"Save Me" written by Writer(s): Brian Haner, Matthew Sanders, Zachary Baker, Jonathan Seward, James Sullivan...
They all know
They all know

Sorry did I wake your dreams?
Some questions are up to be
We only only wake up when we sleep
Left by the lunar light
Troubles are all we find
Lost our way tonight

Is it something we said?
Is it something we said to them?
Is it something we said?

Save me
I'm trapped in a vile world
Where the ending's all the same as every other
We're only here to die

Save me
I'm losing my only dream
I could use some guiding light
Some place to go
If you hear me let me know

They all know
They all know

Ever since the day you left
My fate's been set alone
How many years to walk this path alone?
So much to see tonight
So why'd you close your eyes?
Why can't I shut mine?

Is it something we did?
Is it something we did to them?
Is it something we did?

Save me
I'm trapped in a vile world
Where the ending's all the same as every other
We're only here to die

Save me
I'm losing my only dream
I can use some guiding light
Some place to go
If you hear me let me know
If you hear me let me know

Aaaah

Help me find my way
I said help me find my way

No force inside of me
Stone cold lips and help me see
All lies into a degree
Losing you I wanna be
You'll find out I do
He maybe out of his mind
But some day you will find
That sanity's left us all blind
And dragged us all behind
Of moment's seemed to go's eyes
Crystal blue disguise
They say that all beauty must die
I say it just moves on

If you'd only open your mind
Then someday you will find
Insanity's left us behind
And walked right through the night
I can see the picture's clear
As yesterday pictures of my own
I can hear the voice's begging you to stay
But know you're not alone

Save me,
I'm trapped in a vile world
Where the ending's all the same as every other
We're only here to die

Save me
I'm losing my only dream
I can use some guiding light
Some place to go
If you hear me let me know
If you hear me let me know

Tonight we all die young
Tonight we all die young
Tonight we all die young
Tonight we all die young
Tonight we all die young
Tonight we all die young
Tonight we all die young
Tonight we all die
Tonight we all die young


Lyrics submitted by Synister71, edited by MasterPyro, Wyvern740, AvngdSvnX, EZIO552, ryan patri, Nettacki

"Save Me" as written by Richard Colson Baker Oladipo O. Omishore

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis song is about The Rev and how his death has impacted on the band. Alot of the lyrics deal with the immense pain that has been brought across the band due to Jimmy's passing, leaving Shadows with a certian
    disdain for the world ("Save me, I'm trapped in a vile world, where endings are the same as every other, we're only here to die). He is lost in this world with memories of the Rev where eventually everything ends, and he is pleading to be set free of it.

    It also seems as if Shadows is questioning God as to why he has taken his brother away. The line "Is it something we did? Is it something we did to them?" suggests that he is asking God if The Rev's passing was a punishment for the music that Avenged Sevenfold created and exposed to their fans ("them" being the fans).

    I believe that the final, repeated line, "Tonight we all die young", is a testament to the bond that exists between the band and Jimmy. The band would rather take their lives away so they could
    once again be with their fallen brother.
    Icipheron July 27, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationNot sure the band ever said the Rev wrote these lyrics... in fact, I thought I saw that Shadows said Save Me was one of the songs for which he re-wrote the lyrics after the Rev's passing. I could be wrong, of course.

    I'm surprised no one has said this yet, but I think the line "tonight we all die young" is definitely referring to the surviving band members each dying a little bit along with their best friend and brother.

    By far the best song on Nightmare, and possibly the best song Avenged has ever written.
    Benjumanjion December 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningMany people have given some fairly good impressions of what this song means. However it seems that most of gone down the REV path a little too quickly.

    This song was not in any way created for, or by the REV, but is a song about the loss of someone very close.

    As for this part:

    Is it something we said?
    Is it something we said to them?
    Is it something we said?

    It has nothing to do with God spiting the band for using vulgarities in their songs.

    This is a brilliant song fueled by loss, and an emotional journey. It makes sense that people would equate it to the REV, but sadly more than one person has been taken from the world long before their time.
    am0zon September 17, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI'm sorry but everyone jumping to the assumption that is song is immediately about the rev is kind of annoying, yeah a lot of songs can easily be about the rev but it doesn't mean it is, and to me this song is in no way about the rev at all!

    I think it's more about life in general, "Save me, I'm trapped in a vile wolrd where every ending is the same as every other / we're only here to die" That line sums up the way I think about life more or less on a day to day basis, I'm always wondering why we live, just to die at the end of such a heard journey through life, and I pray it's worth it, because after all no one knows for a fact what happens when we die. And I find it scary, which could be why the lyrics say "Save me" as if we're scared where we don't know the answers to life and death, so save me from the fear, please explain why we're here.

    The verses just sum up how much the world can mess you up, it can completely make you insane, change the way you think about the most simplistic things.

    As for "Tonight we all die young", laugh at me all you like, but I think that lines just comical in a way to point out that by the time you hit 30/40, if you haven't achieved the things you wanted to by then there's a good chance that you're never going to. And with how hard the world really is now with economics a lot of people can relate to that.

    These are just some of my opinions, I mean this song is so complicated, and I couldn't possibly figure out what the entirety of it means. However, I definitely don't want to jump to the assumption that this one is Rev related.
    KDonnelly2on June 17, 2013   Link
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    General CommentWho keeps changing the lyrics? Go buy the CD, open the booklet up, turn to Save Me and read, it's pitiful seeing people butcher this song because they can't read the booklet. Once again I submitted the correct lyrics,now lets wait forever for them to be updated.
    MasterPyroon September 24, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood work on the lyrics they look right to me.
    Was Quick to become a favourite from a7x, love the melodic chorus and the whole song. Interested in what people make of it.

    "Ever since the day you left
    My fates been set unknown.
    How many years to walk this path alone?"

    "So much to see tonight
    So why'd you close your eyes?
    Why can't I shut mine?"

    "Save me
    I'm trapped in a vile world.
    Save me
    Where the endings are the same as every other.
    We're only here to die."

    From that i just kinda guess the song is about someone dying, a friend, and he doesnt understand why they had to die, but feels now hes alone, and a bit lost about what to do asking for help and guidance as seen in the lyrics.

    Kick ass song though =)
    SportsFanon July 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis could be reference to many things. Especially when the Rev died. With the lines "Tonight we all die young" and "So why'd you close your eyes? Why can't I shut mine?" is meant to be how The Rev died hence 'close your eyes' and 'Why can't I shut mine' may mean that if he sleeps he will dream and things we'll be thought over and memories will play and everything will be a total nightmare. At least if he stays awake he can hold on to the memories and not have to realize reality. Tonight someone died and everyone else lost a part of themselves.
    Then he reflects on how he is in a terrible place "Save me, I'm trapped in a vile world. ,Save me, Where the endings are the same as every other, We're only here to die."
    He realizes that the world is full of sadness and death and moving on. Where the only constant in life on this world is death. "the ending is the same as every other, We're only here to die"
    TheCrazyDonon July 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIn an interview the band said that the Rev wrote the lyrics to this song and gave it to them three days before he died...its like he was writing about his own death and no one even knew it :(
    iplayguitarson August 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is sad. but it's a fucking masterpiece. you can really feel the band's pain. this album is really good. it's unfortunate it had to play out like that though.
    tombradyownson August 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is sad. but it's a fucking masterpiece. you can really feel the band's pain. this album is really good. it's unfortunate it had to play out like that though.
    tombradyownson August 03, 2010   Link

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