The Darkest Nights

Album: Shadows are Security (2005)

Songfacts®:

  • As I Lay Dying lead singer and lyricist Tim Lambesis told Songfacts about this song: "'The Darkest Nights' sits fourth in the concept of the Shadows are Security album. Many of the themes for that record come from a belief in something called the dark night of soul. That is a moment in each person's growth where their motivation for devotion changes from pure emotion and excitement to concrete belief shown by sacrifice and commitment even when we don't feel that way. The darkest night or lack of any emotional motivation comes sometime after an initially beautiful and life changing event. That moment of hope is described in 'The Darkest Nights' because it is those thoughts and memories that help us hold on."

Comments: 6

  • Adam from Universal City, Txman i love that song but the greatest song by as i lay dying is through struggle
  • Brandon Floyd from Gruetli-laager, Tngood thought man, I love as I lay dying, they are a very talented band..the drummer is insane, and the guitars are awesome, and the screamer..wow
  • Rimer from Canton, GaAMAZING.
    :]
    god bless.
    also check out-august burns red, with blood comes cleansing, haste the day(older stuff).
    GOOD loud hardcore music with up lifting, meaningful lyrics.
  • Kiran from Shelton, Ctamazing christian "life" metal band. love bands like norma jean and as i lay dieing. as cities burn is also great
  • Aj from Alvin, TxYeah, that explanation of it makes alot of sense.

    considering that the music video has to do with a biblical story.
  • Dave from Edmontin, CanadaAS I lay dying is the best metal band out there and thyre Christian...VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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