"Ghost Walking" as written by David Randall Blythe, Mark Morton, Will Adler, John Campbell and Chris Adler....
Do you remember
When word was bond
A fleeting promise on the light of the dawn
Barren December
Under a falling sky
The end of days and a reason to die

Obliteration never looked so divine
Holding your breath for the moment in time

You lived through hell
Now you're trying to die
The skin is healed
But you're bleeding inside
Shots fired just to numb the pain
There's no one left to save

Night blind on a shining path
Ghost walking in the aftermath
Hypnotized sixty cycle hum
The broken cadence of a distant drum
Twenty-one to one I'm liking the odds
A blood junkie with a lightning rod
A dirty rig and a heavenly nod
And still you wind up nowhere

Obliteration never looked so divine
Holding you're breath for the moment in time

You lived through hell
Now you're trying to die
The skin is healed
But you're bleeding inside
Shots fired just to numb the pain
There's no one left to save

There's no one left to save
There's no one left to save

You chase the dragon but it followed you home
You lost through fever dreams and broken hope

Decimation never looked so divine
Promising yourself for the very last time

You lived through hell
Now you're trying to die
The skin is healed
But you're bleeding inside
Shots fired just to numb the pain
There's no one left to save

There's no one left to save
There's no one left
A fever dream,
There's no one left to save
Shots forever end the pain
There's no one left to save.


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"Ghost Walking" as written by David Randall Blythe Chris Adler

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  • +5
    General CommentThis song is about heroin addiction. "You chase the dragon but it followed you home"... chasing the dragon is smoking heroin.
    "A blood junkie with a lightning rod
    A dirty rig and a heavenly nod" pertains to someone shooting up heroin and nodding out cause theyre high.
    JeffBrennanon June 04, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTHE NEW ALBUM IS GOING TO BE SICK!!!!!!!
    deathofazombieon December 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentshould be "when WORD was bond" ..... and "NIGHT blind on the shining path" watch the official video put out by roadrunner and lamb of god has the lyrics in it
    inked527pariahon January 04, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningThe first single from Richmond, Virginia groove metal band Lamb of God's seventh album, Resolution, finds Randy Blythe singing of "Obliteration" that "never looked so Divine." Blythe and guitarist Mark Morton penned the song and speaking on Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, the vocalist said: "I would think it's a more typical Lamb of God song, which was probably the reason why we decided to put it out their first as the 'single.' It starts with a nice blues riff and Mark and I co-wrote the lyrics, he wrote most of the music." The single was released on December 5, 2011.Here's what Blythe had to say about the song's meaning during the Full Metal Jackie interview: "Basically, the song is about when you're going through a hard time, you have to do things to get through hard times, sometimes uncomfortable things you got to do, what you got to do, as they say, but after you've surpassed whatever obstacle you're facing, sometimes the old behaviors remain, and they're only useful at certain times.

    This song, particularly, Mark started writing from the viewpoint of a Vietnam veteran who had gone over to fight in Vietnam, which has always been a fascinating era to me, that era of our country's history, and while over there picked up a nice heroin habit in order to deal with the stress of combat and then came home and retained that habit. None of us went to Vietnam, I was barely born, but it's real-life stuff and I know some Vietnam veterans and they certainly had some problems after coming out of there and they weren't doing any sort of psychological preparation for them at that point in time to deal with the stress of combat or what happens afterwards, so we kind of used that as a metaphor for doing what you have to do to get though times of extreme duress.

    Once those times are over, you have to move on, and I don't know there's a lot of guys coming back from the Middle East, I don't know if our government is preparing them well enough to return to civilian life, which I think is really criminal. When these guys sign up, they sign a contract, they agree to a job and we should give them every benefit possible when they return to civilian life, whether that be psychological help, or medical help – any of that stuff. They go over there, train real hard and do a deadly job then come home sometimes and it's really hard for them to integrate back into normal society. It would be hard for me if I spent nine months in Afghanistan getting shot at to all of a sudden be going to Walmart. It's two different worlds so that's what that song is about."

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    Inez58on January 28, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPotatoe potatoe.
    urwellkeenon December 02, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs some others said, This song is about a Heroin addiction, but not just that.

    This song is about doing what you have to do to get through hard times. More specifically, this is about an american soldier going to war in vietnam, then picking up heroin as a way to deal with the stress, but even when you get through difficult times (the war) your old behaviors can remain, so he retained his heroin addiction coming back from the war.
    Hibekion April 07, 2015   Link

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