Seize the Day

I see my vision burn, I feel my memories fade with time, but I’m too young to worry. These streets we travel on will undergo our same lost past.” –Avenged Sevenfold, Seize the Day

"City of Evil" album cover by Avenged Sevenfold - source: www.last.fm

Band rock asal Amerika Serikat, Avenged Sevenfold, merilis album ketiga mereka yang bertajuk “City of Evil”, pada tanggal 6 Juni 2005. Album ini merupakan album pertama mereka yang dirilis di bawah naungan label mayor. Album “City of Evil” sukses di pasaran. Debut di tangga lagu Billboard 200 pada posisi 30 dengan penjualan lebih dari 30.000 salinan. Album ini membuat Avenged Sevenfold meraih penghargaan pada ajang 2006 MTV Video Music Awards untuk kategori Best New Artist. Setahun kemudian setelah perilisan album tersebut, sebuah lagu berjudul “Seize the Day” dirilis sebagai single keempat sekaligus terakhir dari album ini, pada tanggal 7 Juli 2006. Lagu ini merupakan hasil karya dari vokalis, Matt Shadows, dan almarhum drummer Avenged Sevenfold, James “The Rev” Sullivan.
“Seize the Day” is a song about loneliness. It’s a love song actually, but the love’s told in a dark and deep tone. Not in a bad way, but in a way beyond the love itself. “I found you here, now please just stay for a while, I can move on with you around. I hand you my mortal life, but will it be forever? I’d do anything for a smile, holding you ‘til our time is done. We both know the day will come, but I don’t want to leave you.” There are times when we feel so lonely deep inside, even when we have a person that we love and love us beside. When we feel so love, why do we still feel so lonely then? Well that thing could happen. We’re just a human being after all. Nothing lasts forever, and everything will leave when it’s time.

"Seize the Day" music video by Avenged Sevenfold - source: www.youtube.com

“Newborn life replacing all of us, changing this fable we live in. No longer needed here, so where do we go? Will you take a journey tonight, follow me past the walls of death? But girl, what if there is no eternal life?” We can’t promise forever, but we can guarantee the now. Watching our beloved one sleeping face in front of us, no matter what might happen, everything seems so fine. “So, what if I never hold you, or kiss your lips again? So I never want to leave you and the memories of us to see. I beg don’t leave me.” We never know when our times come, so seize every day you live. Tell them your feeling before it’s too late. Do every thing you want to do before the moment passes. Because loneliness would be lonelier without that person.
Sebuah music video (MV) dirilis untuk lagu “Seize the Day” pada tanggal 30 Juni 2006 di akun MySpace resmi milik Avenged Sevenfold. MV ini disutradarai oleh Wayne Isham, dengan jalan cerita yang entah mengapa mengingatkan saya pada MV “November Rain” milik Guns N’ Roses. It has a different story but somehow it gives the same feeling while watching it. The song gives the same feeling too. I love the lyric so much, and also the guitar sound. This song is one of a kind. While listening to this song I couldn’t help but remember to that one person who introduced me to this band and this wonderful song during my high school time. I can’t thank him enough, but I guess he would know if he read this. Have you been well? Our birthdays are coming soon, you know. It’s empty and cold without you here, too many people to ache over.

Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost. It’s empty and cold without you here, too many people to ache over. Trials in life, questions of us existing here. Don’t wanna die alone without you here, please tell me what we have is real.” –Avenged Sevenfold, Seize the Day



“Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost
It’s empty and cold without you here, too many people to ache over

I see my vision burn, I feel my memories fade with time
But I’m too young to worry
These streets we travel on will undergo our same lost past

I found you here, now please just stay for a while, I can move on with you around
I hand you my mortal life, but will it be forever?
I’d do anything for a smile, holding you ‘til our time is done
We both know the day will come, but I don’t want to leave you

I see my vision burn, I feel my memories fade with time
But I'm too young to worry
A melody, a memory, or just one picture

Newborn life replacing all of us, changing this fable we live in
No longer needed here, so where do we go?
Will you take a journey tonight, follow me past the walls of death?
But girl, what if there is no eternal life?

Trials in life, questions of us existing here
Don’t wanna die alone without you here, please tell me what we have is real

So, what if I never hold you, or kiss your lips again?
So I never want to leave you and the memories of us to see
I beg don’t leave me

Silence you lost me, no chance for one more day
I stand here alone
Falling away from you, no chance to get back home”

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