So Far Away

So Far Away by Avenged Sevenfold is played in the original key of E flat major. It was released as a single in 2010 from their fifth studio album, Nightmare. The song was written by the band's late drummer, James "The Rev" Sullivan, as a tribute to their guitarist and close friend, Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan, who passed away in 2009. The lyrics reflect on the pain of losing someone and the longing to be reunited. The song features a melodic and soaring guitar solo by lead guitarist Synyster Gates, showcasing his impressive technical skills. Fun fact, the music video for So Far Away was filmed during the band's live shows and includes footage of their fans honoring The Rev with tributes and signs. The melody of the song is emotive and heartfelt, carrying a strong sense of melancholy and longing throughout.