Hi! Today’s song is So Far Away by Avenged Sevenfold. It was published on the album Nightmare in 2010. The song is dedicated to the late Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, former drummer of Avenged Sevenfold. Here are the lyrics.

The song is in its essence about the loss of their band mate, Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, who passed away in 2009, the year before the album was published, which influenced the whole album significantly. That is also why they included the military drums, at the end of the song, before the solo, which is a salute to the dead. The music video is about their story as friends, and being in a band with The Rev and the memory of him.
The lyrics are about The Rev, knowing him, and how it was to lose him. “Lived a life so endlessly, saw beyond what others see” “Sleep tight, I’m not afraid” “How do I live without the ones I love?” “And the light you left remains, but it’s so hard to stay, when I have so much to say and you’re so far away”. The guitars are brilliant as usual, expressing the sore feelings beautifully, and even though it’s not as heavy as their other songs, it’s still just as great as the rest, with much, maybe more meaning to it than the rest. This song could mean much to people who have lost or miss someone they love just as well as it means much to A7X fans.

 

“Place and time always on my mind
I have so much to say but you’re so far away”
(So Far Away – Avenged Sevenfold)

 

 

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