Contempt Album

Anthem Lyrics Assemblage 23

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Assemblage 23 - Anthem Songtext

We are born of stone
And etched by wind
Cast aside to live or die
We are the pawns in our own game

Like refugees
Of silent wars
We step on ever-shifting ground
Promoting what we undermine

For countless days
We walked alone
Directionless and vulnerable
Sitting targets wearing smiles

CHORUS
No one of us will go unscathed
By private battles we have braved
A vicious circle we have built
Constructed from our shame and guilt

The flags we wave
Are set afire
To warm the bones of infant dreams
Even as our present is set ablaze

The tinderbox
We sit upon
Decays in churning mists of fog
And crumbles down into the sea

(CH)

We lie embraced
In the arms of dawn
The fading echoes of pointless time
Surely we're not allowed to die

(CH)
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