"Seize The Day" as written by and Matthew Charles/sullivan Sanders....
Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost
It's empty and cold without you here, too many people to ache over

I see my vision burn, I feel my memories fade with time
But I'm too young to worry
These streets we travel on
Will undergo our same lost past

I found you here, now please just stay for a while
I can move on with you around
I hand you my mortal life, but will it be forever?
I'd do anything for a smile
Holding you 'til our time is done
We both know the day will come
But I don't want to leave you

I see my vision burn
I feel my memories fade with time
But I'm too young to worry
A melody, a memory, or just one picture

Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost
It's empty and cold without you here, too many people to ache over

Newborn life replacing all of us
Changing this fable we live in
No longer needed here so where do we go?
Will you take a journey tonight, follow me past the walls of death?
But girl, what if there is no eternal life?

I see my vision burn
I feel my memories fade with time
But I'm too young to worry
A melody, a memory, or just one picture

Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost
It's empty and cold without you here, too many people to ache over

Trials in life, questions of us existing here
Don't wanna die alone without you here
Please tell me what we have is real

So, what if I never hold you, yeah
Or kiss your lips again?
Woah, so I never want to leave you
And the memories of us to see I beg don't leave me

Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost
It's empty and cold without you here, too many people to ache over

Trials in life, questions of us existing here
Don't wanna die alone without you here
Please tell me what we have is real

Silence you lost me, no chance for one more day
Silence you lost me, no chance for one more day [then continues in the background]
I stand here alone
Falling away from you, no chance to get back home
I stand here alone
Falling away from you, no chance to get back home


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"Seize the Day" as written by Jr. Brian Haner

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  • +5
    General Commenta great song, amazing lyrics ! A person who wasted their time and now it's too late for him/her to go back. Seize the day, do what you must do now, it doesn't matter the result, you just do what you feel it's good otherwise it might be too late in the future. Something like that happened to me a couple of months ago, I should have told a female friend my feelings but I chickened out, since then I haven't seen her and now I regret that I didn't say anything to her. All in all, you must learn from you mistakes, but it'd be good if you could avoid making them by following this advice.
    luighyon July 13, 2008   Link
  • +4
    General CommentThis song, since day 1, has had an extremely powerful impact on me. Sent chills through my spine and tears to my eyes. I always looked at it as losing someone, for this song m. shadss is most likely talking about his loved one- girlfriend wise, but spending as much time with them and seizing the day because you never know what tomorrow holds for you.
    My brother is the one who got me completly hooked on avenged sevenfold and this song to be more specific. That being said, this song is 325410 x more powerful now then it was when I first heard it.
    I say this because my brother just passed away. Our favorite song, my worst nightmare has happened. This song can be for family members and friends as well, not only for your partners. He explains to seize the day and to love people that mean something to you because you never know when they will get taken away from you. That being said, love those who treat you well, fuck the ones that dont (not literally, they don't deserve you anyways) and live your life to the fullest, life is too short.
    All meaningings aside, THIS SONG IS ABSOLUTELY SPECTACULAR!! from Matts SEXYAMAZING voice all the way to the instrumentals!!! Seeing as how my brother passed away AS this song was playing, I can't wait to pick up the courage to listen to it again. Avenged Sevenfold is a band of gifted gods! My brother always had wicked taste in music.
    RIPRyan.ILOVEYOU<3
    riprkmaroonon April 07, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIts about remembering the good times and not regreting what you did wrong. its bassically the saying "live life to the fullest"
    ZombieAutoPiloton July 16, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe song means you should live every day to the fullest dont have any regrets and dont waste your time doing stupid things and the video is somewhat different its meaning is if you do bad things then karma will come back and bite you in the ass. . . Carpe Diem
    DarkSeraph2007on August 12, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Comment<<<<< This song is beautiful and a FUCKING MASTERPIECE. >>>>>>

    it tugs your heart strings thats for sure and especially now that the Rev has tragically left us.

    That Fuckn Sux Fuckn ASS, he was an extreeeeemley talented artist and it will be hard to recover from.

    Some people just dont get it do they, A7X are so smart and incredibly talented at creating and playing music, some people just cant grasp it. Its like beautiful poetry and like any great poetry past and/or present, not everyone gets it and some think they get it but are way off base. I mean there are poetry classes and literature classes for this shit and most may not seem to make sense to everyone but the writers knew damn well what they were writing and the message they were trying to get across. And these guys truly create and play music from their hearts, so you must also listen with yours. So dont beat yourself up about it, but if you're one of those types who talk shit about these guys (A7X that is - fuck sorry not putting down poetry but excluding it for this) just because they dont understand what their listening to:

    SHUT THE FUCK UP !!!!

    These guys are extremely devoted to their music and fan base, and pour their hearts into their music they make for us and we love and appreciate them for that, so if you dont like it shut the fuck up and change the channel.

    To all of the real A7X fans out there, keep on supporting these guys, they need our support right now more than ever with the recent loss of their brother Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan. So go the FUCK out there and tell everyone that you know and even dont know about their new CD coming out which is going to be attributed in honor of Jimmy. Tell all and lets make this mutherfucker go platinum so quick that it makes the world spin faster.
    R.I.P. Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan
    You will be missed by so many and forgotten by so few.
    mitcha7xfan4lifeon February 24, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love this song! I can relate...
    barracudaaon July 19, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about how bittersweet love really is.

    It all has to end someday when one of them dies, and I think this song is like he's finally realizing all of this and he's scared to lose the other person.

    He's saying "Please don't leave me, I can't live without you" even though he knows it has to end someday.

    Bittersweet is the only word I can think of.

    I fucking love this song, the first time I heard it I cried, it really got to me. I still get chills every time I hear the first verse.

    "I'd do anything for a smile, holding you till our time is done. We both know the day will come but I don't want to leave you."

    Got chills just from reading it. a;sldkfjas;oief I LOVE THIS SONG.
    LettertoEliseon September 03, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentheh heh, i took up about 1/2 the page *smirks*
    DeathByPoisonon September 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningContrary to popular belief, the music video does not portray the true meaning of this song. It's actually about a couple, where the boyfriend wants to commited joint suicide, to go to a better place, the after life.
    mrfoemanon December 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust like the past couple albums, A7X continues with their amazing balads. This song is simply amazing.
    I_super_on June 07, 2005   Link

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