"In Waves" as written by Corey Beaulieu, Paolo Gregoletto and Matthew Heafy....
In waves

In waves

In waves

Do I end this all for the world to see.
(In waves in waves)

Do I take everybody else down. (everybody else down)
Everybody else down with me.

In waves

In waves

In waves

In waves

Do I end this all for the world to see.
(In waves in waves)

Do I take everybody else down. (everybody else down)
Everybody else down with me.

I know that death approaches fast.
(In waves in waves)

Whats the purpose if this life wont last?
Pulling everyone down with me.

Perpetually!
Perpetually were igniting in waves.
Incessantly!
Incessantly were sinking in flames.

Perpetually!
Perpetually were igniting in waves.
Incessantly!
Incessantly were sinking in flames.

In waves

In waves

In waves

In waves

Do I end this all for the world to see.

Do I take everybody else down.
Everybody else down with me.

I know that death approaches fast.

Whats the purpose if this life wont last?
Pulling everyone down with me.

Do I end this all for the world to see.
(In waves in waves)

Do I take everybody else down. (everybody else down)
Everybody else down with me.

I know that death approaches fast.
(In waves in waves)

Whats the purpose if this life wont last?
Pulling everyone down with me.

Pulling everyone down with me
In waves
Pulling everyone down with me


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"In Waves" as written by Matthew Heafy Corey Beaulieu

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  • +4
    Song Meaningawesome song! love it.. i think this song it's about apocalypse ,, thats why come out on 21 may 2011.. the day that God would subsequently completely destroy the Earth and the universe five months later.

    imagine god saying:
    "Do I end this all for the world to see."
    and the devil:
    "Do I take everybody else down,
    Everybody else down with me."

    and i think on a ocean of fire with the phrase:

    "Perpetually were igniting in waves.
    Incessantly were sinking in flames."

    TRIVIUM 4 EVER!!
    threewayson May 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song is actually about suicide, not the apocalypse (That's just taking it at face value imo).
    "Do I end this all for the world to see"=Suicide
    "Do I take everybody else down[...] Everybody else down with me."=Hurting his loved ones by taking his life
    "I know that death approaches fast. [...] What's the purpose if this life wont last?"=Life is short, so why not end it now?
    DisturbedSevenfoldon June 21, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat an album and what a frickin' opener! This song just kills it. Trivium doing what they do and what nobody else can do ...
    CaNn1b4LCoRpS3on August 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI think the song is about the Japanese style of warfare in the Second World War, and since Matt is part-Japanese I could really believe that idea.

    "I know that death approaches fast": he knows that he will die anyway in this battle

    "In waves": waves of soldiers

    "What's the purpose if this life won't last? Pulling everyone down with me.": sounds pretty much like the attitude of someone comitting Kamikaze, because, if he will die anyway, why would he die without taking the enemies with him?
    xTEVINJAYxon February 02, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe this song is about the idea of genocide. It brings up the question "Why does life matter if it doesn't last". I think it is the idea before you die, you will have your vengeance and kill everyone. I personally listen to this song when I am angry and it makes me imagine this. It brings happiness to me.
    LoneWo1f1on August 27, 2016   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationWell when I hear this song to me it sounds like someone who is on the brink of death in war and they are about to die because numbers are dwindling in waves...but they go out with a bang so to speak and pull down as many enemies as they possibly can.
    CrazyHumanon January 05, 2019   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about someone who is thinking about commiting suicide and if he should idk shoot up a school or something(when he sings Do i take everybody else down.)
    varzaton February 16, 2019   Link
  • -1
    My Opinionone of the greatest songs about apocalypse.. with "Declaration"- Lamb of god
    threewayson May 25, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentMan I love trivium I'm gonna play my favorite trivium songs on my facebook til the album comes out!!! lol I was comparing my other favorite band wintersun to trivium since 2004 til 2011 and wintersun only came out with 1 album and are still working on the second album whereas Trivium has 4 out and they're all good LOL Wintersun has spent 5 years on 1 album LMFAO well it was because of money problems

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    edgarthendoon July 29, 2011   Link
  • -1
    Song MeaningLife is impermanent, so what's the point? Life and death are in actuality one, for you cannot have life without death and death without life. Life and death come in waves for everyone. And not just for the individual ego, but also for the universe.

    So, what's the point? "Pulling everyone else down with me" I believe means we are actually all in this together.
    shazzatpmon August 14, 2011   Link

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