Coffin
Black Veil Brides Lyrics


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Take your crosses
I'll live without them
Standing wet in holy rain.
When you were baptized
Ignored the problem
That's when I watched you seal your grave.

I tried to save you
But let you drink the pain
A final song now we both know.
So I'm not givin' up
Won't let you suffocate me
You find your hell-less home.

I don't owe you anything
You'll only die a dream forgotten.
I've got my pride so hear me sing
I'll never let you steal my coffin.

Words as weapons
Pierce into you
So self-righteous, have it your way
I'm alive and now I'm burning
Say a prayer to end today

I tried to save you
But let you drink the pain
A final song now we both know.
So I'm not givin' up
Won't let you suffocate me
You find your hell-less home.

I don't owe you anything
You'll only die a dream forgotten.
I've got my pride so hear me sing
I'll never let you steal my coffin.

I won't let you steal my after life
I won't let you steal my after life

So I'm not givin' up
Won't let you suffocate me
You find your hell-less home.

I don't owe you anything
You'll only die a dream forgotten.
I've got my pride so hear me sing
I'll never let you steal my coffin.

I don't owe you anything
You'll only die a dream forgotten.




I've got my pride so hear me sing
I'll never let you steal my coffin.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Coffin" by Black Veil Brides carry a strong message of defiance towards those who have tried to bring the singer down. The song seems to be about a relationship or a friendship that has turned toxic, with one person trying to manipulate or control the other. The main theme is the singer's refusal to let the other person take control of their life, even when they're being criticized or judged harshly.


The opening lines of the song set the tone for this message of independence: "Take your crosses, I'll live without them / Standing wet in holy rain." Here, the singer is rejecting the religious symbols that the other person is using to try and control them. They refuse to live their life according to someone else's rules or dogma, even if it means standing in the rain.


The chorus of the song - "I don't owe you anything / You'll only die a dream forgotten / I've got my pride so hear me sing / I'll never let you steal my coffin" - is a powerful declaration of the singer's defiance. They are saying that they won't allow the other person to take away their identity or their sense of self-worth. The idea of a coffin can be interpreted in different ways here - it could represent the singer's physical body, or more metaphorically, their sense of self. Either way, they won't let anyone else take it away from them.


The song is ultimately about standing up for oneself in the face of criticism or manipulation. The singer refuses to be a victim and makes it clear that they're not going to let anyone else dictate their life. It's a message of strength and self-respect that many listeners can relate to.


Line by Line Meaning

Take your crosses
I don't need your symbols of religion


I'll live without them
I can go on without your belief system


Standing wet in holy rain.
Even when it rains down blessings, I won't conform


When you were baptized
When you chose to be reborn


Ignored the problem
You turned a blind eye to the issues at hand


That's when I watched you seal your grave.
You dug yourself a hole you can't escape


I tried to save you
I attempted to help you out


But let you drink the pain
Yet you kept ingesting your own misery


A final song now we both know.
This is the end, and we're both aware of it


So I'm not givin' up
I refuse to quit


Won't let you suffocate me
I won't let you bring me down with you


You find your hell-less home.
You will suffer alone, without dragging me with you


I don't owe you anything
I am not in your debt


You'll only die a dream forgotten.
You'll be forgotten, and so will your aspirations


I've got my pride so hear me sing
I have my dignity and I will show it through song


I'll never let you steal my coffin.
I won't let you take my final resting place


Words as weapons
Your words are sharp and hurtful


Pierce into you
They harm you deeply


So self-righteous, have it your way
You think you're better than me, do as you please


I'm alive and now I'm burning
I'm still alive and passionate


Say a prayer to end today
You can try to pray it all away


I won't let you steal my after life
You won't influence how I spend the rest of eternity




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Mom- you need therapy or something?

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Take your crosses
I'll live without them
Standing wet in holy rain.
When you were baptized
Ignored the problem
That's when I watched you seal your grave.

I tried to save you
But let you drink the pain
A final song now we both know.
So I'm not givin' up
Won't let you suffocate me
You find your hell is home.

I don't owe you anything
You'll only die a dream forgotten.
I've got my pride so hear me sing
I'll never let you steal my coffin.

Words as weapons
Pierce into you
So self-righteous, have it your way
I'm alive and now I'm burning
Say a prayer to end today

I tried to save you
But let you drink the pain
A final song now we both know.
So I'm not givin' up
Won't let you suffocate me
You find your hell is home.

I don't owe you anything
You'll only die a dream forgotten.
I've got my pride so hear me sing
I'll never let you steal my coffin.

Never let you steal my after life
Never let you steal my after life

So I'm not givin' up
Won't let you suffocate me
You find your hell is home.

I don't owe you anything
You'll only die a dream forgotten.
I've got my pride so hear me sing
I'll never let you steal my coffin.

I don't owe you anything
You'll only die a dream forgotten.
I've got my pride so hear me sing
I'll never let you steal my coffin.



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me in my coffin:....................................................................... shit I forgot my headphones

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