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Top 10 Lagu A7X Favorit Mimin Era The Rev

James Owen Sullivan alias The Rev (kependekan dari The Reverend Tholomew Plague) adalah sosok yang sangat penting bagi Avenged Sevenfold (A7X). Pendiri, pembuat lagu dan drummer bagi 5 kawanan asal Huntington Beach, California, Amerika Serikat. Kebersamaan mereka berlangsung selama 10 tahun, sejak tahun 1999 sampai dengan 2009, bukan karena bubaran, akan tetapi The Rev di tanggal 28 Desember menghembuskan nafas terakhir di Huntington Beach, tempat kediamannya.

Rasa kehilangan sangat menyelimuti para anggota A7X saat itu, apalagi A7X direncanakan hendak merilis album kelimanya di tahun 2010. Nightmare pun menjadi judul album, seperti memang mengandaikan jika kenyataan pahit tersebut hanyalah mimpi buruk belaka. Karena kendati The Rev telah meninggal namun kontribusi dan dedikasi The Rev masih melekat pada album ini, utamanya lagu berjudul Fiction yang merupakan lagu terakhir Ia ciptakan bagi A7X.

Tak sedikit musisi dan penikmat musik yang terpengaruh oleh karya A7X semenjak album pertama mereka Sounding The Seventh Trumpet hingga self titled Avenged Sevenfold yang dirilis tahun 2007. Termasuk Mimin yang menikmati lagu-lagu mereka pada periode The Rev tersebut.

Mengenang sepak terjang dan juga sekaligus bentuk penghormatan bagi The Rev bersama A7X yang tak terasa sudah 10 tahun lamanya meninggalkan kita, ‘Top 10’ akhir tahun 2019 ini Mimin berbagi 10 lagu favorit selera personal Mimin yang akan menjadi daftar putar sampai tanggal 6 Januari (tanggal dimana The Rev dikebumikan).

*Urutan nomor bukan prioritas


1. Darkness Surrounding

Darkness coats us
The smell of fall
Changing season
The graveyard is alive, black cat across my path
The chill of cold wind, the breath of the dead
Imprisoned souls
Trapped for eternity

Black crows break the silence
The garden of the dead’s alive tonight and you can’t stop it
Just enjoy it
Open up your mind and you will feel it too
The sound, the touch, the thoughts, that you’ve been so blind to
You can feel the thoughts of the dead
Feeling the thoughts of the dead
True or false, it’s still there, breaking me
True or false, taking me, breaking me

You can feel it tonight
The wood has rotted away
Take the time absorb it
Their time is slipping away
Statues carved by hand
Statues that resemble their faces
They still breathe
Come join us

Smell the burning embers, time flickering away
Timeless but soon gone
Timeless but soon gone

Smell the burning embers, time flickering away
Timeless but soon gone
Timeless but soon gone

Smell the burning embers, time flickering away
Timeless but soon gone
Timeless but soon gone

And I can find myself, alone with just my thoughts
As time crumbles away
Time crumbles away

Smell the burning embers, time flickering away
Timeless but soon gone
Timeless but soon gone

And I can find myself, alone with just my thoughts
As time crumbles away
Time crumbles away


2. We Come Out At Night

Black and gray clouds willow in the balance as the sun falls
Rain plays a heart warming tune
On the pavement
Emotions stir
A feeling of warmness, compassion
I feel at home
Disguised by surroundings
As the torn and left in the gutter seek vengeance
On their mistreated lives

The torn, left in the cold
Seek vengeance on mistreated lives
The torn, left in the cold
Seek vengeance
Mistreated lives

A silhouette stands still
A cactus on a warm summer night
But the rain falls cold
And the moon shines bright

Black as night
Cold as ice
Warm as home
Ready to live
Stars they shoot
In a clear
Across the sky
As does my time
Waiting, wanting, feeling emotion
Crying, breaking, loving nothing

Clouds swallow the moon
And I’m alone
Thinking good times
And why’d they go?

Breaking down, breaking away from me
Falling down, breaking away from me
Fuck

I need
This place
To get away from you

Clouds swallow the moon
And I’m alone
Thinking good times
And why’d they go?

Clouds swallow the moon
And I’m alone
Thinking good times
And why’d they go?

Clouds swallow the moon
And I’m alone
Thinking good times
And why’d they go?


3. Unholy Confession

“I’ll try,” she said as he walked away.
“Try not to lose you.”
Two vibrant hearts could change.
Nothing tears the being more than deception,
unmasked fear.
“I’ll be here waiting” tested and secure.

Nothing hurts my world,
just affects the ones around me
When sin’s deep in my blood,
you’ll be the one to fall.

“I wish I could be the one,
the one who won’t care at all
But being the one on the stand,
I know the way to go, no one’s guiding me.
When time soaked with blood turns its back,
I know it’s hard to fall.
Confided in me was your heart
I know it’s hurting you, but it’s killing me.”

Nothing will last in this life,
our time is spent constructing,
now you’re perfecting a world… meant to sin.
Constrict your hands around me,
squeeze till I cannot breathe,
this air tastes dead inside me,
contribute to our plague.
Break all your promises,
tear down this steadfast wall,
restraints are useless here,
tasting salvation’s near.

Nothing hurts my world,
just affects the ones around me
When sin’s deep in my blood,
you’ll be the one to fall.

“I wish I could be the one,
the one who won’t care at all
But being the one on the stand,
I know the way to go, no one’s guiding me.
When time soaked with blood turns its back,
I know it’s hard to fall.
Confided in me was your heart
I know it’s hurting you, but it’s killing me.”


4. Chapter Four

Give me your hand, (Conceived and born was one of light)
blood is spilt and man will follow
infernal man, (Rain and dark, the other born black night)
punishment too great to bear

Raise your head and taste the courage
(the one of light)
Fall from grace, unholy night

I’ve come here to kill you,
won’t leave until you’ve died
Murder born of vengeance,
I closed my brothers eyes tonight…

Give me your hand, (Conceived and born was one of light)
blood is spilt and man will follow
infernal man, (Rain and dark, the other born black night)
punishment too great to bear

Raise your head and taste the courage
(the one of light)
Fall from grace, unholy night

I’ve come here to kill you,
won’t leave until you’ve died
Murder born of vengeance,
I closed my brothers eyes tonight…

It’s cold tonight as the clouds turn grey
and from my hands to my brothers grave
You took his side, you took his gift,
feel the power of a fallen man,
crestfallen man…

Far away in this land I must go,
out of the sight of the One.
A punishment sent from His hand
a hardship that no one should know
Now go out of the sight of the One,
away in this land you must go.

Where has he gone? What have you done?
A voice commands from high above this earth.
From the soil his blood cries out to me
Murder, liar, vengeance, deceit.

Far away in this land I must go,
out of the sight of the One.
A punishment sent from His hand
a hardship that no one should know
Now go out of the sight of the One,
away in this land you must go.


5. Bat Country

“He who makes a beast out of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man”

Caught here in a fiery blaze, won’t lose my will to stay.
I tried to drive all through the night,
The heat stroke ridden weather, the barren empty sights.
No oasis here to see, the sand is singing deathless words to me.

Can’t you help me as I’m startin’ to burn (all alone).
Too many doses and I’m starting to get an attraction.
My confidence is leaving me on my own (all alone).
No one can save me and you know I don’t want the attention.

As I adjust to my new sights the rarely tired lights will take me to new heights.
My hand is on the trigger I’m ready to ignite.
Tomorrow might not make it but everything’s all right.
Mental fiction, follow me; show me what it’s like to be set free.

Can’t you help me as I’m startin’ to burn (all alone).
Too many doses and I’m starting to get an attraction.
My confidence is leaving me on my own (all alone).
No one can save me and you know I don’t want the attention.

So sorry you’re not here I’ve been chained too long my vision’s so unclear.
Now take a trip with me but don’t be surprised when things aren’t what they seem.

Caught here in a fiery blaze, won’t lose my will to stay.
These eyes won’t see the same, after I flip today.

Sometimes I don’t know why we’d rather live than die,
We look up towards the sky for answers to our lives.
We may get some solutions but most just pass us by,
Don’t want your absolution cause I can’t make it right.
I’ll make a beast out of myself, gets rid of all the pain of being a man.

Can’t you help me as I’m startin’ to burn (all alone).
Too many doses and I’m starting to get an attraction.
My confidence is leaving me on my own (all alone).
No one can save me and you know I don’t want the attention.

So sorry you’re not here I’ve been sane too long my vision’s so unclear.
Now take a trip with me but don’t be surprised when things aren’t what they seem.
I’ve known it from the start all these good ideas will tear your brain apart.
Scared but you can follow me I’m too weird to live but much too rare to die.


6. The Wicked End

Man’s becoming more corrupt now.
Godless wicked and cruel.
The soulless man stood silenced.
Mary’s words rang so true.
Chastisement worse than the flood.
Spread the word.
It’s all through.
Don’t kill the messenger cause as if haven’t swam enough in this life of misery.

Voice your prophecy.
Shed us some light.
Feel sorrow for mankind’s chance to survive.
Swallowed lies and swam in our own tears.
A stab in the dark but I wounded our will.
We won’t be here tomorrow.
Hold on to me for one last time.

We grow into the numbers.
666.
War breaks a sign of the end.
Eternally expelled.
Look to the sky for knowledge.
The stars align tonight.
Eclipse and heaven shall fall.
Now I know I’ve seen it all in my life of misery.

Voice your prophecy.
Shed us some light.
Feel sorrow for mankind’s chance to survive.
Swallowed lies and swam in our own tears.
A stab in the dark but it wounded our will.
Dust the apple off.
Savor each bite and deep inside you know Adam was right.
Lust and power.
Indulgence no fear.
Left with his sins.
How does this end?
We won’t be here tomorrow.
Hold on the me for one last time.

As the prophets shed the light on what’s to come.
The crowds did gather.
“Your time is precious” they explained.
No time to worry.
Messiahs coming.
Don’t go to sleep tonight darling.
Hold me in your arms.
This will be our final days and I can’t let go.

Walls are falling.
Churches burning.
Women ravaged.
Children crying.
Flesh is tearing.
Some still fighting in this world of misery.

Voice your prophecy.
Shed us some light.
Feel sorrow for mankind’s chance to survive.
Swallowed lies and swam in our own tears.
A stab in the dark but it wounded our will.
Dust the apple off.
Savor each bite and deep inside you Adam was right.
Lust and power.
Indulgence no fear.
Left with his sins.
How does this end?
We won’t be here tomorrow.
Hold on to me for one last time.


7. M.I.A

Staring at the carnage, praying that the sun would never rise.
Living another day in disguise.
These feelings can’t be right, lend me your courage to stand up and fight, on tonight.

Ooooo…
Stand up and fight

The fighting rages on and on, to challenge me you must be strong.
I walk your land but don’t belong, two million soldiers can’t be wrong

It’s no fun but I’ve been here before
I’m far from home and I’m fighting your war.
(Not the way I pictured this, I wanted better things)
Some are scared others killing for fun, I shot a mother right in front of her son.
(Take this from my consciousness, and please erase my dreams)

Fight for honor, fight for your life
Pray to God that our side is right.
Even though we won, I still may lose
Until I make it home to you
I see our mothers filled with tears,
grew up so fast where did those years go?
Memories won’t let you cry,
unless I don’t return tonight

So many soldiers on the other side, I take their lives so they can’t take mine.
(Scared to make it out alive now murder’s all I know.)
Nobody tells me all the reasons we’re here. I have my weapons so there’s nothing to fear.
(Another day, another life, but nothing real to show for)

Fight for honor, fight for your life
Pray to god that our side is right
Even though we won, I still may lose
Until I make it home to you
I see our mothers filled with tears,
grew up so fast where did those years go?
Memories won’t let you cry,
unless I don’t return tonight

Staring at the carnage, praying that the sun would never rise.
Living another day in disguise.
These feelings can’t be right, lend me your courage to stand up and fight.

Watching the death toll rise wondering how I’m alive.
Stranger’s blood on my hands, I’ve shot all I can
There are no silent nights, watching your brothers all die
To destroy all their plans with no thought of me
No thought of me, no thought of me

Ohhhhh…

Walk the city lonely
Memories that haunt are passing by
A murderer walks your streets tonight
Forgive me for my crimes, don’t forget that I was so young
Fought so scared in the name of God and Country


8. Almost Easy

A lonely road, crossed another cold state line
Miles away from those I love, purpose hard to find
While I recall all the words you spoke to me
Can’t help but wish that I was there
Back where I’d love to be, oh yeah

Dear God, the only thing I ask of you
Is to hold her when I’m not around
When I’m much too far away
We all need that person who can be true to you
But I left her when I found her
And now I wish I’d stayed
‘Cause I’m lonely and I’m tired
I’m missing you again, oh no…
Once again

There’s nothing here for me, on this barren road
There’s no one here while the city sleeps
And all the shops are closed
Can’t help but think of the times I’ve had with you
Pictures and some memories will have to help me through, oh yeah

Dear God, the only thing I ask of you
Is to hold her when I’m not around
When I’m much too far away
We all need that person who can be true to you
I left her when I found her
And now I wish I’d stayed
‘Cause I’m lonely and I’m tired
I’m missing you again, oh no…
Once again

Some search, never finding a way
Before long, they waste away
I found you, something told me to stay
I gave in, to selfish ways
And how I miss someone to hold
When hope begins to fade…

A lonely road, crossed another cold state line
Miles away from those I love, purpose hard to find

Dear God, the only thing I ask of you
Is to hold her when I’m not around
When I’m much too far away
We all need the person who can be true to you
I left her when I found her
And now I wish I’d stayed
‘Cause I’m lonely and I’m tired
I’m missing you again, oh no…
Once again


9. Dear God

A lonely road, crossed another cold state line
Miles away from those I love, purpose hard to find
While I recall all the words you spoke to me
Can’t help but wish that I was there
Back where I’d love to be, oh yeah

Dear God, the only thing I ask of you
Is to hold her when I’m not around
When I’m much too far away
We all need that person who can be true to you
But I left her when I found her
And now I wish I’d stayed
‘Cause I’m lonely and I’m tired
I’m missing you again, oh no…
Once again

There’s nothing here for me, on this barren road
There’s no one here while the city sleeps
And all the shops are closed
Can’t help but think of the times I’ve had with you
Pictures and some memories will have to help me through, oh yeah

Dear God, the only thing I ask of you
Is to hold her when I’m not around
When I’m much too far away
We all need that person who can be true to you
I left her when I found her
And now I wish I’d stayed
‘Cause I’m lonely and I’m tired
I’m missing you again, oh no…
Once again

Some search, never finding a way
Before long, they waste away
I found you, something told me to stay
I gave in, to selfish ways
And how I miss someone to hold
When hope begins to fade…

A lonely road, crossed another cold state line
Miles away from those I love, purpose hard to find

Dear God, the only thing I ask of you
Is to hold her when I’m not around
When I’m much too far away
We all need the person who can be true to you
I left her when I found her
And now I wish I’d stayed
‘Cause I’m lonely and I’m tired
I’m missing you again, oh no…
Once again


10. A Little Piece of Heaven

Before the story begins, is it such a sin,
For me to take what’s mine, until the end of time
We were more than friends, before the story ends,
And I will take what’s mine, create what God would never design

Our love had been so strong for far too long,
I was weak with fear that something would go wrong,
Before the possibilities came true,
I took all possibility from you

Almost laughed myself to tears,
(Ha hahahahaha)
Conjuring her deepest fears
(Come here you fucking bitch)

Must have stabbed her fifty fucking times,
I can’t believe it,
Ripped her heart out right before her eyes,
Eyes over easy, eat it, eat it, eat it

She was never this good in bed even when she was sleeping
Now she’s just so perfect I’ve never been quite so fucking deep in
It goes on and on and on,
I can keep you looking young and preserved forever,
With a fountain spray on your youth whenever

‘Cause I really always knew that my little crime
Would be cold that’s why I got a heater for your thighs
And I know, I know it’s not your time
But bye, bye
And a word to the wise when the fire dies
You think it’s over but it’s just begun
But baby don’t cry

You had my heart, at least for the most part
‘Cause everybody’s gotta die sometime,
We fell apart, let’s make a new start
‘Cause everybody’s gotta die sometime, yeah yeah
But baby don’t cry

Now possibilities I’d never considered,
Are occurring the likes of which I’d never heard,
Now an angry soul comes back from beyond the grave,
To repossess a body with which I’d misbehaved

Smiling right from ear to ear
Almost laughed herself to tears

Must have stabbed him fifty fucking times
I can’t believe it
Ripped his heart out right before his eyes
Eyes over easy, eat it, eat it, eat it

(Eat the shit out of it)
Now that it’s done I realize the error of my ways
I must venture back to apologize from somewhere far beyond the grave

I gotta make up for what I’ve done
‘Cause I was all up in a piece of heaven
While you burned in hell, no peace forever

‘Cause I really always knew that my little crime
Would be cold that’s why I got a heater for your thighs
And I know, I know it’s not your time
But bye, bye
And a word to the wise when the fire dies
You think it’s over but it’s just begun
But baby don’t cry

You had my heart, at least for the most part
‘Cause everybody’s gotta die sometime,
We fell apart, let’s make a new start
‘Cause everybody’s gotta die sometime, yeah yeah
My baby don’t cry

I will suffer for so long
(What will you do, not long enough)
To make it up to you
(I pray to God that you do)
I’ll do whatever you want me to do
(Well then I’ll grant you one chance)
And if it’s not enough
(If it’s not enough, If it’s not enough)
If it’s not enough
(Not enough)
Try again
(Try again)
And again
(And again)
Over and over again

We’re coming back, coming back
We’ll live forever, live forever
Let’s have a wedding, have a wedding
Let’s start the killing, start the killing
(You fucking bitch)

“Do you take this man in death for the rest of your unnatural life?”
“Yes, I do”
“Do you take this woman in death for the rest of your unnatural life?”
“I do”
“I now pronounce you…”

‘Cause I really always knew that my little crime
Would be cold that’s why I got a heater for your thighs
And I know, I know it’s not your time
But bye, bye
And a word to the wise when the fire dies
You think it’s over but it’s just begun
But baby don’t cry

You had my heart, at least for the most part
‘Cause everybody’s gotta die sometime,
We fell apart, let’s make a new start, oh,
‘Cause everybody’s gotta die sometime, yeah yeah
My baby don’t cry

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