AFI - 100 Words Lyrics



This is the final night, boys.
We are the cracks in diamond walls.
I tried to illuminate but the shadows kill.
I'm overshadowed. See how I blend in with nothing?

Now beautiful boys, let's destroy.
We'll shine as the lucite breaks and falls.
Raise the new glitter god with the golden tears - the tears that swallow.
A smile that's touched so warms nothing.

Yesterday I burnt the sky, looked to the ground and wrapped it around me.
Still today I have so much to burn.
Yesterday I longed to die, fell to the ground, and the ground caught me.
Now today I question why I fell.
I fell.

Deities fell to decoys, tainting what's pure.
Let's cleanse them all.

Infinite life reclaimed, as the shadows kill they are overshadowed.
Well burn as they fade into nothing.

Yesterday I burnt the sky, looked to the ground and wrapped it around me.
Still today I have so much to burn.
Yesterday I longed to die, fell to the ground, and the ground caught me.
Now today I question why I fell.

So what can help me to understand somehow why it always pains me to, pains me to breathe?
We're no longer confined because yesterday I burnt the sky.
We're no longer confined because yesterday I burnt the sky.

Yesterday I burnt the sky, looked to the ground and wrapped it around me.
Still today I have so much to burn, to burn.
Yesterday I longed to die, fell to the ground, and the ground caught me.
Now today I question why I fell.
I fell

(We're no longer confined)
I fell
(because yesterday I burnt the sky)
I fell

Because yesterday I...




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AFI 100 Words Comments
  1. Justin Case

    This song sets me free

  2. jarmyvicious

    This song has helped me through some rough times for sure

  3. Travis Lewis

    I don't like much of their music after Sing the Sorrow but this one is one of the few exceptions.

    Jeff Rood

    Travis Lewis this is a Sing the Sorrow outtake.

  4. Jared Saltzman

    One of my favorite songs

  5. CharlieDVan

    The beginning of Snow Cats sounds almost exactly the same as the beginning to this song.

  6. James Martin

    This song and This Time Imperfect are their best

  7. Emma Bruce

    Dude their lyrics are always so beautiful

  8. RAIN HAVOK

    My favorite from the album for sure. I also love Okay I feel better now.

    Justin Case

    Isn't this a sin the sorrow B-side?

  9. Augusto Santana

    this song is about lost of unity and harmony in life.........

  10. josepgutierrez22

    I dont Like it I LOVE IT

  11. Dexterror

    Not one of their best.

  12. a person on the internet

    I agree. They doubtless know what the song means, or what it meant to them when it was written, but once it's out there...it's really, in my opinion, open to the interpretation of the listener.

  13. Ash

    I don't understand the need of individuals to precisely pinpoint the meaning of a song.

    I think it's fucking beautiful when a song can be interpreted in multiple ways to satisfy the undisclosed particular longing of another. So I'm going to enjoy this song, in my way.

    And love it to pieces.

    BootBoy Havok

    Ash well pit!

  14. Ashley Rose

    yeah. what? he's Davey Havok. he's such a good singer that i don't care if he's into guys

  15. Ashley Rose

    Davey is trying to say that he has destroyed so much (emotionally) but he hasn't really burned it all yet. And he regreats that he destroyed all of that

  16. Ashley Rose

    You know what your doing, purpledarkrain

  17. Jessica Skye

    *advert* dafuq is this shit???
    *skips ad*
    *song starts*
    ahhh the chills set in

  18. Josh Hampton

    Every AFI song has a meaning just usally Related to what ppl have experienced so not every 1 will udnerstand it

  19. Sara R

    It could be about his self proclaimed extremeness.
    He's said that he walks a fine line of wanting to rule the world and end it all.
    "Yesterday I longed to die...now today I question why I fell."

    This song is so interesting, it sounds rather pop alternative. I think if any other band put out this song, it'd sound to fake and meaningless. I feel that way about a lot of AFI songs.

  20. ExNoctemNacimur

    @purpledarkrain Sadly, hardcore isn't what it used to be. It's dominated by metalcore and those bastard metal/punk genres. I kinda hate what hardcore has become

  21. loveafi4ever

    i love afi <3! all there songs are so beautiful and this is one of my favorites

  22. Ari Molko

    I am one of the fans who loves their old hardcore stuff, but I also love the new songs and I must admit I am lucky they changed a bit, in fact my parents, who are already 48, in the car when we're all together let me listen only to Crash Love xD

  23. ipissglitter15

    he sounds like weird al. at least in the beginning

  24. Aidan Hilt

    soooo beautiful. i cant describe it with words.

  25. owen woodley

    very similar to this imperfect time. but both are awesome!

  26. fresh098

    @LonlyEmo95 ground= the love of his life, he was falling she caught him, he wanted to die literaly, but she saved him. she showed him whats to "burn" as in to live for.

  27. Lilpondturtle

    old afi better but pretty good

  28. Elora Smith

    the lyrics are still great, and so are they, but they're sorta lacking their pull to their lyrics that they used to have

  29. Chelsea Lauren

    This is such a good song. (: