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Avenged Sevenfold: Seize the Day Meaning

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Song Released: 2006


Seize the Day Lyrics

Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost
It's empty and cold without you here, too many people to ache over

I see my vision burn, I feel my memories fade with time
But I'm too young to worry
These streets we travel on will undergo...

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    KoRnFrEaK313
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    Jan 26th, 2007 1:00am report


    I think the message being conveyed in this song is basically that you can lose your life at any point in time, so make the most of every possible minute. Don't 'die regretting the time you lost', which means don't mope around dwelling on bad past experiences, get out there and live. This song is wonderful, and I love it.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 7th, 2013 4:03am report


    m. shadows said himself that the song is about thinking twice before doing something but avenged sevenfold is my favourite band ever so like always I watched the video over and over again and wrote down the lyrics and what I got out of it is that you have to live life to the fullest and don't think about doing stupid crap cuz while your doing it and/or regretting it you could be losing everything and everyone you love but maybe its both. its possible that the song has a double meaning. whatever it means it's the best song i've ever heard.



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    ShadySLAYER666
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    May 9th, 2012 5:05pm report


    a guy is getting older and is deeply in love with his gf/wife. he knows he's going to die or is dying so its pretty much about him reflecting on his life.

    "I found you here, now please just stay for a while
    I can move on with you around
    I hand you my mortal life, but will it be forever?
    I'd do anything for a smile, holding you 'til our time is done
    We both know the day will come, but I don't want to leave you"

    he is telling his girl that he loves her and wants to spend however much time he has left with her but realizes that he isnt immortal and when the time comes he doesnt want to leave her.

    "Newborn life replacing all of us, changing this fable we live in
    No longer needed here so where do we go?
    Will you take a journey tonight, follow me past the walls of death?
    But girl, what if there is no eternal life?"

    people keep on producing and dying so there are always new people walking on the earth to replace the dying ones and the dying ones aren't needed anymore. he's dying and asks if she will still be with him in the afterlife, but he isn't sure if there even is an afterlife.

    "So, what if I never hold you, yeah, or kiss your lips again?
    Woooaaah, so I never want to leave you and the memories of us to see
    I beg don't leave me"

    again, he is dying and says he doesn't want to leave her yet.

    "Trials in life, questions of us existing here, don't wanna die alone without you here
    Please tell me what we have is real"

    again, going back to the whole not wanting to die yet and now he's wonder what will happen after he dies.

    "Silence you lost me, no chance for one more day
    I stand here alone
    Falling away from you, no chance to get back home
    I stand here alone
    Falling away from you, no chance to get back home"

    he is now on his final moments of life and is saying that there is nowhere to go except forward into the afterlife (if there is one)

    chorus:
    "I see my vision burn, I feel my memories fade with time
    But I'm too young to worry (a melody, a memory, or just one picture)

    Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost
    It's empty and cold without you here, too many people to ache over"

    every day, hour, minute, and second you are getting closer and closer to death and you should cherish every moment you have with the people you love because without them, your life would be empty and cold so instead of fighting with people and mourning over bad experiences you should just look at the bright side and move forward because the more you dwell on those bad experiences, the more time you waste.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 6th, 2012 2:44am report


    In my opinion, this song tells us to grab any chance that comes, or you'll regret of losing it.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 2nd, 2012 2:13pm report


    Dont waste youre time with your girl! you could wake up to find out shes dead.



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    oldsnake223
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    Nov 23rd, 2011 11:46pm report


    In my opnion basically what in means in the music video and to know what im talking about heres a link:



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUkoL9RE72o&ob=av3e



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    a7xsynner6661
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    Oct 5th, 2011 10:03pm report


    carpe diem!



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    Danny Bvb Flynn
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    Aug 27th, 2011 8:19am report


    This song is about living life with those you love, with no mistakes, no regrets, and no losses. He lost his wife, he's trying to tell us to live life to the full potential



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    anonymous
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    Jul 30th, 2011 7:43pm report


    My husband mentioned this song in his suicide note.



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    anonymous
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    May 25th, 2011 5:04am report


    I think the song is about seize every moment you have in life because you never know when it can be taken to live every moment to the fullest.



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    rckrchick
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    Mar 2nd, 2011 3:41am report


    I think that the music video says it all....that you should live each day like it's your last and cherish the people close to you and make sure they know it. Think responsibly for all of your actions, because what you do affects not only you, but others too. He is saying in this song that his actions have cost him time forever lost that he can't make up with the person he loves. He is also saying that she was everything to him and without her he is completely empty because no one else means to him what she did all they do is disappoint him and let him down. These lyrics I found you here, now please just stay for a while
    I can move on with you around
    I hand you my mortal life, but will it be forever?
    I'd do anything for a smile, holding you 'til our time is done
    We both know the day will come, but I don't want to leave you....and Newborn life replacing all of us, changing this fable we live in
    No longer needed here so where do we go?
    Will you take a journey tonight, follow me past the walls of death?
    But girl, what if there is no eternal life?
    I think that what he is tryin to say is that he is afraid that since he has lost her in this life and has to finish this life alone that he won't be able to find her in his afterlife so that they can spend eternity together. This song is amazing I get chills every time I see the video because of how real it is. I have an 11 year old son and out of all their songs he likes so much, this one is his favorite because of what it means. This def makes me a proud mother because of who he is : )



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    anonymous
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    Dec 17th, 2009 12:07pm report


    Basically what he's saying is watch what you do and say because the person you love the most could be taken away at any time. If you say I hate you that could be the last thing you say to that person. It also means that you need to treat people the way you want to be treated. Really I didn't need to tell you all this because the video pretty much explains it.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 23rd, 2009 10:04pm report


    This song is definitely about cherishing everyday of your life.
    "Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost, it's empty and cold without you here"
    obviously they're saying quit moping from your mistakes, which is most likely about a break up or like their video, someone's away from their girlfriend because he didn't bring his life to its full potential.
    "I see my vision burn, i feel my memory's fade with time, but i'm too young to worry." sounds like he's just rotting, because he's been doing nothing with life, and he's aging faster than he should be.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 20th, 2009 7:16pm report


    This song is about a guy going to jail for robbery and loosing his girlfriend and life. "seize the day or die regreting the time you lost" means dont do anything stupid to ruin your life. "empty and cold without you hear, to many to people to ache over" is revering to being lonely in prison. "I see my visions burn" means he has ruined all his life dreams by going to jail. If you want more proof go watch music video.



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    SynysterJr.
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    May 2nd, 2009 5:04pm report


    I think "Seize the day" is mainly telling you that in some point in time you can mess up so bad that it comes back to huant you. In this case a man has gone to jail after a robbery (which shows in the music video) what you also see is that soon later his wife (or girlfriend) dies in a accident that wasn't supposed to happen. This song (to me) shows how much lives are being wasted from blinded mistakes. You cant live regreting something ("Seize the day or die regreting the time you lost") in your past or present lifeline. So the message A7x is sending us through this song is that:
    "You gotta keep living life and make sure regrets are far from the mind. For all life's reason is to allow your eyes to see that life can be so much worse if you let it."

    So that's what I think...



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    SixxPunk17
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    Nov 1st, 2008 11:28pm report


    This pretty much means hold on to the person that you love, never get into fights over stupid petty shit because you don't know what will happen tomorrow today or even in one hour. Never take what is going on to be trivial. Take the one that you love and "seize the day".



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