I've gone through life white-knuckled in the moments that left me behind Refusing to heed the yield I penetrate the force fields in the blind They say I'll adjust, God knows I must But I'm not sure how This natural selection picked me out to be A dark horse running in a fantasy
(Flesh and bone) And I'm running out of time (flesh and bone)
Somewhere outside that finish line I square up and break through the chains And I hit like a raging bull Anointed by the blood, I take the reins Cut from the cloth of a flag that bears the name of "Battle Born" They'll call me the contender They'll listen for the bell With my face flashing crimson from the fires of hell
(What are you afraid of?) And what are you made of? (Flesh and bone) And I'm running out of time (flesh and bone) And what are you made of? (Flesh and bone) Man, I'm turning on a dime (flesh and bone)
(This could decay) This could decay like the valley below Defenses are down The stakes are high (scouting the crowd for a face of compassion) The fairytale end (to face off the journey that fathers no more) The staggering blow (you'll find the truth in the roots of desire) You lead with your chin (thinkin' with your corners, just a compass and the sun) This could be real (thinkin' with your corners, just a) Simple
And what are you made of? (Flesh and bone) And I'm running out of time (flesh and bone) What are you made of?
He faces forward, trading in his blindness for the world of love And time is raging, may it rage in vain And you always had it, but you never knew So boots and saddles, get on your feet There's no surrender, 'cause there's no retreat The bells are sounding, bring this match to an end We are the descendants of giant men
Writer/s: BRANDON FLOWERS, DAVE BRENT KEUNING, MARK AUGUST STOERMER, RONNIE JR. VANNUCCI
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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There was a rumor in the Soviet Union that The Beatles had secretly visited the U.S.S.R. and given a private concert for the children of top Communist party members. They believed the song "Back In The U.S.S.R." was written because of the concert. Actually, some fans still believe so.