"Sweet Sacrifice" as written by Amy Lee and Terry Balsamo....
It's true, we're all a little, insane
But it's so clear now that I'm, unchained

Fear is only in our minds
Taking over all the time
Fear is only in our minds
But it's, taking over all the time

You poor, sweet, innocent thing; dry your eyes and testify
You know you live to break me, don't deny sweet sacrifice

One day I'm gonna forget your name
And one sweet day you're gonna drown in my, lost pain

Fear is only in our minds
Taking over all the time
Fear is only in our minds
But it's taking over all the time

You poor, sweet, innocent thing; dry your eyes and testify
You know you love to hate me; don't you, honey? I'm your sacrifice

(I dream in darkness I sleep to die, erase the silence, erase my life)

Do you wonder why you hate?
Are you still too weak to survive your mistakes?

You poor, sweet, innocent thing, dry your eyes and testify
You know you live to break me, don't deny, sweet sacrifice


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"Sweet Sacrifice" as written by Amy Lee Terry Balsamo

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  • +2
    General CommentFavourite off the album so far. I hope it's a single. Fantastic mix of that heavy guitar, haunting vocals, catchy tunes and amazing lyrics. There couldn't be any more proof of how talented they are.

    6 out of 5 stars.
    midnightfairy25on September 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really like what I've heard of the new album so far with the clips of the songs on the Evanescence myspace. I personally like the new style of lyrics. I like the old style as well. I don't see why a band should stick to one way of writing just for familiarity's sake.
    Leila_Blackon September 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhoops, double post. sorry.
    Some_3517on September 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is, so far, the best off the new album. Today, I went out and bought the whole cd. It's awesome. I love it. About the whole oh-my-gosh-evanescence-sucks thing. They don't suck and they never will. I mean, every band needs a change and I think this change is nice. Fresh. Something new. I do think that, because Ben left, none of their upcoming albums will be the same as their "Fallen" album. It's not like they changed from rock/alternative to country, for gods sakes. Relax people. Evanescence will always be the best band of all time.
    WishingForYouon October 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdoes any1 else think this song could be about a girl that was abused or raped by a guy and she needs to overcome her fear and testify against him?
    sarahtheblonde1on October 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne word: revenge
    dark ivoryon December 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAmy's description of the song:

    "It's the one song on The Open Door that's about the same abusive relationship which was the source of all the songs on Fallen. It was appropriate to put this song at the beginning, but it comes from a much stronger standpoint than Fallen. It's not saying, 'I'm trapped in fear and somebody save me.' It's saying, 'Fear is only in our minds ... I'm not afraid anymore.'"
    mexican_missezon April 19, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me this song never made sense. I would just skip it and go to number two. then one day i listen and it took on meaning. i may be totally wrong but to me it's about rape. she fears going on the stand to testify. she hates that she has to sacrifice herself to attempt to put the one who hurt her away. amy would be playing the mind of the girl and the physical version of her sacrifice.. just what i think..
    hatredsimmerson December 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation''It's true, we're all a little insane.
    But it's so clear,
    Now that I'm unchained''
    Amy understands that everyone has their moments, but she's had enough. She now understands now that she's left.

    Fear is only in our minds,
    Taking over all the time.
    Fear is only in our minds but it's taking over all the time.
    She's afraid to leave this person or stand up for herself.

    You poor sweet innocent thing.
    Dry your eyes and testify.
    You know you live to break me. Don't deny.
    Sweet sacrifice.
    She's finally gotten the revenge she wanted. He's begging for forgiveness but he's gotta live all the hell she went through.

    One day I'm gonna forget your name,
    And one sweet day, you're gonna drown in my lost pain.
    While Amy's moving on, he's going to suffer the pain she once had.

    And oh you love to hate me don't you, honey?
    I'm your sacrifice.
    She had to pay for his hatred. She was the one who had to deal with it all.

    Do you wonder why you hate?
    Are you still too weak to survive your mistakes?
    He's realized what he's done and wonders why he was so horrible.

    JUST MY OPINION :)
    BreakMeOpenon December 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentholy crap this sound completely different from what i'd expect from evanescence. only 4/5 stars.

    i guess their music styles can be categorized as pre-fallen, fallen, and post-fallen? i haven't listened to the other new songs.
    hooglion September 07, 2006   Link

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