And we're at it again, I turn around another fucking war, man
I don't know where to begin, but I'll start with the radical leaders
Their steps we're followin'

Running, don't go back and fight, too many you'll lose
(And as clowns you follow suit behind the blood
Between the red and white and blue
But it's too deep for you to see
And everyone eventually will take the step
'Cause it's in sight you take the left I'll take the right
I fell the hate you've built for me and I say pay attention baby)

As they thank the Lord the blind can't see
Like a plague fed to the brain deadly disease

But it wasn't a sin, a sorry life in judging every action
And as they're feeding your mind with this shit you forgot
How to speak how to ask all the questions

The business at hand tonight, make the people choose
(I see another side in you but there's not much more I can do
From on the outside looking in
Your government is listenin' to push you on the story of immortal father
Mortal son give them your mind
And all your wealth the cycle will rebirth itself)

If they had it their way I'd burn in Hell
And your future's a fuckin' disaster can't you see
Don't give them all the power
When your future's in desperate trouble baby

As they thank the Lord the blind can't see
Like a plague fed to the brain deadly disease
I'd run away tonight with my mind still intact
You gotta make it alright
Easier said than done

With no place to hide and having no place to
Running away from condition
I see you but you're running away from
Your scared seductive system

Most would claim I live a lie
When pointing out it's easy to predict these things
Every color has its side
They live together vote
But most won't read between these lines

Please help us, please save us
Of course they have control, we're all the same
Up on the cross
Crucified their problem drove the nail and let Him rot
Family and friends

It won't matter in the end I'm sure they'll understand
Now look at the world and see how the humans bleed
As I sit up here and wonder 'bout how you sold you mind
Body and soul
Looking at the fields so green
I know this sounds obscene
I see you're living for tomorrow
But decisions you have made will leave you empty

As they thank the Lord the blind can't see
Like a plague fed to the brain deadly disease
I'd run away tonight with my mind still intact
You gotta make it alright
Easier said than done with no place to hide
And having no place to run

You've fallen asleep in denial
Look at the way we're dyin'
How it ends I'll never know
Just live you life blind like me

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"Blinded in Chains" as written by Brian Haner Brian Elwin

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  • +1
    General CommentA7X is a great band...there is no doubt about it. But this song, lyrically, is my least favorite on the cd even though it is a decent song. I think its to political for a bad like A7X. They should be praised for their voicing their opinion on the war in Iraq and the Bush administration but i think its drifting away from the style that made them great. Anyone wish to rebutal? Should cause good convo. btw I support president bush and the wars in the middle east even though i believe certain measures could have been taken from both sides of our political system to make the transfer of power more efficient and save more American lives without losing face....
    paps43on June 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAvenged Sevenfold is PRO AMERICA. You dumbass's. Love it or get the FUCK OUT! :)
    RichiePerkinson December 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentman oh man open your minds. You can be pro America and still oppose the war, in america there is such a thing as free thinking. Perhaps you have of it? You have the choice to not blindly follow the government and believe everything they tell you. You think oil is worth human life? fuck you all, the whole war is based on LIES. Helping them my ass it seems to me like america needs to "help" everyone now. They don't even want our help, they practically spit in our faces. Bush can go to hell but i guess he isn't, God should be very proud of all the christian wisdom he's preaching and spreading.

    I dont know much about avenged sevenfold but i agree that this song seems hostle to the left wingers who are trying to change his mind
    "you take the left I'll take the right I fell the hate you've built
    for me and I say pay attention baby"

    But to me it's just about someone trying to change your mind in general. I lean more towards the left, but hey to i have no problem with them voicing their opinion, hopefully they have no problem with me voicing mine :)
    personalchaos_17on January 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNever mind this is what Shadows has to say about Blinded in Chains-

    "Blinded in Chain has to do with all of our political parties always fighting over little thing and never really coming together for a common good. Everyone knows its unproductive, but we all continue to support that system of government. It also is a tribute on how this country was started and how we became what we are, our characteristics and our flaws, and how I feel some of our flaws are what makes the USA great."
    SeVeNFoLdon March 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThank you SeVeNFoLd for posting somthing worth reading.
    mo moneyon August 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSevefold definitely has a point, the political parties are definitely the weakness in our government.
    ZionsVillageIdioton March 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentpersonally, i think the concept of this song is that you're better off living for the moment and thinking for yourself, rather than pitying others and thinking about tomorrow too much
    stay blind, it's better that way?
    B12on May 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti read that Shadows said he could have done a better job of the lyrics . especially in the bit "we're at it again, i turn around another fcken war man". Its not about war, but he says how reading it can interprate it to be about war!!
    a7x_mcr24on February 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit is about political parties influencing the way people think. people just follow one belief not really understanding it. the two parties fight and fight, but don't really understand what they're fighting for, they can't just come together.

    people don't understand what they're following "as clowns you follow suit behind the blood..." my favorite line is "Up on the cross, crucified their problem drove the nail and let him rot." comparing this situation to jesus.

    people are anti-america and they don't really know why. with jesus, people were anti-jesus just to follow what everyone else was doing.

    i think this is a brilliant song, even lyrically, it shows you can make a strong political statement without being anti-america.
    courtney veeon June 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is one of the best songs on city of evil. Lyriclly yes, it's not that great but being a straight up power metal song it def does its best to keep the listener intrested. Esp with a song thats 6:34 seconds long! My hat is off to M Shadows and company for great song structure.
    loc4485on July 11, 2005   Link

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