Damaged Souls Alive

I am through lingering
in the realm of the past
All the time I’ve wasted away
Hoping for life but living decay
I was so convinced there was no other way
Stagnant and broken day after day
Desire is never enough
as gears slowly crumble to rust
Flesh festers on back to dust
when I do not do what I must

Calling all crippled minds, get on your feet
I am one of you, that much is true
Let’s get off our asses, rise above the ashes
You aren’t alone and I’m depending on you

I’ve spent too much time rotting in bed
Layered in sweat and better off dead
I’ve holed myself up, disregarded my friends
Rejected my family, discarded amends
And my glimmering hope that all this could change
is just meaningless if I’m stuck in my ways

Open your eyes and look at mine
We’ll build a fire as our souls collide
We can hold the line for what we can’t define
I think this is what it means to be alive

Calling all damaged souls, get on your feet
I am one of you, I’m not ashamed to say
Let’s rise above the ashes and show the masses
that we’re not a waste of life
I believe in you

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