Diamonds In The Rough Album Lyrics by Avenged Sevenfold


Avenged Sevenfold Lyrics

Diamonds In The Rough Lyrics
(2008)
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Demons

I've been thinking lots about my life and
How quick I'd wash it down the drain
Past tense the future, nothing matters now
I act on my own and I'm to blame
Living's a wicked dream, when things turn out all wrong
Were all so weak, no matter how strong, yeah

[Chorus:]
I tried running away from me
Convince me that I'm wrong, but I can't
Shake so unnaturally, demons they follow me
I quit running away from me
Convinced that I am wrong, but found out
All my reasons for insanity, all a part of me

I don't like that you're calling me a liar
I don't like that you found out I'm a snake
Been sneaking around for far too long now
I don't like how fast my intentions fade
Karma has beat me down, but the worst is yet to come
Many mistakes and still I'm so young, yeah

[Chorus]

I can't count how many times
Awakened in fear nightly
Palms sweating
Dreams where promises are made
To no one but myself
Help him
Crushed daily

Don't lend me your hand
I can't trust my self
So how can you trust me?

We've all made selfish, bad decisions
We've all tried dishing out the blame
Convinced ourselves of our own actions
My problem is I'll never change
In doubt some good comes out
I'll fold before it's time
Can't promise you that it's my last time, yeah

[Chorus]

[x2]
Truth won't help you now
All the love's gone too far

[x4]
I'm scarred, yeah
Demons they follow me, cause my insanity.

 

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Girl I Know

Let me tell ya 'bout this girl I know
That comes alive when you take off her clothes
Theres no tell just where shes been
Ask around but no one seems to know

Late at night when your looking to sin
Call her up and she'll lay down the law
You can't trust her 'cause she'll lie to your face
But that's not why you gave her a call

[Pre-Chorus:]
Awaits deep inside
The lust and burning desire

[Chorus:]
We've all been more than eager to sin
And it feels alright, 'till we pay the price
Now you choose either naughty or nice
'Cause shes here for you
Its all yours tonight
You won't believe the stories I've been told
About the girl I know

Another thing about this girl I know
Shes more comfortable down on her knees
Went to school, got a job, and then she shot into hell
All 'cause shes born to please

Don't get her mixed up 'cause she knows what she likes
Can't tell the difference between right and wrong
She knows you're watching every one of her moves
Just more reason to string you along, yeah

[Pre-Chorus]

[Chorus]

The first times hard enough
But you made it through
The seconds time I see the changes in you
Shes got you somehow
You're needing her now

[Chorus]

 

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Crossroads

I've been traveling for so long
So lost till I stumbled upon
Two roads in front of me
I had to take my time

To the right I could see a church
I took a step in that direction first
But to the left there was a watering hole
Where they were whiskey drunk
And now that's where I wanna pray

The fun down here goes on and on

[Chorus:]
If I was perfect
Then this would be easy
Either road's plausible on both I could drown
I walk through the center
With no rules to guide me
I realize it's difficult
But now I can see

There's gotta be another way to go
a way that's much more feasible
A combination of both these lives
A central path without choosing a side

I make decisions one at a time
And no, I never say I'm always right
I'm confident that when I stand on my own
You'll see the truest form of a man
when I'm shining through

The fun down here goes on and on

[Chorus]

Oh, I hear them now
All the religious rhyme
(You're a sin)
(You're a sin)
(You're a sinner)

The left isn't better
It's just more of the same.
Condemning all these people
For what they believe
I'll climb to the top of that mountain again
No harness up to save me this way
And the closer to the top I get the more they take aim
But I'm not you

I may not be perfect
But I've always been true
I may not be worthy in your eyes
Climb up from the bottom
For the last time
The last one, the last one,
The last time

[Chorus]

 

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Flash Of The Blade

[IRON MAIDEN cover]

As a young boy chasing Dragons with your wooden sword so mighty.
You're St. George or you're David and you always killed the beast.
Times change very quickly,
And you had to grow up early,
A house in smoking ruins and the bodies at your feet.

[Chorus:]
You'll die as you lived
In the flash of a blade,
In a corner forgotten by no-one.
You lived for the touch
For the feel of the steel,
One man, and his honor.

The smell of resined leather
The steely iron mask
As you cut and thrust and parried at the fencing master's call.
He taught you all he never knew
To fear no mortal man
And now you'll wreak your vengeance in the
Screams of evil men.

[Chorus x2]

 

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Until The End

Weekends on young and angry streets
We meet, drink 'till trouble found us there
Living life as without a care(without a care)
We've had our fights, been black and blue
It's true, I've even gone to jail for you my friends
Bet your life that I'd do it again.
Until the end

Don't change the way you think of me
We're from the same story
Life moves on, can't stay the same
But some of us, some worry

While some have gone their separate ways
There's some still caught up with the past instead
But move on, you're missing most of your life(life)
They say it's hard to stay the same
When some fail, while other men seem to gain, but friends
I'll be with you here until the end
Until the end

Don't change the way you think of me
We're from the same story
Life moves on, can't stay the same
But some of us, some worry
We're all falling forward
With no signs of slow
And some moving faster
But that's all that I wanted
I wanted

You know it's hard
It's passing by
Memories
Be out all night
To reminisce wont bring you back
Just look ahead and hold on tight
We're all falling forward
With no signs of slow
And some moving faster
That's all that I wanted
I wanted

Don't change the way you think of me
Oh yeah

Oh yeah
Until the end
Until the end
Until the end

 

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Tension

I wake up every morning, bright and early
Roll out of bed but I'm never quite alone
Tension is pulling me in all directions
And all the probems use me as a rope
Sometimes the pressure will just drive you crazy
At any time I could explode
I need some piece of mind, it's got me tired
Don't wanna lose it, but I'm turning down that road

I need a moment 'cause I've spread myself to thin
We all need a moment in our lives
Work's hard, the day's too long
And that's just where it begins
Tension has had us all this time

I sit in traffic every single morning
Just as I arrive, I'm slaving to the grind
Making the money so I feed my family
But I can't raise them, 'cause I ain't got the time
I got no free days on my busy schedule
I turn the page and it's the same
Don't like my situation, you don't either
Don't wanna look back, scared of workin' life away

I need a moment 'cause I've spread myself to thin
We all need a moment in our lives
Work's hard, the day's too long
And that's just where it begins
Tension has had us all this time

But every now and then
I drive alone
An open road
Hot summer day
A gentle breeze that feels alright
On the road
And I can't feel the pain
On this train
Enjoy the sights
I feel alive
When actually here just feels alright
Far from home

I need a moment 'cause I've spread myself to thin
We all need a moment in our lives
Work's hard, the day's too long
And that's just where it begins
Tension has had us all this time

 

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Walk

[PANTERA cover]

Can't you see I'm easily bothered by persistence
One step from lashing out at you...
You want in to get under my skin
And call yourself a friend
I've got more friends like you
What do I do?

Is there no standard anymore?
What it takes, who I am, where I've been
Belong
You can't be something you're not
Be yourself, by yourself
Stay away from me
A lesson learned in life
Known from the dawn of time

Respect
Walk

Run your mouth when I'm not around
It's easy to achieve
You cry to weak friends that sympathize
Can you hear the violins playing your song?
Those same friends tell me your every word

Is there no standard anymore?
What it takes, who I am, where I've been
Belong
You can't be something you're not
Be yourself, by yourself
Stay away from me
A lesson learned in life
Known from the dawn of time

Respect
Walk

Are you talking to me?
No way punk

 

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The Fight

The problem with society's been how do we teach
And if they'll believe.
We'll fight this battle for years to come
'Til we only accept that we can stand on our own.

Grandfather used his hands, he worked them to the bone.
Provide his family with a happy home, alone.

Don't take your aggression out on me.
My old man is all I'm meant to be.
This goddamn place is so lazy, old and tired
All your ideas are so fucking uninspired.
Takes more than one idea
More than one person to fight the fight
How many times have you taught and not conspired?

Don't wanna be, they never say
But don't call us the liars.

We've walked these alleys a thousand times
And scattered around a thousand lies.
They are trying to hold you down
Your life may be hard
But keep your feet on the ground.
Why don't I have the finer things that others have?
The chance is there if you want it all that bad.
So bad.

Don't take your aggression out on me.
My old man is all I'm meant to be.
This Goddamn place is so lazy, old and tired
All your ideas are so fucking uninspired.
Takes more than one idea
More than one person to fight the fight
How many times have you taught and not conspired?

Don't try and get me confused.
Cause I do understand.
And sometimes people need help.
That they may need a hand
When this problems going on.
A thing you have to get straight
Is that you don't hold my hand.
And I don't owe you a thing.
So don't think about how sorry
You feel when now you're treated so bad.

This Goddamn place is so lazy, old and tired
All your ideas are so fucking uninspired.
Takes more than one idea,
More than one person to fight the fight.
How many times have you taught and not conspired?

And as a race we look back and we've come so far.
While some may conquer,
The others had it so hard.
But instead we just complain
While there's no one for us to fight.
I guess we're bored and that's how we keep us occupied.

 

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Dancing Dead

Dead men,
They celebrate
As the final chapter
Fades away
Cause they can't hide;
We can see their flesh is rotten!

The band plays a hopeful tune
The champagne is poured
As they socialize
The look in their eyes
Hide in the light!

[Chorus:]
Everything is paid for tonight
While at the party of the
Dead dancin' in their graves
The drinks here are free, so relax
Enjoy the sight of all the
Dead dancin' in their graves
And while the world that they built
Told 'em to change
Told 'em to listen
They just kept it the same
And now that midnight has come
I'll get a room watchin' the
Dead dancin' in their graves

Bones covered up by suit
As the visible scars,
They multiply
Kiss it good-bye
Too stubborn and I'll destroy!

Tick, tock
The time bomb has been
Recognized and pressurized
Nowhere to hide
Swallowing light!

[Chorus]

Feel a coming strength
And now it's too late
To change

[background chatter:]
Why'd you want to go?
You drown me with all that you are
Oh, how the mighty fall
Yeah

[Chorus]

Feel a coming strength
And now it's too late
To change
[Repeated until the end]

 

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Almost Easy (CLA Mix)

I feel insane every single time I'm asked to compromise
'cause I'm afraid, and stuck in my ways and that's the way it stays
So how long did I expect love to out weigh ignorance?
By that look on your face I may have forced the scale to tip

[Pre-Chorus:]
I'm not insane, I'm not insane
I'm not insane, I'm not - not insane

(Mother)
Come back to me, it's almost easy.
(Said it all)
Come back again, it's almost easy.

Shame pulses through my heart
From the things I've done to you.
It's hard to face but the fact remains that
This is nothing new.

I let you down inside with suicidal memories,
Selfish beneath the skin
But deep inside I'm not insane.

[Pre-Chorus]

[Chorus:]
(Mother)
Come back to me, it's almost easy.
(Said it all)
Come back to again, it's almost easy.
(You learn your lesson)
Come back me, it's almost easy.
(But still you'll fall)
Come back again, it's almost easy.

Now that I've lost you it kills me to say
(Hurts to say)
I try to hold on as you slowly slip away.
I'm losing the fight.
Treated you so wrong, now let me make it right.
(Make it all right)

[Pre-Chorus]

[Chorus]

 

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Afterlife (Alternate Version)

Like walking into a dream, so unlike what you've seen
so unsure but it seems, cause we've been waiting for you
Fallen into this place, just giving you a small taste
of your afterlife here so stay, you'll be back here soon anyway

I see a distant light, but girl this can't be right
Such a surreal place to see so how did this come to be
Arrived too early

And when I think of all the places I just don't belong
I've come to grips with life and realize this is going too far

I don't belong here, we gotta move on dear escape from this afterlife
Cause this time I'm right to move on and on, far away from here

A place of hope and no pain, perfect skies with no rain
Can leave this place but refrain, cause we've been waiting for you
Fallen into this place, just giving you a small taste
of your afterlife here so stay, you'll be back here soon anyway

This peace on earth's not right (with my back against the wall)
No pain or sign of time (I'm much too young to fall)
So out of place don't wanna stay, I feel wrong and that's my sign
I've made up my mind

Gave me your hand but realize I just wanna say goodbye
Please understand I have to leave and carry on my own life

I don't belong here, I gotta move on dear escape from this afterlife
Cause this time I'm right to move on and on, far away from here
Got nothing against you and surely I'll miss you
This place full of peace and light, and I'd hope you might
take me back inside when the time is right

Loved ones back home all crying cause they're already missing me
I pray by the grace of God that there's somebody listening
Give me a chance to be that person I wanna be
(I am unbroken; I'm choking on this ecstasy)
Oh Lord I'll try so hard but you gotta let go of me
(Unbreak me, unchain me, I need another chance to live)

I don't belong here, I gotta move on dear escape from this afterlife
Cause this time I'm right to move on and on, far away from here
Got nothing against you and surely I'll miss you
This place full of peace and light, and I'd hope you might
take me back inside when the time is right
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