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Avenged Sevenfold - Critical Acclaim Lyrics

Song details
TitleCritical Acclaim
ArtistAvenged Sevenfold
AlbumLive in the LBC and Diamonds in the Rough [2008], Track 1 Disc 2
Avenged Sevenfold [2007], Track 1
GenreMetal, Rock
Duration00:05:21
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Song lyrics
Shh quiet, you might piss somebody off
Like me motherfucker, you've been at it for too long
While you feed off others insecurities
You stand in front of me and bite the hand that feeds

(Self-righteousness is wearing thin)
Lies inside your head your best friend
(Heart bleeds but not for fellow man)
Broken glass, your fake reflection

Telling them it's all for something real
Don't respect the words you're speaking
Gone too far, acclaim!!

So how does it feel to know that someones kid in the heart of America
Has blood on their hands, fighting to defend your rights
So you can maintain the lifestyle that insults his family's existence
Well, where I'm from we have a special salute we aim high in the air
Towards all those pompous assholes who spend their days pointing fingers

Fuck you

Shh quiet, you might piss somebody off
Like the heartbeat of this country when antagonized too long
I'll be damned if you count me in as part of your generous hypocrisy
Collecting enemies

(Tabloid gossip queen, worthless man)
There's no need for us to bury you
(Selfish agenda, once again)
Right this way, you've dug your own grave

Telling them it's all for something real
Don't respect the words you're speaking
Gone too far, acclaim!

All the way from the east to the west
We've got this high society looking down on this very foundation
Constantly reminding us that
our actions are the cause of all their problems
Pointing the fingers in every direction
Blaming their own nation for who wins elections
They've never contributed a fucking thing
to the country they love to criticize

Excuse the obscene, ignore the untrue
Depictions we see, try and get through
Admitting mistakes can't hurt
I'm not the last but I sure ain't the first

Shh quiet, you might piss somebody off

(Self-righteousness is wearing thin)
Lies inside your head your best friend
(Heart bleeds but not for fellow man)
Broken glass, your fake reflection

Telling them it's all for something real
Don't respect these words you speaking
Gone too far, acclaim.
submitted by michelle on August 18th, 2007
corrected on February 2nd, 2012
written by Baker, Zachary James / Sanders, Matthew Charles / Haner, Jr., Brian Elwin / Sullivan, James Owen /
copyright with Lyrics © Emi Music Publishing

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 Song comments
0 likes - like | 15-06-2012 17:34 Max_Sullivan 
Max_Sullivan
 
8 posts
Awesome song ! The best song of this album ! Love the Chorus singing by The Rev ! R.I.P
0 likes - like | 22-12-2011 02:52 Darkfire216 
Darkfire216
 
1 posts
Error in the lyrics:
"I've had enough it's time for something real"
Correct lyrics:
"I've had enough it's all for something real"
No big deal, but they are my favorite band.
0 likes - like | 13-12-2011 02:23 brandiblitz142 
brandiblitz142
 
27 posts
woooot politics
0 likes - like | 08-09-2011 11:17 nbates93 
nbates93
 
1 posts
This Song Is Epic, and the guy who says it sucks, well this first few sections are about you
0 likes - like | 03-09-2011 23:45 immajohncenafan 
immajohncenafan
 
77 posts
THIS SONG DOES NOT SUCK
foREVer
0 likes - like | 09-08-2011 03:18 Antunez 
Antunez
 
4 posts
this is one of their best songs
0 likes - like | 29-07-2011 11:46 HeadHunter 
HeadHunter
 
4 posts
One of their best song, probably!
0 likes - like | 02-05-2011 20:13 struders 
struders
 
1 posts
I love Avenged Sevenfold. This song is great, I cant stop playing it
0 likes - like | 20-02-2011 20:35 FEMALEMARINE 
FEMALEMARINE
 
2 posts
And also instead of "It's time for something real" the lyrics are "It's all for something real".
0 likes - like | 20-02-2011 20:29 FEMALEMARINE 
FEMALEMARINE
 
2 posts
This is an amazing song. But unfortunatly some lyrics are still incorrect.
Instead of "damn lord got queen" the correct lyrics are "Tabloid gossip queen". In my opinion this song is not political at all. Avenged Sevenfold is sending a message to all the military protesters and anti-war groups. We fight for their right to protest us. If it was not for us we would not be the great country that we are.
Semper Fi Marines.
OOOHHHRRRAAHHH!!!!!!
0 likes - like | 07-02-2011 20:40 MickeytheIdiot 
MickeytheIdiot
 
1 posts
Brilliant song, cannot see how someone cannot like it!
0 likes - like | 10-12-2010 22:34 suominipsu 
suominipsu
 
248 posts
Shh, be quiet, you might piss somebody off... Love it!
0 likes - like | 25-06-2010 18:04 Disarray 
Disarray
 
2,348 posts
Damn this new album is just awesome!
This song has deep meaning and A7X is really speaking up and strengthening their opinion about USA.
0 likes - like | 11-01-2010 02:52 DemonWings09 
DemonWings09
 
7 posts
It also says 'a clone' in the lyrics booklet that comes with the CD. just saying
0 likes - like | 06-01-2010 03:54 vengence 
vengence
 
1 posts
To MXsno7 it is A clone not acclaim if u listen really well it doesnt sound like acclaim at all and if u go on their website it says it to so OWNED
0 likes - like | 03-01-2010 19:28 gkalem 
gkalem
 
1 posts
The lyrics are alright until they get to the revs singing part its not "A Clone!!!" its "Acclaim" kinda explains the title of the song
0 likes - like | 11-10-2009 01:51 GeeRob 
GeeRob
 
3 posts
Ahhh, it's beautiful.
I'm really sorry to be picky, but for the chorus, it's not "acclaim", it's "a clone", just, i know A7X would perfer the pwopa lyrics, sorry dudes.
0 likes - like | 01-08-2009 04:40 Supergrognar 
Supergrognar
 
10 posts
I love Avenged Sevenfold!!!
0 likes - like | 31-07-2009 21:09 ZackyVLove 
ZackyVLove
 
1 posts
The best thing about this song is that in many ways it is quite political and not many bands can pull off a political song as they just sound as if they are ranting but Avenged Sevenfold most certainly can! They could write a song about public loos or bunny rabbits and it would still sound good
0 likes - like | 10-07-2009 05:09 DemonWings09 
DemonWings09
 
7 posts
I have mixed feelings about this song but I will say that it does have an awesome beat and the vocals are performed amazingly. In my opinion though it is a political song. Though it doesn't talk about politics involving politicians and things of that nature, it does deal with issues that are very heated in the political world which to me makes it a political song. I have nothing against political songs mind you, just thought I'd point it out.
0 likes - like | 30-06-2009 15:33 CHEESY_BIG_MAC 
CHEESY_BIG_MAC
 
50 posts
Overall, this is a good song on an album that did not impress me, its too slow to be called Avenged Sevenfold.


And to that guy who though he says "acclaim" "a clone"

He does say "gone too far, a clone" as a reference to those people who do nothing but insult our nation and are just like each other, all of those people are all the same, like a clone
0 likes - like | 27-05-2009 04:13 Jaxtar 
Jaxtar
 
1 posts
I love this song!! It is awesome!!
And to the person who thinks that the lyrics are wrong, they aren't. It is "a clone" not acclaim.

Avenged Sevenfold are amazing!
0 likes - like | 22-05-2009 03:39 Knxlitoz95 
Knxlitoz95
 
42 posts
i love the "so how does it feel to know..." part love this song and love A7X!!!!
0 likes - like | 10-03-2009 17:13 Arave 
Arave
 
1 posts
I'm tired of people saying that this song by the great A7x that this song is political. If your going to review this song then at least pay atention to the lyrics. The thrue meaning of Critical Acclaim is that it critisizes the critizisers. By this I mean it talks about the people who insult the solders in the war. It is not political in anyway. When in the begining where it goes "Shhh be quiet you might piss somebody off" it refers to the people who lay back in america and insults its greatness by insulting never doing anything.What he means by we have a special way of saluting he means the middle finger to those people who only critize their country by insulting the solders.This is the true meaning of the song. Also one of M. Shadows friends is in war. so yea f u people who only critisize.


And just know we are #1 and all others are just jealous.
0 likes - like | 03-03-2009 20:19 Kykesus 
Kykesus
 
2 posts
Very good song, now my favorite but i still liked it very much
........::::::::A7X ROX::::::::...........

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