* "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\\
Tragedies inside...\\
"I was fighting for a reason\\
Holy, blessed homicide\\
Seems I have committed treason\\
All I've sacrificed..."
* "Darkness"
-->"Don't turn away\\
I pray you've heard\\
The words I've spoken\\
Dare to believe\\
For one last time\\
And then I'll let the

-->Darkness cover me\\
Deny everything\\
Slowly walk away\\
To breathe again\\
On my own
** Oh yeah, [[SarcasmMode it gets better]]. The song isn't just a sad, depressive ballad. Dave dedicated this song to his grandfather with whom he was estranged with. [[TearJerker It was not until his grandfather fell ill that he wished to see his grandson. But by the time word got to Draiman, who was on Ozzfest, his grandfather had mere hours to live]].
* "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.
** At about two and a half minutes into the song, Draiman cries out, ''"My child!"'' , and you can hear the pain and grief in his voice very clearly.
* "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.
* "[[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust 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.
* At first glance, "Decadance" doesn't sound like a tearjerker. But when you actually look at the lyrics (especially the chorus), you see a different side to the song.
--> Then you slowly recall all your mind\\
Why, your soul's gone cold, and all hope has run dry\\
Dead inside\\
Never enough to forget that you're one of the lonely\\
Slowly recall all your mind
* "Save Our Last Goodbye" is supposedly about one of Draiman's friends with pancreatic cancer who died just after surgery. The opening bars include a voicemail from said friend where he is hoping for good news, before the song starts in earnest. By the third chorus, it really sounds like David is barely holding it together.
--> Save our last goodbye,\\
Embedded in my mind\\
Your face will never leave me;\\
Save our last goodbye,\\
It's killing me that I\\
Won't get to hear your laughter anymore.
* The lyrics to Tyrant are incredible potent to any child that's ever had to grow up with a deadbeat father, or any mother that's ever had to struggle to hold the family together.
* Disturbed's cover of SimonAndGarfunkel's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4 The Sound of Silence]] takes a depressing, solemn guitar song and turns it into an uber-depressing, yet beautiful, piano and orchestra song.