I’ve never been a huge fan of Avenged Sevenfold mostly because of the lead singers voice. It’s a little rough for my taste. They just dropped their new album and since my husband is a big fan of them I bought the  CD for him. I actually like a few songs on the new album.

I picked Sunny Disposition for the song of the week at first because of the music. I played the saxophone in school. Yeah, I was the band geek. I learned a lot about music from that class, not just how to read it. I fell in love with jazz and classical music shortly after. I often listen to the instruments in a song before I hear the words. If the sound doesn’t interest me then I move on to the next thing. Sevenfold is considered a heavy metal band. I don’t consider this song heavy metal and if it were I would have no interest in it. I love rock and hard rock but even I have my limits.

The instruments in this song took my breath away. Everything is played with so much passion and put together amazingly. After I figured out what these guys were trying to say with the music I decided to listen to what they were trying to say with their words. This song has such a strong message in it. We are living in some very dangerous times and could possibly be on the verge of WWIII. I don’t like it anymore than the next person and it scares me to no end.

My husband and I had a conversation about politics last night. Some people are being told here that Americans are very much hated now days. I don’t believe that. I believe that our “rulers” are hated; our government is hated and flawed. Most of us are ordinary people that every country has and we just want to be able to live our lives in peace. We don’t want to worry about what will be waiting for our children when they grow up or why countries are building and testing bombs. No citizen should be held accountable for the mistakes of a politician. Half of us don’t agree with what’s going on in our country. Over half of those people won’t stand up and do anything mostly because they are afraid. It’s all about power and greed. It’s not about what’s best for the people anymore. We are either too afraid or too lazy to do anything about it. I’d like to think for most people it’s just fear. Then again, people are being brainwashed so bad that they need others to think for them. When I was a child, I never thought that the world would be like this today and it’s so very sad.

Back to the song, it says all of these things and more. After admiring the music, listen to what they are saying. This is how most of us small people feel. I can only hope that one day we will all be brave enough to stand up and say enough is enough. Lyrics posted below. Enjoy!

We’ve been through hell. Sewn up our eyes
Found fuel in meds. Viewed through the narrow
Encouraged fear when so inclined
Bought peace through wars that doomed our children to die

Ego is sure to fix the world
Served up to happy boys and girls

I’d make a decision if granted the privilege
But I’m afraid my taste is unrefined
And no one likes cheap wine

When the clouds kiss your eye
Shadows stain on the high-rise
Raise your thumb to the sky
Fossilize

You own the burg. We sleep in streets
You dine then waste. We forage to eat
Well who pays the tab when you cross the line?
Who writes the check? Who’s herding the swine?

Just takes a fence to rule the roost
As long as the scale has been reduced

How can we see the outside of the pen when survival has possession of our minds?
Calmly walk the line

When the clouds kiss your eye
Shadows stain on the high-rise
Raise your thumb to the sky
Fossilize
All good things come with time
When you know then you’ll know
Such a marvelous find in an illusion

(Vlader Lauder sat in sorrow
For all his teeth had gone
He drank sweet rum
While fingering his gun
And eyeballed a feast
Not one bite he could eat
Somebody cut off his head!)

Dear radiation my sweet friend
Let agents dance upon my nerves
Let sunlight glow under my skin
Let toxins seep into my soul

When the clouds kiss your eye
Shadows stain on the high-rise
Raise your thumb to the sky
Fossilize
All good things come with time
When you know then you’ll know
Such a marvelous time I will find in an illusion
It’s an illusion…

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