"Dear God" as written by Zachary James Baker, Matthew Charles Sanders, Jr. Haner and James Owen / Sullivan....
A lonely road, crossed another cold state line
Miles away from those I love purpose undefined
While I recall all the words you spoke to me
Can't help but wish that I was there
And where I'd love to be, oh yeah

Dear God the only thing I ask of you is
To hold her when I'm not around
When I'm much too far away
We all need that person who can be true to you
But I left her when I found her
And now I wish I'd stayed
'Cause I'm lonely and I'm tired
I'm missing you again oh no
Once again

There's nothing here for me on this barren road
There's no one here while the city sleeps
And all the shops are closed
Can't help but think of the times I've had with you
Pictures and some memories will have to help me through, oh yeah

Dear God the only thing I ask of you is to hold her when I'm not around
When I'm much too far away
We all need that person who can be true to you
I left her when I found her
And now I wish I'd stayed
'Cause I'm lonely and I'm tired
I'm missing you again oh no
Once again

Some search, never finding a way
Before long, they waste away
I found you, something told me to stay
I gave in, to selfish ways
And how I miss someone to hold
When hope begins to fade

A lonely road, crossed another cold state line
Miles away from those I love purpose undefined

Dear God the only thing I ask of you is to hold her when I'm not around
When I'm much too far away
We all need the person who can be true to you
I left her when I found her
And now I wish I'd stayed
'Cause I'm lonely and I'm tired
I'm missing you again oh no
Once again


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"Dear God" as written by Jr. Brian Haner

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    My Interpretation*This song isn't about James, it was recorded while he was still alive.*
    This song has to do more with being away from the girl he loves because he's touring, "A lonely road, crossed another cold state line Miles away from those I love purpose undefined." Clearly he misses her A LOT "Can't help but think of the times I've had with you Pictures and some memories will have to help me through." He left when he was still getting to know her now he doesn't know if anything will change, "We all need the person who can be true to you I left her when I found her And now I wish I'd stayed."
    LeenPocketon September 04, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningTo me personally this an afterward to Seize the Day because in the music video of Seize the Day the character portrayed in the mv left his spouse and went to rob a bank and got caught and arrested and while he was arrested, his spouse died in a car accident. So for me this song is like a dedication to her because the lyrics give it away "I'm missing you again" and " I left her when I found her and I wished I could stay" and also it makes sense the verse where he says " I gave in to selfish ways" (when he robbed the bank he gave in to selfish desires and didn't care about his child or spouse and went and robbed the bank) and also he says. "Something told me stay" (this proves that he wanted to stay with his spouse but he gave in to selfish desires) this is definite afterwards to seize the day and it makes sense since this song and album was after City of Evil so that's the meaning to this song. There is other meanings but this is the main reason.
    NobodyXIIIon June 01, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think its Like a beginning or an afterward of Seize the Day. It's a straight up love song i like the whole CD.

    GO TACO!!
    Sir Pork Nuggeton January 07, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningTo me personally this an afterward to Seize the Day because in the music video of Seize the Day the character portrayed in the mv left his spouse and went to rob a bank and got caught and arrested and while he was arrested, his spouse died in a car accident. So for me this song is like a dedication to her because the lyrics give it away "I'm missing you again" and " I left her when I found her and I wished I could stay" and also it makes sense the verse where he says " I gave in to selfish ways" (when he robbed the bank he gave in to selfish desires and didn't care about his child or spouse and went and robbed the bank) and also he says. "Something told me stay" (this proves that he wanted to stay with his spouse but he gave in to selfish desires) this is definite afterwards to seize the day and it makes sense since this song and album was after City of Evil so that's the meaning to this song. There is other meanings but this is the main reason.
    NobodyXIIIon June 01, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHas anyone read The Color Purple? Because Nettie was my first thought.
    lillymacantireon June 12, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat beautiful lyrics.

    in my opinion, it's obviously about being away from a loved one every so often.. it's up to someone else to decipher the rest!
    jennabella6661on September 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdamn! How the hell did u get diz lyrics? But i admit this lyrics is beautifull..
    PSYCHov2on September 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow.
    i can not wait to actually hear this one, it sounds like it'll be really good. the lyrics are really really beautiful.
    livesX4Xmusicon September 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is actually a really good song...im listening to it right now...this whole cd is pretty good...
    @$ @ M3M0RY F@D3$on October 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlook, a7x says that they aren't shoving anything down your throats. from what i always see someone else will always try to think of a deeper meaning or completely complicated one or mention something about drugs. God can mean anything; who truly knows but the band themselves. besides, Shadows and The Rev apparently were raised into Catholicism but you guys dont seem to have a problem with that.

    anyway, from what i heard they said this album describes the band Avenged Sevenfold and i guess it does because thats what they said; so wait and see what that means.
    Child of Bodomon October 25, 2007   Link

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