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Its been awhile since I've been here... Uhh, I have stuff. Right now the song is untitled, I'm torn between Survival and Born Leader. I have the music for it almost finished, sans the actual singing and drums... And I thought I'd post these here while finishing up the song.

you'd better have some soft feet
shift in and out of your own shadow
in-between the shades of grey
(in-between the shades of)

You've gotta take chances
recognize the bullshit laughter,
and judge their prying glances
(pull apart their fake romances)

You're gonna have bad days
Where every task seems Herculean
But maybe you'll get lucky
and its bark is worse than its bite

You've gotta stay sober
keen, collected and composed
when everyone is feeling faint
(when everyone is feeling faint)

You'd better learn to suffer
the loneliness can almost kill
before the dawn of day
(before the dawn of)

You're gonna have bad days
Where every task seems Herculean
But maybe you'll get lucky
and its bark is worse than its bite

You're gonna have good days
but in the end, that time can't last you
their bark is strong as your blight

try as you might

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And soon the questions come
where did my life go,
can I change?
I once had all this time

But soon you'll find yourself
sinking, deeper
back against the wall
keen to take the fall

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Who are you to point the finger?
placing blame on yet another
you and I
cut from the same cloth

Who are you to denigrate me?
first exalt and then
throw me to the dogs
like common fodder?

And soon the questions come
where did I go wrong
and soon you'll find yourself
by the end, the place
where you belong

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You'd better have a stone heart
assassins hide around every corner
Knives prepared to kill
(and you know he will)

You'd better hide your weakness
Even at the ripe age of thirty
there's strength in your bones
(At least, so they know)

You're gonna have bad days
Where every task seems Herculean
But maybe you'll get lucky
and its bark is worse than its bite

You're gonna have good days
but in the end, that time can't last you
their bark is strong as your blight

try as you might

Try as you might, far as it can take you
Try as you might
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You'd better have soft feet (You'd better have a stone heart)
you'd better learn to suffer (You've gotta stay sober)
You've gotta take chances (You'd better hide your weakness)
If you think you're gonna survive
in this world.