Damned To Be

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Since the day I was born I was destined to fight
My fists were my truth, the difference from wrong and right
Stand my ground, defending my life
The schoolyard, the streets, constant both day and night
Stood against the best, passed almost every test
When it came to violence I always impressed
To be respected, feared, I’d do anything
The backyards, streets and cities were my ring

All my life I have fought against myself
To be a stronger man, to be a better man
Sometimes I fail and I can’t call out for help
Too much pride and fear, hard to see it clear
So I fall back into how things used to be
Hide myself inside, like the child that died
Another whiskey and more cocaine for me
Guess I’m just damned to be

I’ve hurt the people who cared for me most
Pushed them away, acted like I was lost
Denied myself all their love and their friendship
Told myself that I didn’t deserve it
Tried to protect those in my family
From the pain I feel, anger pure and real
Became the thing that I hated most
Shadow of a man, no father – just a ghost

Now I see that’s not how it’s meant to be
To be a stronger man, to be a better man
I try to take control lose all my fear
I’m still terrified, feel the child inside
Do my best for tomorrow’s a better day
Hold my head up high, yeah I gotta try
But in the end it’s just how life is for me
Guess I’m just damned to be

All my life
Fighting to survive
Stay alive
In this dark world
Path I choose
Never win just lose
Broken truths
TEAR IT DOWN!!

All my life I have fought against myself
To be a stronger man, to be a better man
Sometimes I fail and I can’t call out for help
Too much pride and fear, hard to see it clear
So I fall back into how things used to be
Hide myself inside, like the child that died
Another whiskey and more cocaine for me
Guess I’m just damned to be

Damned to be X2

Born to fight, born to run
Damned to be
Drugs and booze, play to lose
Damned to be
Honour and pride, nowhere to hide
Damned to be
Respect through fear, death is near
Damned to be

Damned to be
Damned to be
Damned to be
Guess I’m just damned to be

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from The Bearcat Sessions EP, released October 2, 2014

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