Avenged Sevenfold: Fiction Meaning
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How this world can overcome a man.
Like a friend we saw it through
In the end I gave my life for you.
Gave you all I had to give
Found a place for me to rest my head.
While I may be hard to find
Fiction was made about Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan dying. R.I.P The Rev. This song describes Jimmy's final feelings. Jimmy's suicide note is in Fiction. The following is the note: "Now i think i understand, how this world can overcome a man,
not that i could nor that i would let it burn under my skin let it burn
I hope it's worth it out on the highway, i hope you'll find your own way when i'm not with you"
anonymous Feb 9th 2012 report
I believe this song is a suicide note write by the rev himself. If you notice the song Brompton Cocktail, its a song about killing yourself by mixing excessive amounts of alcohol and pills. How did he die? He overdosed on alcohol and pills. He was only expected to live to the age of about 30 because of his enlarged heart, and that it would be a painful death so he killed himself instead. It all makes sense if you think about it.
anonymous Nov 7th 2011 report
The dude was clearly depressed for a long time. How exhausting it must have been to fake happy all the time. Crazy go lucky ... blame the enlarged heart, I am sure it didn't help matters, but the guy wanted out. And his family, his "brothers" in AVX7 can claim all they want it wasn't a suicide, but he sure as hell didn't wanna live ... maybe that's their survivors guilt talking. I mean, he died of acute polydrug intoxication. Even a junkie knows they're not walking out alive after all that.
anonymous May 28th 2011 report
Seriously people, get your facts straight.
Jimmy originally wrote the song for Pinkly Smooth. He was reworking it to make it fit the theme of Nightmare, which was supposed to be a concept album about.... Wait for it... Nightmares. After Jimmy died they found his demo recordings and decided to record it and use his scratch demos. After Jimmy died they decided to rework most of the songs to have the album be a tribute to Jimmy. One song they left untouched was Nightmare because Jimmy loved it. Of you search for it, you can find the Nightmare demo thay has Jimmy playing on an electric drum kit.
anonymous Apr 20th 2011 report
btw, this song IS played live. It is part of the Encore for their Welcome to the Family tour, and for the previous christmas tour aswell.
anonymous Apr 19th 2011 report
How to not hold on when someone you hold close passes away. They wouldn't want you to stop living because of them. They want you to continue your life and live yours to the fullest, so when it's your time, you won't pass with regrets.
Yeah this song isn't about the rev because the rev wrote this song before he died (just like what 123mustafa said). This was originally called "Death". This has to mean the perspective of the friend of the victim of however he died (kind of like I Won't See You Tonight except Fiction is not talking about suicide). Because the rev died shortly after this song was written and before people knew this song, a lot of people think it's about the rev. The song truly about the rev is "Save Me" because obviously the lyrics, but also, Fiction was actually going to be the last listed song on the album before the rev died. So it's obvious that Save Me is definitely about the rev.
anonymous Jan 12th 2011 report
the song is about death and The Rev actually has backing vocals in the song as a demo was recording a few days before he sadly passed. the band changed the name from death to fiction because The Rev had given himself the nickname of fiction and he had fiction tattooed on his chest because the believe life and the world to all be fiction, meaning we can make whatever we want from our lives
anonymous person thats the way you think it is cause he wrote it 3 days before he died and it was going to be titled death but it was changed to fiction. Am I right? But however I don't think that Jimmy wrote this song as a suicide note really. It is possible that he didn't know that he was going to die 3 days after writing it. It happened though. However I think that all the song's that Jimmy came up with is telling a story a story of his life and what his life is like with an enlarged heart. My Cousin Melissa was 27 years old and died in June of 09 the same year that Jimmy died, only she was a year younger. My cousin also had heart problems plus she was under a lot of stress. The pills that Jimmy took were for the pain of his enlarged heart. My cousin also had pills for the pain for her heart. She didn't remember taking them already so she took two more and you guys probably think that suicide i call it an accident and i think that's exactly what happened to Jimmy, he forgot he already took some and he then took two more and then died in his sleep.
anonymous Jan 7th 2011 report
This song is a suicide note from Jimmy. He wrote it 3 days before he died. The lyrics show he knew he was going to die. Synyster wrote in So Far Away, "a final song, a last request. A perfect chapter laid to rest." Final song = Fiction. Last request = last verses of fiction
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