"My Sacrifice" as written by Mark Tremonti and Scott Stapp....
Hello my friend we meet again
It's been a while, where should we begin
Feels like forever
Within my heart are memories
Of perfect love that you gave to me
Oh, I remember

When you are with me, I'm free
I'm careless, I believe
Above all the others we'll fly
This brings tears to my eyes
My sacrifice

We've seen our share of ups and downs
Oh how quickly life can turn around
In an instant
It feels so good to reunite
Within yourself and within your mind
Let's find peace there

'Cause when you are with me, I'm free
I'm careless, I believe
Above all the others we'll fly
This brings tears to my eyes
My sacrifice

I just want to say hello again
I just want to say hello again

When you are with me I'm free
I'm careless, I believe
Above all the others we'll fly
This brings tears to my eyes
'Cause when you are with me I am free
I'm careless, I believe
Above all the others we'll fly
This brings tears to my eyes
My sacrifice, My sacrifice

I just want to say hello again
I just want to say hello again

My sacrifice


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"My Sacrifice" as written by Scott Stapp Mark T. Tremonti

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  • +6
    General CommentCom'mon guys...this one is not hard. Sometimes, the thing is right in front of you. I suspect that those of you that don't think this song is about a man and his relationship with Christ...well, you are not comfortable with your relationship with Christ. And that's okay...because we all struggle with it, heavan and earth, good and bad.

    But it is quite clear...

    Cdad was here


    Cdadon October 10, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAlright monkey is somewhat right and so is furtado but I think there is more to the song and the video. He is talking about himself and his relationship with God. The video seems is kind of like a modern Noah's Ark story...the flood, the animals and it seems as if him and possibly his family is the only ones being saved. Then when they are on the bus thats when they are on the "ark" The storms over they come out and see the sun shining and live happily ever after.
    sheppy2526on December 15, 2001   Link
  • +2
    General CommentCan i go back to EmoChik's comment for a minute, and say that previous comments are very off-topic. this site *is* about music (hence the "song" in the songmeanings) and not about religion. do you mind if we go back to the music part, and not bring our religious differences here?
    weezerific:cutleryon January 06, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCreed isn't a Christian Band. They just have a lot of faith and talk about it in most actually "All" of there songs. *Fallen_Angel*
    Fallen_Angel18on December 05, 2001   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyou are implying that gays are immoral, pedophilistic perverts. being gay doesn't make you some kind of sexual degenerate. i am bisexual, and i don't want to molest children. btw, God loves me just as much, he doesn't care that i'm bi.
    jaxgrrlon January 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it's about being reunited with a lost love
    jaxgrrlon January 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMaybe it's me, but doe's anyone ever listen to the bands anymore as to what inspired them? Creed doesn't posture itself as a "Christian Band". And, if you listen to all of thier music, then you would hear that. What has come through (and has been admitted by band members) is that they were all raised in a very strong Christian environment, and that comes through in thier music.

    Househead23 and OwnPersonalDemon, if you don't like the music, then don't listen to it. And please stop bashing those that do. I don't care for some music, but I have the common sense to know that if I press my views on to those who do, I will only affirm thier position.

    As for the religious topics that have come down. Let's look at some of the facts on some of the obviously off thread topics: The BoyScouts are NOT a Christian organization, they are held in public places, almost every single religion has allow thier temple to be used for meetings, etc... They just believe there is no way to separate the predator from the non predator in the gay community. So, instead of being overly caustious with further investigations, they choose to exclude. Right or wrong, that's thier call, just as it is your call not to let people into your house.

    Faith is not blind, and because you subscribe to a religion doesn't mean that you have put your intellect asside. Also, never confuse religion with myth. Open your intellect with the truth, religion centers around actual people (Jesus and Mohammad Lived), myth centers around unproven beings, with unbelievable powers.

    OwnPersonalDemon, you need to do a little more research on some topics that you spout about. for instance, over half of the signatures on the declaration of independance for our country came from "ordained ministers", and three quarters of the remaining members had gone through seminary. Also, if you do your research, the Christian religion is the MOST pursecuted single group of people AT THIS TIME. Think I'm lying, check the records.... Sudan has laws that allow you to kill any Christian man, rape his wife, enslave thier children with absolutely no consequences. The government of China has killed more Christians than the total number killed by Christians during the crusades TIMES TWO. And in the middle east, Christians aren't even allowed to live in some countrys. If you want to open this bag of manure, then you better bring a big shovel for what you will need to clean up.... If you doubt my intellect, then let's do some walking in each other's shoes..... There is a distinct possibility that I have a history and knowledge base you can't compete with, because you have no frame of reference. And based on your postings, your frame of reference is exteremly limited. Oh, and one other question... Why is it that those demanding tolerance are the most untollerant of anyone not having the exact same beliefs???
    Otteron April 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyou people have too much time, its a good song!
    metboy111on April 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAs said before, I find this song to honestly be about whatever you want it to be, however my interpretation is a more personal one--depression.

    I believe this song is about a man who is finally overcoming a tough bout of depression, and feeling himself again, as well as loving himself again. Just as TheBigMattowski said, self-love is an important part of happiness, and depression and anxiety can both rob you of your self esteem. After beating this depression, the character in the song feels even more alive. He feels himself again, and loves himself to the point where his relationship with himself feels like it is dominating over any other friendship. Again, while this may seem like an exaggeration, coming back from a long bout of depression makes everything seem so much better. He's saying "my sacrifice" as to remind the reader of how when he was depressed, he sacrificed the one thing he perhaps needed the most--self-love.

    Anyway, I'm glad Creed has reunited. I'd like to say that they are NOT a Christian band, although Scott Stapp admits to being a Christian. I myself am not a Christian, but so be it. I respect people's beliefs, and these guys were my favorite band when I was a little kid. I'm 16 now, and the favorite band moniker has since been passed on to Radiohead, but Creed still holds a special place in my heart. I saw them last night in concert in Hershey, Pennsylvania and it was marvelous. This was the last song they played, and because this song hits such a personal note with me and the fireworks on stage were great, plus it felt like I was 8 years old all over again.....it moved me to tears. Literally. Great song by a great band.
    Grottolaon August 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe meaning is open to several interpretations, but by reading the lyrics and given the background of Creed, the best interpretation is that the theme is about Jesus. Jesus best fits the profile of perfect love, making someone "believe", fly above all the others, being reunited with him in his mind and find peace there (this doesn't make much sense in romantic love). And most importantly, Jesus is the sacrifice given to all who believe in him as substitution for the prior animal sacrifices. Jesus called his followers friends, so the singer is feeling great getting back to his friend and sacrifice, after going astray.
    It is a fact that the media producer and promoters do not like and do not favor spiritual and especially Christian art. I believe Creed took a low profile in their Christian position to avoid the official Christian label and thus getting limited in their media exposure. Thus the several open interpretations and videos that do not match the words. It is also a fact that the subconscious mind is drawn to mystery and the subtle, and this may be another reason for Creed's ambiguous position, which standard for video clips and music lyrics.
    If you read the critics on Creed, most of them are either critical or not openly favorable to them. The substance abuse of the singer have been heavily exploited by the media, something not done with other bands with the same or worse problem. Despite this media opposition Creed became and still is one of the most popular bands ever. That is because they filled a need of providing modern quality music with a spiritual meaning, devoid of base and crap, delivered by a manly singer in a world where effeminacy is favored.
    diverpuaon April 19, 2013   Link

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