As I Lay Dying - Undertow Lyrics




The life that I sought was
Already like a jail
Long before I was ever bound

Wrapped up in chains

No one had built the bonds
Use to hold me captive
I had locked away myself
In a captain-less ship

Destined to destroy ashore
Destruction was my savior
Crushing, collapse, crashing
From the impact

I can't escape the undertow that's pulling me
But I keep fighting to get away
The undertow that's pulling me, pulling me

My control disappeared
'Cause it was never real

Aboard a ship with nowhere to go
Guided by lifelessness
A skeleton without a soul
Crushing
Collapse looming ahead
Crashing is imminent
From the impact

I can't escape the undertow that's pulling me
But I keep fighting to get away
The undertow that's pulling me, pulling me
I can't escape the undertow that's pulling me, pulling me

Though I found freedom when
I stopped fighting everyone else
And loosened up the anchor
That I had tied around myself

I let go of the chains! Chains!
Just let go of the chains!
I let go of the chains used to hold me in
My addictions!

Killing me from within

I can't escape the undertow that's pulling me
But I keep fighting to get away
The undertow that's pulling me, pulling me

I can't escape the undertow that's pulling me
But I keep fighting to get away
The undertow that's pulling me, pulling me

I can't escape the undertow that's pulling me
But I keep fighting to get away
The undertow that's pulling me, pulling me

Just let go of the chains! Chains!
I let go of the chains used to hold me in my addiction





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As I Lay Dying Undertow Comments
  1. Maciel

    Foda🤘

  2. Roby Suhendar

    As i lay dying still metalcore, i love it

  3. Mr. Stealyofries

    People out here calling 2:15 a "Drop" like wtf I thought we called these breakdowns

  4. Luis Alejandro Antelo Vargas

    I love this song!!! 🖤💀

  5. Gesa Saint

    I love that part when they sing the chorus:



    Shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up
    You're saturating me
    How could I let this bring me
    Back to my knees?

  6. anthonybleakley1982

    91 people need their thumbs broken.

  7. anthonybleakley1982

    Every song is so badass!

  8. Rolando Santamaria

    Damn... that breakdown🤩🔥

  9. music4life

    The whole Album is a masterpiece, but this song is unbelieveable 🤘🤘🤘😁

  10. Cjay Bruh

    Fucking hell lads🔥🔥

  11. Luis Beltrán

    Fav, i really appreciate this album and specially this song, for me is one of their bests songs of the band

  12. Killswitch ali

    thumbs up if you want youtube to add a button " report this song as epic"

  13. John Croyle

    Sounds like they been jamming a lot of Parallels.

  14. mike demayo

    My personal favorite song of this whole album

  15. Stoyan Dimitrov

    Blinded remake

  16. PTR Koulou

    I've listened to this album front to back. It might be the first time that I don't care at all about how similar most of the songs are. They're so well written, so hard hitting and technical, I can't help but give this album a 8.5/10 maybe more

  17. Bruno Henrique

    amazing song

  18. Tyler Aikman

    This album sounds so good 🔥

  19. El Negro :v

    BUENAARDOOO

  20. williams gomes

    Melhor musica do album :D

  21. the sw1111tch works

    IVE WAITED SO MANY YEARS FOR THISSSSS

    Michael Reynolds

    It’s so fucking good! Was worth the wait!

  22. Ricky Smart

    [Intro: Tim Lambesis]
    The life that I sought was already like a jail
    Long before I was ever bound

    [Verse 1: Tim Lambesis]
    Wrapped up in chains
    One had built the bonds
    Use to hold me captive
    I had locked away myself in a captain-less ship
    Destined to destroy ashore
    Destruction was my savior
    Crushing collapse
    Crashing from the impact

    [Chorus: Josh Gilbert & Tim Lambesis]
    I can't escape the undertow that's pulling me
    But I keep fighting to get away
    The undertow that's pulling me, pulling me

    [Post-Chorus: Tim Lambesis]
    My control disappeared
    'Cause it was never real

    [Verse 2: Tim Lambesis]
    Aboard a ship with nowhere to go
    Guided by lifelessness, a skeleton without a soul
    Crushing collapse, looming ahead
    Crashing is imminent from the impact

    [Chorus: Josh Gilbert & Tim Lambesis]
    I can't escape the undertow that's pulling me
    But I keep fighting to get away
    The undertow that's pulling me, pulling me
    I can't escape the undertow that's pulling me, pulling me

    [Bridge: Tim Lambesis]
    Though I found freedom when
    I stopped fighting everyone else
    And loosened up the anchor
    That I had tied around myself
    I let go of the chains, chains
    Just let go of the chains
    I let go of the chains used to hold me in
    My addictions killing me from within

    [Chorus: Josh Gilbert & Tim Lambesis]
    I can't escape the undertow that's pulling me
    But I keep fighting to get away
    The undertow that's pulling me, pulling me
    I can't escape the undertow that's pulling me
    But I keep fighting to get away
    The undertow that's pulling me, pulling me

    [Outro: Tim Lambesis]
    Just let go of the chains, chains
    I let go of the chains used to hold me in my addiction

  23. Good Krypollo

    The clean vocals on this album are perfect

  24. Juventud2222

    This reminds me of 'Oceans Between Us/Parallels' era AILD which isn't a bad thing. They were arguably getting to their best just before they broke up.

  25. Hobo Sapien

    I'm blocked on fb for a month because someone pissed me off and I owned their ass and they had to report me like a pussy😠😠😠😠 gotta listen to something to calm me down! I love this

  26. Isaac North

    So glad you guys are back. I knew you wouldn’t leave us. Best metal core band of history!!🤘🏼🤘🏼🤘🏼

  27. sheedrock1

    This is absolutely insane😍😍😍

  28. Shane McMillan

    This is my new favorite I think....

  29. TREVOR 52

    after extensive research ( listening to the cd about 10 times today) I have concluded that this is may favorite song lol

  30. Ernie Gaming

    I creamed my pants at 1:15 and am proud about it.

    bumzilla 85

    Ernie Gaming cream on my face next time bro I got you

  31. the great fluids from my anus

    Threw me off seeing undertow as the title that isn’t tool related

  32. SHADOWZEROKYO

    Album too perfect!!!! 10/10 guys. Your best album, welcome back!!!!

  33. Aurora 0ctane

    Evolution at its finest. Best band ever.

  34. Killswitch ali

    i've listened to this song for a 1000 times the clean vocals is superb

  35. Jairo Cerritos

    "An Ocean Between Us" part 2! Especially in the first minute!

    Juventud2222

    That's what i was thinking. I really liked how they were going before they broke up.

  36. Josh

    Best song of the album IMO. Gave an instant, and I'm really stressing on the word instant, gave an instant erection.

  37. Marek S

    best chorus of the album

    Nati የጨርቆሱ

    Its truly great but I think The Toll It takes and Torn between are the best. Or after we've fallen
    Ughh they're all amazing!

    Natural Lifter

    my own grave is up there too

    Emmanuel Gutierrez

    Marek S 💯🔥

  38. Jacob Miller

    Let us all not forget that TOOL sucks dick!!!!!

  39. D Carreira

    My first reaction was" it's not bad"... I was wrong, it's amazing.

  40. Mesimarch

    Love everything about this song. The tempo changes, the catchy chorus, the meaningful lyrics, the breakdown and last but not least the amazing fucking guitar solo. So tasty.

  41. Titania Lisbeth

    Dooope as Hell 👌

  42. MMA

    Great album overall. After a few days of listening to it, Undertow is my favorite from the album.

  43. Go Hana

    So kpop fan came here just listening

    steve harris

    still alive?

  44. Andrei Enache

    Man, that breakdown is unreal

  45. Javier Oropeza

    simple epic album!!!!!!!!

  46. mendozamaple19k

    The Undertow water(air) punches🌊👊🤣🤘

  47. Killswitch ali

    favorite one in the album

  48. Tiago Souza

    😱😱😱👏👏👏

  49. renzo servinthus

    0:44 clean vocals

  50. Dustin Varner

    Boys I'm not exaggerating one bit when I say
    THIS IS THE BEST SONG YOU'VE EVER WRITTEN

    Law Dawg

    I totally agree

    Demon God

    Haha me to!!! I can't escape the undertow thats pulling me, but i keep FIGHTING to get away!!!

  51. Ranma Saotome

    Beautiful song and beautiful message

  52. xXAscendingPhoenixXx

    An Ocean Between Us Part 2.

  53. ThanosDestroyer

    Best song right here

  54. mat d

    Chorus 10/10... Drop 11/10

  55. La Mantra Mori

    Yessssss

  56. jose kruzpe

    An ocean between us? <3

  57. David Arciniega

    After “My own grave” came out it’s just been absolute chaos and heavy with these guys 🤘🏻

  58. Law Dawg

    This album is a masterpiece! 🎸🤙🏽

  59. MegaAsilaydying

    What a madterpiece!!!

  60. spyder2238

    This is by far one of my favorite songs next to Only after we've fallen

  61. Markel Whitney

    Metalcore is BACK!!!!! this album an the new KSE album, other bands take LONG HARD NOTES, THUS IS METALCORE not the Bs bands that are out now

    Roger Rabbit

    True, true. This is pure metalcore, son. This is pure metalcore!

    Markel Whitney

    @Roger Rabbit The Gods of Metalcore reign again!!! AILD KSE gods give us more

    Tyler Miller

    The kings atop the bodies of the lesser quality metalcore. 🤘🤘

  62. bobby jones

    I was really hoping this was going to be a tool cover lol

    Jacob Miller

    Tool sucks fucking dick

  63. KennyRooks

    The drop is so hard on this song it made me re-go through puberty #thirdtestical

  64. Mart l

    Holy shit this song is epic so glad this band is back ! 🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘

  65. Jordan Queen

    [Intro]

    The life that I sought was already like a jail
    Long before I was ever bound

    [Verse 1]
    Wrapped up in chains
    No one had built the bonds
    Use to hold me captive
    I had locked away myself
    In a captain-less ship
    Destined to destroy ashore
    Destruction was my savior
    Crushing, collapse, crashing
    From the impact

    [Chorus]
    I can't escape the undertow that's pulling me
    But I keep fighting to get away
    The undertow that's pulling me, pulling me

    [Post-Chorus]
    My control disappeared
    'Cause it was never real

    [Verse 2]
    Aboard a ship with nowhere to go
    Guided by lifelessness, a skeleton without a soul
    Crushing collapse, looming ahead
    Crashing is imminent from the impact

    [Bridge]
    Though I found freedom when
    I stopped fighting everyone else
    And loosened up the anchor
    That I had tied around myself
    I let go of the chains, chains
    Just let go of the chains
    I let go of the chains used to hold me in
    My addictions killing me from within

  66. Shul

    This is one of my favorites in the album.. awesome Melody.. great clean vocals, breakdown with balls...

  67. Igor Magogin

    Чёткий трэк)))))))))

  68. SYTHEOPATH 1

    AILD: Buys $1000 worth of beer...
    Hands it to the ENTIRE metal core scene

  69. grindcoremaniac

    this album is awesome.

  70. iktpq 2

    CHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAINS \m/

  71. Sulfur Furious

    Although I absolutely love the fact that one of my favorite bands ever is creating music after I thought they'd never again I am genuinely way more happy that you guys are friends again and could overcome the burdens that were placed between you. And you create awesome music again. Together.

    You guys are a shining example why hope should never be lost completely even if the times are desperate and dark.

    Wish you all the best.

    Sincerely,
    Sulfur

  72. Xander Park

    Been a fan since day one, I pre-ordered this album the second I heard of it months ago! 🤘💀🤘

  73. Tornamixz

    AMAZING!

  74. Lilo Demon

    My birthday gift one month earlier. Thank you 😂😍

  75. Christi Supadi

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  76. Vincent Cruz

    Clean vocals 🔥 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

    spyder2238

    Bruh them cleans is unreal, That vocal range

    madball80

    Computer voice-shit

    Dark Inferno

    @madball80 lol what
    this ain't Saylor Twift, kid.

    chris x

    Put some respek on they name bitch boi

  77. Tanner Fedorko

    Damn man

  78. Sam Sussman

    Honestly this album so far is really filling the void that a lot of metalcore bands haven't been filling recently. However with that being said, a lot of these songs have very similar compositions (TO ME).
    So damn good but very same-y.
    Not sure If I'm the only one that's hearing it but I kinda like it so far!

    After a second listening this song reminds me a lot of "My Own Grave"...interesting.

    jimmybeast 12345

    Indeed it does, but u gotta love those breakdowns. Am I right lol

    Cody Howe

    Seems like the same format they've always had to me, I'm just glad they didn't soften up like everyone else is doing rn

    ArchRevenant

    @Cody Howe There's nothing wrong with softening up. Opeth altered their sound 4 albums ago and i still think they are the best. Musicians get tired of always going full throttle for multiple albums doing the same shit. Most bands are subject to change.

    Muhammet Ramazan Eren

    @Avanti-Lee Sanders it seems very reasonable.

    Justin Kendell

    @Fred Goes Pro that song totally has cleans

  79. Joey Bingham

    I remember arguing with my friends when they swore AILD was never gonna make music again after the events with Tim in 2013. I told them for about 20 min that they’d come back and be stronger than ever around 2018/2019, and here we are. The giants of metalcore reign supreme once again.

    D Carreira

    That was a good call my friend. We needed them back!!!

    Julio Cesar Mayo Chavez

    Yeah there was a lot of doubt and confusion back in those days. Nonetheless, there were some who we were holding to some hope that they would come back in the future. And they did.

    Josh Conway

    I always had a feeling Tim wasnt done with AILD..and im so fucking happy that feeling was right!

  80. Kris Manichoose

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  81. Juan Matias Rossi

    give me the lyrics man <3

  82. Terrance Yazzie

    Love it!

  83. Daniel Chongthu

    Instant like 😁

  84. Anxious Vids

    Woohooooo goooooooooooooooooo

  85. Justin Th3MuffinManU

    Am i the only one who wants to smash shit?!?! \m/

  86. Adrian Pearcy

    Best song from album

  87. Helping Entities

    "I cant escape the undertow thats pulling me" sooooo good

    La Mantra Mori

    Be a cool tattoo quote

  88. Il Sommo Imperatore

    very classic AILD!! masterpiece!!

  89. Disnator

    First XD