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Gary Dranow - “Self Sacrifice” ~ Echoes of the tumultuous journey of inner turmoil and redemption with unapologetic honesty!

"Self Sacrifice" by the Utah based artist Gary Dranow is a hard-hitting rock anthem that poignantly explores into the complexities of human emotion and inner turmoil. With its cool riffs, powerful drumming, and captivating vocals, this track takes listeners on a journey of self-discovery and redemption.

The lyrics speak of a dark light deep in the protagonist's heart, symbolizing the mistakes and regrets that weigh heavily on his soul. Despite the urge to break free from these chains, he finds himself trapped in a cycle of self-destruction, unable to escape the consequences of his actions.

From the opening lines, "You feel a dark light deep in your heart, You knew that was a mistake," the lyrics set a tone of introspection and regret. The protagonist wrestles with feelings of guilt and remorse, acknowledging the mistakes he has made and the pain they have caused. The repetition of phrases like "You feel a dark light deep in your heart" and "I’m leaving, Will you come along?" underscores the protagonist's internal conflict and desire for redemption. Despite his efforts to break free from the cycle of self-destruction, he finds himself trapped in a cycle of regret and despair. The chorus, with its haunting refrain of "Kill the ones for all, Just the ones for all," encapsulates the protagonist's struggle to overcome his past and find a sense of closure. There's a sense of urgency and desperation in his voice as he grapples with the inner demons that threaten to consume him and pleads for forgiveness and resolution.

Gary Dranow

As the song progresses, the lyrics paint a vivid picture of the protagonist's emotional journey, from the depths of despair to the glimmer of hope. The instrumentation builds to a crescendo as the soaring guitars and pounding drums serve as a powerful backdrop to his inner turmoil, building to a cathartic climax as if the protagonist is finally breaking free from the chains that bind him.

"Self Sacrifice" is a deeply introspective and emotionally resonant song that speaks to the universal themes of guilt, redemption, and the search for inner peace. Through its raw and honest lyrics, it invites listeners to confront their own demons and find solace in the possibility of forgiveness and renewal.

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A brilliant addition to the repertoire -

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