Assemblage 23 – Bravery Lyrics

Their words plunge like daggers

Focused, derisive laughter

A target outnumbered

Cornered and torn asunder

Cast out and rejected

Fragile and unprotected

A misfit pariah

Ridiculed, undesired

A font of strength is flowing like blood from open veins

A cache of courage to brace against the blinding pain

Each one of us fights battles no one else can see

Some days just waking up is an act of bravery

Self-image distorted

Reality contorted

Dysmorphic perception

Self-doubt and introspection

Devouring and purging

Toxic cycle emerging

The shame hold, the tears flow,

Unanswered prayers for control

Addiction, dependence

A slave in every sense

A pattern repeating

Pointless and self-defeating

Clock ticking, time squandered

Promises left unhonored

Will failing, hope dying

Obstacles multiplying