Avenged Sevenfold – Set Me Free | Lyrics Review and Song Meaning

Avenged Sevenfold returns to music with a brand new unreleased track from 2013. The new standalone single is titled “Set Me Free,” and one of the slow-paced tracks on A7X’s discography.

“Set Me Free” song was originally recorded for the band’s 2013 album ‘Hail to The King’ but was never included in it. It has since been set aside, not making it into the band’s last album ‘The Stage’ released in 2016. However, with the new streaming version of ‘Diamonds in the Rough’ album, originally released in 2008, the unreleased song comes out as a standalone single in 2020.

The new song talks about the internal turmoils of the singer inspired by heartbreak. The artists use some powerful imagery to send out this message without revealing a direct motive.

Listen to “Set Me Free” by Avenged Sevenfold

Verse 1

Avenged Sevenfold describes a beautiful day outside of the singer’s window. The air is calm and the Sun soaks the land, trees and flowers in a glorious bath of sunshine. But this is not the exact picture that the singer sees for himself. He sees dark clouds and a solar eclipse!

You see what you chose to see for yourself! To see dark clouds of grey during a beautifully sunny day is a reflection of the singer’s mental state. When your mind is not in the right state, it will add an extra layer of filters into what you see and process. Even positive things can look awfully negative when your mind decides to perceive things in that connotation.

Verse 2

The second verse on “Set Me Free” implies that the singer wished for a family. Not hitting this goal with that special someone may have triggered his mind to sway towards the darkness. The lyrics say that the singer enjoyed being with children and he often dreamt of his own family when he held a newborn baby.

Death knocking on the singer’s door, which is also a perceived manifestation of the world around him. He might be attempting to console himself by justifying that his children would have had to endure the same excruciating life if they were born.

Verse 3

The third verse of the song could be about seeking salvation. The singer seeks some peace in the Church. Holy water to wash his soul and the Church bells to bring some rhythm into his life. Even so, he still feels held back by the chains of heartache.

He knows this is life, but he cannot figure out the way out. He keeps on descending into the darkness assisted by his own inner workings. The salvation he seeks is not around him, but rather within himself only.

Only he can set himself free, by detaching himself from the strings that he himself built into this physical world. Nothing is permanent in the world, so why build permanent attachments?

Let us know what you think about this brand new song by Avenged Sevenfold by leaving a comment below.

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1 Response

  1. Marife says:

    Nice song! We were just temporary,thus no need to attached permanent to ourselves.
    Sometimes in December 2019,
    My boyfriend told me “please understand as I set you free”
    I cannot hold back my tears but can’t do nothing about his decision. later months, I realized his decision is a blessing in disguise for me.

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