Avenged Sevenfold - Breakdown Episode - "The Stage"
M. Shadows and Synyster Gates talk about the writing and recording process for the song "The Stage" from their album of the same name. Song Lyrics: So I arrived, naked and cold A welcomed change from the abeyance of a ghost town catacomb No need for counsel I appreciate the time I’m not alone (Why don’t you get my lawyer on the phone) There were days these child eyes Would overlook the ugliness and fantasize I found my heart for the first time and I awakened in me I left myself to navigate, and oh I felt control (It seems these sheep have quite an appetite) Who is the crowd that peers through the cage, As we perform here upon the stage? As the boy became a man In came a calm sophistication I can hardly understand So lost in ego, didn’t notice when the time had slipped away (Yeah, everybody’s got a sob story) Jesus Christ, was born to die Leave it to man to levitate his own to idolize We’re simply sociopaths with no communication baby I see your angle but we differ from our points of view (So tell me, what’s your cross to bear?) Who is the crowd that peers through the cage, As we perform here upon the stage? Tell me a lie in a beautiful way I believe in answers just not today Hope my wheels don’t abandon me now, Seeing that I’m out here alone I’m running out of fight And the wind speaks a comforting voice, Guiding me to her arms Mother, I’m alright It took the birth of sin to snake-rattle the mind Before a blow to the head by the gavel of time To wake up Won’t you wake up? When did the walking apes decide that nuclear war Was now the only solution for them keeping the score? Just wake up Can’t you wake up? Who is the crowd that peers through the cage, As we perform here upon the stage? Tell me a lie in a beautiful way I believe in answers just not today Directed by Rafa Alcantra Produced by Alex Reese