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Song Analysis ‘ Dear God’ By: Avenged Sevenfold

I almost can not believe that Avenged Sevenfold is one of my favorite bands and I have not done a song analysis for any of their songs yet. I really wanted to do this song, in particular, because I think everyone is going to see it quite similar and I want to challenge you guys to look even deeper than the ” surface lyrics”. If you are not into hard rock then you will probably be okay with this song because it is probably the lightest vocals of any of Shadows parts yet, the lyrics carry just as much weight as any of the bands songs.

 

A lonely road, crossed another cold state line
Miles away from those I love, purpose hard to find
While I recall all the words you spoke to me
Can’t help but wish that I was there
Back where I’d love to be, oh yeah

Dear God, the only thing I ask of you
Is to hold her when I’m not around
When I’m much too far away
We all need that person who can be true to you
But I left her when I found her
And now I wish I’d stayed
‘Cause I’m lonely and I’m tired
I’m missing you again, oh no…
Once again

I have always tried to pinpoint what I think the “I” in this song is going through. Are they a prisoner on the run? Are they simply a vagabond that misses the one they love. Or are they living a life , roaming about, missing their loved one which died?Though I have always thought it to be the latter, I have also had the others op into my head many times leaving me confused.

There’s nothing here for me, on this barren road
There’s no one here while the city sleeps
And all the shops are closed
Can’t help but think of the times I’ve had with you
Pictures and some memories will have to help me through, oh yeah

Dear God, the only thing I ask of you
Is to hold her when I’m not around
When I’m much too far away
We all need that person who can be true to you
I left her when I found her
And now I wish I’d stayed
‘Cause I’m lonely and I’m tired
I’m missing you again, oh no…
Once again

Some search, never finding a way
Before long, they waste away
I found you, something told me to stay
I gave in, to selfish ways
And how I miss someone to hold
When hope begins to fade…

Either way, whatever this song is getting at, it is clear the singer is missing his loved one. He speaks of giving into selfish ways… Which not only speaks to his humanity but almost makes his sadness seem deeper.

A lonely road, crossed another cold state line
Miles away from those I love, purpose hard to find

Dear God, the only thing I ask of you
Is to hold her when I’m not around
When I’m much too far away
We all need the person who can be true to you
I left her when I found her
And now I wish I’d stayed
‘Cause I’m lonely and I’m tired
I’m missing you again, oh no…
Once again

In the end, to get any real feeling from this song you are going to have to listen to Matt Shadows actually sing it. And I promise you will love the emotion behind it. Let me know your thoughts below and Thank you as always for reading.

-Wishing you the brightest of days,Eva

” Me and the pen, we are one. If its ink would cease to flow, my ink would cease to flow.”

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I am a young and enthusiastic writer, fresh out of highschool and into college at IUSB. I babysit and work and live life to it's fullest. I write. I read. I do yoga. And plan to become. Yoga intructers as well. I grew up on a farm and can't,t wait to move back to the country in my tiny house I have already planned out. Sometimes I'm a little melodramatic but rarely. I'm a spiritual healer, a hopeless romantic, a book worm, and very nostalgic. Thanks for stopping by.

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