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Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage

The Stage

TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresHeavy Metal, Progressive Metal
LabelsCapitol Records
Album rating :  82.5 / 100
Votes :  20
1. The Stage (8:32)
Track rating :  95 / 100       Votes :  4       [ ]
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 the only solution for them keeping the score?
Just wake up
Can’t you wake up?

(You do know this is just a simulation, don’t you?)

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
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Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage
The Stage - Album Credits
Additional musicians
  • Brian Haner Sr. : Second Guitar Solo on "Angels"
  • Jason Freese : Keyboards on "The Stage", "Paradigm", "Higher", "Fermi Paradox" and "Exist"
  • Brian Kilgore : Percussion on "God Damn" and "Roman Sky"
  • Eric Gorfain : Strings on "Creating God"
  • River James Sanders, Tennessee James Baker : Backing Vocals on "Simulation"
  • Valary Sanders : Nurse on "Simulation"
  • Angelo Moore, Walter Kibby, Jaime Ochoa : Additional Horns on "Sunny Disposition"
  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson : Spoken Word on "Exist"
Other staff
  • Joe Barresi (Tool, Slipknot, Bad Religion) : Producer
  • Avenged Sevenfold : Producer
  • Andy Wallace : Mixing
  • Bob Ludwig : Mastering
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