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Avenged Sevenfold – Buried Alive lyrics
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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    A good explanation I found before is that he's first at the purgatory, and then in hell. And it seems that satan is talking after the solo.
    It would be absurd though, cause he's still alive. I'd say that he's been judged (1st verse) and forced to take a distance from what he thought was right or wrong: "i feel i'm walking a fine line/tell me only if it's real" = he doubts his vision of things is the correct one, and he admits "much has changed since the last time/and i feel a little less cerrtain now"
    He then realizes he has always been wrong: "took the wrong route/watch it fall apart" (it=all he believed before). He "sobers up quick"
    So he feels he wasted his whole life believing to the wrong ideals: "followed dreams reaching higher/couldn't survive the fall" the fall = when he realizes he's been wrong
    he's allthemore disappointed that he made great efforts believing in these ideals "i walked the fields ... "
    We can imagine he made bad things for these ideals, and now he has to pay for them, it's only justice (the part after the solo; he's not the one talking)
    now he's buried alive, he has no way out because he's hated by everyone including himself.
    Thanks for reading!
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    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 can't be taken normally, like an aspirin, you can't take it for any occasion just if you have a pain.
    R.I.P Rev and rock on Avenged Sevenfold!
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    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.
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    I believe the song is about depression, being "buried alive" in things like sadness, anger, and grief. "follow dreams reaching higher, could it survive the fall" dreams that have little chance of coming true. "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" depressed people are generally overlooked and not listened to, I. E. Nobody can understand what they've been through until they actually listen.
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    To me it seems like he is looking at life and death, he can't understand if its real and what real means. It gets unbearable, he is very afraid of death and darkness, he is watching his life fading away and he faces death while fate and evil thoughts fight inside him. In the song he can't reach the light, and the darkness, the devil wins, he gets in the wrong way. Deeply, I think it means that the person who wrote it is afraid of the judgmentafter death, he is talking about hell and heaven and the he feels death so strongly that it seems like he is buried alive, waiting for him.
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    i think the last part/after chorus not the Devil that said.. but the person anger when he become a lunatic psychopath when he kill every person that make him locked in the dark (a mind condition very lonely and treated like a trash) like that. He hates the person very much and enjoy killing him/her slowly by terrorizing and then kill him/her sadistically. Avenged his hatred, he hate everyone. He kept asking in his mind, "so what it feels like?" (to be on my position before,you treating me like this) To the victim.

    He can't go out from the reaching-dream fall/failure on 2nd part, (the first part is about his 1st depression,nobody want to listen him, not care about him. In the end he ended alone and trust to no one but himself) but later he get depressed and very angry because he think everyone around him know his condition but donэt help him even when he already messed up/depressed before.

    He not considered people's different mindset,and think all of them just same, that because he always alone and never cared.
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    What this song means to me. Well. It describes my life. In a way, a very. Very deep way. I am constantly dreaming of voices screaming in my ears, my loved ones dying before my eyes, the darkness taking over my soul. Dark things like that. Its causing me to live in constant fear. I feel entirely alone, even though I do have friends. Terrable emotional pain is constantly burning in my soul. And I guess this song reminds me of all that.
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    Someone earlier in life obviously had a conflict and they never resolved it. The writer is "chained like a slave", perhaps to the event that occurred, or to some sort of substance as a direct result of the event. In the present, they're recalling the traumatic events or reliving them (maybe as a result of hallucinogenics or a flashback). The entire situation is so overwhelming that they've literally been buried alive. Living. Not alive.
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    This song talks about how life gets hard and you just wanna destroy everything and end up wherever you go. But you don't understand what ur doing till its done and "knocking at the wrong gate" means doing what you think is right at the moment and it leading you to hell instead of heaven. Listen to the emotion in his voice from beginning to end. Its good. Then he snaps. Then its rage. Then regret.
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    Obviously a song of the darkness and despair one feels as they die and knock at the wrong gate, which of course is hell. Heaven or hell, the choice is yours, but as stated. "shame to find out when its too late". I believe satan is talking after the solo and that's is what he's saying. This is literal peops. Die without making a choice to accept the gift of christ, means dying without him and you can experience this scenario for yourself.
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    I actually think that it may be more about a relationship, or at lest that's the way I interpret it. In the first verse, he's talking to a girl who broke up with him, and essentially he says that whatever was hurting her, was doing the same to him to the point that he didn't know even if it was worth the pain to stay with her.
    The chorus seems to say that (and not in this order) he sees the pattern of "normal" relationships and he can't deal with it, bacause what they had was real, but it's gone now.
    The sacond verse would then say that she is asking ofr him back now, but because of how he lived through their last try he couldn't. He says that he walked through fields of fire, taking steps until he found solid ground, meaning that he endured the pain looking for something to put meaning to the actions that he was taking, but now that she's ready to try again, he's not sure if he can do it again however much he wishes he could.
    After that, however, the song falls from nostalgic/depressed/hopeless to an angry sense. He realizes that all this unsurity has come friom her actions, and that while she was angry at him before, he was never angry at her. Now he is and he's essentially furiously telling her how he felt through the pain.
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    I think its about doing something real bad in life that he regrets and feels depression, shame, guilt and hes in the dark and the guilt is eating him alive. Raised to be good and follow a righteous, heavenly path, but now is on the path of evil. At the end he mentions taking the wrong route and watching evertyhing fall apart, now inferno awaits. He lets the darkness consume him and he now strikes at the good.
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    I agree with shadow, when someone thought that he took a right religion and on a right path and he assure that his religion is right, and when the time has come, he realized that he in hell, " chained like a slave, trapped in the dark, slammed all the locks". It absurd, "why i in hell,i supposed to be in heaven"and he thought the gate that he knocked was a heaven gate, but it a hell.
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    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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    To the individual that posted about the american soldiers, stop listening to michael moore and/or goons like him. Talk to the soldiers instead of deciding that you know what is going on in the world. They fight for you to have freedom and liberty from tyrants like hussein and bin laden. But if you want to keep that ignorant and distorted view of reality, of our brave men and women. Then you have that right. But don't forget it was paid for by their sacrifices.
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    Think of all the american soldiers who thought they were fighting for "freedom" and "justice" and to defend their country. Only to find out they are fighting for oil and heroin in afghanistan while breaking into people's homes screaming at everyone in a foreign language and pointing assault rifles in everyone's face. The media can only twist it for the general public. But if you've actually gone down range you start to realize you aren't helping anyone your fighting for american imperialists. You have been stricken from the light and now you die buried alive.
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