"Chapter Four" as written by and Matthew Charles/haner Sanders....
(Give me your hand
Blood is spilt and man will follow
Infernal man, punishment too great to bear)
Conceived and born was one of light
Rain and dark, the other born black night

Raise your head and taste the courage
(The one of light)
Fall from grace, unholy night
I've come here to kill you
Won't leave until you've died
Murder born of vengeance
I closed my brothers eyes tonight

It's cold tonight as the clouds turn gray
And from my hands to my brothers grave
You took his side, you took his gift
Feel the power of a fallen man, crestfallen man

Far away in this land I must go
Out of the site of the One
A punishment sent from his hand
A hardship no one should know
Now go out of the site of the One
Away in this land you must go

Where has he gone? What have you done?
A voice commands from high above this earth
From the soil his blood cries out to me
Murder, liar, vengeance, deceit


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"Chapter Four" as written by Brian Haner Zachary Baker

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    General CommentI think it talks about Cain and Abel from Genesis chapter four.

    Genesis 4:2 "Later she gave birth to his brother Abel."
    Conceived and born was one of light


    Genesis 4:1 "Adam[a] made love to his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain."
    Rain and dark, the other born black night


    Genesis 4:10 "The LORD said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground. 11 Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. 12 When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth.”

    Where has he gone? What have you done?
    A voice commands from high above this earth.
    From the soil his blood cries out to me
    Murder, liar, vengeance, deceit.

    I could have thrown in so much more comparison but ive decided not to :)
    brent1on November 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIncredible song...killer vocals, ripping guitar. Avenged Sevenfold are awesome, and this song proves my point. The lyrics are dark as hell. I think it's incredible that the lead singer (Shadows) has such an enormous range to his voice.
    saj4963on July 06, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthey also got their name from that story in the bible
    Ueleyon April 15, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyea this song is about Cain and Abel
    A7X_kicks_asson October 13, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe Bible is cool so stfu.
    DinoSwordson January 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah this song is bah'd. A lot of people have made the connection, but i guess i'll state it for now... I believe the song is about Cain killing Able. For one thing, In Gensis, CHAPTER 4, it's about Cain and Able and if you look at that part of the bible, some of the lyrics from the song are from the bible (Where has he gone? What have you done?). Damn i can't wait for Waking The Fallen to come out.
    Imsteamingmadon July 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso I recall reading 'From the soil I hear his blood cry out to me' in the bible. Those words being from God.
    dead2selfon April 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow...very catchy,as soon as he starts singing it makes YOU want to sing,its incredible,not felt so good about an album in ages its just one of those things that u hear it once,u forget what it sounds like so u want to hear it again n u remember it bein awesome n then u cant stop listenin to it...number 2 and 3 are my fave songs.
    jenlovesmusicon May 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like the leadguitar in "from the soil i hear..." part. Neat-o
    GazaRaidon June 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhat a beautiful poetic song. Even if the song is from the bible, I can still relate, with wanting revenge on someone that has hurt someone close to you.
    Bella_xon October 22, 2004   Link

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