The Sacrifice: Lyrics Video & Full Text





Silhouette of Ionne sitting on a rock jetty at night against the ocean horizon with a double-moon and bright star in the sky
Photo by Susan Warner-Lambert

Words and music by Ionne


See the light

See the light, see the world in limbo

See the stars

See the stars and wonder if they'd give more

If we squeezed

If we squeezed just a little harder

Just a little harder now

Just a little harder


Seal the wound

Seal the wound before we make a new one

And bleed as much

Bleed as much, as much as she can stand us

And drink the blood

Drink the blood, but careful not to drink her dry

Careful not to drink her dry

Pretending we're afraid she'd die

Breathe the air

Breathe the air while we still have the air to breath

Taste the earth

Eat the flesh while we still have a mouth to feed

Grip the knife

Undress her for the sacrifice


Glorified

Glorified, "enlightened" generations

The storied lies

Storied lies that built the wealth of nations

And we the fools

More the fools for thinking we deserved it all

Thinking we deserved bliss

Believing we had earned it


So, now we try

Now we try to mock the gods who left us

With bad advice

Bad advice, a self-destructive nexus

We've multiplied

And wasted time while watching her supply run down

Watching her supply run down

We're grabbing at the wedding gown


Breathe the air

Breathe the air while we still have the air to breath

Taste the earth

Eat the flesh while we still have a mouth to feed

Grip the knife

Undress her for the sacrifice

Undress her for the sacrifice


Breathe the air

Breathe the air while we still have the air to breath

Taste the earth

Eat the flesh while we still have a mouth to feed

Grip the knife

Undress her for the sacrifice

Cut the one who gave you life

Cut the one who gave you life


Breathe the air

Taste the earth

Eat the flesh

Grip the knife

Grip the knife undress her for the sacrifice

Cut the one who gave you life

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