Avenged Sevenfold: Danger Line Meaning
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Danger Line Lyrics
All fear has been avoided
You say the words and my weapon is drawn
This one could be my last time
Some people call it war crime
I may be staring down a lethal site... to die
Nothing shocks you like a bullet...
anonymous Jan 19th, 1:23pm report
Possibly an SS soldier forced to murder Jews or other undesirables, but justifying it by just following orders. Now facing the consequences of his actions.
anonymous Oct 16th, 10:34pm report
All people who say this is about C.O.D. are idiots. Carry On was made specifically for C.O.D. Not Ready To Die was for C.O.D. Jade Helm and Mad Hatter? Both C.O.D. songs. Is Danger Line on A7X's Black Reign album? No! This is about a young married soldier that dies on the battlefield, wishing he died with his loved ones by his side instead of by bullet holes on his chest.
anonymous Apr 12th, 2017 4:03pm report
Me personally, thinks that it's a father who has left off for war, what the "Danger Line" is, is the battlefield, and he left his fear there, maybe someone's fear was left on the danger line because they died? That's what I think about that. And he does it for his family, and his daughter obviously loves her dad. So,
"With colors never faded
Reckless and unabated
They may take me but never take us all (I'll crawl)"
probably is him saying he makes a sacrifice for them all.
"When he says I know what you're thinking
I've been there before
So think of the times
The time we spent laughing away
So think of the times at home.."
he's talking to himself trying to comfort himself while trying to live.
"Now I found myself in my own blood
(never thought I'd lay in my own blood)
The damage done is far beyond repair
I never put my faith in up above
(never had much faith in up above)
But now, I'm hoping someone's there.."
He's now bleeding out and he never thought that was going to happen, and "The damage done is far beyond repair" means he knows that he can't live from an injury.
"Never meant to leave this world alone
I never meant to hurt the ones who cared
And all this time I thought we'd just grow old
You know, no one said it's fair"
The first verse means he wanted to die with his family, or with friends. He never meant do die, and that makes his family (the ones who cared) very sad and now they're hurt. And he thought him and his wife would grow old before death, but he was maybe in his 20-30's and didn't get a long life with his wife. And it also means that life isn't fair but he wants his family to move on.
"Tell my baby girl that it's alright, I've sung my last song today.
Remind the Lord to leave his light on for me
The first line means he wants one of his friends to tell his daughter "Your daddy's died." He want's the Lord to leave his fathers light (presence) on for him. When he says he's free, it means that he is in heaven and doesn't have the troubles of life anymore. This is only my interpretation though.
anonymous Sep 3rd, 2014 9:07am report
I also think it is about a soldiers point of view in war and seeing what it does to the families of the dead that he prosumebly killed made him ask for forgiveness and then maybe kills himself or got killed in combat and tells his troop members to tell his daughter that he has sung his last song today
anonymous Apr 7th, 2013 4:40am report
m shadows did say the first line of this song was about call of duty modern warfare and he said it because the m 16 is his favourite gun but the rest of the song IS about a soldier's point of view as he's in the heat of war and what its like for him to die so stop fighting about it. And don't try to tell me wrong cuz A7X is my favourite band of all time and I do my research when it comes to them.
R.I.P. The Reverend Tholomew Plague we will miss you foREVer
anonymous Jan 17th, 2013 1:12pm report
From my perspective it pretty much seems like the guy earlier said. About war. If you actually listen to the lyrics, it's pretty obvious in my opinion.
danny.preciado.925 Jun 18th, 2012 6:03pm report
I understand the whole concept of war and wha not, but what caught my attention, although probably wrong, but it seems as if he kills himslef halfway through the song, thats why he asks for certain things. Also proclaims that "The damage done is far beyond repair" and "I never meant to leave this world alone
I never meant to hurt the ones who cared" seeming like he is asking for forgiveness. also the fact that he said "Tell my baby girl that it's alright,
I've sung my last song today" basically saying goodbye and see you soon. Like I said i'm a huge fan and this is what I felt was trying to be depicted! A7X!!!!!
anonymous May 20th, 2012 5:23pm report
danger line is a song about war and the results of what happens but no matter what the brave troos in the army continue to fight the wars in iraq or afganastan and where ever duty calls them
anonymous Feb 22nd, 2012 2:15pm report
i think i remember them just crediting it to someone named "the whistler" lol
anonymous Sep 1st, 2011 9:54am report
I'm pretty sure it is about going to war and being the only one to die.
anonymous Jul 1st, 2011 7:10am report
Dude , this song is not about COD. "It's Not Ready To Die" that's about COD! Idiot.
This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
anonymous Jun 6th, 2011 6:44pm report
^^^ Are you insane?
Shadows said the band wrote "Not Ready to Die" about COD, not Danger Line. Know your stuff before you criticize people, 'cause you come off sounding like a bad punchline.
If you read some of the interviews that Shadows has done or read the A7X issue of Revolver Magazine, you'll see that he states Danger Line is about the point of view of a soldier in the heat of warfare and all the different psychological swirls they endure. He also says that this song and Nightmare are the only two songs to which he kept the original lyrics.
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