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- "Overburdened". When the string harmonies sound off in that song, the tears are prone to flow. The song itself is about a dead soldier who followed all his orders lamenting that he's going to hell, thus making his life and decisions up to that point completely worthless.
"It's the closing of the curtain
in the play that was my life
Countless chapters left unopened
"I was fighting for a reason
Holy, blessed homicide
Seems I have committed treason
All I've sacrificed..."
- "My Child" on further levels than the band has ever ventured. It's about Draiman learning that he'd gotten a girl pregnant and his resolve to become a father.
"When you came to life, I was terrified
I knew that nothing else would ever feel the same
Doubt came over me; what kind of father would I be?
I knew the time had come to stand up and be a man."
- All destroyed when she had a miscarriage:
"The world around me died
When I saw that heartbeat"
- The song starts with the sound of a baby crying, then ends with the drone of a Flatline.
Why was it only in death were you redeemed, my child?
I pray you were redeemed, my child.
- "The Infection" is about drowning in depression, your sanity whittled away by the loneliness as your home becomes a prison. In the end you realize that in order to survive these demons, you have to destroy yourself a bit and move on bleeding. This is without a doubt the most vulnerable song Draiman has ever written.
- "Never Again" for one of the most intense performances of Draiman's career. You can feel the impassioned fury and rage in his every note. Imagining the kinds of bleakness he must have gurgled up to write something like this, it almost becomes a tearjerker.