Avenged Sevenfold: Victim Meaning
A letter on the stairs
A tape full of messages
for anyone who cares
Collage of broken words
and stories full of tears
Remembering your life
'cause we wish that you were here
Nothing is harder
than to wake up all...
anonymous Apr 19th, 05:52 report
very touching song for the listeners yeah and this song we'll remember it in the past where we love someone but it should go in advance by god ......
avenged sevenfold hopefully will remain victorious and drove it again after the rev album has gone ....
hopefully can calm the rev there amen
anonymous Aug 9th 2012, 00:56 report
Ok it WAS NOT about the rev. The ENTIRE nightmare album was written before he passed away (r.i.p.). Even so far away wasnt originally about him, it was about Syns grandfather passing away, but it eventually became about the rev. I just hate seeing people post all this stuff saying "oh it was obviously about the rev" egen though he helped write all this stuff!
anonymous Jul 10th 2012, 19:49 report
I agree. It's disgusting how so many people think they know all about the band after listening to a couple of songs. Victim, So Far Away, and Save Me were written specifically for the Rev. So Far Away was written by Syn and he dedicated it to the Rev because one morning when they were drunk, they were singing it together and Syn said it's like he got to tell him how he felt before his death. It's true that "Nightmare" was written before the Rev died, but the band changed some of the lyrics in every song to be about him save for Nightmare and Danger Line. They didn't change those songs because the Rev loved them. The whole album is a tribute to him, and they almost didn't even record it, and then they started thinking about how much the Rev loved this album. The wrote parts of every song and Johnny Christ estimated that he wrote at least 60%, if not more. And before you start about Fiction; it was written by the Rev and was originally titled Death. Anyone who doesn't think this song is about the Rev needs to get their facts straight. We love you foREVer, Jimmy.
anonymous Dec 17th 2011, 16:14 report
This song was written for Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan (R.I.P) the band dedicated the entire Nightmare album to him. He was a best friend to all of them and THE BEST drummer. Matt Shadows also wrote the song "So Far Away" for him. "The Rev" is in the music video for "Dear God" if you would like to know who he was. RIP "The Rev" You are missed.
anonymous Sep 2nd 2011, 10:45 report
This song is 100 percent about rev, he wrote the drumming mends for it just like he did all the other songs on this album after he passed basicly all Exept one or to songs were changed lyricly this is all about Jimmy and nothing els rest in peace rev we miss you
anonymous Jun 26th 2011, 15:29 report
The only song written for Jimmy was So Far Away it was the first and only song Gates has wrote it was him telling Jimmy how he felt so please get your facts straight cause Jimmy co-wrote this song.
anonymous Jun 6th 2011, 15:19 report
^^ you need to know your facts, man.
All the songs, even So Far Away, were written before Jimmy died (So Far Away was mostly written years back when Syn's grandfather died, but was finished and dedicated to Jimmy after his passing). What M. Shadows says, though, is the band went back and re-wrote nearly all the lyrics for each song, save for Nightmare and Danger Line. In Revolver's A7X issue, Shadows says that the song Victim was about the atmosphere and the moments after Jimmy had died. The band spent weeks at each other's houses and told Jimmy stories and looked at all the little momentos the Rev had left with them over the years (hence, "Tape full of messages..." and "Collage of broken words, stories full of tears/remembering your life..."). This song is specifically written about Jimmy through the events that followed his passing in Shadows's point of view.
anonymous Jun 2nd 2011, 20:55 report
Your all clearly wrong, this song is not about Jimmy, only one song was actually made AFTER his death, that being So Far Away by Synyster Gates.
This song could be based on many different things including the loss of a loved one, but it doesn't mean its about the loss of Jimmy. It's certainly dedicated to him though.
anonymous May 28th 2011, 03:48 report
It is clearly about Jimmy.
It disgusts me how little people know about a band they claim to love.
Just proves who the real fans are.
anonymous May 20th 2011, 12:31 report
The hole album "Nightmare" was a tribute to their old drummer names James Owen Sullivan, and it is insulting to say that it is about the loss of a girlfriend. Their drummer was a good friend and he died of inconclusive causes (as in no one is sure how he died, even after an autopsy, though drugs are the currently accepted culprit). The whole album, especially the songs "Victim" and "So Far Away" are written as a tribute to their bandmate and good friend.
anonymous May 3rd 2011, 12:51 report
To be truthfully honest, i think its for the drummer "The Rev" :'( rest...in...peace jimmy, you will be loved. rock up there buddy we will come rock with you soon.
anonymous Apr 23rd 2011, 01:14 report
It was also for their drummer that died R.I.P foREVer..
anonymous Apr 19th 2011, 18:25 report
I think it is about how not to take anything or anyone for granted, because you could awake and see they are no longer there. And some things you can win back, but others can be gone. So basiclly never take things or people for granted or treat them bad, because they may not be there when you turn around.
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