Sins of the Father lyrics (E3 trailer portion) released

During the KP Alert 5, the official podcast of Kojima Productions, singer and actress Donna Burke appeared as a guest on the show. They talked about her experience working on the vocal tracks of the Metal Gear series, and about the song she performed for Metal Gear Solid V, Sins of the Father.

The lyrics were written by Ludvig Forssell in collaboration with Donna Burke. It appears to some people misheard some of the words, so Kojima Productions provided a transcript, but only of the lyrics heard in the E3 2013 trailer, which is just part of the song. The rest of the song hasn’t been revealed yet.

You can read the lyrics of the E3 2013 portion below.

Pride, feeds their blackened hearts
And the thirst, must be quenched, to fuel hypocrisy
Cleansing flames, is the only way to repent
Renounce, what made you

Words that kill, would you speak them to me
With your breath so still, it makes me believe

The Sins never die, can’t wash this blood off our hands
Let the world fear us all, it’s just means to an end
Our salvation lies, In the Father’s sins,
beyond the truth, let me suffer now

In my heart I just know that there’s no way to light up the dark, in his eyes.


Notes used by Donna Burke during the recordings of Sins of the Father, with annotations by Ludvig Forssell

Source: KP Alert 5,

  • Crypt

    Nice to see you back. 🙂

  • MGO junkie

    We need MGO news!!!

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    Interesting. I wonder if that means there’s missing lyrics between lyrics-if that makes sense- or just parts of the beginning or middle or end that were cut off which is why there are pauses between parts of the song in the trailer. The lyrics probably have direct or at least implicit spoilers which is why some were left out in the first place, to see how much people paid attention to the song while watching the trailer. I admit I misheard some of the words but the lyrics still don’t give me enough details to piece it together. Hopefully in the not distant future the rest of the song is revealed; before 2014 that is. TGS 2013 anyone?

    • iSolidus

      Pretty sure we’ll see something MGSV at the VGA’s.

      • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

        Kojima has to show it at VGA’s. To leave it absent would be suicide.

  • PrinceHeir

    yes more news!!!

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