Flesh And Bone

Album: Battle Born (2012)
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  • 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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