"I Won't See You Tonight, Pt. 2" as written by and Brian Elwin Haner Jr. Matthew Charles Sanders....
Come back to me, this is inconceivable
Breaking apart the ones you love
Hate runs deep for what you've done to us
Left alone through suicide suicide

I just want to die, take away my life
Lay by your side, please

Come back to me, this is inconceivable
Breaking apart the ones you love
Hate runs deep for what you've done to us
Left alone through suicide

Look at my face you pierce with a blank stare
No dream could prepare a heart for a lifeless friend
He's gone nothing will take back time
I need him back, but nothing will take back time

I can see just fine with you in my life,
There by my side as it starts to fade
I know this can't be right, stuck in a dream
A nightmare full of sorrow

Nightmare, full of pain
Nightmare, full of pain

I look back and see the twisted road
Best friends and despair took its toll

Take away
Take away
Take away
Take away

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

Look at my face you pierce with a blank stare
No dream could prepare a heart for a lifeless friend
He's gone nothing will take back time
I need him back, but nothing will take back time

I can see just fine with you in my life,
There by my side as it starts to fade
I know this can't be right, stuck in a dream
A nightmare full of sorrow

I can see just fine with you in my life,
There by my side as it starts to fade
I know this can't be right, stuck in a dream
A nightmare full of sorrow


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"I Won't See You Tonight, Pt. 2" as written by James Owen Sullivan Brian Elwin Haner Jr.

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    General CommentI understand the anger in this song as it's in response to Part1..but does anyone else find it kind of selfish that this person wants their friend alive just because they feel they need him? It seems kind of selfish that someone wants you to be alive and miserable because they can't or don't want to live without you.

    You just never really know what someone is going through.
    JustSayinnon August 02, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationObviously it's about a suicide note. I think the second is a reaction to it. After all, both songs are part 1 and part 2 of the same title. But in part 1, before I read the stuff about the bass player who attempted suicide, I thought the "bottles are calling me" was referring to someone taking to alcohol, knowing once they start down that road they will never come back.

    I wonder if part 2 is from the point of view of a friend of the guy and he is also suicidal after seeing his friend attempt suicide and go insane. There's a reccuring theme about depression and mental health in some of their songs and the way they write them are just epic.
    erinyson February 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHonestly I don't really care about the real facts that made them write the song, I only care about it's meaning, and how it goes well with.. erm.. Jimmy's death =( Well, I think there are a few sentences that can be pointed out as really meaningful here :
    " I just want to die, take away my life, lay by your side, please" : the person speaking (let's say Matt), doesn't give a damn about afterlife, he just wants to die to get away from the pain of losing his close friend, the one he relied on to stay strong. He wants to disappear, along with his friend , without knowledge of what might happen after death.

    The title (I won't see you tonight PART 2) , and the chorus from the first part (Sorrow , sinks deep inside my blood... away) , shows that that person (Matt)'s suicide, will recreate the same situation among another love one .


    I guess that's it. Anyway I love this song, it's one of their most intense ones. R.i.P Jimmy <3
    CarminaGateson March 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it is about trying to deal with the loss of a friend who took his life.
    Thricefoldon April 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTruely sad song.
    dead2selfon April 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heart Metal.
    loc4485on November 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVERY IMPORTANT!!!!!
    READ MY BIT ON PART 1 FIRST OR YOU WON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT I'M TAKING ABOUT!!!

    This is basicly M. Shadows responce to what could have happened to Jusin (since justin ddin't actualy die.)
    it's prettty self explanitory

    FYI M. Shadows is the one who found Justin passed out from the OD
    mo moneyon November 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFuckin' awesome solo. I wish more bands nowadays would solo. I want metal to return and fast. I need another Iron Maiden.
    Sucroseon January 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think you really songs about suicide from the prospective of someone that has had to watch their friend leave thier life... its makes part1 even more amazing
    Zarzipanon January 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYea mo money got it right. Right before "Sounding the Seventh Trumpet" was released A7X's former bassist Justin Sane (not the Anit-Flag singer) attempted suicide by drinking bottles of cough syrup. This song is M Shadows's response to Justin's suicide note. Even thoughtJustin didnt die he fried his brain almost completely. Justin is the one playing bass on STST but they replaced him with Dameon Ash and not too long after that they replaced Dameon with Johnny Christ.
    This is one of my favorite songs by Avenged. Its all amazing.
    A7X1234on June 12, 2005   Link

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