done.
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    666Kamuy666Jul 5, 2008 at 3:01 am
    K, now I'm not saying that it's not about a soldier in Iraq, but don't base it on youtube for sure...Avenged Sevenfold usually has some very very deep meanings in their songs. It can mean whatever to anyone though, a western, a mislead war...who knows? That's the beauty of their music.

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