There comes a day when we all find out for ourselves
That once we have the words to say there's no one left to tell
I know why you're running away

There's a place where nothing seems to be assembled quite cohesively
It's all your mind, all your mind
Something little shouldn't feel this way, we got a million thoughts we can't convey
It's all your life, all your life

It's four in the morning
You got one more chance to die
Like beautiful stories
The greatest chapters flew right by
There comes a day when we all find out for ourselves
That once we have the words to say there's no one left to tell
I know why you're running away

These things don't happen here, another fictional reality
It's all you'll find, all you'll find
It's just as good as any other day, I'm gonna teach you about mortality
No it's not right, it's not right

It's four in the morning
You got one more chance to die
Like beautiful stories
The greatest chapters flew right by
There comes a day when we all find out for ourselves
That once we have the words to say there's no one left to tell
I know why you're running away

In many ways I guess I'll never let you go
I'm close behind but I've got room here left to grow
Until our second chance
Just enjoy the dance and find out who we are (these dreams will never leave you)
Let's find out what we are (these dream will never leave you)
(Never leave you, don't ask me why)

It's four in the morning
You got one more chance to die
Like beautiful stories
The greatest chapters flew right by
There comes a day when we all find out for ourselves
That once we have the words to say there's no one left to tell
I know why you're running
I know why you're running away


Lyrics submitted by BulletFreak, edited by Rusman

4:00 A.M. song meanings
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    Song MeaningAmazing song, I'm surprised it didn't make the album... Its meaning is pretty ambiguous but from what I can gather it's about how life isn't easy and how when all is looking well and good, life can be suddenly changed for worse. "These things don't happen here, another fictional reality, It's all you'll find, all you'll find! It's just as good as any other day, I'm gonna teach you about mortality, No, it's not right, it's not right!" It seems like a tragedy has occurred in his (previously) happy life, and he is denying that the tragedy had ever occurred in the first place because he cannot comprehend the scale of it (could have something to do with The Rev?). The whole 4 in the morning thing probably refers to the fact that in some places the sun rises at 4 AM, thus it heralds the new day, and we could easily give up everything but we choose to move on and face whatever challenges the new day brings. The song also seems to be directed at someone but it's difficult to tell of whom... Oh and Syn's solo is awesome :P
    Icipheron December 26, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningAmazing song, I'm surprised it didn't make the album... Its meaning is pretty ambiguous but from what I can gather it's about how life isn't easy and how when all is looking well and good, life can be suddenly changed for worse. "These things don't happen here, another fictional reality, It's all you'll find, all you'll find! It's just as good as any other day, I'm gonna teach you about mortality, No, it's not right, it's not right!" It seems like a tragedy has occurred in his (previously) happy life, and he is denying that the tragedy had ever occurred in the first place because he cannot comprehend the scale of it (could have something to do with The Rev?). The whole 4 in the morning thing probably refers to the fact that in some places the sun rises at 4 AM, thus it heralds the new day, and we could easily give up everything but we choose to move on and face whatever challenges the new day brings. The song also seems to be directed at someone but it's difficult to tell of whom... Oh and Syn's solo is awesome :P
    Icipheron December 26, 2010   Link
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    General Commentactually the whole 4:00 in the morning, got one more chance to die. is The Rev's lyrics. its just something that he wrote. beautiful =[
    oXguitarchickXoon January 12, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationMy guess, both from studying the lyrics and relating it to my own life, is that it's about the dangers of mental illnesses and how much they can control people's lives if sufferers aren't careful to monitoring the symptoms.

    The first verse talks about overthinking the tiniest things and how it's probably nothing wrong at all yet an anxious person's mind will be racing a million miles an hour trying to understand what's going on.

    The chorus focuses more as a make-or-break statement. It's basically a metaphor saying "if you don't break free of the shackles of anxiety/mental disorders, you'll simply permit them to control your life in the long run and miss out on so much in life".

    Second verse focuses more on someone's realization that anxiety is taking over their life. Not really much more I can get from this verse to be honest.

    The bridge talks about someone coming to the realization that their mental illness will cloud them forever, but they still have a life they can take control of and live to the best of their ability.

    Not sure if this has any significance to the meaning of the song, but almost five years ago to the day, Zacky posted on the Avenged Sevenfold Twitter page:
    "Tracking is complete. There are no words that will ever describe the feeling of listening to this album while driving home alone at 4 am."
    lbguitariston April 19, 2015   Link

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