"Wasted Sacrifice" as written by and Joel Stroetzel Mike D'antonio....
Trading life for life
It all must fall
It must end with us
It must end with me

Insinuations of what might be
Fight through deprivation
There will be no sleep

Heed my cry

Because of greed and hatred
To dust we return
They will see the strength in our numbers
Only then will the self-righteous learn

Insinuations of what might be

To the masses, we mean nothing
But it starts in the hearts of the few
Witness the birth of a people
Unite. Renew.

There is no forever, just today
Don't let your sacrifice waste away

Through change and purity, turn the shadows to light
Buried beneath the ashes is a passion for life

There is no forever, just today
Don't let your sacrifice waste away

Let there be no more of this bloodshed

Heed my cry.

There is no forever, just today
Don't let your sacrifice waste away


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"Wasted Sacrifice" as written by Howard Jones Adam Dutkiewitz

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    General CommentOh man, words cannot describe how fucking awesome this album is. (im glad (shevanel) added the lyrics, cause I was too lazy).

    I think this song is about how biding your time is pointless, because while you are waiting for someone else to stand up for your cause, you are letting shit get even worse, because you lacked the self belief to make a stand for your self.

    "To the masses we mean nothing. But it starts in the hearts of the few." I seriously think that is one of the best lines ever. History is replete with people who have stood against the masses, and made a differance, Martin Luther King and Emilano Zapatta were both revolutinaries, in their own way.
    quiffpornon May 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentKillswitch is easily my favorite band, their perfect blend of brutality with awesome choruses makes for an awesome sound.
    I interpreted this song to be an antiwar protest "trading life for life". Adam is an insanely awesome music writer and just straight up kicks ass. ROCK ON!
    bil4lon June 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwe've gone through many wars to make the world what it is today and many people let the great sacrifices that these people made go to waste and when we do that, we only go to war again, this song is about not letting that sacrifice be wasted.
    "Through change and purity, turn the shadows to light. Buried beneath the ashes in a passion for life. Let there be no more of this bloodshed."
    The fires that burn the cities turn to ashes..and beneath these cities are a passion for life..in all of us, but we might not have known it was there...awesome song. I guess it could be an anti-war song and it is definitly awesome..go KsE!
    pyroboy2424on December 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with all above and cant say much else

    this song is incredible, and KsE is incredible, they can scream but have excellent singing voices when they chose to use them, a great combination in my opinion
    ZionsVillageIdioton January 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentis killswitch engage christian
    BURN91on February 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti honestly think this song is about how retarded humans have become as a species. all anyone cares about is themselves. people are selfish dicks. also, people killing themselves and others, and all the greed and hatred in this world needs to end. that is not what is important. i also think the title may have something to do with jesus. and how he sacrificed his life for us and to forgive us for our sins. it was sort of a waste, because people dont stop to think that we are killing ourselves, and we are not living how god wants us to. jesus died for US, and we repay him by being hateful and greedy and killing eachother. its not right. but anyways killswitch engage rocks and i hope they dont break up.
    Stone_Souron February 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBURN91, The original vocalist, Jesse, was a Christian, but as far as I know, Howard isn't.
    quiffpornon February 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentguiffpron, if Howard isn't Christian, why did he sing back up on a Demon Hunter song?
    Uberon April 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think howard is because he believes in after life as he mentioned in rose of sharyn , 'it wont be long we ll meet again'

    he has faith in god, doesnt matter if hes christan
    xkillswitchengageon June 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentUber, The Agony Scene's vocalists guested on the Demon Hunter song Beheaded. The Agony Scene =/= Christian.

    Also, yes it does matter if he's Christian or not; however, this is not the place to discuss religion, nor do I feel like it anyways.
    WakeToLifeon January 14, 2006   Link

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