"Turn The Other Way" as written by Matthew Charles/baker Sanders and James Owen/haner Sullivan....
Slit my wrists, take away the pain
Slit my throat, everyone's to blame
Lost in the fields of confusion
Restless nights, they're not far away
I came here for something and I'm not turning back
A calm piece of mind but you still hold my keys
Keeping my fate deep within your threshold
Petty inconvenience but it means the world to me

You have the power
To set me free
Caught in your grasp, how?
Just let me be
Give me control out
Out of these depths
A fiery hell
I pray for death

I've been the wrong one time and time again
Now I'm on my knees forgive me please
Tore out my heart and handed to me on a silver platter
Sew up the hole, emptiness in the place of compassion

You made me this way
I am the product of your creation
Sew up the hole, and now, look the other way
Now you've turned your back on me

You've turned away from me
The future's much to far away to see
I hope you learn the truth
Not the way things were meant to be with me and you


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"Turn the Other Way" as written by Jr. Brian Haner

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    General Commentokay the last comment upsets me because you don't see what they put into this song, sure its easy to critisize, and thats not what this is here for, so i am not going to dwell on this, the song is obviously about suicide.
    he is saying he has done everything for her, and loved her, she meant everything to him. and she did somthing to him, most likely just broke up with him and now that is just how he feels
    rehersingfateon November 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the greatest metal band in the whole world and one of the greatest songs of theirs, dont know why i am the first one to write about it.... i guess people are lame... Avenged forever! hah, jk. They're just soooo amazing! (and i saw them in a recond store in Reno... hmmm... big time teehee)
    mourninghasbroknon September 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdespite the fact that they call themselves heavy fucking metal, they're more like metallic hardcore...but either way, yeah, Avenged Sevenfold are incredible. one of my favorite bands. words cannot express how truely awesome these guys are.
    teenagefuckupon September 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentman this shits Krazy!
    it fucks with ya
    shmokeon October 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is fucken amazing - one of my favorite on the cd and shows off m shadows amazing range of screaming as well as singing
    chickndoodon April 02, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of there best songs off there album
    IdentityCrisisCKYon June 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit just frickin rules
    myxeyesxburnon June 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it is about suicide I think the first 2 lines are just saying what the girl makes him feel like doing; it's really just about how this girl makes him feel.

    "You have the power.
    To set me free.
    Caught in your grasp, how?
    Just let me be. "

    That bits the best bit of the entire album
    dirty_magicon December 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHe is in an abusive relationship, and feels like the only way out is in her hands (unless he kills himself). He wants her to "turn the other way" and get out of his life. He blames her for the state he is in.
    Spartacusprimeon January 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI only like from 3:51 on...
    the rest of the song is pretty much worthless to me.
    ChildofMetallicaon August 14, 2006   Link

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