"For Salvation" as written by and Oliver Herbert Michael Bartlett....
Wallow in darkness
And ever lasting pain
This signal's defiance
To bring forth mankind's gain
This nation's compliance
To what is fed to them
May lead to disaster
Unless a change is made

I will not be swept aside
Nor will I change inside
But I'll fear not compromise
To benefit mankind

Now pride is our enemy
For salvation this we must believe

Wallow in darkness
And ever lasting pain
This signal's defiance
To bring forth mankind's gain
This nation's compliance
To what is fed to them
May lead to disaster
Unless a change is made

I will not be swept aside
Nor will I change inside
But I'll fear not compromise
To benefit mankind

Now pride is our enemy
For salvation this we must believe

Now pride is our enemy
For salvation this we must believe

Go
I will not be swept aside
I will not be

I will not be swept aside


Lyrics submitted by ForeverSilent004

"For Salvation" as written by Michael Bartlett Matthew Deis

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  • +1
    General CommentI dont get how people Hate ATR and like IF? or visa versa??? they are both awesome and have way different writing techniques. Plus the fact that ones European and ones American this causes completely different ideals on music and the way lyrics are written. Nvm most of IF earlier stuff was written in Swedish (i think?) and then translated to English which causes some lyrics to be downgraded in a sense....

    anyway great song by a great band xDD
    forever smackedon December 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthm Good song.
    It's about how our world is going to go to hell if we don't make some changes. People believe whatever they're told and some of us are so fricken full of ourselves. He's saying he's not going to sit down while we destroy ourselves.
    Dianaxon November 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese lyrics suck ass... this band is a big fuckin rip off, so unoriginal... might as well be listening to in flames with bad screaming.
    ImpaledOnionon November 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey ImpaledOnion, I got news for you-Phil Labonte was cutting records with Shadows Fall before In Flames was even playing at open mic night in the local coffee shop! So who's ripping off who?
    SwiftImmortal_1on December 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOk, just so I don't look like a jackass, there was an earlier comment by a guy who called this band an In Flames ripoff. I put him in his place, and now his fuckin' comment is gone. Go figure.
    SwiftImmortal_1on February 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst off, VERY nice work SwiftImmortal_1, haha. ok and to the song, great song, I have a bit of a feeling its kind of about the world in general but even more specifically its about America because he does mention "this nation" and they're an American band, I think he's talking kind of anti-war here possibly as a response to 9-11 and the following war that Bush instituted. I think what's being said here is that the country/world does need to change itsself or just be "swept aside". He's saying that when America/theworld suffers a blow to its ego instead of just retaliating with war, it needs to compromise to find a better solution.
    Deifiedon September 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactually In Flames have been aroudn longer then Phil ............. but ya Phil Labonte is a way better artist then any one in In Flames and for the matter........probally one of the best vox in metalcore/metal today!
    atr463on May 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDudes Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth is the Best Vox in the DM world >(
    cabhanon October 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSome of All That Remains songs seem to be Christian-Based although, I don't think they are officially a Christian band. But, I believe this song is about how he has received salvation From Jesus.
    AsIlayDying777on March 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttheres like 2 parts to this song.

    i freaking love it.
    ChaDMcBaDDon May 13, 2008   Link

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