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Avenged Sevenfold – Hail To The King lyrics

Watch your tongue or have it cut from your head,
Save your life by keeping whispers unsaid.
Children roam the streets now orphans of war,
Bodies hanging in the streets to adore.

Royal fames will carve a path in chaos,
Bringing daylight to the night (night)
Death is riding into town with armor,
They've come to take all your rights

Hail to the king, Hail to the one.
Kneel to the crown, stand in the sun,
Hail to the king!

Blood is spilt while holding keys to the throne,
Born again but it's too late to atone.
No mercy from the edge of the blade,
Dare escape and learn the price to be paid.

Let the water flow with shades of red now,
Arrows black out all the light (light).
Death is riding into town with armour,
They've come to grant you your rights!

Hail to the king, Hail to the one,
Kneel to the crown, stand in the sun,
Hail to the king!

(The king)

(Guitar Solo)

There's a taste of fear,
When the henchmen call.
Iron fist to tame the land,
Iron fist to claim it all

Hail to the king, Hail to the one,
Kneel to the crown, stand in the sun,
Hail to the king, Hail to the one,
Kneel to the crown, stand in the sun,
Hail to the king!

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  • u
    The song is about tyrannical dictatorship. Death riding into town with armor and coming to take your rights is called martial law you idiots. Fearing henchmen, Iron fists claiming all. When martial law is declared your rights are suspended. Then once that is done they will tell you what the right you do have if any at all. Jesus Christ, what are you all, five?
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  • a
    At first I thought I was hearing stare at the Son, but I'm gathering from reading the above it's " Stand in the sun ". Unless you physically have the album with the lyrics included we can make all kinds of assumptions; I believe " stare at The Son " would make sense because the band would be referring to The King as in Jesus. The problem (even though the song has an awesome sound) They don't really explain who the king is? Unless they're embarrassed to.
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    Frozen Siox
    First time when I heard this song, I thought it sounded like "kneel to the crowd" like a king from the very old days payed respect to his people, and instead of "fames" in this "Royal fames will carve a path in chaos" I thought it was "flames", but when I've read what others think it is, I realized and heard "fames" instead of "flames" and "crown" instead of "crowd" hah, anyways hopefully we'll get the official lyrics soon enough!
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