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Avenged Sevenfold – Seize The Day lyrics

Seize the day, or die regretting the time you lost
It's empty and cold without you here, too many people to Ache over

I see my vision burn, I feel my memories fade with time
But I'm too young to worry
These streets we travelled on will undergo our same lost past


I found you here, now please just stay for a while
I can move on with you around
I hand you my mortal life, but will it be forever?
I'd do anything for a smile, holding you 'til our time is done
We both know the day will come, but I don't want to leave you

I see my vision burn, I feel my memories fade with time
But I'm too young to worry (a melody, a memory, or just one Picture)


Seize the day, or die regretting the time you lost
It's empty and cold without you here, too many people to Ache over

Newborn life replacing all of us, changing this fable we live In
No longer needed here so where do we go?
Will you take a journey tonight, follow me past the walls of Death?
But girl, what if there is no eternal life?

I see my vision burn, I feel my memories fade with time
But I'm too young to worry (a melody, a memory, or just one Picture)

Seize the day, or die regretting the time you lost
It's empty, and cold without you here, too many people to Ache over

Trials in life, questions of us existing here, don't wanna Die alone without you here,
Please tell me what we have is real

So, what if I never hold you, yeah, or kiss your lips again?
Whoah, so I never want to leave you, and the memories of Us to see
I beg don't leave me


Seize the day, or die regretting the time you lost
It's empty, and cold without you here, too many people to Ache over

Trials in life, questions of us existing here, don't wanna die alone without you here
Please tell me what we have is real

Silence you lost me, no chance for one more day [x2 then Continues in the background]

I'm stuck here alone
Falling away from me, no chance to get back home
[x2]



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    Skovdallund
    I agree with savage, he is saying don't fight about stupid s*t that in the end doesn't mean anything, because what if there is no eternal life like he is saying, and if you die, you die, and you cannot go to an afterlife and find the person you hurt and right the wrong? Don't do things to hurt the one you love, and don't fight over s*t that really doesn't mean anything, because any moment can be your last, and that's what makes mortal life so beautiful, but then again, it's also what makes being mortal the scariest thing a person should ever have to deal with.
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    AVENGED_08
    I love this song because it is so raw. This world is some where that you have to fight for what is real and to keep that someone you love deeply, you have to live your life, memories and afterlife. But there is comeing that day where you will seperate but. You will meet again in A another life, another way. Untill then hold on to everything you have together cause you never know when that chance will no longer be in the blood and flesh!
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    HazelDountLovesBullet
    It takes an extremely talented band to pull something like ths off. I love it!
    The song is about 'trials in life' and how you always see what you could have done different in retrospect.
    The video is about a guy who robs a conveniance store with his buddies because he needs money to support his pregnant girlfriend. He gets caught whilst his buddies get away, and he's sent to jail. I love how the video really gets int detail. He actually shaved his head! That's dedication! >o< so his girlfriend is mad and they have a fight when she comes to visit him in jail. When she leaves, she's in a fatal car accident. She dies, but the baby lives. The guy can't even go to her funeral. And there's a really nice scene where Syn does his solo on her casket as its lowered into the ground. In the end, the guy gets out of jail and is visiting her grave with his friends and his son, who is now about four or five years old.
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    Kokane
    I think this song means, Keep the ones you love close and don't Loose them. Also I think it is saying that if you loose them and you want them back, you probably wont get a seccond chance, and that if you lose them you will regret it, so like always let the one you love, know you love them and don't do something stupid that could ruin your relationship.
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    Steel
    Brilliant song, I think its about life passing on with each moment becoming more and more agonizing unless the moment is 'seized'.
    Days pass on easily, but nothing happens unless the day is actually seized, thus making it a constant scramble to make sense of the surroundings.
    On another level its about love and how someone realizes what they lose and want back - what they should have done; 'seize the day'.
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    halieXD
    I cryed when I saw the vid. I think it means that life is short and you shouldent do bad things cause something bad on the out side can happen. Go through life appreciate every second of it and make it the best. Sometimes you gotta take chances but still be careful. Love hurts when its gone. Some people are more afraid of living and are calmed by the thought of death. Life zooms by in a flash and before you know it, its gone. For you or someone you love. That's what this means to me. Avenged sevenfold rocks!
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    tdawgsbbgrl
    I agree its dumb to fight over stupid s*t cuz any moment could be ur last and that vital moment you wanna right the wrong you did durin the fight you might not get the chance so ya its stupid and sometimes dangerous(to whatever kind of relationship ur in to fight over pointless stuff) cuz you never know what could happen like in this video. He and his girl were fightin during a jail visit and on her way home she got killed. So he never got the chance to say goodbye. So you never know when someone you love is gonna bite the bullet so its not good to treat them badly.
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    Unregistered
    It means, live like there is no tomorrow, seize today and make it what you wish, or die regretting the things you did not do at that particular time that you could have done it while you were alive.
    It's also a love story so to speak, you could miss out on the love of your life by not seizing the moment of the day to let them know how you feel.
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    Unregistered
    To me the song is about living in the present. If you love someone take it now because you may never get the chance in the future. Do what you can now and learn from the mistake along the way, and never give up because when your time does come, you don't want to regret the events of your life. Most believe there is an afterlife but regardless of your faith, this is still an unknown, so you may never get that second chance even in the afterlife, so live as if today is your last.
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    Unregistered
    To me this song means to cherish the times you have with a loved one whether it be family or a significant other. Don't waste your days by being bitter, live every day like it could be your last. Sorry for the cliche but that's the best way I can explain it. You don't have to do anything crazy, like me and my bf can spend hours just laying down looking at each other saying nothing and it is the best time spent. Just do what you love, so you don't lie on your death bed and say "i wish i had... "
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    Unregistered
    What I take from it is that while we all want to hang onto what we have, eventually that comfortable "now" we all exist in is bound to change, and we should accept that fact. At anytime, any of us could be that unlucky person to get hit by a car, and while many may rage at the idea of this "sick destiny", that of one born to die ignobly, that's the way it is. But the biggest part of the song seems to be that we need to get over that and live for today. We need to "seize the day" or life becomes meaningless.
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    BrinnasaBeast
    It's about someone the he loves. Don't regret what you've done. Move on and go on. Don't sit around and worry about it. There are trials we go through but that's part of life. He's asking her to stay with him. He doesn't want her to go anyway. He's pleading for her to stay. He doesn't want the memory of them to go anywhere. He wants to keep them. He wants to if what he has is real. Or if it's just, you could say fake.
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    JBA7X
    If you never got to see the video, its about a man and his wife/girlfriend. She was pregnant. They needed money and his friends come over to bring him with them to rob a liquor store. She begs him not to leave because they both know it's wrong. He leaves anyway. They rob the store and he's the only one to get caught. Hee goes to prison. She gets mad at him while talking to him on the phone in the prison. She leaves that night and gets in a car accident. She dies. He never gets to see her alive ever again.
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    Synyster1
    Nevermind I just watcheed the video before I just heard the song.
    It's about Matt and his wife in the middle of having a baby, when his friends (the band) arrive to steal for him and his family. But get caught and everyone except matt makes it to the car. He arrives in jail. His wife visits and tells him that he missed the baby being born and that it's over between them and while his wife makes it home she is hit by a truck and she is killed. Which never would have happend if he hadn't went to go steal which his wife knew was wrong.
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    coka
    Well, I think that at the beggining he's kind of like saying to think, value and show what you feel for that person or "die regreting the time you lost" and then he's like telling the girl that his love is really strong and that he would give her all his life, but their going to die someday so he wonders if their love is truly forever and real and if after death they'll still feel the same way. I think it has little to do with the video.
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    thetruthisabsolution
    A7xddict, I honestly think your meaning is way off. When it says newborn life it's talking about how we all die & the next generation replaces us & it's talking about eternal life. I think the girl & Matt were married in the video, the girl was pregnant, they were poor & he was stealing so they could live, but he got caught & I think the girl already had the baby by the time she got hit b/c I think that was supposed to be the baby after Matt got out of jail. The song's basically about how all our lives are short & we all wonder if there is eternal life & if there is are we going to heaven or hell.
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    Dare_Devil_90
    I love this song. But I dun think the video is as good as the song. In general I think that it's so full of great meanings like holding on to everymoment with ur loved ones and never lose the chance of being with 'em. It's not my favorite song tho. My top one of this kind is "one last goodbye" by anathema. That song really tears me up: '(
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    fading_existance
    Sucks these lyrics are all fucked up. I had to change them. Its a beautiful song with alot of meaning. Like the meaning to me is that. I got this new girl. Shes wonderful. And I never thought I could feel so strong about someone. Ever. I had insecurities and they are gone. I'd do anything for her. And I will stay with her for as long as needed. But now that I had to move back to Iowa. I feel so alone. So cold without her. The warmth she gave me when I was around her. Could never be replaced. Noone will ever see the fire shes lit inside of me. If the day comes for her to leave me. I'll just douse it with gasoline. Make her and everyone else see it. Then go on my little stupid a* game I call life. -sighs- ugh.
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    Unregistered
    I believe its about crossing over to the other side but you don't want to leave your loved one behind. I feel this song has alot of meanings and it is hard to sum up only one meaning. One mistake in your life could end it for you and you may never see your loved ones again. This song is just really hard to figure out just one meaning. Thanks, misty. I dedicate this song to my husband who passed away jan. 4th 2011.
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