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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/6/2005 4:49:45 PM EDT
So these guys' last album Waking the Fallen was pretty decent punk-metal....but on their new one, City of Evil, that came out this year -- they have THIS song.....


MIA

Staring at the carnage, praying that the sun will never rise.
Living another day in disguise.
These feelings cant be right, lend me your courage to stand up and fight, on tonight.

Ooooo....
Stand up and fight.

The fighting rages on and on, to challenge me you must be strong.
I walk your land but don't belong, two million soldiers can't be wrong.

It's no fun but I've been here before.
I'm far from home and I'm fighting your war.
(Not the way I pictured this, I wanted better things)
Some are scared others killing for fun, I shot a mother right in front of her son.
(Take this from my consciousness and please erase my dreams)

Fight for honor, fight for your life.
Pray to God that our side is right.
Even though we won I still may lose, until I make it home to you.
I see our mothers filled with tears we grew up so fast where did those years go?
Memories wont let you cry unless I don't return tonight.

So many soldiers on the other side, I take their live so they can't take mine.
(Scared to make it out alive now murders all I know.)
Nobody tells me all the reasons we're here, I have my weapon so there's nothing to fear.
(Another day,Another life, but nothing real to show for.)

Fight for honor, fight for your life.
Pray to God that our side is right.
Even though we won I still may lose, until I make it home to you.
I see our mothers filled with tears we grew up so fast where did those years go.
Memories won't let you cry unless I don't return tonight.

Staring at the carnage, praying that the sun will never rise.
Living another day in disguise.
These feelings cant be right, lend me your courage to stand up and fight.

Watching the death toll rise wondering how im alive.
Strangers blood on my hands, shot all I can
There were no silent nights watching your brothers all die
To destroy all their plans with no care for me. (No thought of me)
No thought of me.

Ohhhhh.....

We'll walk the city lonely, memories that haunt are not passing by.
A murderer walks your streets tonight.
Forgive me for my crimes.
Don't forget that I was so young, fought so scared.
In the name of God and Country.



how many shots at our troops can you TAKE in one song? or am I reading it wrong?
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 5:26:10 PM EDT
Who?
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 5:38:53 PM EDT
Maybe I'm lost... but I really don't see that as slamming the troops.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 6:11:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dskeet:
Maybe I'm lost... but I really don't see that as slamming the troops.



maybe it isn't, that's why I posted, to see what other folks think. My first impression was that of slamming the troops, but you could also say it's just trying to talk about what soldiers go thru during war. The line that really bugs me is "I shot a mother in front of her son".....


Originally Posted By tyman:
Who?



Avenged Sevenfold
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 6:14:00 PM EDT
I don't like how they throw the word "muderer" around a lot.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 6:22:32 PM EDT
I don't see it as slamming the troops at all. It doesn't sound like the most pro-war song I ever heard either, but that's about all I see. No slams. They are just basically saying war is hell.

But I prefer this one:

Artist : Trace Adkins

Title : Arlington

Genre : Country

I never thought that this is where I'd settle down.
I thought I'd die an old man back in my hometown.
They gave me this plot of land,
Me and some other men, for a job well done.

There's a big White House sits on a hill just up the road.
The man inside, he cried the day they brought me home.
They folded up a flag and told my Mom and Dad:
"We're proud of your son."

And I'm proud to be on this peaceful piece of property.
I'm on sacred ground and I'm in the best of company.
I'm thankful for those thankful for the things I've done.
I can rest in peace;
I'm one of the chosen ones:
I made it to Arlington.

I remember Daddy brought me here when I was eight.
We searched all day to find out where my grand-dad lay.
And when we finally found that cross,
He said: "Son, this is what it cost to keep us free."

Now here I am, a thousand stones away from him.
He recognized me on the first day I came in.
And it gave me a chill when he clicked his heels,
And saluted me.

And I'm proud to be on this peaceful piece of property.
I'm on sacred ground and I'm in the best of company.
I'm thankful for those thankful for the things I've done.
I can rest in peace;
I'm one of the chosen ones:
I made it to Arlington.

And everytime I hear twenty-one guns,
I know they brought another hero home to us.

And I'm proud to be on this peaceful piece of property.
I'm on sacred ground and I'm in the best of company.
We're thankful for those thankful for the things we've done.
We can rest in peace;
'Cause we are the chosen ones:
We made it to Arlington.

Yeah, dust to dust,
Don't cry for us:
We made it to Arlington.




I can't listen to that song without getting a bit teary eyed.

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