Can you hear me?
I am screaming. I am screaming
Can you hear me?
Blood is dripping. Nails are piercing
Thorns are ripping. Ripping through

I read the tragedy
It comes to me
In bloody… Broken dreams
You always loved me
Never knew these
Ironies of living free
I live for you
You died for me

Can you hear me when I’m screaming?
I can hear your voice. It’s weeping
You cried out, when I was needing
I was nothing, you comfort me

Now I see that you are here for me to lean on
Though I know what hate can do
We shed tears of ashes for you
Death only began the truth
You cry for me
And died for me
I try so hard to be like you
I won’t be afraid to stand alone now

Oh no. Can’t you see? What it means to me, for me, to me.
Take my hand. So I’ll stand. Set me free. You will see.
What it means, to live and be able to breath.
(This blood on my dirty sleeve
Is drying and can’t be washed from me)

I never thought that you could abandon me. I will fight the day that you mentioned that you have to die for me. To say that you could never run away from saving me. From what I’ve made you do for me now.

I’ll fight for you. I’d die for you. My life for you. Now it’s time.
I won’t forget your name. No more am I afraid… NO.



Lyrics submitted by belleautumn

Tears of Ashes song meanings
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    General CommentAmazing song...
    *SlashPrettySkin*on December 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI never thought that you could abandon me. I will fight the day that you mentioned that you have to die for me. To say that you could never run away from saving me. From what I’ve made you do for me now.

    Adore that part.
    belleautumnon December 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWHAT A GREAT SONG AWESOME SCREAMS. I THINK THIS SONG IS ABOUT LIVING FOR JESUS AND HOW HARD IT IS TO LIVE FOR HIM. AND HOW JESUS IS ALWAYS THERE FOR US WHEN WE NEED HIM. RAD SONG!
    A FALL FROM FARon April 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti completely agree with A Fall From Far. this is the first christian scremo band i've heard. DW is truely awesome. and even if you dont believe in god or jesus they are still a sweet band to rock to.
    I.heart.emocoreon July 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI give props to this song. I don't care for screamo that much, but when I can understand the words.. it's good in my book.
    suchaheroon July 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI didnt know these guys were christian til just then =]
    Now I Understand This Song =]
    Its a really good song...
    better now that i understand it =]
    r0ck_r0xon March 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's actually

    "I live for you, I'll die for you" x3

    Download/Puchase the album.. it has a 'newer' version on it that sounds worse but the vocals are clear.
    AwFukItIGuessWeLoston April 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Christ and how He will not abandon you and will stay with you through all your troubles. Christ turns away no one; he spoke the parable of the prodigal son for a good reason. We are saved because He is good and loving, not because we deserve it; we never will deserve it. Happiness is only found in Christ. It's not about perfection or performance. He accepts you because of Christs' work alone. You have nothing to offer, nor do I. Trust in Him and you'll be saved, don't be disheartened. Look to Christ in those times.
    iSawHerFaceon June 27, 2011   Link

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