Avenged Sevenfold: Brompton Cocktail Meaning
Brompton Cocktail Lyrics
I'm Feeling Compromised,
And So Dehumanized,
(And So Dehumanized).
I Lost My Final Fight To Desease,
I Feel That This Is Where It Ends,
I Need That Shot To Enter My Veins,
anonymous Feb 16th, 2014 2:49pm report
There are two ways to look at this song, addiction is a sickness also. If you look at the official video it shows an old woman that may have cancer and also addicts. It doesn't matter when the song was written, the Rev I think knew he was going to die because of his enlarged heart and decided he would rather go in peace. I do know for a fact that the Brompton Cocktail was one of The Rev's favorite drug, on the many all accessed backstage videos I have watched on youtube. When you feel dehumanized and me being a ex heroin addict for 10 years, sober now 5 years. It sounds exactly the way I felt because addiction is a sickness like cancer and when he mentions he lost his final fight with diease, he feels this where it ends, I need that shot to enter my veins so mix it strong my friend. Dying is bad but when it says please don't question why, a world so cold in a world so wrong, he isn't running away but it is so strong, I believe that he could not stay sober, it filled a void in his life, unless you have been on the needle the song makes so much more sense. I hate that we are losing all these talented people. I am going to see AX7 in concert and I would give anything to see and meet the Rev, just once, The song Fiction is also one of his many names that were given to him that he also had tattooed on his body, three days before he died he handed in that song. I think he knew he was dying anyway and having an enlarged heart plus using drugs made it worse. Look up The Rev on wikapedia and it tells the day before he dies, there is so much of the crying for help in the song fiction as in brompton cocktail, when it says he wants to come back into this world alive as he did in the beginning. I loved the Rev and wonder how someone so beautiful and you could tell he had so much love and wanted to make people laugh. I hope that I will get to go visit his grave and put something on it, just to see him would be nice. Next year for his bday Feb 9th I am going to visit his grave, God bless The One And Only Rev...THE REVLIVESON2014
anonymous Sep 22nd, 2010 9:48am report
This being my favortie A7X song, I have listened to it amny times. The title itself, Brompton Cocktail is the name of a chemical cocktail that is used in euthanism, which is assisted suicide by doctors. This song is about a diseased man who is sick of fighting off this disease, most likely cancer. He says he would rather die, than live in a world so cold. "I have the right to die how I wanna." A direct link to euthanism. This song is about wanting to die and asking the doctor to give him the Brompton Cocktail.
anonymous Aug 26th, 8:33am report
I guess, what really makes sense is that,
Jimmy was full of this life.
He achieved his dreams.
He had it all, and was tired and hurt.
The pain he was going through was too much and he ended it.
Young and preserved foREVer in our hearts
anonymous May 17th, 2016 5:02pm report
Jimmy left this as of how he died... He drank his brompton cocktail
anonymous Aug 29th, 2014 8:56am report
It is actually a method of euthanism (assisted suicide by doctors) that came from the 19th century, nowadays it is rarely, but still, used to help dying patients pass on more quickly and without pain.
anonymous Nov 1st, 2012 11:41pm report
The rev had an enlarged heart, right? I believe that this was his cry of help. If you look at recordings of them in the studio the rev has added in backing vocals but scrapped them "Doc I'm dying" (No one can ever hear my screams) also, the rev died of a mix of chemicals, or a BROMPTON COCKTAIL. "I'm not running away"=I'm not running away but it is too tough to carry on "Leave how I arrived, so alive."=To leave happily in peace with the help of sedatives and feel no pain. "I belive my sins have been forgotten"=I feel my sins have been forgiven and I can pass on to the afterlife. (Also see the song Afterlife "*Rev sings* Unchain me, unbreak me, I need another chance to live.") and "I lost my final fight with disease" as the rev may have knew that he was going to die of an enlarged heart. Also he wrote fiction three days before his death and the lyrics "Find your own way when I'm not with you" sound like a note left behind after a death to his band members and family members. "Please don't question why." Please don't ask why I left this way as it has the least painful.
logansyn69 Mar 20th, 2012 3:36am report
the person who said that this was about jimmy dying...um no...this was way before jimmy died, that makes no sense, but the song is about someone in agonizing pain that just wants to leave the world behind and be with God, and he asks the doctor to give him a brompton cocktail so he can go easier
anonymous Feb 18th, 2012 2:02pm report
Brompton cocktail, sometimes called a Brompton mixture, is an elixir meant for use as a pain suppressant, and dosed for prophylaxis. Made from morphine or diacetylmorphine (heroin), cocaine, highly-pure ethyl alcohol (some recipes specify gin), and sometimes with chlorpromazine (Thorazine) to counteract nausea, it was given to terminally-ill individuals (especially cancer patients) to relieve pain and promote sociability near death. A common formulation included "a variable amount of morphine, 10 mg of cocaine, 2.5 mL of 98% ethyl alcohol, 5 mL of syrup BP and a variable amount of chloroform water."
anonymous Oct 8th, 2011 10:31pm report
Well someone got the literal definition of a Brompton Cocktail correct. It was indeed a cocktail of drugs that could feature Morphine, Ether, Thorazine, medical grade alcohol, and even drugs such as Heroin and Cocaine. This song seems to be from the perspective of a dying man if taken literally. He is in pain, he realizes death is imminent, and has made the choice to die in euphoric bliss as opposed to in screaming agony. So yes, this song, at least in a literal sense, is about euthanasia. It is evidenced that he has made peace with God, and is now fine with his terminal state, and he simply wants to choose the method in which he dies. I guess this could be a metaphorical song, but it seems unlikely. It surprised me that The Rev wrote the music to the song, but not the lyrics, (according to the "making of" video, M. Shadows wrote the lyrics), especially since this seems like a subject The Rev would have written about. A true masterpiece, and one of the best on the album. RIP Jimmy
anonymous May 29th, 2011 5:54am report
An analgesic mixture, usually containing morphine and cocaine and sometimes other narcotic substances in an alcohol solution, administered primarily to advanced cancer patients. Brompton Hospital, London, where the mixture was developed.
i went to dictionary.com for my song interpretation :)
anonymous May 5th, 2011 5:55pm report
It's simply a chronically ill patient and he is pleading the doctor to give him a brompton cocktail so he can die peacefully and not suffer any longer. He believes god will forgive him for wanting his life to end and he'll "find peace in afterlife"
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