Gone Away

This one goes out to Jordan O’Connors, a great friend of mine since childhood, who I lost last summer. It’s hard to miss a day without thinking about him or grabbing my phone to call him before realizing that he’s gone away. Jordan was possibly the only person that could understand and empathize with the core of my being. We shared a type of platonic, brotherly love and a love of philosophical inquiry. It’s a novel and difficult feeling when you come to understand that part of yourself can die while you are still living. Having been raised to believe in eternal life, the reality of death just seems to make of life an absurdity. This song is a cover of The Offspring’s song of the same name (1997) and Five Finger Death Punch’s efforts to publicize the atrocities and grievances of war are to be admired.

Gone Away

Maybe in another life
I could find you there
Pulled away before your time
I can’t deal, it’s so unfair

And it feels
And it feels like
Heaven’s so far away
And it feels
Yeah, it feels like
The world has grown cold
Now that you’ve gone away

Leaving flowers on your grave
Show that I still care
Black roses and Hail Marys
I can’t bring back what’s taken from me

I reach to the sky
And call out your name
Oh please let me trade
I would

And it feels
And it feels like
Heaven’s so far away
And it stings
Yeah, it stings now
The world is so cold
Now that you’ve gone away
Gone away
Gone away
Yeah, yeah yeah yeah yeah
Ooh, yeah ooh ooh

I reach to the sky
And call out your name
Oh please let me trade
I would

And it feels
And it feels like
Heaven is so far away

And it feels
Yeah it feels like
Heaven’s so far away
And it stings
Yeah, it stings now
The world is so cold
Now that you’ve gone away
Gone away
Gone away
Yeah, yeah yeah yeah yeah
Ooh, yeah ooh ooh
Yeah ooh, yeah ooh ooh

And it feels
And it feels like
The world is so cold
Now that you’ve gone away

The Wrong Side of Heaven

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Five Finger Death Punch – Wrong Side of Heaven

I spoke to God today, and she said that she’s ashamed.
What have I become, what have I done?
I spoke to the Devil today, and he swears he’s not to blame.
And I understood, cause I feel the same.

Arms wide open, I stand alone.
I’m no hero, and I’m not made of stone.
Right or wrong, I can hardly tell.
I’m on the wrong side of heaven, and the righteous side of hell.
The wrong side of heaven, and the righteous side, righteous side of hell.

I heard from God today, and she sounded just like me.
What have I done, and who have I become.
I saw the Devil today, and he looked a lot like me.
I looked away, I turned away!

Arms wide open, I stand alone.
I’m no hero, and I’m not made of stone.
Right or wrong, I can hardly tell.
I’m on the wrong side of heaven, and the righteous side of hell.
The wrong side of heaven, and the righteous side, the righteous side of hell.

I’m not defending, downward descending,
Falling further and further away!
Getting closer every day!

I’m getting closer every day, to the end.
To the end, the end, the end,
I’m getting closer every day!

Arms wide open, I stand alone.
I’m no hero, and I’m not made of stone.
Right or wrong, I can hardly tell.
I’m on the wrong side of heaven, and the righteous side of hell.
The wrong side of heaven, and the righteous side of hell.
The wrong side of heaven, and the righteous side, the righteous side of hell.

 

 

Five Finger Death Punch – Cold

I’m gazing upward, a world I can’t embrace
There’s only thorns and splinters, venom in my veins
It’s okay to cry out, when it’s driving you insane
But somehow someday, I’ll have to face the pain

It’s all gone cold…
But no one wants the blame
It’s all so wrong…
But who am I, who am I to say?

I’m begging for forgiveness, everything I’ve done
If God is listening, He knows I’m not the only one
It’s okay to lash out from the rules that I’m enslaved
But somehow someday, I’ll have to turn the page

It’s all gone cold…
And no one wants to change
It’s all so wrong…
But no one wants the blame

It’s all gone cold…
There’s nothing left to gain
It’s all so wrong…
But who am I, who am I to say?

My heart’s an endless winter filled with rage
I’m looking forward to forgetting yesterday

It’s all gone cold…
And no one wants to change
It’s all so wrong…
But no one wants the blame

It’s all gone cold…
There’s nothing left to gain
It’s all so wrong…
But who am I, who am I to say?
To say

It’s all gone cold…
But who am I to say?
It’s all gone cold…
But who am I, who am I to say?

Cold…