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Great song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/17/08
Its a great song i love it as many have said before me only a soldier realy knows what its like to take anothers life but i think this song gets close. The song sends alot of strong messages but one kinda sticks out to me... "Forgive me for my crimes don't forget that I was so young, fought so scared in the name of God and Country" Well I hope our men and women dont have to ask from our country we should support them not question what they did or judge them for it, also war is sometimes needed as Army mom said "you need to pay attention to what those nut jobs are actually SAYING about us" She is 100% right there crazy and although sad isnt it better for people trained fight threats fight rather than have another 9/11? It is unforunate either way but if love is not an option then we must defend ourselfs. TO ALL US MILITARY VETERANS YOU HAVE MY UNDYING GRATITUDE.
amazin | Reviewer: A7X036 | 1/17/08
U no wut i lik bout m.shadows?, he always knows wut hes doin and i respect tht, avenged sevenfold is 1 of the best heavy metal/ hard rock bands. the song m.i.a. sometimes gets rlly deep into other people but also sounds great, keep goin a7x...U rock!
True Lyrics | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/5/08
Lyrics in this song are so true.... I mean all war ends with is death.....Why war at all I say? Whats the point of killing someone if all it does is make others feel bad? Even soldiers who kill for their lives have feelings.
M-I-A | Reviewer: Rapper who loves A7X | 1/5/08
I'm not sure if it was stated already but there's, of course, a reason Shadows wrote this song. A good friend of his is in Iraq right now and he wrote this song to that friend. I'm not sure if he'd republican or democrat but I couldn't care either way 'cause A7X's music is awesome.
Though... Shadows did say he voted Bush over Kerry for the fact that he didn't think Kerry would be good for a war situation (not like Bush is doing such a good job)...
Anyhow, as many have said... this song is most likely what's going on through the minds of soldiers and even though it seems very vulgar... so is war. Infact... I think all our war movies, poems, songs... works of art in tribute are mere fabrications of what really happened or how it must've looked. It must've taken him a lot of heart to write this and it came out awesome... one of my favourites from them...
a soldiers input | Reviewer: a soldier | 1/1/08
it's true. every morning i roll out of my cot and wonder if i have to take a life. a father. a son. a mother. a daughter. and it's not easy. and it's true. a soldier will take cover underneath god or country to cover up his fear. i'll admit it. i'm in iraq and i'm scared shitless. and this song vocalizes the exact feelings of doubt and discomfort most of us have about what we do.
but you know, who else is goin to do it?
An excellent song | Reviewer: FullOfSyn | 12/10/07
"'I shot a mother infront of her son' what kind of sick twisted ass would do something like that honestly!?!?!"
This kind of thing happens in warfare these days, especially against enemies that will go to all lengths to defeat their oppoent. In Vietnam, our own soldiers were called baby killers by their own nation because they had killed children over there. The problem was, the Vietnamese used dirty tactics which involved women and children using theirselves as human bombs. An example, a small. Vietnamese child comes up to a soldier offering to shine his shoes. The soldier accepts and then the child blows him or herself up. It was done to a similar effect with women. Same thing like you would see in the movie Blackhawk Down. In Somalia, the country was fighting the U.S. pretty much. In that one scene, the solider steps out into an alley, but slips, and a little Somalian kid shoots his own father by accident when his real target was the U.S. soldier. It's becoming common in enemy tactics to use women and/or children as weapons.
As far as the song goes, it's a great song that truly depicts what goes on in the mind of a soldier and what they face day in and day out wherever they may be. People should listen to this song and read the lyrics. Maybe then people wouldn't be so against soldiers.
Great song with mind blowing lyrics. | Reviewer: redcommander27 | 12/1/07
When I first heard this song I thought it was just about war. I read that the guy who wrote has friends in Iraq and therefore probably isn't bashing soldiers. I don't think this song is about Iraq or any war in particular, although it was inspired by it. I think it can apply to any war and any solider, uncertain about their fate and haunted by the violence they have seen or even caused. I think this song has a similar meaning of to Full Metal Jacket, whether it be a necessary evil or not, war is dehumanizing. About the "Some are scared others killing for fun" tidbit. I think they are referring to combat high inducing bloodlust, rather than comparing soldiers to hunters. About writing the song, I think they just wanted cool lyrics and got inspiration from war. I strongly doubt Avenged Sevenfold has anything against soldiers so please stop bashing tis and accept for what it is, a badass song with cool as hell lyrics.
Answer to Army mom | Reviewer: Bobby | 12/1/07
The first part of what u said just stroke me. I can't understand all what u're passing through but i can imagine.
But as u said and as it said in this songs, war is not clear for soldiers, who are in a stranger country, where nothing have sens.
Only bankers, Industrials and government get profits from war.
You talk about meanstream media, but other source don't defend the war in Iraq as they do.
Actually, war in Iraq is a BIG LIE from government. As someone said, juste look about the agenda of the President juste after 9/11.
What's more important ?
To finish, some words of Jimmy Hendrix : “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
Jack | Reviewer: Nah.. not necessarily | 11/30/07
Critical acclaim, I'm pretty sure, ain't completely revolved around the government, it's more the people who diss the government and the army and whatnot, having a go at them cause they're no better than what they claim the government does, cause all they're doing is sitting there whinging about shit. Not so much against politics.
Vocalizes a mom's fears for her soldier son | Reviewer: Army Mom | 11/26/07
My son is in the Army, serving in Iraq. This is his favorite band...he listens to them ALL the time. My daughter dedicated this song to him on Facebook, so I came here to check out the lyrics (sorry, I'm old...43, and couldn't understand most of the words.)
I don't think this song is anti-war, per se. I think it's about what goes on in a soldier's head, and it really makes you stop and think about what they're going through psychologically. I know my son very well, and he is a kind, thoughtful person & I can only imagine how hard it is for him sometimes. We were an Army family, so I know how things REALLY are in the military, and I don't think anything can fully prepare a soldier for war. This is NOT a new situation for soldiers. It happens in every war. The main difference is that now, we have the media up everybody's butts, and we are able to see what happens. Try talking to someone who served in WWII...they don't talk about it, they just keep it to themselves, but they lived this, too (although the mission was more clear cut for them.)
This song vocalizes my deepest fears for my son's psyche and his soul. I believe in him and in what he's doing over there for us. This is not a traditional enemy that simply wants to take us over and rule our country...they want us EXTERMINATED! Our soldiers are the ones that are protecting us from those that would wipe us from the face of the earth. If you don't believe that, you need to pay attention to what those nut jobs are actually SAYING about us, and that probably means you're going to have to look for alternative news sources, instead of the mainstream media.
Thank you to this band for putting a human face on our fighting men and women.
f**king rocks! | Reviewer: syn | 11/22/07
Actually, i think the line;"nodbody tells me why im here", is about how meaningless the war may seem to those involved in it. and it may also refer to the hidden agendas of the goverments, but it's not likely, since a7x claims to NOT be an political band.(But then again, listen to "crittical acclaim")
what i think. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/18/07
well i agree with some of the people who have previously reviewed this song, i think its an amazing song which goes deep for some people. one part of the song really made me think about war 'two million soldiers can't be wrong' well when i first heard that one thought struck me 'that is so true' but i realised most are there out of fear!
'I shot a mother infront of her son' what kind of sick twisted ass would do something like that honestly!?!?! war is pointless and usless!!
they don't even know all the reasons why the are there! which to me is pretty pointless too!
war is the terrible result of some pointless squable!!
MAKE LOVE NOT WAR!!!!!
Simply Transcendant | Reviewer: JLB | 11/18/07
The first thing that struck me about this song was is mind-numbing instrumnental component. You don't have to understand a single word to be dumbstuck by this ecstatic music. What strikes me about the lyrics however is the timelessness. I can see a Vietnam protester or a member of the lost generation relating to this just as easily as a contemporary audience. A true masterpiece for the ages!
sad song... | Reviewer: CJ | 11/15/07
I think this song is what christian was saying about. It shows the feelings of a true soldier during a war or that has survived a war. They feel horrible guilt for what they've done and learn how war is different than what people will say it is.
A7X | Reviewer: Christian | 11/14/07
It's a song that has more meaning than we think. It's talking about war, obviously. But it it talks of the internal conflicts our soldiers go through when it hits them they aren't getting anywhere.
The fact that they mention self defense does not mean there's a lack of understanding to why they fight. It doesn't meant they have forgotten their mission, but it signifies a soldier's human feelings. They are only human to feel guilt when duty calls to kill. To kill is their duty but it becomes guilt when the point to fighting is lost. The mission is there, but, it changes. The missions change their perspective on why they're fighting.
If we relate this to the war going on now you could actually see what A7X means. Our soldiers began by fighting for our country to defend and avenge those killed on Sept. 11th, 2001. That's how it started. The when we have made our point things started to change. Our motives changed. It goes in to more depth but I'll spare you the lecture.
This song was made to give us a little perspective. While they justify the means of war they also justify the humane feelings of our soldiers.
Thank you A7X
To call it a crime is feeling that same guilt in failing their God.
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