the struggle

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i want to see souls behind every eye
i want to know hope in every sunrise
i want to burn like fire when the poor are despised
and the weak are trampled despite their fiercest cries

i want to live like everywhere’s home
i want to love a& never feel alone
i want to silence the words that break the hearts before the damage is done
and crumble the walls that hold back what’s to come

but i see surrender in your eyes, i’ve known it in my own a thousand times
with last hope tied to the mast, helmed by the fears of failures past
but wage battle and move forward, the struggle is its own reward

i want to breathe like death’s grip’s closing tight
i want to sing like it’s “Whiskey Tonight”
i’m going to stand by my family & damn all that come against the ironclad of our might
we’ll haunt the prose of the poets long after we’ve died


from vanishing animal, released November 8, 2016
words & music by dead ven
recorded/mixed/mastered by Jon Terrey



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