"I Won't See You Tonight, Pt. 1" as written by and Zachary James Baker Matthew Charles Sanders....
Cry alone, I've gone away
No more nights, no more pain
I've gone alone, took all my strength
I've made the change,
I won't see you tonight

Sorrow, sank deep inside my blood
All the ones around me
I cared for and loved

It's building up inside of me
A place so dark, so cold, I had to set me free
Don't mourn for me,
You're not the one to place the blame
As bottles call my name I won't see you tonight

Sorrow sank deep inside my blood
All the ones around me
I cared for and most of all I loved
But I can't see myself that way
Please don't forget me or cry while I'm away

Cry alone, I've gone away
No more nights, no more pain
I've gone alone, took all my strength
But I've made the change,
I won't see you tonight

So far away, I'm gone
Please don't follow me tonight
And while I'm gone everything will be alright

No more breath inside
Essence left my heart tonight
No more breath inside
Essence left my heart tonight
(Oh oh oh oh oh eh eh oh oh)


Lyrics submitted by Thienskater, edited by ZeGerman

"I Won't See You Tonight, Pt. 1" as written by James Owen Sullivan Brian Elwin Haner Jr.

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  • +2
    General CommentSuicide. Beautiful song- it builds up to the end where it goes out in static to part II
    brokenneedles066on April 09, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is gonna be lengthy but if you realy wanna know what this song's about read this!!!!

    this song is written like a suicied letter (if you haven't noticed read it again).
    It is about M Shadows best friend, Justin Sane(former A7X bass player) who had severe depression and tried to commit suicide by drinking bottles of cough syrup.

    "sorrow sank deep inside my blood" that's depression.
    it's rummored that part of a suicide letter that Justin wrote to Shadows is included in the song (although A7X neither aknowleges or denies it) . ppl think if any part of the song is of justins' penmenship it's> "but I can't see myself that way. please don't forget me or cry while I'm away"

    In the song 'justin' says he's 'setting himself free' and 'don't blame yourself or cry for me'


    an interesting line in the song is "so far away i've gone. please don't follow me tonight"
    I think this is part of justin's suicde letter b/c it's only something a suicidal person could possibly think of.
    In the song you'll notice he worries significanly about how the people he loved would react. asking Shadows 'not to follow him'

    "No more breath inside, essence left my heart tonight."> the most powerful lyrics i've ever heard. and i am a huge music buff. but nothing, no poetry, no song lyrics can even hold a candle to the power of those few lyrics. : (

    How sad
    mo moneyon November 24, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI know the song is about suicide, but like most songs it can be interpreted a variety of ways, depending on the mindset of the person interpreting it. Like, when I hear this song, rather than suicide(something negative), I see it as about someone going away in hopes to return a better person such as going to rehab to get over an addiction. and all the lines about solitude and "don't follow me" could only mean that he needs to be alone during that time.

    I know that's not what they originally made that song out to be, but that's what I get out of it.
    GBKon January 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of the best suicide songs ever written, but who can compare to the lyrics written by davey havok......
    Imortalon September 22, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe only way to describe this song is... and excuse my language... Fucking Masterpeice. No one has ever come close to wrtiing something so pure and amazing and close to the heart. Artist write about suicide all the time. But nothing has ever surpassed (and never will) the mark that Matthew Sanders hit when he and the guys put this together. Every word that drips out of Shadows' mouth sends chills up your spine and a tear down your eye. This is one no A7X fans will ever forget. You can get a true feeling of the emotions that someone goes through while dealing with a situation where you feel like you can no longer make it. Even more emotion pours out of Part 2 which is another monster of a song. A7X for life! Love it or die!!!
    a7xfallensoul08on May 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song!!! One of the best on this album (but which one isn't good??)
    stone.cossardon June 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's even better than Atreyu's 'LipGloss and Black'

    me and myfriend have been comparing the two songs.
    GazaRaidon June 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is a masterpiece. i especially like the "no more breath inside, essence left my heart tonight" part and the build-up to it.
    ambulanceartiston June 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song brings a tear to my eye everytime I hear it, due to events that have taken place in my life. The best song by A7X yet.
    Vanishingon July 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song gives me the creeps ! fucking hard superb powerfull metal! fuck its great!
    lamaon October 10, 2004   Link

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