Broken Crown

  • Touch my mouth
    And hold my tongue
    I'll never be your chosen one
    I'll be home, safely tucked away
    You can't tempt me if I don't see the day

    The pull on my flesh is just too strong
    It stifles the choice and the air in my lungs
    Better not to breathe than to breathe a lie
    When I open my body and breathe alive

    I will not speak of your sin
    There was no way out for him
    The mirror shows not
    Your values are all shot

    But oh, my heart was flawed
    I knew my weakness
    So hold my hand
    Consign me not to darkness

    Crawl on my belly til the sun goes down
    I'll never wear your broken crown
    I took the rope and I fucked it all the way
    In this twilight, how dare you speak of grace

    Crawl on my belly til the sun goes down
    I'll never wear your broken crown
    I'll take the ropes and fuck it all the way
    In this twilight, how dare you speak of grace

    Crawl on my belly til the sun goes down
    I'll never wear your broken crown
    I can take the rope and I can fuck it all the way
    But in this twilight, our choices seal our fate

Comments: 1

  • Helena from Bucks, United KingdomI actually love this song, and the 'f-bombs' (as they seem to be known) come as a shock, but they still show meaning in it. It seems like quite an angry song, maybe angry at himself. But, I still love it! :3
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