As I Lay Dying - My Own Grave Lyrics

The lies, the weight, deceit, decay

The lies, the weight
It's clear I lost my way
Deceit, decay

I thought I was an architect but I was just moving dirt
Stacking mud over malice covered-up forming nothing but a pile of hurt
I hadn’t been building (building)
The time was spent digging (digging)
Boring the barriers that kept others away (away)
The deeper the walls the less anyone could hear (hear me) fall

So now I know there is no one else to blame

Buried alive inside of my own grave
And there's no one else to blame
Buried alive inside of my own grave
Inside of my own grave

Beneath my lies
Delusional enough to think I’d designed something great
Like a giant headstone inscribed to describe my shameful fate
I hadn't been building (building)
The time was spent digging (digging)
An ugly truth from which there was no way to escape (escape)
Nowhere left to hide and then finally forced to face what I'd become

Buried alive inside of my own grave (my grave)
And there's no one else to blame
Buried alive inside of my own grave (my grave)
What I'd become
Buried alive inside of my own grave

Beneath my pride crushing me
Beneath my lies collapsing
But we are still alive
We are still alive

Buried alive inside of my own grave
And there's no one else to blame
Buried alive inside of my own grave
My own grave
Buried alive inside of my own grave
And there's no one else to blame
The lies and the weight, I know I lost my way (my way)
What I'd become
Buried alive inside of my own grave (my grave)
And there's no one else to blame
Buried alive… buried alive

Finally forced to face what I'd become
What I'd become in my own grave (buried)
In my own grave (alive)

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  1. theboogle

    The singer looks like a buffed up and tattoed Kevin Parker of Tame Impala

  2. George Henson

    This album out yet

  3. Pedro Albuquerque


  4. Alfred Garcia

    0:44-0:48 Badass scream

  5. Cole Johnson

    Great music video
    Even better L'Oréal Conditioner Ad

  6. tailspowers_5

    Goosebumps everytime. Back in their rightful place. The kings of metalcore in my opinion

  7. Jeremy Fannon

    Metal will always live on!!!!

  8. Ryan Ryan

    Well when he snaps and decides to put a hit on his current wife, he might hire the right hitman this time, thanks to all of us for purchasing their merch, going to their concerts and YouTube views.

  9. Andrew Canale

    We need the old BREAKDOWNS back please!!!

  10. Yuriy Zhukov

    Мужики, вы пробуждаете во мне, то старое забытое чувство, за что я люблю такую музыку! Спасибо

  11. Jack Fisher

    What the fuck is this pop death metal shit? When Justin Bieber opened his mouth I almost fell of my chair. Kick Justin Bieber out of da band and you will be good.

    Alfred Garcia

    Justin Bieber?! Wtf

  12. Sir Alfred

    1:41 "BEATING MY ASS!!"

  13. Ryan

    Why do people hate metalcore so much? As I Lay Dying, Misery Signals, Shadows Fall, Overcast, Killswitch Engage, early Parkway Drive, Bleeding Through, Darkest Hour, Unearth, Bury Your Dead, Caliban, Jesus Piece, War of Ages, Code Orange, Candiria, Stick To Your Guns, August Burns Red, Sonic Syndicate, Sylosis, Trivium, The Unguided, For Today, Oh Sleeper, Walls of Jericho and many more like them that have that melodic tone in there music are all kick ass bands. So I dont understand the hate.


    @Delain124 well in my view I think Nightwish, Epica, Kamelot, and many other bands like them are metal. Whoever thinks there not metal is ridiculous. Plus if you are thinking that metalcore fans slam those kind of bands then that's weird cause metalcore is heavily influenced by melodic bands. If it's anything then its emo kids that talk shit and those kids are different from core or metal fans.


    @Delain124 also emo kids are the main reason why there is so much controversy between core and metal today. They somewhat stole metalcore so they can gain popularity.

    Alfred Garcia

    Ryan They don’t like the super polished, edited production. Listen to Burzum and Darkthrone and how atrocious the production is and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Those elitists don’t like modern clean production


    @Alfred Garcia oh I know Darkthrone and Burzum. Used to listen to them and other black metal bands when I was in high school. I'm 26 now and moved on from black metal cause there subject matter is the same shit. Praise satan this praise satan that. Nothing new. I'm in to death metal, melodic metalcore, power metal, hardcore and thrash metal now. Only due to the fact that there subject matters are different if you get what I mean.


    @Alfred Garcia by the way I know what you mean by the recordings. They are shit.

  14. Daniel Gibeault

    0:44 when you get in the shower someone turns on the hot water

  15. Meme Crusader

    The drummers God tier mustache 👌

  16. Fer Silfore

    How many punches did that man throw?

  17. Dika Andi Anggara

    2020 still fire🔥🔥🔥

  18. Wesley Carlos

    Saudades que eu estava de ouvir musica boa como essa...

  19. Fredy Antonio

    2020 i still listening ✌️❤️🤘🤘🤘🤘

  20. Italian Guitar Lord

    Everyone: is metalcore dead?

    Tim: Hold my hit contract

  21. 23Bratwurst

    I still love this song...
    and the band too !!!

  22. TheBros2theend

    God bless heal and save you

  23. Seven Lupo

    my vader was a Architekt 0:50 🤣

    Keenan Descartin

    Seven Lupo or Darth Vader was an architect :P

  24. Charles Badger

    THAT GUITAR SOLO/RIFF at the 2:30 minute mark!!!!! WOAH!!!! as a fellow guitarist, that was beauty in the form of sound!


    Best metal singers ever:
    1-Ozzy Osborne
    2-Phil Anselmo
    3-Tim Lambesis

    Michael S

    Ehh gotta put Mshadows ahead of Tim

  26. Ben Ross

    Fuck people are dumb make a song this hectic jail or not

  27. Ламберт

    Примерно так выглядит годнота

  28. nick yuranus

    Big fan love from india 🤟🤟🤟🤟🤟🤟🤟🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳

  29. Heroine Creeves

    Hey look! They made a tadpole into a thumbnail!

  30. Pablo Bosch

    Los iva a ver en el resu, y el resentimiento y la falta de perdón en esta puta mierda de sociedad no los pude ver

  31. oof

    That intro tho....

  32. tailspowers_5


    Nati የጨርቆሱ

    Oh yeah!!

  33. Chase McNeil

    There back!

  34. AskTheBigGuy

    Tim: forgive me father I have sinned
    Rest of the crew:

  35. Junk Yard Dog incorperated

    Behold the Catalyst
    Check Out Behold the Catalyst on ReverbNation! -

  36. J G

    This is my morning coffee turned off the way the up to damn near maxing my cars speakers out. But it blow speakers it's worth it for As I Lay Dying

  37. Nick N

    Metalcore!!!!! Aild so nostalgic so happy they sound good even nowadays

  38. Sylvester Nongrum

    Love from India..

  39. 4ORCE

    Seeing them live in 2 days time with meet and greet. cant wait!!!

    Nati የጨርቆሱ

    Its gonna be epic! I saw them Last month! They absolutely killed it

  40. The Terra Tomorrow

    Adam Nolly Nailed the mix! 🤘🤘🤘

  41. taxwizkid

    WHOA, this hits hard ! AS I Lay Dying & Any Given Day are a level above to rest

  42. Tim Lambesis

    2020? !!!!! 💪💪💪💪

  43. Роман Макарчук

    This is shit, give me low frequency, give massive sound, fuckin shit.

  44. Jabber Ranggal

    M A N I L A

  45. Crown Of Thorns

    This song is relatable on a spiritual level. I haven't committed any crime. But, I've been living a lie my whole life and running away from every problem. Until one day I'm cornered by all those lies and problems to finally face what I have become.

  46. Edmund Biswas

    Just saw them live!! #Delhi #India

  47. Fábio Silva

    The upload date means more for me than the song itself.

  48. Fábio Silva

    Right in the feels

  49. Sarthak Khanna


  50. muddy hotdog

    So much badass downward punching....

    Alexi Luffy

    bro you gotta see the music video for Dark Days by Parkway Drive at 3:47

  51. Joel Cal

    Just shut the fuck up and bob your head to this bad ass tune

  52. tv sala

    i discovered this masterpiece today and love this!!!

    Sterling Paulino Rodriguez

    You wont regret it lml

  53. Indi Bladez

    Better any of music Crap Put out nowadays 🤘☝️🎸#Yes#Metal

  54. ScraBlee

    MV remind me of While She Sleeps - Silence Speaks (feat. oli sykes)

  55. The Invisible Expert

    "My Own Grave".
    It's easy to blame Tim for what he has done, but in reality, we all have our faults.
    I like to think this is a title we can all relate to, and not just use to assign wrongdoing, even if some sins appear worse than others.

  56. εε σ

    The voice is different!!!

  57. พล.อ.ประเย็ด จนควยชา

    *Well come to **#bkk2020**(Thailand)*

  58. Gabriel Reischl

    The beggining was so generic, but then it got better

  59. ledaf253

    Riffs: 8.5/10
    Chorus: 9/10
    what a perfect song

  60. Robert Cash

    ~ ¿Alguien los sigue escuchando finalizando este año 2019? <3
    - Buena song, muy potente riff y Breakdowns lml

  61. joey tuero

    Frank Pinello on bass and vocals

  62. KyleBurnsMusic

    Omg it's so good to have the boys back!!!!

  63. Paris the puppy

    It's weird sorry XD >:3

  64. Stuart Timocin

    Come to Besiktas

  65. Johnny Silverhand

    I missed as I lay dying so damn much.

  66. Nunya Business


  67. Chris Farley

    Lead singer is a total poser lol

  68. Taufik David

    the best 🔥

  69. Roadkill456

    13 and a half million views since June 2018, 144k likes and 4k dislikes. just on the official As I Lay Dying profile.
    it's clear that metal is not dead.


    First who said it was dead. Second this is metalcore not metal.


    @Delain124 metal elitists are pretty much the ones who say metal is dying. Which I call bullshit.

  70. falx94

    Just spent a little under a week learning this on the guitar. My fingers are shredded from playing the solo over and over to get it perfect. It's so fucking fun

  71. Jyn Zeitler

    1 of my constant, all-time fave bands... since I fell in love w/ Metal... so many growls, riffs, & breakdowns ago \m/

  72. Jose Olivarez

    I like your song

  73. Nati የጨርቆሱ

    I went to my first show 2 weeks ago in Denver. I saw As I Lay Dying! Best night of my life. When this song was playing right around the last chorus after the solo, I got thrown on top of the crowd and I surfed and bounced on people's hands. 3:10 to 3:25 The timing was just insane It was spectacular! 🤘

  74. miroslav cibula


  75. Momo Hunkerton


  76. Trevor Hansen

    Dude in a trackhoe: What do you mean I'm not an architect?

  77. Albert Margallo

    I love how aquaman rocking this.

  78. Patrick Finn

    These guys fucking suck

    Nati የጨርቆሱ

    🖕👎 u do

  79. David Smith

    Seen you guys 7 times, epic track. AILD is metalcore

  80. Vicious Circle

    running...meaning work out

  81. Caelum Natura

    Lyrics are great. Tim made a terrible mistake, but I think he got large punishment and learned the hard way...but He learned! I believe he became a much, much better person. As I lay Dying... keep playing 4 ever! :)

  82. RomanRandom7

    Respect from Russia \m/

  83. Some random Fucker

    This is one of there better song

  84. Hans Melaha


  85. Nunya Business

    Jordan Mancino is the best drummer. EVER

  86. Nunya Business

    Lol. 94 hours only has 1.6 million views on the metal blade channel from 10 years ago

  87. JoeyD3

    One of the best songs to blast while running heavy equipment 🤘🏻

  88. Falcon Eye

    Uuuuuuuuuuugh Yeah

  89. Melissa Marie

    I love Tim so much 🖤

  90. Castle

    big muscles ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  91. Geovany Lizarraga

    I'll bump this shit loud AF in my car. People always look at me like "wtf is going in there?"

  92. naura temen les nathalie barbie

    I played this song while my uncle was getting buried

  93. David Ault

    just downloaded it

  94. David Ault

    good song

  95. 緋秋らぎ


  96. Pedro Henrique

    Metalcore's not dead.

    Concert in Brazil Please !

  97. Tornamixz

    One of the best songs of the last years!