Frail Words Collapse

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Frail Words Collapse
Frail Worlds Collapse cover art.jpg
Studio album by As I Lay Dying
Released July 1, 2003 (2003-07-01)
Recorded February 2003
Studio Big Fish Studio
Genre Metalcore
Length 38:44
Label Metal Blade
Producer Evan White, Tim Lambesis
As I Lay Dying chronology
As I Lay Dying/American Tragedy
Frail Words Collapse
Shadows Are Security
Singles from Frail Words Collapse
  1. "94 Hours"
    Released: 2003[citation needed]
  2. "Forever"
    Released: 2003[citation needed]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Exclaim! Highly favorable[2]
HM Magazine Highly favorable[3]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars[4]
Imperiumi 6.5/10 stars[5]

Frail Words Collapse is the second studio album by American metalcore band As I Lay Dying. The album is their first release on the record label Metal Blade Records. Only two of the five current band-members (drummer Jordan Mancino and frontman Tim Lambesis) appeared on the album. Two of the band's signature songs, "94 Hours" and "Forever", appear on the album.

Music videos have been produced for the songs "94 Hours" and "Forever." The album has sold 250,000 copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by As I Lay Dying.

No. Title Writer(s) also appeared on Length
1. "94 Hours"     3:11
2. "Falling Upon Deaf Ears"     2:31
3. "Forever"   As I Lay Dying/American Tragedy 4:43
4. "Collision"     3:11
5. "Distance Is Darkness"     2:39
6. "Behind Me Lies Another Fallen Soldier" As I Lay Dying, Jon Jameson Beneath the Encasing of Ashes 3:03
7. "Undefined"     2:17
8. "A Thousand Steps"     1:46
9. "The Beginning" As I Lay Dying, Tommy Garcia As I Lay Dying/American Tragedy 3:29
10. "Song 10"     4:16
11. "The Pain of Separation"   As I Lay Dying/American Tragedy 2:57
12. "Elegy"     4:47
Total length: 38:44


Production and performance credits are adapted from the album liner notes.

As I Lay Dying
Additional musicians
  • Tommy Garcia – vocals
  • Johnny Upton – vocals
  • Jarrod – vocals


Chart (2003) Peak
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[6] 30
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[7] 41


  1. ^ "Frail Words Collapse - As I Lay Dying". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ Pratt, Gregg (September 2003). "As I Lay Dying - Frail Words Collapse". Exclaim!. Ian Danzig. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Rhorer, Sean. "As I Lay Dying - FRAIL WORDS COLLAPSE". HM Magazine. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "As I Lay Dying, "Frail Words Collapse" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. 
  5. ^ Niko Kaartinen (2003-06-23). "Levyarviot: As I Lay Dying - Frail Words Collapse". Imperiumi. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  6. ^ "As I Lay Dying – Chart history" Billboard Independent Albums for As I Lay Dying.
  7. ^ "As I Lay Dying – Chart history" Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums for As I Lay Dying.