Ritual
Black Veil Brides Lyrics


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Praying for what your heart brings
Thoughts of escape and bloodshot eyes
You're barely sleeping, no longer dreaming
Now what you do to feel alive

Rise up and celebrate your life
We're not alone in our ritual
Sing for what you feel inside
Becoming one with our ritual

Singing songs of the old days
Try to remember what's gone by
Stronger in new ways
Don't care what they say
This is your life
It's time to rejoice

Rise up and celebrate your life
We're not alone in our ritual
Sing for what you feel inside
Becoming one with our ritual

Our destiny is what we learned
Together wanting something more
Their misery and demons burn
A feeling that's worth fighting for

Rise up and celebrate your life
We're not alone in our ritual
Sing for what you feel inside
Becoming one with our ritual

Rise up and celebrate your life
We're not alone in our ritual
Sing for what you feel inside
Becoming one with our ritual





Becoming one with our ritual

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Black Veil Brides' song Ritual contain themes of escapism, rebirth and the pursuit of belonging. The opening lines describe the singer as being in a state of struggle and desperation, “Praying for what your heart brings / Thoughts of escape and bloodshot eyes / You're barely sleeping, no longer dreaming / Now what you do to feel alive.” These lines paint a picture of a person who is seeking a way out of their current reality and feels trapped in their own skin.


However, the chorus provides a positive spin to this dark narration. The band invites their listeners to celebrate life and freedom through coming together in their ritual. With lines such as, “Rise up and celebrate your life / Sing for what you feel inside,” Black Veil Brides creates an uplifting sense of community amongst their listeners. They suggest that by coming together, people can find a feeling of purpose and belonging that they may not have been able to find elsewhere in their lives.


Line by Line Meaning

Praying for what your heart brings
You're seeking for something divine to fulfill your heart's desire


Thoughts of escape and bloodshot eyes
You're overwhelmed and desperate for a way out, but it's taking a toll on you


You're barely sleeping, no longer dreaming
Your exhaustion has led to a loss of hope and aspirations


Now what you do to feel alive
You're searching for something that gives you vitality and purpose


Rise up and celebrate your life
It's time to not only live, but to thrive and honor your existence


We're not alone in our ritual
We have a community that shares our struggles and passions


Sing for what you feel inside
Express the emotions that are within you, no matter how intense or vulnerable


Becoming one with our ritual
We connect and unify through our shared experiences and traditions


Singing songs of the old days
We honor our history and heritage through music and storytelling


Try to remember what's gone by
We reflect on the past to learn from it and cherish its memories


Stronger in new ways
We grow and evolve, gaining resilience and strength from our hardships


Don't care what they say
We don't let the opinions of others dictate our choices and beliefs


This is your life
You have the power to shape your own destiny and create your own path


Our destiny is what we learned
Our future is shaped by the knowledge and experiences we've gained


Together wanting something more
We strive for growth and change, seeking a greater purpose


Their misery and demons burn
We leave behind the pain and negativity of the past


A feeling that's worth fighting for
We are motivated by the possibility of a meaningful and fulfilling existence




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Luke W Walker, Andy Biersack, Jacob Pitts, Anne Preven, Ashley Purdy

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