"Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)" as written by Brent Smith, Eric Bass and Zachary Myers....
I am the shadow, and the smoke in your eyes,
I am the ghost, that hides in the night

Boom-Lay Boom-Lay BOOM!
Boom-Lay Boom-Lay BOOM!
Boom-Lay Boom-Lay BOOM!
Boom-Lay Boom-Lay BOOM!

Wait, wait a minute take a step back
you gotta think twice before you react
so stay, stay a little while
Because a Promise not kept is the road to exile
HEY! whats the circumstance
you'll never be great without taking a chance so
wait, you waited too long
had your hands in your pocket
when you shoulda been gone

[Chorus]
Boom-Lay Boom-Lay BOOM!
One push is all you'll need
Boom-Lay Boom-Lay BOOM!
A fist first philosophy
Boom-Lay Boom-Lay BOOM!
We watch with wounded eyes
Boom-Lay Boom-Lay BOOM!
So I hope you recognize

I'm on the front line
Don't worry I'll be fine
the story is just beginning
I say goodbye to my weakness
so long to the regret
and now I see the world through diamond eyes

Damn! damn it all down
took one to the chest without even a sound so
What! What are you worth?
the things you love or the people you hurt
Hey! it's like deja vu
a suicidal maniac with nothing to lose
so wait, it's the exception to the rule
everyone of us is expendable

[Chorus]

I'm on the front line
don't worry I'll be fine
the story is just beginning
I say goodbye to my weakness
so long to the regret
and now I know that I'm alive
I'm on the front line
don't worry I'll be fine
the story is just beginning
I say goodbye to my weakness
so long to the regret
and now I see the world through diamond eyes

Every night of my life
I watch angels fall from the sky
Every time that the sun still sets
I pray they don't take mine

I'm on the front line
don't worry I'll be fine
the story is just beginning
I say goodbye to my weakness
so long to regret

I'm on the front line
don't worry I'll be fine
the story is just beginning
I say goodbye to my weakness
so long to the regrets
and now I know that I'm alive

I'm on the front line
don't worry I'll be fine
the story is just beginning
I say goodbye to my weakness
so long to the regret
and now I see the world through diamond eyes
and now I see the world through diamond eyes

Boom-Lay Boom-Lay BOOM!
Boom-Lay Boom-Lay BOOM!
Boom-Lay Boom-Lay BOOM!
Boom-Lay Boom-Lay BOOM!

Boom-Lay Boom-Lay BOOM!
Boom-Lay Boom-Lay BOOM!
Boom-Lay Boom-Lay BOOM!
Boom-Lay Boom-Lay BOOM!


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"Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)" as written by Brent Smith, Eric Bass, Zachary Myers

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    General CommentThis song is clearly about a soldier who is going into combat for the first time. But, in order to survive on the battlefield, he has to let go of all the pains, regrets, and weaknesses that filled civilian life. And through letting go, he discovers freedom in his life. In other words, it's only through the battlefield, and through making life-and-death that he is able to feel truely alive. With all of that said, this is really an appropriate theme song for "The Expendables"!

    The lyrics that really stand our are:

    Out on the front line, don't worry I'll be fine
    The story is just beginning
    I say goodbye to my weakness,
    So long to the regrets
    And now I know that I'm alive
    Solidus01on September 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI don't think the song is stricly about being a soldier (though it works since it fits with the movie). I think it's basically a metaphor for going out an taking a risk instead of holding back and regretting it.

    By "Diamond Eyes", I'm thinking that he's saying he's able to see more clearly (really good diamonds are known for being clear with no color, etc).
    stumladon April 03, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI am the shadow, and the smoke in your eyes,
    I am the ghost, that hides in the nigh.,

    ...Jesus Christ, always with you, even during your times of despair and darkness, he patiently waiting in the shadows, even while you are making foolish, smokey, hazy decisions; he is there, waiting for you to call out to him.,

    Boom-Lay Boom-Lay BOOM!,,

    The God given POWER, the STRENGTH, within us all, some times we let it out, sometimes it lays inside us ready to EXPLODE out from within us at any moment, sometimes in good ways and sometimes regretfully, in bad ways.,


    Wait, wait a minute take a step back
    you gotta think twice before you react
    so stay, stay a little while
    Because a Promise not kept is the road to exile
    HEY! whats the circumstance
    you'll never be great without taking a chance so
    wait, you waited too long
    had your hands in your pocket
    when you shoulda been gone,.,

    fast, hasty actions without thought of .consequence..Knock it off and start thinking things through first..... think things through, stay a little while in calm reflective thought, then the promises can be kept, not broken on a road of bad choices leading to a hell of regrets.....all those things you didn't do in the past, because you thought the right thing would be to hard to accomplish, to much work or didn't deserve the glory and joy.
    ,
    [Chorus]
    Boom-Lay Boom-Lay BOOM!
    One push is all you'll need
    Boom-Lay Boom-Lay BOOM!
    A fist first philosophy
    Boom-Lay Boom-Lay BOOM!
    We watch with wounded eyes
    Boom-Lay Boom-Lay BOOM!
    So I hope you recognize,,

    We all wounded, have been hurt by others or by our circumstances, have made mistakes, and hurt our lives with foolish choices we regret. One push, one step in the right direction, is the beginning to the path of awareness and positive change. Fist first fighting while in the bad circumstance, fist first trying to get out, fist first with inner strength to go in the right positive direction when we recognize we have choices and can make changes.,

    I'm on the front line
    Don't worry I'll be fine.
    the story is just beginning.
    I say goodbye to my weakness
    so long to the regret
    and now I see the world through diamond eyes.,

    Again, think things through, stay a little while in calm reflective thought, then the promises can be kept, not broken on a road of bad choices leading to a hell of regrets......new beginning, new choices, better decisions with the knowledge of my past mistakes, not to be repeated...with new hope, a new light, a shimmer and sparkle from within me after learning from my past, the wisdom I have gained, understanding the past was needed to get to where I am now,,

    Damn! damn it all down
    took one to the chest without even a sound so
    What! What are you worth?
    the things you love or the people you hurt
    Hey! it's like deja vu
    a suicidal maniac with nothing to lose
    so wait, it's the exception to the rule
    everyone of us is expendable.,

    Past mistakes, bucked it up in silence, false pride alone, choked the pain back in silence. Not worthy of sharing it, thinking no one would care....Regrets of your life, repeated, were you ever going to learn......Who cares, nobody cares, I don't care, you don't care, nothing can be lost if no one cares....looking for someone to care, because I can't find it within myself, it is/was lost somewhere inside of me.,
    [Chorus]

    I'm on the front line
    don't worry I'll be fine
    the story is just beginning
    I say goodbye to my weakness
    so long to the regret
    and now I know that I'm alive.,

    I have made it, I am new, I am starting over with pride and happiness, optimism and excitement. I feel more alive then I ever did, having learned the lessons from my past. I couldn't be who I am, without the pain, the loss, the fear.


    Every night of my life
    I watch angels fall from the sky
    Every time that the sun still sets
    I pray they don't take mine.,

    God was sending angels to us all, some angelic and good, some human who touched us in someway then lived with their lessons of mistakes also. I pray that my angels stays grounded and strong, can hold me up in my prideful, ignorant choices, leads, protects and watches me through each new day.
    LiveWithiton December 31, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction"(Boom-lay boom-lay boom)
    One push is all you need
    (Boom-lay boom-lay boom)
    A fist-first philosophy.
    (Boom-lay boom-lay boom)
    We watch with wounded eyes.
    (Boom-lay boom-lay boom)
    So I hope you recognize."

    I love this song, thanks for posting the lyrics! However, I do believe it is, "a fist-first philosophy, due to the nature of the theme being around the movie 'The Expendables', and their first-first nature in the film.
    gus3on June 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song. Different sound than what were used to. Almost the same tone as their other movie hit "her name is alice." Maybe we'll hear more of this in their future album. We can only wait.
    upperman66on June 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe flipside of Trade Yourself In????

    I like the Zach/Eric dynamic the group has shown :D
    kgnrbpjnon July 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis: Damn, damn it all down
    Took one to the chest without even a sound
    So, what, what do you want
    The things you love or the people you hurt
    Hey, it's like deja vu suicidal maybe I got nothing to lose
    So wait, it's the exception to the rule
    Everyone of us is expendable

    Should be:

    DAMN! damn it all down
    took one to the chest without even a sound so
    WHAT! what are you worth
    the things you love or the people you hurt
    HEY! it's like deja vu
    a suicidal maniac with nothing to lose
    so wait, it's the exception to the rule
    everyone of us is EXPENDABLE

    and i think the song is trying to say that everyone only plays a small role compared to the larger overall problems of the world and therefore when we fail to fix it, our ideas and almost all of that person become abandoned for failing to solve the issue at hand.
    RedSox44on July 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLuv this song! Although it's different it's AWESOME.
    I think he is talking about how he is wanting to start a new life because he has been acting like he is weak and regretting most of the things he has done. He has said goodbye to his mistakes and has opened his eyes to the world. ♥
    R0ckPsychoon August 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song! It just gets me pumped. I think of someone getting ready for a fight when I listen to it.
    AmericanaFUBARon September 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think also that it's about soldiers on the front line. On the verge of life and death, and that he needs to let go of regrets and weaknesses to stay sharp en survive.

    Every night of my life I watch angels fall from the sky
    Every time that the sun still sets
    I pray they don't take mine

    I think this is about his buddies who are dying.
    bartstrikeon November 03, 2010   Link

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