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Five Finger Death Punch - Wrong Side Of Heaven



The music video concerns the plight of soldiers returning home and the horrors of post-traumatic stress disorder. The clip was written by the band and directed by Nick Peterson, who also helmed Five Finger Death Punch's visual for "Coming Down." "War is not pretty," guitarist Zoltan Bathory told Artist Direct explaining how the promo fits in with the song's lyrics about conflicted morality. "That's what happens. Even though these guys are doing a job and they're doing something for the greater good. As an individual in that situation, you don't know. You signed up. You're ready to lay down your life. You're ready to uphold the rules of engagement even though your enemy doesn't. It's a very difficult thing to go through."


"Nobody really understands the politics," he continued. "A lot of information is hidden from us. We know half-truths. What if you got the wrong half of the truth? Imagine a soldier in the situation. He signed up to defend his country and all it stands for. Now, he has to go do things beyond what a civilian could even fathom. 'The Wrong Side of Heaven' was that line. That's what the song talks about. He's thinking, 'Is it right or wrong? I'm doing what I have to do. This is my duty. I'd like to believe I'm sent here for the right reason.'"



Lyrics


I spoke to God today, and she said that she's ashamed


What have I become? What have I done?


I spoke to the Devil today, and he swears he's not to blame


And I understood, 'cause I feel the same



Arms wide open, I stand alone


I'm no hero, and I'm not made of stone


Right or wrong, I can hardly tell


I'm on the wrong side of Heaven, and the righteous side of Hell


The wrong side of Heaven, and the righteous side, the righteous side of Hell



I heard from God today, and she sounded just like me


What have I done and who have I become?


I saw the Devil today, and he looked a lot like me


I looked away, I turned away!



Arms wide open, I stand alone


I'm no hero, and I'm not made of stone


Right or wrong, I can hardly tell


I'm on the wrong side of Heaven, and the righteous side of Hell


The wrong side of heaven, and the righteous side, the righteous side of Hell



I'm not defending, downward descending


Falling further and further away!


Getting closer every day!



I'm getting closer every day, to the end


To the end, the end, the end


I'm getting closer every day!



Arms wide open, I stand alone


I'm no hero, and I'm not made of stone


Right or wrong, I can hardly tell


I'm on the wrong side of Heaven, and the righteous side of Hell


The wrong side of Heaven, and the righteous side of Hell


The wrong side of Heaven, and the righteous side, the righteous side of Hell

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