"Darkness Surrounding" as written by and Matthew Charles/baker Sanders....
Darkness coats us.
The smell of fall.
Changing season.
The graveyard is alive, black cat across my path,
the chill of cold wind, the breath of the dead.
Imprisoned souls.
Trapped for eternity.
Black crows break the silence.

The garden of the dead s alive tonight and you can't stop it.
Just enjoy it.
Open up your mind and you will feel it too.
The sound, the touch, the thoughts, that you've been so blind to.
You can feel the thoughts of the dead.
Feeling the thoughts of the dead.

True or false, it's still there, teaching me.
True or false, still there, teaching me.
You can feel it tonight.
The wood has rotted away.
Take the time absorb it.
Their time is slipping away.
Stone all carved by hand.
Statues that resemble their faces.
They still breathe.
Come join us.

Smell the burning embers, time flickering away
Timeless but soon gone
Timeless but soon gone, and
I can find myself, alone with just my thoughts
As time crumbles away
Time crumbles away


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"Darkness Surrounding" as written by Jr. Brian Haner

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  • +1
    General CommentOh my god this song is really really awesome. Avenged Sevenfold are amazing and this song is no exception.
    teenagefuckupon June 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmaybe its just me but....avenged sevenfold is too 'dark' for me...i mean i dont like the happy stuff but not too dark
    emo kicks rap nedayon July 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis band kicks ass, and so does this song, too dark?
    No way, this is just right.
    Deathless_oneson July 10, 2002   Link
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    My InterpretationI just learned about easter island in history class and a lot about this song sounds like what the people had to go through when they turned on their gods for depleting their own resources including burning all of the wood from trees(the wood has rotted away, smell the embers burning.) They knew their time was running out before they would be totally gone (time flickering away.) This made them so paranoid that any strange thing would disturb them (crows breaking the silence.) They thought they were the only people on the world and were totally secluded from everybody else (trapped for eternity.) They also hand-carved the stone statues that looked like their gods (stone all carved by hand, statues resemble their faces.)In the end the people would sit around in a cave alone just counting the days until they finally leave the world (i can find myself, alone with just myself as time crumbles away.) That's just my take on the song, I really want to believe that I'm going in the right direction with this but I hope this helps anybody who's wondering
    Zackprof19on September 04, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song rocks
    lets_start_overon August 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsweet song a better song from avenged sevenfold is second heartbeat. its off the cd hopelessly devoted to you vol.4. this band rocks
    TRUSTcompanyon August 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentrocks HIZZ
    OurLastGoodbyeon August 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe intro of this song is just Godly.
    eyeslaveon August 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentrad.... i saw them live in a coffee house.... all in black... all tattooed.... all amazing... i wonder why no everyone is in love with them, but of course, if they were, it would kinda ruin it, and that would just suck
    mourninghasbroknon September 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentword
    shmokeon October 17, 2002   Link

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