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Avenged Sevenfold – The Stage (Live From Hollywood)


♪ ♪ ♪ SO I ARRIVED,
NAKED AND COLD ♪ ♪ A WELCOMED CHANGE
FROM THE ABEYANCE OF A
GHOST TOWN CATACOMB ♪ ♪ NO NEED FOR COUNSEL
I APPRECIATE THE
TIME I’M NOT ALONE ♪ ♪ (UNINTELLIGIBLE) ♪ ♪ THERE WERE DAYS
THESE CHILD EYES ♪ ♪ WOULD OVERLOOK THE
UGLINESS AND FANTASIZE ♪ ♪ I FOUND MY HEART FOR THE FIRST
TIME AND I AWAKENED IN ME ♪ ♪ I LEFT MYSELF TO NAVIGATE…
AND OH I FELT CONTROL ♪ ♪ WHO IS THE CROWD THAT
PEERS THROUGH THE CAGE, ♪ ♪ AS WE PERFORM HERE
UPON THE STAGE? ♪ ♪ OHHH, AS THE BOY
BECAME A MAN ♪ ♪ IN CAME A CALM SOPHISTICATION
I CAN HARDLY UNDERSTAND ♪ ♪ SO LOST IN EGO,
DIDN’T NOTICE WHEN THE
TIME HAD SLIPPED AWAY ♪ ♪ (UNINTELLIGIBLE) ♪ ♪ JESUS CHRIST,
WAS BORN TO DIE ♪ ♪ LEAVE IT TO MAN TO
LEVITATE HIS OWN TO IDOLIZE ♪ ♪ WE’RE SIMPLY SOCIOPATHS
WITH NO COMMUNICATION BABY ♪ ♪ I SEE YOUR ANGLE
BUT WE DIFFER FROM
OUR POINTS OF VIEW ♪ ♪ WHO IS THE CROWD THAT
PEERS THROUGH THE CAGE, ♪ ♪ AS WE PERFORM HERE
UPON THE STAGE? ♪ ♪ TELL ME A LIE IN
A BEAUTIFUL WAY ♪ ♪ I BELIEVE IN ANSWERS ♪ ♪ JUST NOT TODAY,
OH NO, NO, NO ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ HOPE MY WHEELS DON’T
ABANDON ME NOW, ♪ ♪ SEEIN’ THAT I’M
OUT HERE ALONE ♪ ♪ I’M RUNNIN’ OUT OF FIGHT ♪ ♪ AND THE WIND SPEAKS
A COMFORTING VOICE, ♪ ♪ GUIDING ME TO HER ARMS ♪ ♪ MOTHER, I’M ALRIGHT ♪ ♪ IT TOOK THE BIRTH OF SIN
TO SNAKE-RATTLE THE MIND ♪ ♪ BEFORE A BLOW
TO THE HEAD BY ♪ ♪ THE GAVEL OF
TIME TO WAKE UP ♪ ♪ CAN’T YOU WAKE UP? ♪ ♪ WHEN DID THE WALKING APES
DECIDE THAT NUCLEAR WAR ♪ ♪ THE ONLY SOLUTION
FOR THEM KEEPING THE
SCORE? JUST WAKE UP ♪ ♪ CAN’T YOU WAKE UP? (NO!) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ (YOU DO KNOW THIS IS JUST
A SIMULATION, DON’T YOU?) ♪ ♪ WHO IS THE CROWD THAT
PEERS THROUGH THE CAGE, ♪ ♪ AS WE PERFORM HERE
UPON THE STAGE? ♪ ♪ TELL ME A LIE, IN
A BEAUTIFUL WAY ♪ ♪ I BELIEVE IN ANSWERS ♪ ♪ JUST NOT TODAY,
OH NO, NO, NO ♪ ♪ ♪

100 Comments

  1. AvioX2000 Author

    I get that some parts of this performance were a little sloppy. But the fact that they played one of my favourite songs on the top of a FUCKING SKYSCRAPER means I forgive all.

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  2. Mtbmatt18 Author

    Metal has been waiting for a pair of pipes like sanders since Phil Anselmo belted out that first scream of The Great Southern Trendkill. Such a complete band hasn’t existed like this in some time. What a fucking song! It’s got it all with some sick lyrics too! My absolute favorite band, and I grew up on Slayer and Pantera shows. 🤟😠

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  3. Carlos Vieco Author

    Wth did the backing vocals said at 1:51 (i guess johnny) wasnt it “why dont you get my lawyer on the phone?definetly didnt heard that. Love this song and this live performance is awesomeeeee

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  4. The Skating Turtle Author

    Is it just me that thinks the mix in the intro sounds really off in this live version? I can’t put my finger on what it is, maybe that they can’t layer all the guitar right or something

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  5. Cursed in Disguise Author

    If you've toured and repetitively played the same songs for as many years as these guys..well, then yea you'd be pretty programmed for live performances by now too (I'm not taking anything away from THIS performance, it's in an elite class all by itself). The effort is obviously heightened here as well given the location and that this was a recorded performance to coincide with the secret album drop. More mature A7X? Yes. But a bald Matt might be hinting at possible psychosis from being on the road way too much away from family. Ever wonder why they're able to relate to the source material and pour out so much emotion? It just sux that constant touring is the only way to make a career out of music these days! Thanks alot YouTube Music!!!

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  6. It's Michael Author

    One of my favorite things about their performances as of late is how Syn is programming some of the lesser "important" harmonies into his signal chain, so like when they play the chorus in this song, Zacky can still keep the rhythm going, keeping the fullness of the song intact, but then for the big harmonies in the solos they switch to their normal duels. Its those little things that contribute to an amazing live performance. They really leave no stone unturned.

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  7. Cobalt Falcon Author

    I love random notes that appear and sound like they just derailed the melody, but really just amplified the awesomeness of it. Basically 4:46

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  8. Chip C Author

    They didn’t do the background comments! (Won’t you get my lawyer on the phone, Seems these sheep have quite the appetite, Yeah everybody’s got sob story, etc)

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  9. Lawrence Who? Author

    Awesome solo and song but… those who say Synyster is the best guitarist of the world probably never heard of the master John Petrucci and Guthrie Govan. 😛

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  10. Will B. Watching Author

    This Song describes "The Matrix" i believe…. music video reminded me of matrix… who is really the puppet us,or them…."Who is the crowd thats peers trough the cage?" Song is incredible!

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  11. 0xCamus DevTime Author

    Two things:

    1 – Synyster Gates looks like Johnny Depp

    2 – The break in the middle, with the clean guitar, reminds me of the Rolling Stones.

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