As I Lay Dying - Gatekeeper Lyrics




You've lost touch!
You've lost touch with the outcasts

Have you forgotten your own past?
Have you forgotten that your house is made of glass? (Is made of glass?)
So while you're pointing your fingers
You are unable to use your hands to help with solving, solving real and present problems
'Cause we're appealing and you've become too perfect to understand

You're a gatekeeper
Blocking the entrance to nowhere
You're a gatekeeper
Trying to keep others in despair

Keep others in despair

I don't want you to get dirty reaching down to a lowly creature
I don't want you to show mercy and make me like you, self-righteous preacher

Did you think you were the only one
The only one who held the keys?
Did you hope that your judgement would
Spread just like a disease?

You're a gatekeeper
Blocking the entrance to nowhere
You're a gatekeeper
Trying to keep others in despair

The self importance of the moral elite
To think that their approval means anything

So eager to capitalize
Capitalize on other people's pain
But when the healing begins
So quick to turn away

Have you forgotten?
Have you forgotten your own past?

You're a gatekeeper
Blocking the entrance to nowhere
You're a gatekeeper
Keeping others in despair





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  1. wieselflinkesWiesel

    I showed this to my cat.

    He just turned over and started purring intensively, hes still a lovely cat.

  2. Kyle C

    Great album but this is its weakest song

  3. Justin Lee

    Me @ 0:00 - 2:06: Whoa this song is so heavy!


    Me @ 2:07: uh oh

  4. FriendlyCrooc

    You're a gay keeper

  5. Ha Baek Love Mina Twice

    The intro seems like Trivium - Rain

  6. Johnny Silverhand

    Jordan Mancino is a fucking machine

  7. Nati የጨርቆሱ

    This is too much ♥️😣🤘🥶

  8. Maciel Test

    Que porrada🤘🤘🔥

  9. Squire Hunter

    Amazing!

  10. Louie McClellan

    Mancino is still the sickest. How so? he is the only metal drummer to head bang while playing super fast technical percussion work. This is the former (RycheRageForOrder) Yahoo screwed me out of my account.

  11. ShinGouki

    The beginning sounded like Triviums Rain :D

    Ha Baek Love Mina Twice

    Absolutely it's Trivium - rain

  12. Ethan Kramer

    I can only get so erect

  13. Trevor Kingsbury

    The most beautiful metalcore band i've ever seen❤

    FriendlyCrooc

    This is not in the style of metalcore this is heavy or extreme metal.

    Trevor Kingsbury

    FriendlyCrooc I was talking about the band in general lol. And yeah I know, lol.

  14. TNPmarksman

    Sounds like battlecross

  15. Brando Rando

    I tell my friend that the lead singer of this band got out of prison recently for attempting to hire a hitman to kill is wife and with a big ole grin on his face says "like on the Beavis and Butthead movie?" LOL

  16. ipeach 88

    Great song

  17. Dillan Eastabrook

    The fucking drummer is on god level! 🤘

  18. Serpenthyne

    2:10 for solo

  19. Sleeping Giant

    Reminds me so much of Dying Fetus

  20. Plagueor

    jawdrop dong 2019.

    Keenan Descartin

    Plagueor jawdrop dong

  21. Superbecko

    Masterpiece

  22. Christopher Williams

    That riff at 2:54 though! I need more of that in my life!

  23. Nick Nanth

    My headache is gone

  24. Ryan

    This sounds like a message from Tim to the perfect people still spreading bullshit and hate about him after he's gotten himself back together. In short, it's a big fuck you to those people

  25. Kyle Smith

    1:33 - 1:49 Definitely Lamb of God inspired.

    Shelby Goodall

    Definitely!

    belonga4destiny belonga4destiny

    Slipknot

  26. Shelby Goodall

    YOU'RE THE GATEKEEPER!

  27. Wildout Tankk

    i hear slayer

  28. Shameless of the random

    From 2:17
    NEW SONIC

  29. Rick C-189

    This easily holds its own against their old stuff. They didn't just hit the ground running. They came out full Sprint ready to knock MFers out. 💥🔥💥🔥💥🔥💥🔥💥🔥💥💀💀💀💀💀💀💀

  30. streetlife kash

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8kwkcFMEpqD3MyZgBi1xXQ?view_as=subscriber

  31. Elliott Engstrand

    I wish the instrumentals in the first half of the song weren't so generic because the latter half is absolutely blistering. The only thing keeping me from loving this song. As it is it's just really good.

  32. Justin Lee

    @ Metalsucks

  33. fosk 99

    2:56 Have you forgotten, have you forgotten you're obese!!!

  34. brothuhthunduh

    Nothing like a nice hot cup O' Gatekeeper in the morning to get you started

  35. Giancarlo Vizcardo Valdivia

    As i lay dying proves once again that metalcore is not dead

  36. ACE Music

    Gatekeeper vocal cover! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2LRINTK4JI

  37. Iyas Ardiansyah

    No clean vocals 👍👍

  38. Relentless Chaos

    Go to 2:17
    Thank me later.

  39. BK515

    no hard feelings, but the opening riff is like the least good version of the opening riff in 'Rain' by Trivium from 2005!
    - isn't it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRrzXYpDBYo

  40. Corey Butler

    Guitar solo slayer mode activated

  41. Jeff Kearney

    That solo is N U T

  42. Alex A

    that solo is ABSURD

  43. Dylan Naljahih

    2:17

    *Congratulation!*
    You Have Now Unlocked Slayer Mode!

  44. Eko Yogi

    An Comback album should be fullstock of headbangin ammunition and consistency in it, and Shaped By Fire is the answer

  45. Brett Beatz

    Has anyone ever heard of As I Lay Dying when they first started out? Like when they were at their best and didn’t sing? They sold out as soon as they started with the singing in their songs. Their first album was their best work by far

  46. Bagas Wahyu Illahi

    *An Ocean Between Us* Have *Within Destruction*
    *Shaped By Fire* Have *Gatekeeper*

    Tim Lambesis

    An ocean between us have " Sound of truth "
    Shaped by fire have " Take what's left (Sound of truth part 2) HA HA HA HAAAA

  47. Billybob puntman

    That double bass man... Damn

  48. TheFalloutShot96

    Absolute fire 🔥🔥🔥

  49. Ricky Smart

    [Intro: Tim Lambesis]
    You've lost touch
    You've lost touch with the outcasts

    [Verse 1: Tim Lambesis]
    Have you forgotten your own past?
    Have you forgotten that your house is made of glass?
    So while you're pointing your fingers
    You are unable to use your hands
    To help with solving
    Solving real and present problems
    'Cause we're appealing
    And you've become too perfect to understand

    [Chorus: Tim Lambesis]
    You're a gatekeeper
    Blocking the entrance to nowhere
    You're a gatekeeper
    Trying to keep others in despair, yeah
    Trying to keep others in despair

    [Verse 2: Tim Lambesis]
    I don't want you to get dirty recaching down to a lowly creature
    I don't want you to show mercy and make me like you, self-righteous preacher
    Did you think you were the only one
    The only one who held the keys?
    Did you hope that your judgement would
    Spread just like a disease?

    [Chorus: Tim Lambesis]
    You're a gatekeeper
    Blocking the entrance to nowhere
    You're a gatekeeper
    Trying to keep others in despair

    [Bridge: Tim Lambesis]
    The self-importance of the moral elite
    To think that their approval means anything, yeah

    [Breakdown: Tim Lambesis]
    So eager to capitalize
    Capitalize on other people's pain
    But when the healing begins
    So quick to turn away
    Have you forgotten?
    Have you forgotten your own past?

    [Chorus: Tim Lambesis]
    You're a gatekeeper
    Blocking the entrance to nowhere
    You're a gatekeeper
    Keeping others in despair

    Keenan Descartin

    Ricky Smart change “appealing” to “appalling”

  50. joel morales

    My favorite song from the album. Love Jordan double bass on the song

  51. Kostas Martinis

    3.24 minutes of pure headbanging!!!you should play this live.

  52. Jorge Rodríguez

    The most hard of S.B.F.

  53. CELT1CPRED

    YOU'RE
    A
    CANDY BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR

  54. Andrew James

    Nastiest bridge of all time. Those riffs are just fucking mind fucking. Sick. Nasty.

  55. Gwayne Gan

    Wage War and architects got nothing on this

    ChromeToDaDome

    Cmon bro architects is great

  56. Lily Angel

    The Plague part 2

  57. Paxton Richter

    I blew the biggest load to that nasty thrash solo. Fuck.

  58. Alan Molina

    Guitar solo fucking slaps

  59. Nathan Shuman

    biggest thing I noticed is Tim's vocals have greatly improved he was always good but just keeps getting better I know with the powerless ruse he mentioned he was working on better pronunciate his words better and it deffenatly shows on this album

    Keenan Descartin

    Nathan Shuman the thing about this album is that his sound is more “growly” than on previous records where they’d sound more like a yell, but they’re still brutal af

  60. wirton araujo

    This one is now on the top of my "most brutal AILD songs" list:
    1- Gatekeeper
    2- Beyond Our Suffering
    3- Within Destruction
    4- Cauterize
    5- 94 Hours

    Random Metalhead

    What about Condemned and From Shapeless To Breakable ?

    wirton araujo

    @Random Metalhead I just thought of that list as I was writing, so don't take it too seriously, haha. Anyways.. "Condemined" has some very agressive parts, but IMO the "main" part doesn't help in that matter, so I would put it a little behind the ones I wrote. As for the "From Shapeless to Breakeble" I must admit that I wasn't even aware of its existence. Hahah. But I just heard it. And yesss, great song and should definitely be near the top of that list! Thank you btw.

    Random Metalhead

    @wirton araujo You're welcome, bro. This song is probably the most underrated AILD song so far. Brutality at its finest featuring a smooth guitar solo.


    This band is something else. Kings of metalcore besides Unearth and Killswitch Engage.

    wirton araujo

    @Random Metalhead TBH when I heard some "remixes" in that album "Decas" I disliked so much that I didn't even listened to all of the songs. Now I see that I shouln't have done that, becaiae the album has some very good stuff as well.

  61. JCj

    This is super heavy, which is clearly awesome. But what’s even better is that Tim’s talking to himself in this song. I would highly encourage you to read the lyrics. This song—lyrically—is an absolute masterpiece.

  62. Loki OKVLTYS

    Someone was listening to slayer 😂

    FriendlyCrooc

    They've always been heavy you cIown
    Listen to some of their older stuff like wrath upon ourselves

  63. TheUrbexHub

    2:07 - 2:38
    Guest starring Slayer

  64. Gianluca Gasparri

    Best 2012-2020 song

  65. 石本遊Virus Yuu Liu

    Love Gatekeeper, sounds like if Slayer went Metalcore XD

    FriendlyCrooc

    It's not metalcore.

    石本遊Virus Yuu Liu

    @FriendlyCrooc Of course I know that SLAYER is "Thrash metal"! Just describe the style of this song is very similar to "slayer"!Can you please have imagination! Okay?

    FriendlyCrooc

    @石本遊Virus Yuu Liu
    What I said is that this song is not metalcore anymore. It's heavy with some trash and extreme metal elements.
    Now can you please shut up?

  66. WoahitsMicah

    Easily my favorite off this new album. The interlude at 2:06 leading into the guitar solo is unexpected and so refreshing. Those riffs are awesome. This album was well worth the wait.

  67. Gianluca Gasparri

    As Pyrithon lay dying

  68. Gianluca Gasparri

    slayer: nowbody may use our solos in another genre better than trash.
    Hipa : hold my strawberry juice and give me that fucking guitar

  69. Ryan Deimel

    I feel like this song is about Reddit.

  70. Aleksandar Pavlovic

    If Tim’s wife and son will never forgive him, then why should I?

  71. Isaac Brennan

    Seriously thought I was listening to Rain by Trivium for a second

    Aaron Wells

    I thought the same thing man. Rain is an awesome fucking song

  72. Enenra

    So anyone noticed that it sounds like bleed by meshuggah? Just me? Okay

    VoicesOfTheDark

    I don't hear it tbh 😂

    Emre Şekeroğlu

    Man I assure u it's not just you. First thing came to my mind lol

  73. Dario Rox

    some drum patterns remind a lot bleed by meshuggah

  74. coolStoryBro

    Anyone also hearing the Arch Enemy, Slayer and Lamb of god influence ?

  75. DizzyBoscar

    A great AILD album has to have at least one song where they don’t hold back.

    Paxton Richter

    Dude yeah. This shit took me straight back to the first time I heard Empty Hearts

  76. roni saarinen

    Perfect monday morning song!!

  77. Anthony Drumel

    Condemned 2.0

  78. Lars Guddal

    So I hear some pyrithian in here

  79. Nevermore :D

    2:08 pure old school black metal.

  80. Lucas Medrias

    the intro sounds a bit of vengeance is mine by arch enemy

  81. Matheus Gomes

    You can see a very clear Slayer influence on this track.
    Awesome!

  82. Ashley Lloyd

    Were back Baby!!!

  83. Stephan Trejo

    has a bit of an Austrian death machine feel to it! loving this thrash influence in their music just like within destruction.

    TheUmbrellaCorpX7[エヴ]

    its more pyrithion i think

  84. Ren Pepino

    Oh fuck

  85. FitForASpidey

    People: so how heavy will this album be?
    As I Layi Dying: Yes.

  86. Alex Marr

    This song literally blew my fucking head off, in context to this whole album the ferocity of this track is so pleasantly surprising!

  87. Tiago Furlaneto

    OMG! Thanks, thanks, THANK YOU AILD

  88. Tolga Koncagül

    You've lost touch
    You've lost touch with the outcasts

    Have you forgotten your own past?
    Have you forgotten that your house is made of glass? (Is made of glass?)
    So while you're pointing your fingers
    You are unable to use your hands to help with solving, solving real and present problems
    'Cause we're appalling and you've become too perfect to understand

    You're a gatekeeper
    Blocking the entrance to nowhere
    You're a gatekeeper
    Trying to keep others in despair

    Keep others in despair

    I don't want you to get dirty reaching down to a lowly creature
    I don't want you to show mercy and make me like you, self-righteous preacher

    Did you think you were the only one
    The only one who held the keys?
    Did you hope that your judgement would
    Spread just like a disease?

    You're a gatekeeper
    Blocking the entrance to nowhere
    You're a gatekeeper
    Trying to keep others in despair

    The self importance of the moral elite
    To think that their approval means anything

    So eager to capitalize
    Capitalize on other people's pain
    But when the healing begins
    So quick to turn away

    Have you forgotten?
    Have you forgotten your own past?

    You're a gatekeeper
    Blocking the entrance to nowhere
    You're a gatekeeper
    Keeping others in despair

    Keenan Descartin

    Tolga Koncagül change “appealing” to “appalling”

    Tolga Koncagül

    @Keenan Descartin thanks for the warning ı fixed :)

  89. Edelgard Von Hresvelg

    Oh my, this song slapped the hell out of me. Did not expect the brutality, best song on the album so far imo.

    Ben Sunny Isaac

    Couldn't agree more. This is definitely the best song on the album.

    Edelgard Von Hresvelg

    @Ben Sunny Isaac Yea after listening to the whole album multiple times, it's easily my favorite. I really like the album as a whole but this song really stood out to me. Redefined is my 2nd favorite song from the album, then after that it's a tie between The Toll It Takes and My Own Grave for third place.

    Nati የጨርቆሱ

    @Edelgard Von Hresvelg the toll it takes ❤🤘

  90. Hugo Dimas

    This song sounds pretty much like Tim's project, Pyrithion. So heavy!

    milekhh

    This sounds so much like Living Sacrifice "The Infinite Order" album.

  91. DaMaGeRR

    Best album song. This is absolutely brillant and fucking badass <3

  92. Marty W

    This song is fucking nasty good. It gave me a nasty face worse than Michael Phelps with his hoodie on. Welcome back, boys, welcome back.

  93. Fleckenn

    Unbelievable Song. Absolut perfection!

  94. mendozamaple19k

    Gatekeeper of Air Punches☄🤜😠🤛🤘⛩

  95. James H

    This song was made for guitar hero

  96. OneHelluvaGuy

    old AILD vibes, so this is the best one from the album<3

  97. b miller

    Solo giving me Slayer vibes 🤘🏻🤘🏻

  98. BeatboxR - Tutorials, Reactions & more

    best album ever guys!

  99. Jo Tnk

    Is that Pantera ? Amazing !!

  100. Wimex

    This may be one of their best songs ever