19 Jun 2009
Try and try and try again,
but daggers never saved anyone;

The blade it only breaks the skin
and severs all that it holds in.

All that keeps us together
and all that keeps them apart
is heritage and whether
the lines we draw will part.

Fighting fires with a torch
defends a house of doublethink;

The hero never safe remains,
he falls and burns himself again.

All that keeps us together
and all that keeps them apart
is heritage and whether
the lines we draw will part.

All that keeps us together
when all else falls apart,
it's not a boastful anthem,
it's not a victory march;

All that keeps us together
when all else falls apart
Is grace that holds and weathers
The darkest winner's heart.

These failed quests for glory,
Sir, when will they end?
It's the same disgraceful story
when big kids play pretend.