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Avenged Sevenfold: Hail to the King Meaning

Song Released: 2013

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"Hail To The King"
Watch your tongue or have it cut from your
Save your life by keeping whispers unsaid
Children roam the streets now orphans of
Bodies hanging in the streets to adore
Royal faith will carve the path in...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jun 17th 2017 report

    this is a song, in my opinion, that is a sarcastic pledge to the leaders of the world. "These people torture us and are totally disconnected, not concerned with anything but the almighty dollar, but by all means, HAIL TO THE KING!"


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    Mar 27th 2018 report

    I thought this was an actual Christian song about praising God.

  3. anonymous
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    Feb 25th 2022 report

    As with every song it originates from a thought, an experience, a story, history,....whatever!
    I believe there is only one King! Our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
    As for this song, I simply just like it and listen to it on Blast!
    You either like it or you don't.✌️

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 12th 2021 report

    The song clearly speaks to me of the second coming of Christ. Revelation speaks of him returning with vengeance against a world that crucified him, those who still refuse to accept him even 2000 years later. He is spoken of as returning to judge the nations with a sharp, two-edged sword. He is the one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse described as a conquering king

  5. anonymous
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    Dec 6th 2021 report

    Any of you who think this is a positive song about God are deeply brainwashed. This is a song about the lord of this world, which is Satan. It’s a worship song to Satan. Look at the rest of their catalog. With amazing hits such as “God hates us” how could you deny? Read the lyrics to other songs. They are literally hoping your rights are stripped from you, and in instances even make fun of you to your face by saying your easy prey. Actually use discernment before singing random songs y’all. Stay frosty and God Bless.

  6. anonymous
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    Aug 13th 2020 report

    The song is not about a tyrant king. Because even after the the rebellion of the people in that interpretation happens they still hail to the king. I think the song is about the second comming of the messiah. Every interpretation I have come across that says otherwise leaves out the part about being born again but it's to late to atone. There are so many other correlations to be made with him being referred to as the king, the one, standing in the sun or the light. The bad has references to god in there songs all the time this is no different.

  7. anonymous
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    Jul 5th 2020 report

    This the sound tracks of the series game of thrones, cutting heads, cutting dick,cuting hairs fuck it all hail to tha king.

  8. anonymous
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    Mar 24th 2020 report

    You dont need my opinion, it's mine. just enjoy good music when and where you find it. Stop over anylising everything, get a job and stop worrying about life so much. It is going to end someday for all of us. Be right with GOD and enjoy whats here. opinionated huh?

  9. anonymous
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    Feb 20th 2020 report

    It's Trump's theme song for his MAGA rallies.

  10. anonymous
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    Jan 11th 2020 report

    This is a Clear Depiction and Story of Julius Caesar and his Accomplishments. Kaiser which a title meaning ruler or King derived from Caesar. Hail to the King.

  11. anonymous
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    Jun 24th 2019 report

    It's a long shot but I think of this song as the rein of Hitler.

    "Watch your tongue or have it cut from your head"
    Those who opposed Hitler were suppressed in violent ways.

    This song is clearly about a tyrant king who suppressed opposition. It's an idea, but it's probably not about him especially coming from a band like this.

  12. anonymous
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    Sep 14th 2018 report

    My interpretation is like others have said, about a tyrant king, but the ending shows something dark not sure if it's death or the devil! But the song is badass!

  13. anonymous
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    May 1st 2018 report

    i'm not 200% but I think that the song is about a Tyrant king who is suppressing the common folk in a time of war

  14. anonymous
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    Apr 27th 2018 report

    Hail to the King is an occult song. It's referencing Saturn which rules death, decay, slowness, cold, sharpness, rings, winter, grief, solemnity and time.

    "Watch your tongue or have it cut from your head" - Saturn is a very serious entity. He doesn't joke or love. As the angel Cassiel who governs Saturn once said, "I leave love to others."

    "Save your life by keeping whispers unsaid" - Saturn is quiet which is manifest in winter silence for example. So this line is saying respect Saturn and rest in the stillness.

    "hildren roam the streets, now orphans of war" - War brings about death. Losing one's parents to war brings mourning and grief. All Saturnian characteristics.

    "Bodies hanging in the streets to adore" - Don't fear death, come to terms with it by understanding it's place in life.

    "Royal flames will carve a path in chaos" This carving a path could be a reference to the shape of Saturn's knife, the scythe.

    "Bringing daylight to the night" This line references bringing attention and action to the night which Saturn rules.

    "Death is riding into town with armor," Pretty clear

    "They've come to take all your rights" You can't have rights if you're dead.

    "Hail to the king,
    hail to the one
    Kneel to the crown,
    stand in the sun
    Hail to the king"

    Saturn is king because he rules time and death. Therefor, let's honor him as king. Also, historically Saturn has always been worshipped and there is even confusion between the Sun and Saturn hence "Stand in the sun" line. Some believe Saturn was once a sun which undergone a change with cataclysmic consequences on earth. Others believe Saturn always was the planet that the "sun" referred to.

    "Blood is spilt while holding keys to the throne
    Born again, but it's too late to atone
    No mercy from the edge of the blade
    Dare escape and learn the price to be paid"

    This refers to the inevitability of death and Saturn's influence on our lives. Saturn strikes us with cold, sharp fear. The blade is another reference to the Scythe. Saturn doesn't do love so if you try to escape his grasp, you WILL lose and indeed learn the "price to be paid" for your arrogance.

    The rest is pretty clear as well. Hope this helps. This is coming from a magician. Additionally, Saturn worship is seen in wedging RINGS, halos above the heads of saints (a reference to Saturn's rings) and countless other customs. It's deep.

    This is coming from a magician who evokes spirits. Honoring them in music is definitely an excellent way to reap the benefits of their office.

  15. anonymous
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    Feb 18th 2018 report

    I think this song is about Satan and The Illuminati. When he says watch your mouth ill have it cut from your head I believe that Its the Illuminati saying that if he talks about what they do then they will kill them

  16. anonymous
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    Jun 26th 2017 report

    A tyrant king who rules over his subjects with a iron fist who kills all who oppose him it is not about the bible or the second coming.

  17. anonymous
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    Jan 9th 2017 report

    I think the king is death, and the lyrics show how in the end, death triumphs over everything

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