Hostage Of Love

Album: Slipway Fires (2008)
  • You make yourself a prisoner of me
    You blind yourself so you don't have to see
    You turn your life to a power above
    And make yourself a hostage of love

    You turn from me, you turn from the strain
    Devote yourself to the power again
    Distance yourself from all, that we vow
    You break those rules, your my hostage now

    I am a sinner
    I am a saint
    I am a devil
    I am the ghost at the wake
    I feed the swell and pull
    Of your tears as they break
    I am the limit of
    The load you can take

    You are the pulley
    And I am the winch
    I am salvation
    Am your herald of sin
    I take you beyond
    Your limits of trust
    Ransom yourself
    Hostage of love

    You say you have been born again
    Since you slept there in that liar's den,
    You cannot be saved
    You gave your innocence away

    I've turned my cheek
    And I've suffered the blow
    The truth of my story
    Is widely unknown
    Words of derision I have
    Swallowed with a smile
    For telling my story
    I have been crucified

    Now like a madman
    I give my laurels to you
    And like a hero
    Forsake my trophies for you
    Though a disciple of this devil
    That is in our blood
    Am I not also
    Your hostage of love?

    You say you've got to live alone
    Though it hurts, You'll make it on your own

    You say you have been born again

    You will remain a hostage of loveWriter/s: ANDY BURROWS, JOHNNY BORRELL
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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