"Sacrifice" as written by Richard Barbieri, Steven Jansen, Mick Karn and Theo Travis....
Can't you hear the war cry?
It's time to enlist
The people speak as one
The cattle, the crowd
Those too afraid to live
Demand a sacrifice
A sacrifice

Cant you smell their stinking breath
Listen to them
Wheezing and gasping and
Chanting their slogans
The grave diggers song
Demand a sacrifice
A sacrifice

Can't you smeel the fresh blood
Steaming into the soil
As our patriots
Fathers and mothers and lovers
Admire the military style
Praising Gog and the state
Crying tears of pride
For the sons and lovers
For all the fools slaughteres
For the maimed, the dying
And the dead
So the nation will live
So the people will remain as cattle
Demand a sacrifice
A sacrifice

Lyrics submitted by secure5150, edited by nicfit

"Sacrifice" as written by Lawrence Falconi Bruce Calderwood


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    General Commentat first look it seems like it literally speaks of war. but its really talking about society. the masses are the cattle. dumb and tame. that people feel there is need for war (even if there isn't), a sacrifice, and by thinking this, they are supporting the government.
    smashingrocker666on June 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThey are the ones who chant "USA USA USA"

    Digging graves
    funk49on July 20, 2013   Link

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