"Sacrifice" as written by Dan Donegan, Mike Wengren and Daniel Chandler....
I will forever be reminded
Of our struggled to survive
The betrayal that you conspired in
All that devotion thrown away
And with everything I confided
I should have known not to trust again
This insanity has divided
Left me with nothing left to destroy

I'm becoming so paranoid
Everyone is so paranoid
In a moment you will see my other side
When I'm confronted
My demeanor turns from Jekyll into Hyde

Hell has broken free tonight
No pale deception anymore
You awoke him, now he will feed
On the lies
He demands your sacrifice

I can barely control this feeling
Look at the murder in my eyes
I was never good at concealing
Violent thoughts have come to life
Horror will have a deeper meaning
You are the reason this began
Even now I can hear you screaming
There's only one thing left to destroy

And I'll no longer be paranoid
No more reason to be annoyed
In a moment you will see my other side
When I'm confronted
My demeanor turns from Jekyll into Hyde

Hell has broken free tonight
No pale deception anymore
You awoke him, now he will feed
On the lies
He demands your sacrifice

Hell has broken free tonight
No pale deception anymore
You awoke him, now he will feed
On the lies

Hell has broken free tonight
No pale reflection anymore
You awoke him, now he will feed
On the lies
He demands your sacrifice


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"Sacrifice" as written by David Draiman Dan Donegan

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +2
    My Interpretationseems like it could also be seen as someone you thought was a friend going and backstabbing you. it kinda describes the feeling I felt when someone did that
    Pred512on September 12, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is not necessarily about being betrayed. It's about having two personalities.(But not necessarily bipolar.

    Everyone has a "good" side and a "dark" side. The lyrics that make this the most obvious is:

    In a moment you will see my other side

    When I'm confronted

    My demeanor turns from Jekyl into Hyde


    A book, "Dr.Jekyl and Mr.Hyde" is about having two split personalities.

    Hell has broken free tonight, and the darker side demands your sacrifice.
    DeeBeeEmmon October 03, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhile this is true, DeeBeeEmm, it's possible that that part of the song is complimenting how your attitude drastically changes toward whoever betrayed you.

    Once someone betrays you, you label them as just that: a traitor. Your dark side is then shown to that person and they see just how "mean" or "evil" you can be.

    "You awoke him, now he will feed
    On the lies"

    Explains the betrayal. Basically, "you" caused this to happen. Now the darker side will feed on the lies to survive snd thrive, meaning everytime the narrator even thinks about being nice again, the Mr. Hyde part of him says "remember the lies. let me out."
    Taylor555212on March 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti feel like this is about a relationship gone wrong? just spit balling.
    jmacks434on September 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo Doubt it's about being betrayed. Hard to say if it is by a lover, or maybe a good friend. But based on the rest of the album I would guess it has to do with his finace leaving him.
    JonPon September 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThe song is about a betrayed survivor of the apocalypse who is friends with the horseman of death because in the lyrics it says, "No pale deception anymore". The horseman of death is known to have the appearance to have the body of a "pale" skeleton plus in the begginging of the song it says "our struggled to survive". Another reason why I say that he's the horseman of death besides the adjective "pale" is that one of Disturbes other songs "Old Friend" in the lyrics it says "Death is an old friend of mine".
    OpTicDerpon April 23, 2015   Link
  • -3
    Song Meaningthis post is to all songs in the album Asylum....

    all the lyrics in Asylum, even Draiman said so are metaphors to the holocaust... asylum = ghetto, never again (well duh), another way to die = a metaphor that we kill each other in many ways, the infection = the nazis (the infection must die), warrior = that we are now strong and nothing such as that can happen again to us (the jews), crucified = the scientific torture a nazi (Dr. Mangle) did, my child = it talks about Korczak that attempted to save all the orphan children, innocence = that humanity has left the innocent 'phase', the animal = the anger and pain we still hold onto can unfold itself quickly if you attempt to redo the nazi mistake, serpentine = we (the jews) thought everything was good and then suddenly the holocaust started, sacrifice = showing the other side of our mind thats says that we want a sacrifice from to world to show the sorriness and to promise nothing as such will ever happen...

    yes im a jew that lives in Israel... and that was proof of the metaphors.. its all about never again and about the asylum...
    xiiBrokenTVon May 18, 2011   Link

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