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Avenged Sevenfold: Shepherd of Fire Meaning

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Song Released: 2013


Shepherd of Fire Lyrics

Let's take a moment and break the ice
So my intentions are known
See I have pity in watching you suffer
I know the feeling of being damned alone
I've got a story book of my own

Don't you see I am your pride
Agent of will, bearer of...

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    anonymous
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    Aug 23rd, 8:41am report


    Lead vocalist M. Shadows told Kerrang! magazine: "If you just listen to the music, it feels like you've been taken down to Hell. From the riffs, to the bells ringing, to the horns, to the drumbeat, it feels like you're being dragged down."

    He added: "It's very like 'Sympathy For The Devil,' in that there's a silver-tongued Devil speaking to you. He's not all about fire and brimstone; he's luring you down and telling you he can make your life better than the guy up above. There's a temptation vibe to it, with pure chaos going on behind it."
    Thats the actual, intended meaning. So go ahead and argue some more. Lol...took me 2 minutes to find it



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    anonymous
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    Aug 22nd, 8:41pm report


    To say Avenged Sevenfold is not talking about the good vs evil, God vs. Satan is narrow minded. Their name came from the bible. Yes the phrase "avenged sevenfold" is in the bible when it discusses the story of Cain and Able. They are talking about Satan and they do reference God and Jesus. The message is up to you to decide what they intend. My opinion is the message wants for you to follow Satan. "I've got a story book of my own" in the beginning refers to the Satanic book bible if you will, in contrast to the bible most religions are familiar with.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 18th, 7:11am report


    I dont think it has anything to do with religion, i belive its just a metaphore for them taking us to a better place with music. cWe are the fire and A7X is the Shepherd



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    anonymous
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    Jul 12th, 7:18pm report


    I believe it's for the listener to decide but a7x song have always inspired hope in me. Plus in the song the lead singer says you know what is right. And for those of you with bit smaller mind Jesus didn't damn satan god did because satan wished to exalted above he who is most high.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 11th, 7:22am report


    I love the ignorant posters that take their shot at Christ Jesus. "Every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is LORD". This song takes on any meaning that you put to it. It is either evil or good depending on the individual that is listening. That is the beauty of it. You morons that think satan is a conquerer are sorely misled. But that is Lucifer's way, lie, cheat and steal. Blame it all on God. LOL. Personally, i think it's kind of funny how you simple-minded idiots can't see the forest for through the trees. Jesus is King and has already defeated Lucifer.
    Even you freaks deserve forgiveness and compassion that only Christ offers.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 9th, 7:59pm report


    Fucking WOW! Every post is about God v Satan and all that stuff! Does anyone ever think for themselves anymore??? Example "We can promise you paradise" and "Immerse yourself into the kingdom of redemption". That to me as well as the song seems like some screwed in the head, use the bible his way, cult leader!! The reason I think this is all the chorus is "I am" except "Agent of Wealth"!

    the above comment I feel is the closest anyone commenting on here has gotten to the real meaning of the lyrics. my other opinion is that is has to do with corrupt government and the lies of politicians



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    anonymous
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    Jul 5th, 7:41am report


    I think it's about Kate Upton's boobs.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 25th, 6:03pm report


    Dude this song is totally about Lucifer. If you think this is about Jesus Christ you have to be a completely blind brain dead sheep. Just like most Christians. You idiots don't realize your worthless religion is produced fiction of our Fathers followers the Illuminati. Thanks for the $$$ every Sunday you brain dead sheep. Soon we will lead you to your slaughter. Hail Satan!



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    anonymous
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    Jun 22nd, 6:59pm report


    Fucking WOW! Every post is about God v Satan and all that stuff! Does anyone ever think for themselves anymore??? Example "We can promise you paradise" and "Immerse yourself into the kingdom of redemption". That to me as well as the song seems like some screwed in the head, use the bible his way, cult leader!! The reason I think this is all the chorus is "I am" except "Agent of Wealth"!

    If I am off base let me know but I think I am pretty damn on it!!



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    anonymous
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    Jun 4th, 6:59am report


    This song from a glance looks like its about Satan, but It has to be about jesus, and the empty promises of religon. "Fire" would make you lean towards Satan but I think The whole Shepard of Fire thing-- the one thing that isnt easily interpreted as jesus-- is about religion-driven violence and warfare; the dark side of religon [within the light side of jesus]



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    anonymous
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    May 20th, 5:08pm report


    a goodsongis a good song but i guess because im satanic its about sanan im guessing?...but it does talk about jesus and how hes all "good and great" but if he was he wouldnt damn satan so idk guys



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    anonymous
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    Apr 25th, 4:38pm report


    This song is most definitely about satan. He even lets you know that he is your basest failings of man, (i.e. guilt and pride). He knows what it is to be damned alone. You will be damned alone, just follow him and he will make sure of it. He can promise you Paradise, but he can't deliver. It's an empty promise. Just like the Serpent in Eden, he mixes just enough truth with the lies to make them believable.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 24th, 3:06pm report


    This song is supposed to make you feel like you are being dragged down to Hell. The beginning is the sound of a fire. It's about the devil. "I know the feeling of being damned alone" Satan was damned to Hell. "I have a storybook of my own" I feel like he's trying to downplay the Bible. The devil was damned because of his pride. "Won't tell you who not to be" Christianity has a way of condemning people for various reasons (ie. sexual orientation) and he's saying here he won't do that.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 28th, 2014 2:15pm report


    The song I think it's about Jesus not Satan he led the Israelites out of Egypt a fire by night hence the lyric shepherd of fire. Christians should be careful not to judge too quickly. Jesus is the only one that willing took upon himself the shame,guilt, lust, and all others sins that the lyrics state when he went to the cross. He is the only one that accepts you as you are and can give you paradise and you don't have to do anything but believe he did all those things for you and you are safe. So for me I would believe that the writer is speaking as Jesus. Very well written. I like that it makes you think.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 21st, 2014 1:20pm report


    this song is about satan and how he knows how it feels to be damned and left by God,(non christians) also that u can worship him and ''promise you paradise'' there no need to serve on your knees. just sell your soul and join his army against God.



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