Battle Born

Album: Battle Born (2012)
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  • You lost faith in the human spirit
    You walk around like a ghost
    Your star-spangled heart
    Took a train for the coast

    When you shine you're a hilltop mansion
    So how'd you lose the light?
    Was it blown by the wind,
    In the still of the night?

    We're up against the wall

    Up against the wall
    There's something dying on the street
    When they knock you down
    You're gonna get back on your feet
    (No you can't stop now)

    I always saw you as a kind of keeper
    A mother to a child
    But your boys have grown soft
    And your girls have gone wild

    From the blue ranch to the black hills
    To the redwood sky
    The season may pass
    But the dream doesn't die

    Why did you drop the ball?

    Up against the wall
    There's something dying on the street
    When they knock you down
    You're gonna get back on your feet
    (No you can't stop now)

    When they break your heart
    When they cause your soul to mourn
    Remember what I said
    Boy you was battle born

    (No, you can't stop now)
    You was battle born

    When the night falls on the land
    Are you haunted by the sound?
    It's gonna take more than a hand
    To turn this thing around

    Won't you lean it on me?
    Rescue, set me free

    Up against the wall (Up against the wall)
    There's something dying on the street
    When they knock you down (Up against the wall)
    You're gonna get back on your feet
    Cause you can't stop now (Cause you can't stop now)

    Did they break your heart? (Did they break your heart?)
    And did they cause your soul to mourn
    Remember what I said
    Boy you was battle born
    Cause you can't stop now (Cause you can't stop now)

    Come on show your face
    Come on give us one more spark
    So we'll start a fire
    Unless we fall into the dark
    And you can't stop now (No, you can't stop now)

    You never know
    If you never learn
    You never shine
    If you never burn
    The rising tide
    The undertow
    The venom and
    The overflow
    You turn away
    Welcome home Writer/s: Brandon Flowers, Dave Brent Keuning, Mark August Stoermer, Ronnie Jr. Vannucci
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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