Behind Me Lies Another Fallen Soldier

Album: Beneath the Encasing of Ashes (2001)
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  • The title does not appear in the lyrics to this song. As I Lay Dying lead singer Tim Lambesis told us: "I had already written the lyrics to 'Behind Me Lies Another Fallen Solider' when a friend of mine suggested the title. At first I thought it was a strange suggestion, but I eventually decided to keep it because it describes the song from a different angle besides the one most obvious when reading the lyrics. Many times in life we fight what it is God wants because we're convinced we know what is best for ourselves. In order to progress and change we must die to ourselves. This battle or dying to our selfishness is not something that only happens once and for all. There are different aspects of weakness fighting within my heart and I hope to let them all die one by one. Selfishness, pride, lust, etc. The soldier left behind in that song was my pride, something this most often necessary to destroy before any of us can move on to tackle the rest of our inner demons." (learn more at


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