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Sacrifice (Radio Edit)

from Sacrifice (Single) by Cary Grace



This song began its life several years ago, in a NINJAM session with Allan Coberly (Monday Machines). Most of the original tracks have been replaced - I think the only one remaining is my rhythm guitar track, but I must give my undying gratitude and sincere thanks to Allan, without whom it probably wouldn’t have happened.


Cracklin’ down the wire,
A voice I recognize.
Don’t make no difference who you know,
Best say your goodbyes.

I hear a god of dust
Speak to a god of flame:
Say no use burnin’ out there on your own,
A face without a name.

Gonna find a friend.
Gonna treat him kind.
Say you don’t have to worry anymore—
It’s only in your mind.

Better watch your back,
Better to think twice.
Yeah, they’re just making time
For the sacrifice.

Said walk with me a while—
Step out on the dawn.
By the time you hit the ground,
I’m gonna be long gone.

None of this is new—
It’s like a fortune wheel.
You can follow, anywhere it goes—
But that don’t make it real.

Blood on a whitewashed wall—
There’s a knife in you too.
You can’t feel nothin’ on the altar stone,
But the blade is true.

Better watch your back—
It’s a cruel device—
Waits in the shadows ‘til the perfect time
For the sacrifice.

Don’t think I’ve gone away—
Ain’t gonna leave you be.
You forged your irons alone,
I only set you free.

But this is by design—
Every single move.
Every repetition made
Cuts a deeper groove.

So watch it drain away
With television eyes,
And rest assured, a mouth gone cold
Won’t tell any lies.

Better watch your back,
Ain’t gonna warn you twice—
I’m just keeping time;
I’m just killing time;
I'm just a-waitin’ ‘til the perfect time
For the sacrifice.


from Sacrifice (Single), released October 31, 2019
Cary Grace: Vocals, Organ, Rhythm Guitar
Steven Everett: Lead Guitar, Wah Guitar, Ambient Guitar, Lap Steel
Andy Budge: Bass
David Payne: Drums

Music and lyrics by Cary Grace.


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Cary Grace UK

Cary Grace is an American expat, residing in England since 2005. She is as much at home wielding a soldering iron as a guitar, and runs
Wessex Analogue, manufacturing Wiard brand boutique modular
synthesizers. She devotes as much of her free time as possible to making and listening to music, and finds much of her creative inspiration exploring the beautiful English countryside by motorbike.
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