As I Lay Dying - A Greater Foundation Lyrics




Reality no longer battles perception.
This letter's written to no one.

Sincere,
I sought your truth and divine purpose through myths of revelation.
Guidance all wrapped up in a paper box,
supported only so long, as my mind was the enemy.
I could not in conscience hold on.

AS WE face distress WE MUST not lose heart.
STAND FAST and press on,
TRIUMPH AWAITS
AS WE face distress WE MUST not lose heart.
STAND FAST and press on,
TRIUMPH AWAITS us

The powerful constant that I had once leaned on is no longer there (no longer)
You call this shameful disbelief,
a process like losing my closest friend.

AS WE face distress WE MUST not lose heart.
STAND FAST and press on,
TRIUMPH AWAITS
AS WE face distress WE MUST not lose heart.
STAND FAST and press on,
TRIUMPH AWAITS us

Sometimes we have to watch our whole lives fall apart,
before we can rebuild them again - a greater foundation.

I wish there was another way, but no amount of devotion can fix this.
Triumph awaits! [x5]

Sometimes we have to watch our whole lives fall apart,
before we can rebuild them again - a greater foundation.





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  1. jeronimo mekhao

    How many times will my dude punch the air????

  2. Rafael Tzo

    Oooooo meuuuuu deeeeeussss maravilha de banda seloko

  3. Norbert Janz

    2:37 Kanye The West

  4. Robert Johnson

    Looks like Tim has built a greater foundation going into 2020 🤘🏻

  5. Elias

    I love this song so very much. METALCORE IS MORE ALIVE THAN EVER!!! Hell yeah


    Hope whoever is reading this has a wonderful day, cheers.


    If you have a little time on your hand an want to support a young upcoming band, my band just released our first music video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHUS5Tit0P4
    You would do me such a huge favor. Love from Austria^^

  6. Roberto medina

    They should change up their videos style with some bitches and flying tities!!!

  7. Dagster Blaster

    Got to see this live in Seattle on Monday, first time I've seen them live. Fantastic show and the lead singer is huge, and a powerful presence on stage. I'm so happy to see the band continue to play and overcome adversity. They are building truly on a Greater Foundation!

  8. Alisson Moraes

    Pow como pode dar deslike em um baita som desse se tá louco

  9. Muhd Talhah

    Gym lambesis

  10. Leandro Lima

    That chorus literally gives me chills every time!

  11. 2460joel

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  12. KJ Maurice

    Is that Charlie Kelly’s singing voice?

  13. Mufasa2001

    I remember driving my cousin to this music video shoot for his birthday

  14. Static Frequency

    A band who lifts together, riffs together.

  15. THE MIRRORS

    It's cool ,i am from indonesian 👍🤘🤘😎

  16. Erik Jason

    My first ever As I Lay Dying song, oh man time flies... I remember listening to this song back in early 2013 when I joined the academy.
    Who knew that after this album everything went down to hill with the whole Tim's controversy but years later AILD came back stronger and better than ever.
    Shaped By Fire will be an instant metalcore hit, that's for sure.

  17. Marc-Antoine Métivier

    This album gotta be in my top 5 favorite metal vocal performance ever. Damn Lambesis crushed on this record!

  18. Luke McIntosh

    As I lay Timpunching

  19. shrediknight

    I love Jailcore genre ,feels like m gonna hire hitman sooon

  20. Steve Hooker

    Shaped By Fire is Coming in September 20th, 2019. The Boys are officially back. Stronger than ever.

  21. HEL1X

    Prisoncore ftw

  22. JN Woodard

    How it feels when you lose faith in someone you’ve held in high regard for so long.

  23. jflo069

    I always need a neckbrace the day after hearing that song

  24. Roxx Bastidas

    Mrko, los amo... Me encanta esta banda :3

  25. Truman Woodyard

    The guitarist is very talented

  26. Truman Woodyard

    Greater foundation is amazing riffs

  27. The Piratey Weenie

    7 years after and I still love those drums.

  28. tea bag

    such a good song ruined by the chorus

    Daniel Brown

    The chorus reminds me of Christmas

  29. Tim Tim

    As a proud recovering addict I definatly relate to this song as well as this song got me thru alot of shit to rebuild a greater foundation thank you aild

  30. Geo Moon

    Amazing tune. A lot of energy. Respect!

  31. ThatØneLegend

    So apparently Tim Lambesis Was A Monster. Can't listen to this again. 😭

  32. Rich Mullender

    This band gets me so fucking hyped up!!

  33. chinobr

    It's like Tim predicted his future:
    "Sometimes we have to watch our whole lives fall apart,
    Before we can rebuild them again"
    Welcome back Tim!

    Peter Gončar

    or told us what he was about to experience

  34. Oliver French

    Sometimes we have to kill our own wives!! I can't be the only one who heard it.

  35. Den Klit

    OH MY FUCKING GOD!!! WELCOME TO RUSSIA GUYS!! 10000 people waiting you!

  36. Delicious Morsels

    I think Awakened is probably my favorite album from them. The lyrics are much more dark and personal, you could tell Tim was struggling with his demons, and as a result he penned some of the most relate-able lyrics of their career.

  37. A Human

    Anyone here after hearing their 2 new songs?

    falx94

    Saw them a couple of weeks ago in Nashville. One of the sickest shows I've ever been to, the pits were absolutely insane. I've still got some bruises.

  38. Popowitch

    Szia Radics Péter!

  39. kiss my grits

    could be something! yet don't understand your fucking stupid words!

  40. ZeldaLegacy

    Goddamn these dudes had some of the best riffs I've ever heard. So late to the AiLD party :(

  41. Ibonk Kel

    THE GREAT SONG EVER !!!! ( CHERRS FROM INDONESIA )

  42. Joseph Hausmann

    Just seen them live in St Louis. They fucking killed it. Go see them if you can. You will not be disappointed

    Ethan Finnegan

    I saw them recently at a small venue in CT. I was right up against the stage and they were incredible. I was deaf for like 2 days after the show but it was totally worth it!

  43. Ádám

    Köszi Radics Peti!!! Imádom! :D

  44. Madsniperx

    is that straight cat litter in a brief case? lmao

  45. Chondo A

    Patience be a virtue

  46. Hrishabh Singh

    Is it okay that I had a hard on for the entire duration of the song?

  47. Adam Oriold

    SOMETIMES WE JUST HAVE TO KILL OUR WIVES!

    9 YEARS IN PRIIISOOONN!!!!

  48. Zak Michael

    For all you fans of Architects, August Burns Red, Parkway Drive etc out there, check out our latest single and video for Gently, produced by ex-Sikth vocalist Justin Hill. Any views, likes and feedback are all massively appreciated. Thanks! 

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1NpHVf7sz7U

  49. Boom Burum

    Beasts!👏👍

  50. Jesse Ling

    Still better than my own grave.

  51. TIAGO JOSE DE SOUZA

    VIVA OU METALCORE TURMA QUE OUVI BANDA AINDA 2019 DA UP \,,,/

  52. Antti Rautio

    The chorus might just be the greatest set of lyrics ever written.

  53. Bjorn .Andersson

    This fucking riff man <3

  54. Rodney Collen

    LYRICS

    Reality no longer battles perception
    This letter's written to no one

    Sincere
    I sought your truth and divine purpose
    Through myths of revelation
    Guidance all wrapped up in a paper box
    Supported only so long
    As my mind was the enemy
    I could not in conscience hold on

    As we face distress
    We must not lose heart
    Stand fast and press on
    Triumph awaits
    As we face distress
    We must not lose heart
    Stand fast and press on
    Triumph awaits us

    The powerful constant that I had once leaned on is no longer there
    (No longer)
    You call this shameful disbelief
    A process like losing my closest friend

    As we face distress
    We must not lose heart
    Stand fast and press on
    Triumph awaits
    As we face distress
    We must not lose heart
    Stand fast and press on
    Triumph awaits us

    Sometimes we have to watch our whole lives fall apart
    Before we can rebuild them again
    A Greater Foundation
    We watch our whole lives
    Sometimes we have to watch our whole lives
    Fall apart
    Before we can rebuild them again, (rebuild them again)
    A Greater Foundation

    I wish there was another way
    But no amount of devotion can fix this

    Triumph awaits
    Triumph awaits
    Triumph awaits
    Triumph awaits
    Triumph awaits

    Sometimes we have to watch our whole lives fall apart
    Before we can rebuild them again (rebuild them again)
    A Greater Foundation
    (We watch our whole lives
    Fall apart)
    Sometimes we have to watch our whole lives
    (Rebuild them again)
    Before we can rebuild them again
    A Greater Foundation

  55. Ruslan Tarasenko

    Бомбаааааааааааааааа!!!!!!!

  56. Pedro soliano

    i always thought the cleans reminded me of Derek sum 41

  57. victor beast

    I am really trying to figure this out . This little ding ding sound at 1:47 or 2:58 for example is it guitar or computer?

  58. Jacob Hinnenkamp

    That chorus though

  59. JoySynthesis

    How do every member of AILD have perpetually wet hair. That's what I want to know man. Their hair is always wet. How?

    Taylor O695

    JoySynthesis they wet their hair before going on stage or filming. Dumping a water bottle on their head.

  60. Jobbie Jew

    Sometimes we have to watch our whole lives fall apart, before we can rebuild them again, a greater foundation.

    Last year my life went down the shitter. I didn’t lose hope. Triumph awaits… triumph came. This year I got my family back and things couldn’t be better. Sometimes we have to watch our whole live fall apart… this year we were able to build a greater foundation and things couldn’t be better. 🤘

    Sometimes songs really do get you through your darkest days. Never lose hope!

  61. Miguel

    I so assume that in conditions of constant concerts, the vocalist not always such good physical form will be.Well, or it has become worse, who knows...

  62. Tristan Bond

    That song was a life changer for me.

  63. Thomas Römer

    Upon A Burning Body - City Hall

  64. INFERNAL DEATH

    as i lay dying. i do no like metalcore but this is raw and awesome i like it

  65. Matthew Osler

    Wow... how prophetic was this song? 😮

  66. Ronin Warbeck

    I guess so fucking Amped when I hear this!

  67. Matthew Baum

    Did anyone else think they were doing a Seventh Star cover when this song started? I know I sure did.

  68. Haeon Kalkoz

    This song kicks ass

  69. Slug Gang

    2x speed is fire 🔥🔥

  70. Anto Smyth

    2:35 is so badass

  71. THSNDS

    2:07 "I thought I was an architect but I was just moving dirt."

  72. Lupynyny

    Welcome back Tim

  73. Charlton Laurel

    2:16 - break down - thank me later !

  74. Dagster Blaster

    I look forward to hearing and hopefully seeing this band live soon!

  75. Dagster Blaster

    A fan vid I made using this song, based upon an actual contact I made with a person coming off of rock bottom in life.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqWcq2aa1lk

  76. David Bloodrage

    FUCKING AMAZING SHIT

  77. Den Klit

    OH MY GOD they are back

  78. Jacob Harris

    So glad they're back!!

  79. Angel Wings

    As I Lay Dying is back!!!

  80. NrG

    ill be the one to say it. since AILD has already started making a huge comeback, Metal Blade def Knows that they'll make a ton of money regardless of the situation. don't be idiots. re-sign the GODS OF METALCORE.

  81. punksnotd3ad

    You will all eat your god damn words now that they're back! Keep killing it boys

  82. Greg Beech

    I think he worked out more in prison than I did lmao

  83. Mika LycanMetal666

    WELCOME BACK KING OF METALCORE!!!

  84. Aleksandar Radovanovic

    Musically and tehnically, their most amazing album, they were at their true prime. Tim really picked the moment when to fuck up, huh?

  85. Lethal- Heroes

    Begin The Hype.......The long awaited return is here!

  86. DarkCode

    Idiots on here. As I lay dying is coming back!

  87. Jerry Campos

    Awesome song ever i give this song a thumbs up.

  88. Pandemonium

    THEY ARE COMING BACK

  89. cody dozier

    There's still good in you Tim come back to the light

    Daniel Brown

    He's coming back like many of us

  90. Joe jewell

    he fought like Peter in the bible. we some time fall short the glory of god. at the moment he didn't control his anger righteously. but god is graceful

  91. Rob M

    Everybody in this band kicks ass!

  92. Michael Pritchett

    I can’t wait till As I Lay Dying returns with their new lineup besides Tim.

  93. Breno Carvalho

    Hi Guys!!! Please, check my drum cover of this Song on my channel, subscribe if you like it. Thanks! :D
    P.s.: I miss this band :(

  94. AriGuna Skylar

    The king of metalcore

  95. Arise BC 374

    I hope Tim comes back with a vengeance, he fucked up bad, yes, very bad..., but EVERYBODY DESERVES a 2nd chance!!! 🤘🔥🤘, brutal track, revisited 👏☠