As I Lay Dying - The Wreckage Lyrics




(The wreckage seemed too great for me
I saw my dreams collapsing)
Collapsing!
But through debris of tragedy
Not one of us died fighting

The wreckage!

We somehow found a way through storming weather
Enduring skies turned gray when we all said never

The winds, the rain
Downpour needed to cultivate

We don't get to choose when it rains
We can fight or just get washed away
Will we be transformed or feel like we're drowning?
Drowning!

The wreckage!

So use the storms ahead to flood out shortcomings
And then use what is left to water what is worth planting

The winds, the rain
Downpour needed to cultivate

Debris, tragedy
But not one of us died...
But not one of us died fighting

We don't get to choose when it rains
We can fight or just get washed away
Will we be transformed or feel like we're drowning?

Will we fight or just get washed away?

And now the mountains that we face
Are starting to look more like hills
We rose to a higher plain so the whole horizon fell
It fell, the whole horizon fell

Through the debris of tragedy
Not one of us died fighting
Fighting!

We don't get to choose when it rains
We can fight or just get washed away (away)
Will we be transformed or feel like we're drowning? (drowning)
We don't get to choose when it rains
We can fight or just get washed away (away)
Will we be transformed or feel like we're drowning? (feel like we're drowning)

The wreckage that once seemed insurmountable to me
Is now becoming a part of rebuilding
We somehow found a way through storming weather
Enduring skies turned gray when we all said never
So use the storms ahead to flood out shortcomings
And then use what is left to water what is worth planting

Deep roots that refuse...
Deep roots that refuse...
Deep roots that refuse...
Deep roots that refuse to break
Deep roots that refuse...
Deep roots that refuse to break
Deep roots that refuse to break...





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As I Lay Dying The Wreckage Comments
  1. Murphy08

    That fuckin Riff just screams METAL!!!!!!!

  2. Seipher _

    I honestly hope this is what I hear when death comes to visit me the final time!

  3. Евгений Абдуганиев

    Олд скульный групешник тащут до сих пор красавчики )

  4. N Baldo

    Last time i listen to your channel. too many ads!

  5. Bartimus Trashwalker

    Saw them in Dallas Nov. 18th.. This shit HITS live

  6. Mertcan Coskun

    This song is so good and complex, not that late Dream Theater wonky complexity either.

  7. dub2459

    Who could have guessed 2019 was gonna be such a good year for music.

  8. Azuetallica

    THAT CHORUS!!!! what awesome lyrics to hear at this point in my life... I DID NOT GET WASHED AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Salvo Caruso

    why isn't this on porn hub?

  10. IAmCjcj11

    Why is no one talking about that guitar at 0:44

    Nati የጨርቆሱ

    The guitars are amazing. Especially the chorus

  11. Matt Carlson

    One of the greatest songs this century!!

  12. Dustin Coil

    Fuck I almost broke my neck to this song! I’ve been a fan of yours since the beginning!...and I’m so glad your back you have helped me get through some shit!!!! Thanks aild for the great music you continue to put out!!! This one is by far my favorite

  13. Nati የጨርቆሱ

    That guitar on the chorus 🥶🥶

  14. elipse elipse

    Loving the new album ❤️

  15. elipse elipse

    Keep composing!

  16. elipse elipse

    You guys are masters

  17. 6sick6

    the chorus kinda reminds me of Atreyu just a lil tiny bit...don't fight me please, just a small random thought :)
    Amazing album btw

  18. Wells Bibo

    Deep roots that refuse to break!

  19. Sjors Croes

    What a kickass track!

  20. John Giles

    I hurt my ex girlfriend in March of last year (2018). We met in September of 2017 and became instant best friend's...legit same day we met. Within 3 months we were dating, I was a father figure to her daughter and I loved them both...they were my world. Over the course of 6 month's we built a relationship that overcame so many odds and it seemed we were inseparable. Until March.

    I made a horrible mistake...and I lost her. It resurrected a past trauma for her and scared her. I sat in my bedroom as she cried in my bathroom for 15 minutes straight. She left the promise ring I gave her in the bathroom...and I watched her leave without saying a word. She walked all the way home in the cold.

    Once I knew she and her daughter were never coming back...I began drinking heavy and got hooked on pills. The guilt turned into a fucked up anger towards her...and in my mind at the time she was the bad guy. I tried to hurt her even more when I found out she began dating a new man. Trying to hurt her backfired and almost had legal action bought against me. I stopped trying to bother her but continued into a downward spiral out of control...to the point I was found by my friend Kelsey. My body was white and my breathing was slow...I suffered alcohol poisoning. By that point...I accepted responsibility for my actions and that I was the bad guy. I prayed for death every night and just lost all hope.

    August 2018...5 month's after she left. My ex came to my front door one night and told me that she forgave me for everything I did. Although we never got back together, or even became friend's...knowing she forgave me was like a burden off of my shoulders. That same month I began the road to recovery, got a new job and began to rebuild my life. Still struggled with heavy substance abuse, but getting a job was a big step.

    Fast forward to July of this year, I met a new woman...and we are now a strong and happy couple. I almost lost her recently because my substance abuse was very destructive. But I was lucky enough to see the damage I was causing, and as I'm typing this now...I'm 10 day's sober from alcohol and 7 day's clean from pills. Heather is my redemption and I finally have a reason to get clean and sober.

    Last year was hell on earth. I made a huge mistake, lost my ex and her daughter, and was eaten alive by guilt and shame. My ex is now married and I couldn't be more happier for her. I now have a beautiful girlfriend who I love with everything in my heart, she saved my life and is helping stay on the road of sobriety.

    Between my girlfriend and this album...I want everyone to know forgiveness and redemption is real. I went through something very similar to what Tim went through, and every song on this album is personal to me. Just like Tim, my past can't be changed or undone...but it doesn't define me. I'm now happily moved on and living a better and happier life.

    destructor

    good for you hope things work out

    Andreas Melekis

    I wish you the best my brother stay strong, love from the United Kingdom

  21. Vince Gedeon

    TIM WAS TOTTALY SET UP GUARANTEED I KNOW THE REAL STORY 🤟💖🤟

  22. AXERU SHADOW 狼 愛

    One of the beast songs of this album!

  23. Chris Caldwell

    Long Live As I Lay Dying.

  24. Karol Makowski

    Please come to Poland! \../

  25. Gianluca Gasparri

    2:42-3:00. God exists

    Keenan Descartin

    Gianluca Gasparri Tim’s singing 😭

  26. Ryan Ekeland

    When I read they were making a comeback I have never been more excited for an album.they are easily my favorite metal band.amazing band

  27. Gianluca Gasparri

    I Never Wreckage

  28. Killa Massacre

    This album is amazing. The goat

  29. iim Blazer

    best song of this album

  30. David Klemencz

    Best song on the Album!

    Alejandro Camapaza Gomez

    Fuck yeah!

  31. Rox Metalic

    🖤🖤🖤

  32. Nathan Smith

    I fucking love this song 🤘

  33. Shinwore

    Now THAT'S how you end the song

  34. Ricky Smart

    [Intro: Josh Gilbert & Tim Lambesis]
    The wreckage seemed too great for me
    I saw my dreams collapsing, collapsing
    But through debris of tragedy
    Not one of us died fighting
    The wreckage

    [Verse 1: Tim Lambesis]
    We somehow found a way through storming weather
    Enduring skies turned grey when we all said never
    The winds, the rain
    Downpour needed to cultivate

    [Chorus: Josh Gilbert & Tim Lambesis]
    We don't get to choose when it rains
    We can fight or just get washed away
    Will we be transformed or
    Feel like we're drowning, drowning?
    The wreckage

    [Verse 2: Tim Lambesis]
    So use the storms ahead to flood out shortcomings
    And then use what is left to water what is worth planting
    The winds, the rain
    Downpour needed to cultivate
    Debris, tragedy
    But not one of us died, but not one of us died fighting

    [Chorus: Josh Gilbert & Tim Lambesis]
    We don't get to choose when it rains
    We can fight or just get washed away
    Will we be transformed or
    Feel like we're drowning?

    [Bridge: Tim Lambesis]
    Will we fight or just get washed away?
    And now the mountains that we face are starting to look more like hills
    We rose to a higher plain so the whole horizon fell
    It fell, the whole horizon fell

    [Interlude: Josh Gilbert & Tim Lambesis]
    Through the debris of tragedy
    Not one of us died fighting, fighting

    [Chorus: Josh Gilbert & Tim Lambesis]
    We don't get to choose when it rains
    We can fight or just get washed away
    Will we be transformed or
    Feel like we're drowning?
    We don't get to choose when it rains
    We can fight or just get washed away
    Will we be transformed or
    Feel like we're drowning?

    [Verse 3: Tim Lambesis]
    The wreckage that once seemed insurmountable to me
    Is now becoming a part of rebuilding
    We somehow found a way through storming weather
    Enduring skies turned grey when we all said never
    So use the storms ahead to flood out shortcomings
    And then use what is left to water what is worth planting

    [Outro: Tim Lambesis]
    Deep roots that refuse, deep roots that refuse
    Deep roots that refuse, that refuse to break
    Deep roots that refuse, refuse to break
    Deep roots that refuse to break

    Keenan Descartin

    Ricky Smart I’m pretty sure Tim sings that one part before the last chorus 😮

  35. Raymy Vasquez

    TRULY THE VERY BEST SONG OF THIS ALBUM, THIS IS WHERE ANY MAN CAN TEAR AND IT WILL BE OKAY!

  36. skateboard4zero

    My favourite from the new album!

  37. Marek Staňo

    3:20 damn

  38. MrBobbyboy765

    Every fucking song on this album makes me need go instantly Jump around and get rowdy! I'm so glad their back!!

  39. Rodrigo Costa

    This song has changed my life. What an album!

  40. Kevin Teran

    Unlike Tim's ex wife
    This album is a successful hit

  41. mulletrules1

    such a well written song

  42. NrG

    idk why but that little bit of wah on those octave chords made such a great impact on this song.

  43. Anthony Hogeback

    Best song on the album by far

  44. Danny Waz

    This is one of my favorites off of the album - it reminds me of the state of mind one of my characters perceives the things that has happened in his life 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  45. jgadiaz

    Awesome!

  46. Aleksandar Pavlovic

    If Tim’s ex-wife won’t forgive him, why should I?

    Garrett Breaux

    Aleksandar Pavlovic you’re entitled to feel that way honestly

    Joseph Diangson

    Then get the fuck out of here

  47. The Donald

    That guitar though...

  48. Bigmike

    This song gets better the more you listen to it! Absolutely amazing! AILD is back bay bay!!!!!

  49. Ricky Knight

    Is it really wrong they made a Cd for their long time fans? Why experiment when the music is perfect the way it is. All the songs i have heard are awsome!! Yes i have all their cds and seen them live 3 times.. I am so glad the didn't change. I am tired of buying cds of groups and the music is not of that group. I mean most metalcore group have gone almost pop. That sickens me.

  50. DizzyBoscar

    Melodies in this song are killer! Just wish they integrated the opening riff and same outro riff towards the end into the verses, I could listed to that for hours.

  51. AyZeD

    (The wreckage seemed to great for me
    I saw my dreams collapsing)
    Collapsing!
    But through debris of tragedy
    Not one of us died fighting

    The wreckage!

    We somehow found a way through storming weather
    Enduring skies turned gray when we all said never

    The winds, the rain
    Downpour needed to cultivate

    We don't get to choose when it rains
    We can fight or just get washed away
    Will we be transformed or feel like we're drowning?
    Drowning!

    The wreckage!

    So use the storms ahead to flood out shortcomings
    And then use what is left to water what is worth planting

    The winds, the rain
    Downpour needed to cultivate

    Debris, tragedy
    But not one of us died...
    But not one of us died fighting

    We don't get to choose when it rains
    We can fight or just get washed away
    Will we be transformed or feel like we're drowning?

    Will we fight or just get washed away?

    And now the mountains that we face
    Are starting to look more like hills
    We rose to a higher plain so the whole horizon fell
    It fell, the whole horizon fell

    Through the debris of tragedy
    Not one of us died fighting
    Fighting!

    We don't get to choose when it rains
    We can fight or just get washed away (away)
    Will we be transformed or feel like we're drowning? (drowning)
    We don't get to choose when it rains
    We can fight or just get washed away (away)
    Will we be transformed or feel like we're drowning? (feel like we're drowning)

    The wreckage that once seemed insurmountable to me
    Is now becoming a part of rebuilding
    We somehow found a way through storming weather
    Enduring skies turned gray when we all said never
    So use the storms ahead to flood out shortcomings
    And then use what is left to water what is worth planting

    Deep roots that refuse...
    Deep roots that refuse...
    Deep roots that refuse...
    Deep roots that refuse to break
    Deep roots that refuse...
    Deep roots that refuse to break
    Deep roots that refuse to break...

  52. Marco Mella

    Fucking Insane <3

  53. Daniel Gibeault

    Beginning sounds like hearts burst into fire by bfmv

  54. The_Draz __

    Anybody else thought the screams at the end of The Wreckage sounded like Mitch R.I.P from Suicide silence?

    Joey Bingham

    The_Draz __ fuck yea definitely had that Mitch Lucker flair. Mitch said Tim was an influence to him and Tim did the vocals on a track for the ending is the beginning live album/event in honor of Mitch.

    Daniel Polido

    Joey Bingham I believe that was Wake Up

    Eric Rhoden

    Mitch was one of a kind its so sad that man is gone. 1st time i seen them ever i was blown away

  55. The Hat

    This song is one of the slower on the album and it's the longest but it didn't feel long to me... Probably because I enjoyed it so much

  56. Vivien Turóczi

    Amazing! Constantly listening to your songs. And singing Josh's parts. 😅♥️🎧🎶👩‍🎤 Can't wait for your concert in Hungary! 🤘

  57. luisxindria

    "metalcore breakdowns are just 00000000-000"
    4:10 says the opposite

  58. Jeff Price

    hell yeah

  59. Average Joes

    Just pick it up at 1:28... Such a dope riff!!!

  60. Joshua Weeks

    Hoo boy

  61. Brother Dave

    is AILD still believers in Jesus Christ??

    Brother Dave

    @Kyle C thats great news!!

    Keenan Descartin

    Listen to the chorus of Torn Between: “I feel torn between two hearts dying but
    I'll trade them in for one...” I feel like that definitely has a Christian message

    TimeSpex

    Yeah but the music has taken a path away from being so blatantly Christian.

    The band members have all had struggles with their faith. I’m
    An atheist and find it very hard to listen to Christian metal. But, this very much isnt Christian metal anymore.

  62. Alan Capers

    Awesome 👍

  63. Draxthos

    10/10 album :)

  64. verdipratama

    oh god 🤘

  65. mendozamaple19k

    The Wreckage from the Air Punches 🌬🤘😠🤜☄🌪🌋

  66. 07Ryan 31 Patrick89

    The wreckage seemed to great for me
    I saw my dreams collapsing
    Collapsing!
    But through debris of tragedy
    Not one of us died fighting

    The wreckage!

    We somehow found a way through storming weather
    Enduring skies turned gray when we all said never

    The winds, the rain
    Downpour needed to cultivate

    We don't get to choose when it rains
    We can fight or just get washed away
    Will we be transformed or feel like we're drowning?
    Drowning!

    The wreckage!

    So use the storms ahead to flood out shortcomings
    And then use what is left to water what is worth planting

    The winds, the rain
    Downpour needed to cultivate

    Debris, tragedy
    But not one of us died...
    But not one of us died fighting

    We don't get to choose when it rains
    We can fight or just get washed away
    Will we be transformed or feel like we're drowning?

    Will we fight or just get washed away?

    And now the mountains that we face
    Are starting to look more like hills
    We rose to a higher plain so the whole horizon fell
    It fell, the whole horizon fell

    Through the debris of tragedy
    Not one of us died fighting
    Fighting!

    We don't get to choose when it rains
    We can fight or just get washed away (away)
    Will we be transformed or feel like we're drowning? (drowning)
    We don't get to choose when it rains
    We can fight or just get washed away (away)
    Will we be transformed or feel like we're drowning? (feel like we're drowning)

    The wreckage that once seemed insurmountable to me
    Is now becoming a part of rebuilding
    We somehow found a way through storming weather
    Enduring skies turned gray when we all said never
    So use the storms ahead to flood out shortcomings
    And then use what is left to water what is worth planting

    Deep roots that refuse...
    Deep roots that refuse...
    Deep roots that refuse...
    Deep roots that refuse to break
    Deep roots that refuse...
    Deep roots that refuse to break
    Deep roots that refuse to break...

    Christopher Klassen

    Thank you!

    Bigmike

    You sir, are a hero. Thank you

  67. RedEye

    This is the new "Never Wanted". :D

  68. Tiago Souza

    The best song 😱👏👏

  69. Paul De Guzman

    Wow. Tim's vocals really turned brutal now. Oftentimes on this album, his lows starting to sound like Johan Hegg which is a very good thing

    Alexander Jarnigan

    I truly feel like its because of how much emotion he poured into this album.

    PTR Koulou

    Ahem..*steroids* and of course he aged a bit as well

    Levi Boldock

    Someone obviously hasn't listened to Pyrithion.

  70. Alejandro Aiassa

    🙏Please the next video single !!! This song is outstanding
    I love It ❣️❣️❣️

  71. La Mantra Mori

    Getting powerless rise vibes from this. Love it

  72. Winter Unterseher

    Does anyone else notice Tim singing starting around 2:42? Definately enjoy his singing voice as well. It's been a while since we've heard it (since Nothing Left, and This is Who We Are I think, both off of An Ocean Between Us). He should use it more, but I commend him for choosing to try something different/new again here, definately brings the emotion of the song across.

    Keenan Descartin

    I think it does sound like him, especially during the “fighting” part...you can hear the difference between his and Josh’s voice

    Keenan Descartin

    Wynter Jag yeah exactly! Also I know Tim sang the chorus of “Cauterize” live, which is a song I wish they played more, but I know why they stopped doing so

  73. Diego Lambesis sgrosso

    Wtf ...i have to download this song right now

  74. moodmusic4life

    Not only a blegh.. but 2:18-2:35 gives the feels. Best song on album.

    Devils Son

    Totally agree with you

    Paul De Guzman

    Mine's at 3:46 to 4:02. But I get you. Song's really got you emotionally, especially the lyrics

  75. Leandro Franco Ramirez

    Para mi, intentan ir por el lado seguro, sin inventos ni mezcla de sonidos ni nada, volviendo a las raíces, por denominarlo de alguna manera, y recuperar su base de seguidores.

    Cosa que me parece esplendida, pues he disfrutado cada canción que he escuchado.

    KlyGarcia

    Es un álbum que mezcla sus raíces con poder y hasta un toque de oscuridad sin duda es su álbum más pesado lo podría entre sus 3 mejores, es un gran regreso para una banda que mucho creíamos muerta, le hace muy bien a la banda y sobretodo al género metalcore sus regreso, ya que hoy en día existen muchas bandas de dicho genenero que suenan igual entre ellas, as i lay dying por otro lado siempre haciendose notar el por que les dicen los reyes del metalcore

  76. Joseph Sabatino

    Holy shitballs this is perfect

  77. Kyle C

    The best song on this album.

  78. Keenan Descartin

    4:08 DEEP ROOTS THAT REFUSE

  79. moch ardiansyah

    King of metalcore

  80. ABM MG

    The wreckage ,,😭

  81. Igor Magogin

    Старый добрый металкор))))

  82. Justin Nicholas

    Absolutely beautiful song!

  83. Reza khalidi Kokerin

    It won't be long, we'll meet again
    Your memory is never passing
    It won't be long, we'll meet again
    My love for you is everlasting...
    2:18-2:34😜👍🤘

    Super Deluxe Kid

    @Reza khalidi Kokerin not even close dude lol

    Reza khalidi Kokerin

    @Super Deluxe Kid  Everyone got different opinions bro.From the very first listen of that part the R.O.S chorus automatically pops into my mind.I'm not talking about the riffage,the tempo or the beat of the drum or even the vocals.The chords are the same even if it's in different keys.But thanks anyway dude...

    Cody Ross

    Holdup this is from Rose Of Sharyn by Killswitch tf

    Reza khalidi Kokerin

    @Cody Ross Yup....

  84. Tornamixz

    Sin duda el mejor álbum del año!

    TheRoad Manuel

    Nel no has es escuchado el album de motionless in white o bad omens son discazos
    ..

    Tornamixz

    @TheRoad Manuel El de Motionless no lo he oído, pero el de Bad Omens sí y es maravilloso, uno de mis favoritos de este año. Pero este álbum es... WOW!

    TheRoad Manuel

    @Tornamixz pues escucha el de motionless in white de lo q te pierdes este album de aild es bueno pero le falta mas tecnica igual esta en buen album..

  85. Mitch Wolf

    Finally back!

  86. Tyler Oser

    Riffin out man.

  87. shavero ferrier

    DAMN!!!!!!!

  88. Anthony Capasso

    I think this is the tied for the best as i lay dying album 🤟🏻

    Jake Hass

    Anthony Capasso absolutely they came with a vengeance 🤘🏻

    Cody Ellis

    I would rank the albums like this
    1) Shadows Are Security
    2) Shaped By Fire
    3) An Ocean Between Us
    4) The Powerless Rise
    5) Frail Words Collapse
    6) Awakened

    Anthony Capasso

    Cody Ellis i agree with your ranking

    Jorgekg

    An Ocean between as is the best for me

    RedEye

    for me its:
    1) Shaped By Fire
    2) The Powerless Rise
    3) Awakened
    4) An Ocean Between Us
    5) Shadows Are Security
    6) Frail Words Collapse

  89. Anxious Vids

    Every As I lay Dying Record has that one song that hits you right in the feels and this is it for me.

    Jon Wallace

    Anxious Vids same

    Tyler Miller

    Definitely but I'd have to say mine is The Toll It Takes.

    iim Blazer

    Anxious Vids same,best song of Shaped by fire.

    Anxious Vids

    @iim Blazer forsure!

  90. \m/ TheyCallMeDirty \m/

    AILD is the GOAT of metal core. There is not a bad song on this album.

    Liam Barrett

    Cody Howe finally someone with common sense. I appreciate it man. I enjoyed the album, it was just repetitive 👍🏼 people get so mad when people don’t think the same thing as them

    Liam Barrett

    Natnael Tsegaw I have a tip for you, stop being mad at other people’s opinions. I know it’s tough but you can do it! 🙄

    Turbo329

    Agreed. Not a damn bad song on this.

    Terry Parkes

    @Liam Barrett I've went through the entire album four times and just wondered how much of a moron are you? It's metalcore, of course a few songs will have similar sounds as it's the theme of the album. But to say it's boring, is utter bollocks. Shaped by fire is some of their best work. Melody, hard hitting breakdowns and elements of black metal. Stop talking shit, lad.

    Liam Barrett

    Terry Parkes is it normal for you to go online and act like a total cunt just because someone has a different opinion than you 🤣 ( I never said the music is bad. I actually said none of them are bad)

  91. Metal Will Never Die

    Collapsing ...

  92. Joey Bingham

    We stand with you Tim. Everyone sins and makes some bad decisions. Redemption is real. You said it best; “For without forgiveness my soul is lost.”

    Vince Gedeon

    He got set up I know the entire story in detail yup he got fucked!

    Vince Gedeon

    @Joey Bingham he got set up big time yup

    Vince Gedeon

    @Snooch he got set up big time I know exactly what happened most dont

    Joey Bingham

    Vince Gedeon From what I gathered his wife at the time was cheating on him and keeping his kids from him her brother was the deputy and knew that he was going through all this shit while he was on steroids also out of his mind and had someone basically tempt him and talk him in to the act. It’s still not a good thing that he took the guy up on it but it definitely seem like a set up.

    Dreamdecipher 1994

    Thanks...

  93. Proyecto Produccion Proyecto

    my favourite song on the album

  94. Andika Putra 2

    PERFECTO!!!

  95. Anxious Vids

    Sooths the soul

  96. Matt Mullins

    AILD is back! No other like them.

    BARAA Saber

    U are right 👍👍

    Shadowstep

    Yep, pretty much, no wrongs in here!

    Occifer FigPucker

    @Shadowstep

    I mean.. There are definitely wrongs here, but the music is good. I'll listen, just won't purchase.

    Jhennifer Quinn

    @Occifer FigPucker cool no one fucking cares whether you buy or not piss off LOL

    sunskyriver

    Their story is so crazy im glad they got back together after everything

  97. Ba P

    I could listen to the first 30 seconds on loop for hours.

    La Mantra Mori

    Lol yes I did

    PTR Koulou

    Or the last 30. That breakdown/outro is chill inducing

    Vinny Manno

    You mean for 94 hours...am I right?

    Michael Stevens

    💯💯💯🤘🤘🤘