Be Afraid

  • We've been testing you
    And you failed
    To see how long that you could sit with the truth but you bailed

    I don't think you'd even recognize the loss of control
    And I don't think you even see it in yourself
    See every one of us is counting dice that we didn't roll
    And the loser is the last to ask for help

    Be afraid, be very afraid
    But do it anyway
    Do it anyway

    The stage belongs to you
    And you feel like a star
    And you can bark and snap like a dog at the man who just tuned your guitar
    And I don't think you'd even recognize a kid in the wings
    And I don't think you even see her in yourself
    She looks to you for what to do with all her delicate dreams
    But you're too terrified to be of any help

    Be afraid, be very afraid
    But do it anyway
    Do it anyway

    Be afraid, be very afraid
    But do it anyway
    Do it anyway

    We don't take requests
    We won't shut up and sing
    Tell the truth enough you'll find it rhymes with everything

    We've been testing you
    And you failed
    To see how long that you could hold it in before you screamed
    But you only exhaled
    And I don't think you even recognize the sound of your voice
    When it's blasting through the speakers in the sky
    And if your words add up to nothing then you're making a choice to sing a cover when you need a battle cry

    Be afraid, be very afraid
    But do it anyway
    Do it anyway

    Be afraid, be very afraid
    But do it anyway
    Do it anyway

    Be afraid, be very afraid
    But do it anyway
    Do it anyway

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