The Contender

from by Real Life Bears



with an icy sweat breaking over a furrowed brow
while tracing the name of another miseducated and gentle child
i realize the fact that if i give up now
there'll be someone waiting to take my place
but i know his heart won't be as big as mine
so i do what i can with my limited time on this earth

and i try over and over again to destroy the ties
but secrets have a way of making themselves known
to the inferior contenders and i lie and say i'm gonna give up now
and no one's willing to hear my side of the story
well, if their hearts won't be as big as mine
then I've done what i can with my limited time on this earth

wisdom leaks from the back of my righteous throat
as the last ink lines dry they all will know
i've given my life for the sake of this damn land
but if i were to give up now there'd be no one better to take my place
so i'll give the world my heart and mind
for i've reached the end of my limited time...


from Old Sport, released March 1, 2014


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