Avenged Sevenfold - Afterlife (Alternate Version) Lyrics




Like walking into a dream, so unlike what you've seen.
So unsure but it seems, 'cause we've been waiting for you.
Fallen into this place, just giving you a small taste.
Of your afterlife here so stay, you'll be back here soon anyway.

I see a distant light, but girl this can't be right.
Such a surreal place to see so how did this come to be,
Arrived too early.

And when I think of all the places I just don't belong,
I've come to grips with life and realize this is going too far.

I don't belong here, we gotta move on dear, escape from this afterlife.
'Cause this time I'm right to move on and on, far away from here.

A place of hope and no pain, perfect skies with no rain.
Can leave this place but refrain, 'cause we've been waiting for you.
Fallen into this place, just giving you a small taste.
Of your afterlife here so stay, you'll be back here soon anyway.

This peace on earth's not right (with my back against the wall).
No pain or sign of time (I'm much too young to fall).
So out of place don't wanna stay, I feel wrong and that's my sign.
I've made up my mind.

Gave me your hand but realize I just wanna say goodbye.
Please understand I have to leave and carry on my own life.

I don't belong here, I gotta move on dear escape from this afterlife.
'Cause this time I'm right to move on and on, far away from here.
Got nothing against you and surely I'll miss you.
This place full of peace and light, and I'd hoped you might,
Take me back inside, when the time is right.

Loved ones back home all crying 'cause they're already missing me.
I pray by the grace of God that there's somebody listening.
Give me a chance to be that person I wanna be.
(I am, unbroken, I'm choking on this ecstasy.)
Oh Lord I'll try so hard but you gotta let go of me
(Unbreak me, unchain me, I need another chance to live.)

[Screaming and maniacal laughter]

I don't belong here, I gotta move on dear escape from this afterlife.
'Cause this time I'm right to move on and on, far away from here.
Got nothing against you and surely I'll miss you.
This place full of peace and light, and I'd hoped you might,
Take me back inside when the time is right.





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Avenged Sevenfold Afterlife (Alternate Version) Comments
  1. Kaleb Zlomke

    Who’s here for the new Diamonds in the Rough Album?

  2. ySlu

    There is similarities and differences. I like the other version more because there is less missing but this has more detail and it's amazing...

  3. Vector

    there's parts of this where the violin feels inappropriate compared to the other version

  4. nogi zaka

    enak babi ini lagu

  5. Mr.Pigeon

    Avenged Sevenfold W/ San Francisco Symphony Orchestra??? That’s the vibe I’m getting here😂 Y’Know like S&M but S&S

  6. Satria Bagaswara

    Best violin

  7. Bloodycrow115

    Holy fuck

  8. nafia ly

    this version is incridebly superb...
    my favorite part begins from 03:06

  9. Ferry XAD

    What?? BEST VERSION 4 ME

  10. Bruno Henrique

    ✌🎧música da hora !!

  11. Andrew Chandler

    The original is better to me, but those violins in the chorus are dope as fuck.

  12. Maria Eduarda

    I like but is a little bit a mess of sounds

  13. Blind Sandwich

    Holy fuck

  14. green Nyellow

    Comment #33, Like #400

  15. Nikolas Yiangou

    What are the differences between the two versions of Afterlife?

    Ozzimation

    mainly they have completely different string sections throughout the song

    Ferry XAD

    Backing Track

  16. Partyondudes

    What is the difference between this version and the released version? (aside from the lack of violin solo)

    I_N0T_L3GEND

    You can hear violins thorughout the whole song in the background whereas in the release version it's just the solo.

    Jojo99x

    yeah its more orchestrated through out the song

    Arran Tainsh

    where the choking on this ecstacy in other versions?

    an idiot who likes music

    @Arran Tainsh its in the other versions too

  17. Jacques Gosselin

    I prefer the other version for Syn and Zacky's backvocals in the refrain that just look so peaceful and make me love it. This one is less seems to be more rude and designed for a diabolic version of the afterlife.

  18. beyondthegravemind

    will just say if you layer this with the original it sounds epic

    The Iceberg

    Just did, I'd argue that listening to that version is actual on par if not better than the original. I wonder if that was the actual original version that they chopped up over time.

  19. Thallanar Rabidtooth

    1:44 well that's new

    Endymion

    @Lead Vengeance The Violin instead of the Vocoder

  20. BigGamer

    Every time I hear Jimmy's part I get so sentimental it's crazy

  21. green Nyellow

    To the 5 people who accidentally hit the dislike button, we forgive you

    skull knight_115

    I forgive none of the six those heretics

    LongShooting Show

    Where are they *loads shotgun*

    green Nyellow

    Looking for 8 of them now

    immoral

    Forgive the 9 sheeple, for they know not what they do.

  22. The Demonic Horseman

    This version is alright. I prefer the original.

  23. Kuno

    "I need another chance to live"
    *Instant depression*

  24. Robert Wood

    My only complaint with this version would be that it definitely doesn’t sound like it was fully mastered as far as the dynamic ranges of differing parts is concerned, which I’m sure would have been fixed if they had decided to release this version instead of the more widely known one

    Fuck

    I agree

  25. Nugget 5tudios

    holy shit this version was amazing

  26. ATG IMM

    Love this version

  27. Dedyi Gengster

    I always play this song when lonely or go to school I'm avenged fans, come back we wait for your best song again (do not give up)

  28. Ayden Hylton

    Long live the rev :(

  29. Robin Devereaux

    The instrumental part of the song is different, lyrics and vocals pretty much the same

    Arran Tainsh

    what? the change in lyrics is what makes me listen to it, literally the only reason I prefer this version is (I'm choking on this ecstacy)

    an idiot who likes music

    @Arran Tainsh he says that in the normal version too

  30. Kevin Sulistyo

    Impossible guitar solo

    Aidan Lyons

    Kevin Sulistyo I can play the first 2 notes!

    Crossbuck Productions

    Kevin Sulistyo I can play it, I’m 14. Anyone can play it if they try, it’s not their hardest solo.

    Lead Vengeance

    You ever heard of Exist?

    Leopards Law

    Four Horsemen Entertainment your not kidding

  31. Snow Leopard

    1:42 best part

  32. crazy gauges cooking show

    I LOVE THIS SONG!!!!!!!!!

  33. Casey J

    I like this one more.

  34. Music these Days

    There aren't enough comments on this video,well that's partially solved.

  35. Snow Leopard

    I think this one is better version

    Sinister Devil

    It's interesting but I somehow miss the violins in the little instrumental

  36. Section

    No violen solo!? That's the best part of the song

    Snow Leopard

    I would tottaly agree

    Mordakan

    I think it's like they switched the violin to be at the ending chorus as we hear it, the other version is vice versa.