"Strength of The World" as written by and Matthew Charles/sullivan Sanders....
My story starts the day they said "she can't be found"
the news so dark, heart stopped, I stood silent without a sound
It's over, she's finished, mother lies with my father and sister too
Cold-blooded, they suffered, shot down by the outlaws after you
Sorrow swallows my screams

Strength of the world, is on my shoulders
Strength of the world, is on my side
Strength of the world, the one true beholder
Ice in my veins, for those who've died

I've seen my family fade away, you've taken my whole life
There's nothing left to say

Avenge the dead kill all who cross me in my path
Suicidal, I never planned on coming back
I want it, I need it, revenge is dripping from my teeth
Need nothin', to feel power, and bring the killers to their knees
Nothin' ta lose vengeance ta gain (you know I'll never be the same)
So taste my breath I'm close behind you (so desperate on your final day)
Sorrow swallows my screams

Sitting in silence with heaven above me I prayed every night by their graves
While I search for closure I feel it no longer
I can't turn my cheek away
I stand before you; I'll sin when I have to
But now I leave your side, to avenge my family's pride

So far forever alone, a greater punishment on me has been imposed
A killer falling from the light, I'll miss my family, I'll never be alright


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"Strength of the World" as written by James Owen Sullivan James Sullivan

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    General CommentI think this song is about a man who has lost his family at the hands of a murderer. He feels that his life has lost all meaning, except for the feeling of revenge. He believes that God has taken his life away and has left him no choice but to avenge their death, “...avenge my family’s pride.” He has been given an even greater punishment by God, then the death of his family; he feels alone and vengeful. He tells God that he cannot turn the other cheek and that he will never be alright, even when he kills the murderer.
    living_hellon December 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit reminds me of the riders of justice trilogy that i read once.
    seelenschreion September 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit reminds me of the riders of justice trilogy that i read once.
    seelenschreion September 24, 2005   Link
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    General Comment???? I aint getting anything outa this one
    VerdantForceon September 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLiving hell O_O i couldnt have said it any better myself!
    munty_runton December 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAt the end of the song, Matt says, "(and)? thats all she wrote"
    xeonoexon January 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, and it is definately another that shows off Synyster's talent..
    I think its like what living_hell said... a man losing his family due to a murder.. only I think he's talking about that strength given to him like adrenalin that makes him feel like he has all the strength in the world, but it doesn't help him bring his family or anyone who has died back..
    or I could be making something up. I have a tendancy of doing that. Either way.. Great song.
    SolitaryRoseon February 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthe wil commit suicide after he gets his revenge, too.
    (Mr. Obvious) "Suicidal, I never planned on coming back" This means vengeance is actually everything he cares for at this point, and his own life doesn't mean anything anymore.
    .Sidewinder.on February 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHis Family was taken away.
    That's all he evere cared about, but now that they have been taken away from him he doesn't want to live anymore. He is going to get revenge on the person/peoples who took them away from him. He doesnt care about the consequences or death, and he's killing anyone who gets in his way.
    seano333on February 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgreat song, and I totally agree with living hell and everyone else. absolutely amazing, and I love the music that builds up to the heavy guitar. works very well. have they always done that, or is it just on this cd?
    FallenAngelXXon March 08, 2006   Link

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