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TOTAL NIGHTMARE!
TOTAL NIGHTMARE!

You wanna hear my side?
You need to drown to know.
When all the times it hurt me to fuck you,
I built a wall with your blood to show!

GOD SAVE US!
GOD SAVE US ALL!
GOD HATES US!
GOD HATES US...

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    anonymous
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    Jan 31st, 2011 1:31pm report


    actually, the key word here is "all", NOT "hates". they could have said "god smells us. god smells us all." or replaced 'hates' with literally ANY verb and it would have the exact same meaning.

    as saints, they know that god will NEVER forsake us. i think what is meant by the "god hates us. god hates us all." line is that god sees no man as more or less worthy than any other man. sin is sin and every living person is equally guilty. that was the whole point of sending his son to save us afterall.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 28th, 2011 1:41pm report


    Well of course the guys from A7X are Christians. I think Matt is saying in this song, that when we do so much bad in our lives.

    "You wanna hear my side?
    You need to drown to know."

    Hes saying he did a lot of sins.


    "GOD SAVE US!
    GOD SAVE US ALL!
    GOD HATES US!
    GOD HATES US ALL!"

    Hes saying that after all these sins, when he asks God for a second chance, his punishment is that its not answered and it shows God hates our actions.



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    kooljohn176
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    Jul 18th, 2016 7:53pm report


    A possible guess that part of this song is about a Virgin that lost her virginity to a individual that now feels hurt and symbolically created a bloody wall between themselves, feeling not only like a sinner, but a rapist and a killer that's in a nightmare relationship, lying and going south. This controversial song can also be about the de-throned or fallen angel, like a old shooting ''firey comet'' a omen symbol who might have become Satan the ''god of this world[earth] that hates us all'', ever since god created Adam and Eve that made him very angry and jealous of them, not wanting to bow down to any men, made and created in the image of god. Also to my understanding, believe that God[The Creator] from the beginning, like in Genesis of the Bible, never hated or hates His creation of Angels and men[gods], but did hate their sins of rebellion committed then that got con-fused with ours, even up to now that we are still committing against God.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 4th, 2015 8:26pm report


    I think all of these comments have good points and some truth to them. The band caught my attention in a major way after they made the "Nightmare" album (approx. 2011). I mean I knew who Avenged Sevenfold was for years before then but mostly just from the radio. But after I bought Nightmare, I had to dig further, I sat down at the computer for about a month and learned everything about A7X and in the first week I bought everything they ever put out musically. On the A7X journey one thing a fan should really know is that they search their souls high and low, constantly. This is one about the darkness in that search, I believe these guys are a lot more than what people know. POWERFUL. But I truly believe they are on the "GOOD" team, rather than the dark side. I would hope so, they definitely seem to be good dudes. I believe Jesus Christ is THE TRUTH, THE WAY AND THE LIFE, I see that Truth in A7X. I am not a saint, I have been a monster and I have lived in much darkness in my day. But that which is concealed by darkness will always be revealed by the light. Through my battles and scars I have learned to truly appreciate that light and the grace of GOD. I think A7X takes our souls through the important parts of this lives journey. Bravo boys keep up the good work. Peace Love Light Ryan G.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 11th, 2013 10:52pm report


    Hmm...is it just me, or does it sound like they copied the album "God Hates Us All" by Slayer? (My all-time favorite band.) Oh well, it's still a good song, even if they did copy lol. I do think it's a religious war up in Heaven, though. X3

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    anonymous
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    Oct 10th, 2013 10:47pm report


    I know many people think it's a ''anti-christian'' song. In my opinion, it's about going through a rough time, like being a religous person, and than something happens so you turn around saying ''God Hates Us''



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    anonymous
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    Oct 5th, 2013 10:53am report


    The song is about the feelings you go through when you lose a loved one. You always want to question everything, which is why first he says god save us. He's not LITERALLY saying that he thinks god hates us. He's. Just stating that they lost jimmy, and they feel like they've been forsaken.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 25th, 2012 9:05pm report


    whenever we are going through tough times it seems as though god hates us but he is just trying to make us stronger. if god hates us we wouldnt even have a chance at salvation.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 26th, 2012 6:52pm report


    There is something I want all of you to know. God loves us, and hates our sin.

    Romans 3:23
    For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.



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    anonymous
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    May 9th, 2012 5:42pm report


    Does anyone not remember the song dear god, we all know the band Members are Christian, it was proved when they were live at rock em ring, they made an announcement before singing god hates us, they said we should all be in church instead of singing this song. A7x fan 4 life.peace



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    anonymous
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    Mar 18th, 2012 3:55pm report


    Actually what many people dont know is that 7x made this song while jimmy was alive..dont believe me whatch their interview when fans ask them a bunch of questions..shadows said to jimmy "hey man what if I just said god hates us?" jimmy was like yeah say it louder!!! "jimmy was all about the crazy shit" said shadows and thats how it was made.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 19th, 2011 9:15am report


    I believe this song is about someone already in hell warning someone else about the path that they are on. He screams for God to save him but he is already damned. He tells this person "You better take your time You better take it slow Cause when you see the one There's nothing left to show" because he is now already damned himself and when he sees God he will be sent to hell and live in a total nightmare himself.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 30th, 2011 6:42pm report


    i think its talking about the people who pray and ask god to do things for them, hence "god save us". But if they dont get what they want from him they get upset, "god hates us"



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    anonymous
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    May 30th, 2011 5:29pm report


    The song is saying that its a total nightmare because jimmy "the rev" was found dead and everything was a nightmare for them.

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    anonymous
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    May 28th, 2011 5:37am report


    It was written about Jimmy. They said it themselves.

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    anonymous
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    Apr 25th, 2011 4:59pm report


    I think the sing is trying to say is that god hates us means that god to the rev away from avenged sevenfold.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 22nd, 2011 4:55pm report


    wow... if anyone knew anything about the band..... the drummer died while making this album. they are most likely meaning it in a litteral emotional sence. "GOD SAVE US ALL, GOD HATES US ALL" is thier way of saying Save us from our sins but at the same time feeling rejected by thier creator. and anyways thats looking to deep into it. The band has said on numerous occasions that they are athiest, but firmly believe in the beauty of the bible.



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