"Sacrificed Sons" is the seventh song from Dream Theater's album Octavarium. Written by vocalist James LaBrie (lyrics) and the entire band (music), the song is about the attacks on the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001.
The song starts with unintelligible chattering by foreigners, an effect which carried from the previous track, "Never Enough". For the next minute or so, actual footage from the 9/11…
Walls are closing anxiously
Channel surfing frantically
Burning city, smoke and fire
Planes we're certain, faith inspired