Gunslinger ~ Avenged Sevenfold

My most favorite band of all time is a band called “Avenged Sevenfold” and today I wanted to share one of their songs with you, an “undercover” song about God. On the surface it’s about a soldier fighting in a war, but you don’t have to dig to far to figure out that throughout the song this “soldier” is talking to God as he lay dying on the “battlefield”. There are many jewels like this throughout ALL of their albums. I hope this song touches and comforts you as it does me 🙂

Yeah, you’ve been alone
I’ve been gone for far too long
But with all that we’ve been through (the key to this is to know that the “we” is the soldier and God, going through this life together)
After all this time I’m coming home to you

Never let it show
The pain I’ve grown to know (the inherent pain of being a Christ Follower Of The Narrow Way while on this planet earth)
‘Cause with all these things we do
It don’t matter when I’m coming home to you

I reach towards the sky I’ve said my goodbyes
My heart’s always with you now (because he is dying, his heart will now always be with God)
I won’t question why so many have died (the many who died is all of the millions of christian martyrs)
My prayers have made it through yeah (-the mission was a succes! 😀 )
‘Cause with all these things we do
It don’t matter when I’m coming home to you (God is always with him, so it doesn’t really matter if he dies now or later and he’s willing to stay and do more work if that’s what God wants)

Letters keep me warm
Helped me through the storm (Letters from home = Bible)
But with all that we’ve been through
After all this time I’m coming home to you

I reach towards the sky I’ve said my goodbyes
My heart’s always with you now
I won’t question why so many have died
My prayers have made it through yeah
‘Cause with all these things we do
It don’t matter when I’m coming home to you

I’ve always been true
I’ve waited so long just to come hold you
I’m making it through
It’s been far too long, we’ve proven our
love over time, it’s so strong, in all that we do
The stars in the night, they lend me their light (symbolically stars often represent angels)
to bring me closer to heaven with you (this is the line that gives it all away, the fact that the soldier is talking to God throughout the whole song..and also the fact that the soldier is dying)

But with all that we’ve been through

After all this time I’m coming home to you

I reach towards the sky I’ve said my goodbyes
My heart’s always with you now
I won’t question why so many have died
My prayers have made it through yeah
‘Cause with all these things we do
It don’t matter when I’m coming home to you

And with all that we’ve been through
After all this time I’m coming home to you

gunslinger

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