Brompton Cocktail

Album: Avenged Sevenfold (2007)
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  • Doc, I'm dying, I'm feeling compromised (feeling compromised)
    And so dehumanized (and so dehumanized)
    I lost my final fight to disease, I feel that this is where it ends
    I need that shot to enter my vein
    My Brompton cocktail blend

    'Cause I can't feel my face
    I won't struggle long
    In a world so cold
    In a world so wrong

    I'm not running away, been fighting this so long (so long)
    Such a price that we pay, we gotta be so strong
    In a lie

    I'm tired, induced euphoria (induced euphoria)
    To help me move along (help me move along)
    I wanna meet my maker in peace, I want to feel alive again
    So put that smile back on my face and mix it strong my friend

    'Cause I can't feel my face
    I won't struggle long
    In a world so cold
    In a world so wrong

    I'm not running away, been fighting this so long (so long)
    Such a price that we pay, we gotta be so strong
    And I take my life tonight 'cause I have the right to die how I wanna
    And leave how I arrived, so alive

    I believe my sins have been forgiven
    And I believe my choice will save me from this life
    Please don't question why
    My sins have been forgotten
    I believe I'll find peace in afterlife
    Please don't question why
    I left this way

    'Cause I can't feel my face
    I won't struggle long
    In a world so cold
    In a world so wrong

    I'm not running away, been fighting this so long (so long)
    Such a price that we pay, we gotta be so strong
    And I take my life tonight 'cause I have the right to die how I wanna
    And leave how I arrived, so alive
    (alive) Writer/s: BRIAN ELWIN HANER, JR., BRIAN HANER, JR., JAMES OWEN SULLIVAN, JAMES SULLIVAN, JONATHAN SEWARD, MATTHEW CHARLES SANDERS, MATTHEW SANDERS, ZACHARY BAKER, ZACHARY JAMES BAKER
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 8

  • Branden from Orange Park, Fl Brompton's cocktail — is an elixir meant for use as a pain suppressant, and dosed for prophylaxis. Made from morphine or diacetylmorphine (heroin), cocaine, highly-pure ethyl alcohol (some recipes specify gin), and sometimes with chlorpromazine (Thorazine) to counteract nausea, it was given to terminally-ill individuals (especially cancer patients) to relieve pain and promote sociability near death. A common formulation included "a variable amount of morphine, 10 mg of cocaine, 2.5 mL of 98% ethyl alcohol, 5 mL of syrup BP and a variable amount of chloroform water.
    basically what everyone is saying it was a overdose. rev was family to a7x because rev wrote most of the nightmare album. In my opinion he was the best drummer for avenged sevenfold but I am proud to say they did a amazing job continuing without him... RIP JIMMY "THE REV" A7X4LIFE!
  • Jessi from Detroit, MiMallory- He did die from an overdose of drugs and alcohol. The drugs were mix of pain and stress relievers, which he took with alcohol. It is true that he had an enlarged heart, but not all the drugs he overdosed were part of his prescription. My personal opinion is that he committed suicide, after listening to the song "Death", later renamed "Fiction". He wrote and did a demo for this song, two days before his death.
  • Mallory from Hunington Beach , Ca@katharine No, He did not die from overdose and alcohol. When he was born he had an enlarged heart. Before his death he had surgy on his eyes and was taking the right amount of medicine for it. The medicane was to much for his heart and it stopped beating.
  • Jeff from Philadelphia, PaSounded more to me like a song about a "suicide doctor"
  • Katharine from Kent, United KingdomJay- nope, he died from overdose of prescription drugs mixed with alcohol. But that doesnt really matter.
    I love this song, even my mum likes it, we were listening through the album and she didnt like it very much and then brompton cocktail came on and she thought it was awesome, of course its awesome, The Rev wrote it!
  • Jay from Atlanta, GaThe ingredients to a Brompton Cocktail are eerily similar to the Rev's Toxicology report
  • Justin from Lawrincville, Gatruly an amazing song when u read word for word of it
  • Alan from The Meadow Of Rainbows, United KingdomThis is quite a good song but not their best.
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