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Avenged Sevenfold – Brompton Cocktail lyrics

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Doc, I'm dying, I'm feeling compromised (feeling compromised)
And so dehumanized (and so dehumanized)
I lost my final fight to disease, I feel that this is where it ends
I need that shot to enter my vein
My Brompton Cocktail blend

'Cause I can't feel my face
I won't struggle on
In a world so cold
In a world so wrong

I'm not running away, been fighting this so long (so long)
Such a price that we pay, we gotta be so strong
In a lie...

I'm tired, induced euphoria (induced euphoria)
To help me move along (help me move along)
I wanna meet my maker in peace, I want to feel alive again
So put that smile back on my face and mix it strong my friend

'Cause I can't feel my face
I won't struggle on
In a world so cold
In a world so wrong

I'm not running away, been fighting this so long (so long)
Such a price that we pay, we gotta be so strong
And I take my life tonight 'cause I have the right to die how I wanna
And leave how I arrived, so alive

I believe my sins will be forgiven
And I believe my choice will save me from this life
Please don't question why
My sins have been forgotten
I believe I'll find peace in afterlife
Please don't question why I left this way

'Cause I can't feel my face
I won't struggle on
In a world so cold
In a world so wrong

I'm not running away, been fighting this so long (so long)
Such a price that we pay, we gotta be so strong
And I take my life tonight 'cause I have the right to die how I wanna
And leave how I arrived, so alive, Alive



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    RagingxVengeance
    I must disagree with dear god because had they said they were taking brompton cocktail to face their fear it would be similar to what you suggested. But I must say xmegansevenfold got it on the dot. Just by some of the lyrics they choose it makes very much sense that we do have a choice if we are in pain, but the problem with that statement is people don't see he is taking about disease, some think its pain such as peer pressure, parents divorce, loss of family member etc. And some see that instead of enduring it they decide to commit suicide. But this song is very much taking about the diseases many people suffer.
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    xMeganSevenfold
    Brompton Cocktail originated in the uk. It's cocaine, heroin and alcohol and is given to cancer patients when they were on their deathbeds. It would bring your life back and give you a sense of grand euphoria and then your family would see you well for one last time before it killed you. You used to be able to choose that you wanted to die but now you really can't. They're pretty much saying that you should have that choice if you're in pain and suffering,.
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    NextInLine
    A brompton cocktail is an elixir given to terminal patients, such as ones with cancer, to produce contentment(induced euphoria). It is given to them in their final minutes so that they can be reasonable and so they are able to talk to their loved ones(to help me move along). I believe the narrator is asking to be given a brompton cocktail to be happy in his last moments on earth(I wanna meet my maker in peace, I want to feel alive again), and so he can die in peace, whether it be from disease(I lost my final fight to disease) or lethal injection(I need that shot to enter my vein).
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    Unregistered
    In my opion this song is about someone who is in so much pain that he doesn't think he can handle it anymore and believes there is no other alternative to cure him. People say that the rev wrote this telling how he was going to commit suicide and the song fiction was his suicide note. But in one post it said he turned in the song fiction 2 hours before his death it was actually 3 days just sayin.
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    ParrotPie
    I really agree with the most of you that this song is about someone who's deadly ill and wants to die in peace, and tries to explain why. I think there are lots of people who cannot understand why someone wants to die (for whatever reason), in many countries you aren't even allowed to choose if you wanna live or die.
    But I have to disagree with yanging. I don't think it's about facing fears at all, it's rather about giving up, but not in a bad way and he just wants that people understand that.
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    rllaxpimp00
    I think that song is suppose to kinda be about society as far as they are talking about the disease that is America today and the brompton cocktail is acctually a elixer that is alot of the time made with heroin cocaine a gin along with other ingrediants and was named after the brompton hospital and it is giving to people that have toberculoses and cancer to ease the pain and he could be saying that he needs the shot of heroin (brompton cocktail) to die to see god cauyse this earth is so bad.
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    Unregistered
    It's about being in pain in an already crappy world with suffering and sadness, so why would you suffer even more everyday, just to go to sleep and then wakeup the next morning to be in pain again? It's do sad that we have to find peace in death because our world is so corrupt and filled with discord. It makes me want to cry and try to stop the things I can't control.
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    Unregistered
    Brompton cocktail is about a man who wants to die because of the pain of his disease. So he makes a "brompton cocktail" (a mixture of drugs and alcohol) to die the way he wants, instead of being in pain, and dying from the disease. Amoung what the fans (and me) believe, the rev wrote this song as a hint of what he was going to do. As many of you may know, the rev had an enlarged heart, and said he wouldn't live past 30. After brompton cocktail, the rev wrote his song fiction. It is believed to be his 'suicide note'. After lots of tests and autopsy's they found that the rev had a mixture of oxycodone, oxymorphone, diazepam, nordiazapam, and alcohol in his body. Which was his brompton cocktail. So this is a hint to his suicide. Its sad :( everyone misses him.
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    Unregistered
    The rev did not kill himself. This songs lyrics were written by mshads the music were written by the rev. I dunno why people have to read so much into this. Fiction was written by jimmy and he gave the song with lyrics drums parts and piano parts to mshads three days before he died but I believe it was just a coincidence. Jimmy don't deserve to be remembered as 'the drummer who killed himself' he was a loving gentle funny beautifully talented man and that's how I'm gonna remember him. Rant over. :)
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    Unregistered
    We all know the rev wrote this song and we all know he wrote fiction. In this he is talking about dieing of an illness. We all know he had an enlarged heart his illness. Most people don't live past thirty with that so he took a brompton cocktail witch is a mix of drugs after sending in fiction. Some people don't know it but he sent in fiction just two hours before he died as his goodbye not to the world. So this song is telling what he feels like doing fiction is his goodbye. If you look up the lyrics to fiction after reading these then you might thing like me.
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    Unregistered
    I believe this song was written so that jimmy could honestly explain he was going to commit suicide and why he wanted too. He did it to end his pain from his heart disease(and maybe even for other reasons noone but his family and a7x know about) and wanted people to know it was his descision amd that it wasnt giving up and running away but a way to leave life in peace in happiness. I nelieve he then wrote fiction as an actual suicide note. How he was done and was going and wanted everyone to go on and be happy and find their own way. Same with afterlife.
    Noone could fully understand why jimmy or anyone else could have the will power to take their own life unless they were in an unbearable amount of pain that you couldn't and wouldnt take it anymore, like jimmy. Everyone has the right to die the way they want. The way jimmy saw it, if he didn't die by his terms, he would die in pain and suffering unhappily. All us fans can do is carry on his legacy and remember him as the person he was. I'm pretty sure the band knew about jimmys intentions long before he killed himself, and if not, they knew it was suicide and why he did it afterwards, made evident in save me, god hates us, so far away and victim.
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    indiechild
    The Rev had a heart condition all his life, and the transplant would never be available until it was too late. He wrote this along with Save Me and Fiction in his final moments, before overdosing on such a Brompton Cocktail to put himself out of his misery. Some say it's a suicide note; others just say it was a way to express himself honestly, in a way to be remembered.
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    frozoid
    I think that the song means exactly what it says. A brompton cocktail is a mix of cocaine, morphine and heroine given to terminally ill patients, so they die happy and pain free! And they are looking back on their and the mistakes they made. But on the other hand, it may be a metaphor for him needing something similar to a brompton cocktail (not drugs) in other to make him stop looking back, and to enjoy the rest of his days.
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    ROCKSTARter
    Ok I realy think I can almost perfectly analyze this song because I'm also a vocalist in a rock band and I've written a song almost exactly like this from a time in my life and I wrote it before I heard this. Anyway this is talking about suicide. My assumption would be that M. Shadows is someone who, like myself, believes in God, but yet wants to live his own life. He finally cannot take it anymore, and he therefore chooses to make peace with his maker and end his life; therefore he would know he was forgiven when he died. He asks for the brompton cocktail so he can go out happy. He explains this when he talks about believing that he's been forgiven, and he says, "please don't question why I left this way" I may be wrong, but I find it much too similar to my song when I contemplated suicide and wanted to make peace with my maker and od.
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    megsies123
    I think that motherwolf did overanalyze it, but after I read their post, I kind of realized that it kinda does mean that, I mean, a7x doesn't really make meaningless songs about taking drugs before you die. That would be a little stupid for them, no offense. But seriously, their songs have much more meaning than just " oooh, im taking DRUGS BEFORE I DIIIEEE!!!" if that's what the song was about, I think they wouldve actually just sang that. The only people who actually know what this song means are the band themselves. I'm not trying to offend anyone, really. That's just my honest opinion.
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    padfoot2010
    I feel like it is just that he is sick of life. He "won't struggle on in a world so cold, in a world so wrong." He isn't literally terminally ill, he just feels that the world is slowly killing him. The "Brompton Cocktail" eases his pain by killing him and removing him from this world. Ax7 says "such a price that WE pay." Since not everyone in the world has a terminal illness, I don't feel like this song is speaking of a literal terminal illness. Maybe I'm reading to much symbolism into the song, but this is how it makes me feel.
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    arts
    Motherwolf, I can see where you're coming from, but I do think you overthought it. The songs message is pretty obvious, considering a brompton cocktail is a strong mix of drugs used for terminally ill people, including heroin, cocaine, alchohol, and chlorpromazine. It releives pain, and makes the dying patient happier during his last days. So the song is basically written about a dying man wanting his brompton cocktail, so he can die happy.
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    MotherWolf
    I guess I just interpret the song different from most people. I looked past the literal meaning of the words, I don't know, maybe I overanalyzed it. .
    I hear it, and imagine someone who's not been true to who they really are, someone who's been held down for so long by either an addiction or something (or somebody) of the likes, who is determined to take [back] his life, to get back under his own control in order to be able to die happy without regret, as opposed to being pulled beyond the point of no return by said object of oppression.
    ". . . my sins will be forgiven. . . my choice will save me from this life. . . " I interpret this verse to mean basically 'what's done is done and cannot be changed; mistakes have been recognized, lesson learned; I now can move on. . '
    Maybe I overthought it, but listen to the song again and see if you can fit that to it. .
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    deargod12
    I agree with Bigtony615. Mostly. However, I don't think they're speaking out about suicide, simply being taken off life support and so on. More along the lines of letting them go rather than assisting them in killing themselves. Yes, brompton cocktail is an elixir as rllaxpimp00 and xmegansevenfold. However, simply because that's the name of the song does not mean that's specifically what the song is about, and those are fairly shallow observations.
    The song could also be about facing pain and eliminating it, I suppose. Thus the brompton cocktail affiliation.
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    Unregistered
    I felt the same way so many times when I was fighting cancer. I didn't know if I was going to live or die. If I knew I was going to die I would much rather take the brompton coctail, and spend my last few hours without pain, in high spirits, with my closest family and friends. I would hate to live in the kind of pain I suffered for day after day while my loved ones watched me deteriorate into some sort of helpless animal bleeding to death in front of their eyes.
    I didn't hear this song until years after I was declared cancer free, but it stirs up memories of the dark days I faced. It makes me wonder what I would do if I relapsed into a condition with no hope. God forbid I would ever face that situation, but if I did, well, indeed, mix it strong my friend.
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    Unregistered
    Ok every body stfu the rev didn't wright this lol. The dude who said its a mix from the you. K to help cancer patients is correct. Its an amazing song that basically says that their not going to let their disease kill em slowly and horribly, that they were going to take them self's out and leave with their pride still in tack before the disease was able to do any full damage. Its a deep song but the rev was not at all in any way hinting at his future suicide.
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    avenged-meanings
    This song is telling a story of a dying man. He is very ill and will die due to his alement, thus the words, "I lost my final fight to diease, I feel that this is where it ends." A brompton Cocktail is a term for a drug given to a dying person to relieve them of pain for their final hours. The lyrics say, "I need that shot to enter my veins, my brompton cocktail blend." This makes me believe that the nararator is taking an injected drug such as opium (cocaine). Later in the song it says, "I'm tired." This is showing that the drug is a deppressent rather than a stimulant. Thus it could be reffering to a narcottic like opium. In that verse it says, "induced euphoria, to help me move along." euphoria is a state of happiness. This shows that the speaker is taking the drug so they can feel happy because their illness is overwhelming. Throughout the rest of the song the same meanings are shown.
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