"Way Beyond Empty" as written by and Zack Wylde....
If I could I surely would
Child ease your pain
But if I could no longer
Would you still know my name?

If I couldn't drain the tears
That pour from these eyes
Would you turn your back on me
Would you wave goodbye?

[Chorus]
Or leave me way beyond empty inside
Awaiting my last day to arive
Way beyond empty inside
Awaiting my end to arrive

If I could be the shoulder
Which your head would rest upon
Would you still be waiting (mama)
Or would you be gone?
If I couldn't keep the smile
Forever on your face
Would I still be around
Or would I be replaced?

(Yeah)
Way beyond empty inside
Awaiting my last day to arive (yeah)
Way beyond empty inside
Awaiting my end to arrive

Oh-o
Oh-o-o-o
Oh-ooo

(And) Would you promise me
Things they'd never change
Could you promise me
That things they'd stay the same?

If I couldn't clear the clouds
From over your head
Would you keep your word to me
Amongst all the things you said?

Or leave me way beyond empty inside
Awaiting my last day to arive (yeah)
Way beyond empty inside
(oh-o-o)
Awaiting my end to arrive
Oh yeah child!


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"Way Beyond Empty" as written by Zack Wylde

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  • +1
    General CommentThe lyrics are beautiful, the music is great, and the meaning is obvious.
    Shadowbitchon June 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove this song...genius and beautifull.. touches your hart! Zakk ruled :)
    Rockardoon March 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the meaning is not that obvious. First he seems to address his child not to forget him, then his mother (dead or alive - I am not sure). But why "leave behind empty". I guess there may have been a family argue and he wants to clear it, so that he can rest in peace, because he is about to die. But still just assuming. What are your interpretations?
    slownickon January 02, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationIn my opinion this song is about someone who is taking care of a loved one who is ill (depression maybe, because of the "clouds over your head"-line), and who is afraid that he will be abandoned after a while, because he can't help her any more. The "last day to arrive" is more like he feels he would die without her.

    The child and mama references are in my opinion more terms of affection
    LittleCon February 22, 2016   Link

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