We Don't Belong
Black Veil Brides Lyrics


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The gates of heaven were long shut
The pits of hell they were all filled up and
I fear I don't belong here

Yeah

They might call me a sinner
I walk and blink through the fire
It hurts, disappear
You don't belong here

The church of fear
The church of failure
The church of fools

So call me a nothing
Call me a something
Treat me cruel

(Hey)

(Whoa, whoa)
We don't belong here
We don't belong
(Whoa, whoa)
We don't belong here

It's the anthem of the underground
So get back up, when they put you down
We singing

(Whoa, whoa)
We don't belong here
We don't belong

(We don't belong)
(We don't belong)

Can you hear the march of the rejects?
Another parade of the defects
Can I hear?
We don't belong here

So rise from the darkness
Out of the distance
Hearts of the used

Show me your worst
Show me your curse
Tell me the truth

Whoa, whoa
We don't belong here
We don't belong

(Whoa, whoa)
We don't belong here

It's the anthem of the underground
So get back up when they put you down
We singing

(Whoa, whoa)
We don't belong here
We don't belong

(Yeah)

The gates of heaven were locked shut
And the pits of hell, they were all filled up
And I fear, I don't belong here

(Yeah)

Whoa, whoa
We don't belong here
We don't belong

(Whoa, whoa)
We don't belong here

It's the anthem of the underground
So get back up, when they put you down
We singing

(Whoa, whoa)
We don't belong here
We don't belong

We don't belong




We don't belong
I don't belong

Overall Meaning

The song "We Don't Belong" by Black Veil Brides is a dark and dramatic anthem that speaks to those who feel like outsiders or rejects in society. The lyrics describe the feeling of not belonging in either heaven or hell, as well as the rejection and mistreatment faced by those who do not fit in with the mainstream. The chorus repeats the message that "we don't belong here," accompanied by an intense and emotional instrumental backing.


The lyrics also make references to the "church of fear," "church of failure," and "church of fools," suggesting that organized religion and societal norms are contributing to the individual feeling of not belonging. The song encourages the listener to rise up and stand proud in their uniqueness, rather than trying to conform to fit in. The repeated chant of "the anthem of the underground" reinforces this message of embracing one's outsider status.


Overall, "We Don't Belong" is a powerful and relatable song for those who feel like they don't fit in, offering a message of strength and solidarity in the face of societal pressure.


Line by Line Meaning

The gates of heaven were long shut
The idea of finding a place in heaven seems impossible since the gates have been closed for a long time.


The pits of hell they were all filled up and
The idea of finding a place in hell also seems unlikely since there is no room left in the already-crowded pits.


I fear I don't belong here
As a result, the singer feels like they don't belong in either heaven or hell, and possibly not even in the world of the living.


Yeah
An interjection indicating agreement or emphasis.


The ? might kill me a sinner
The idea of being judged by an unknown entity, possibly God, could lead to the artist being punished as a sinner.


I walk and blink through the fire
The singer is struggling through a difficult situation, possibly related to their sense of not belonging.


It hurts, disappear
The pain caused by this struggle makes the singer wish they could disappear or escape.


You don't belong here
Someone or something is making the artist feel like they don't belong, possibly in reference to a religious institution or society in general.


The church of fear
There is a sense of fear surrounding religious or societal institutions that the artist is referring to.


The church of failure
The artist views these institutions as failing to provide a sense of belonging or purpose.


The church of fools
The singer believes these institutions are foolish or lacking in wisdom.


So call me a nothing
The artist is willing to accept negative labels, such as 'nothing', as a way of rejecting the values of the institutions they view as failing.


Call me a something
On the other hand, the singer is also willing to accept positive labels, emphasizing the belief that these labels don't define a person's worth.


Treat me cruel
The singer is willing to endure cruelty or abuse as a result of their rejection of societal or religious conformities.


(Hey!)
An interjection expressing enthusiasm or excitement.


(Woah, woah!)
An interjection expressing a sense of awe, wonder, or disbelief.


We don't belong here
The main message of the song - the artist and possibly others like them feel like they don't belong in the world as it is currently constructed.


It's the anthem of the underground
The idea of 'the underground' represents a counterculture or a group of people who reject societal norms and seek their own sense of belonging.


So get back up when they put you down
The singer is urging the listener to persevere through the challenges they face and not give up when others try to bring them down.


We singing
An indication that the song is meant to be sung, and that there is a sense of solidarity among those who feel they don't belong.


(Yeah!)
An interjection indicating agreement or emphasis.


Can you hear the march of the rejects?
The idea of 'rejects' refers to those who feel they don't belong or are excluded from mainstream society.


Another parade of the defects
The image of a 'parade' emphasizes the idea that those who feel they don't belong are coming together in a visible and audible way.


Can I hear?
An expression of uncertainty or questioning.


So rise from the darkness
The singer is urging those who feel excluded to rise up and claim their place in the world.


Out of the distance
This could refer to a sense of feeling distant from others who don't share the same beliefs or feelings.


Hearts of the used
This may refer to people who have been rejected or hurt in some way.


Show me your works
The artist is asking for evidence of what someone has created or done in order to demonstrate their value.


Show me your curse
The artist is also willing to accept negative aspects of a person's life or history as a part of their story and identity.


Tell me the truth
The singer is emphasizing the importance of honesty and authenticity in finding a sense of belonging and meaning.


(Woah, woah!)
An interjection expressing a sense of awe, wonder, or disbelief.


We don't belong here
Reiteration of the song's main message.


(Yeah!)
An interjection indicating agreement or emphasis.


We don't belong
A shortened version of the song's main message, emphasizing the rejection of societal norms.


We don't belong here
Reiteration of the song's main message.


It's the anthem of the underground
Reiteration of the countercultural message introduced earlier in the song.


So get back up, when they put you down
Reiteration of the message urging perseverance in the face of adversity.


We singing
An indication that the singer and possibly others are still united in their belief in rejecting societal norms.


(Yeah!)
An interjection indicating agreement or emphasis.


We don't belong
Reiteration of the song's main message.


We don't belong
Reiteration of the shortened message emphasizing rejection of societal norms.


We don't belong
Reiteration of the shortened message emphasizing rejection of societal norms.


I don't belong
The singer asserts their own identity in a final reiteration of the song's main message.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Jacob Pitts, Jeremy Ferguson, Andrew Biersack, John Feldman, Martin Johnson

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