"Ashes of Eden" as written by and Benjamin Burnley....
Will the faithful be rewarded
When we come to the end
Will I miss the final warning
From the lie that I have lived
Is there anybody calling
I can see the soul within
And I am not worthy
I am not worthy of this

Are you with me after all
Why can't I hear you
Are you with me through it all
Then why can't I feel you
Stay with me, don't let me go
Because there's nothing left at all
Stay with me, don't let me go
Until the Ashes of Eden fall

Will the darkness fall upon me
When the air is growing thin
Will the light begin to pull me
To its everlasting will
I can hear the voices haunting
There is nothing left to fear
And I am still calling
I am still calling to you

Are you with me after all
Why can't I hear you
Are you with me through it all
Then why can't I feel you
Stay with me, don't let me go
Because there's nothing left at all
Stay with me, don't let me go
Until the Ashes of Eden fall

(Don't let go)
Why can't I hear you
Stay with me, don't let me go
Because there's nothing left at all
Stay with me, don't let me go
Until the Ashes of Eden fall
Heaven above me, take my hand
Shine until there's nothing left but you
Heaven above me, take my hand
Shine until there's nothing left but you


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"Ashes of Eden" as written by Benjamin Burnley

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    My InterpretationWill the faithful be rewarded
    When we come to the end (Will he ever get to see her again)
    Will I miss the final warning
    From the lie that I have lived (He is with someone else but knows she’s not the one)
    Is there anybody calling (Is she looking for him too?)
    I can see the soul within (He once saw into her soul and remembers its beauty)
    And I am not worthy (He doesn’t feel worthy of her)
    I am not worthy of this (He doesn’t feel good enough to have her as his soulmate)
    Are you with me after all (Is she really his?)
    Why can't I hear you (Where are you if you’re real?)
    Are you with me through it all (Is she always going to be with him?)
    Then why can't I feel you (Why can’t he feel her around?)
    Stay with me, don't let me go (He doesn’t want her to give up on him)
    Because there's nothing left at all (He’s empty inside without her)
    Stay with me, don't let me go (He wants her to be his)
    Until the Ashes of Eden fall (until the end of the world. Until the end of time. Until temptation subsides.)
    Will the darkness fall upon me (Will he get lost)
    When the air is growing thin (When he feels like he can’t breathe)
    Will the light begin to pull me (Will he find her?)
    To its everlasting will (Will it last forever?)
    I can hear the voices haunting (Memories from the past)
    There is nothing left to fear (He knows he has nothing to fear and she’s reassuring him.)
    And I am still calling (He’s still searching for her. He wants to be found)
    I am still calling to you (He longs to be with her)
    Are you with me after all (Has she been with him since the beginning?)
    Why can't I hear you (He can’t hear her and he wonders if she’s out there)
    Are you with me through it all (He wants to know if their lives eventually parallel and align together?)
    Then why can't I feel you (He needs something more. Something physical to convince him it’s real)
    Stay with me, don't let me go (He begs her to not give up on him)
    Because there's nothing left at all (He has nothing without her.)
    Stay with me, don't let me go (He wants her to keep searching and feeling the same things he feels for her)
    Until the Ashes of Eden fall (Until it’s all over. Reference to the Garden of Eden. In a way he feels like he’s Adam and she’s Eve. She seduced him and he fell in love with her. Through reincarnation, he’s still searching for his Eve.)
    (Don't let go)
    Why can't I hear you (If she’s out there, why hasn’t he felt her love?)
    Stay with me, don't let me go (Don’t give up hope)
    Because there's nothing left at all (Nothing matters except for their love)
    Stay with me, don't let me go
    Until the Ashes of Eden fall
    Heaven above me, take my hand (He refers to her as heaven. He wants her to find her way to him)
    Shine until there's nothing left but you (He wants to bring out the best in her. He wants her to shine so bright that he won’t be able to see anything besides her, because he’s been in the dark for so long)
    Heaven above me, take my hand
    Shine until there's nothing left but you
    (I think the song is about true love, but mostly soulmates. You can be in a relationship and feel like you love someone. You go through the routine of the relationship and marriage. Having kids. Raising kids. But a part of you will always feel a little bit empty once you’ve met your true soulmate. It doesn’t always work out with them, and sometimes you can’t even be friends anymore. You let them go and they let you go. A few years pass and you realize that they’re all you ever needed in your life. You wonder if you’ll ever see them again. When you finally do meet them, even if you were reincarnated, you know your souls will recognize each other and have a special connection that no one else can see or understand. Your soulmate will always feel like home. It’s more than a friendship and more than love. It’s a special kind of bond that two people share only once in a lifetime.)
    immafanofthaton January 30, 2017   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationThis song is so fucking perfect and Ben's voice....gaaahhhh. Anyway, I'm sure the meaning to this song is personal to a lot of people and I've read all kinds of posts about the religious interpretations (blaaahhh). But to me, it's about someone I've been through some shit with. BB has always been our unspoken but mutually understood thing (Forget It and Sooner or Later and Breath) . We recently parted ways, once again, but I know it's not over. And it never will be. Everybody has one of those people.
    Inside_a_spiral_notebookon June 25, 2015   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis album's version of Without You and I love this ballad! This is so beautiful, Ben you've outdone yourself on this one. This person is afraid of dying because he doesn't feel worthy of a good afterlife so he just wants to stay on earth, alive. It doesn't matter if he's destitute, he's questioning his afterlife and has doubts. He doesn't hear or see the person he wants to stay with him because he's already dead this is OKAY! His rebirth has already begun. So beautiful!
    Legendkiler101on July 10, 2015   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI do in fact think the song has religious ties to it; I believe one of the band members was a christian. He informed Ben about God, although Ben didn't really know what to think in the matter. Ben is afraid of dying, he has a lot of phobias, and in this song, in a way, he's asking God, if he exists, why can't he hear him? Why is he not answering him if he exists? He wants to live and is so terrified of so many things, and his last hope, seemingly, is this god, if it exists at all.
    Twisted4000on June 24, 2016   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt could be about soul mates and the video makes me believe it is.

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    It could also be religious in a way, asking if God has been the one guiding him to the right path and people for his greater purpose. He wonders if you do exist, and have been watching me all this time, then why can't I see or feel you? It's like acknowledging okay, I've been blessed in life but I've also gone through so much and it's hard for me to believe in something I can't see, but you are out there right?

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    Either meaning, it's still a beautiful song.
    longsufferingon March 17, 2017   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI would argue that this song and a lot of the album is about what he revealed in the interview about his health problems. He said that no one can figure out what's wrong with him and that he couldn't wait to make music any longer. He then went on to say that if he goes down, at least he'll go down doing what he loves. I don't know Ben's religious beliefs but I think a lot of the album is written about his facing the reality of death.
    njdevilx11on June 25, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThis is just me being a nerd but I first thaught it was a movie in the future and the earth is ending (ashes). And he is missing the evacuation ship or something (first verse) and all that shit but that's my imagination. It is probably Ben's recent health issues.
    notsocoolranchon July 26, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationMy grandfather is passing very soon, it's only a matter of time. What a coincidence I find this song.

    This to me is a song about denying and further accepting the death of a loved one, as it is for me.
    chubbynubz1on May 03, 2017   Link

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