You used to stand as strong as cement,
And prouder than a marching band.
Yeah you always said that having half a plan,
Was only having half a man.
But there was no way to tell,
That the cars wouldn't sell,
And that's your last factory closing bell.
You get home that night,
To a little surprise: She's gonna have her father's eyes.
Now there's a thief you can't see,
In the dark--he's stealing your sleep.
So you lay there restless postponing your dreams,
And telling yourself it's not as bad as it seems.
Courage is a lie until morning,
When darkness knows that your bluffing.
You went in last week,
It started routine,
Then they saw something on the machine.
And it won't be long,
She'll be able to tell,
That you are not well.
Now the calendar's filled,
With doctors and schedules for pills,
They gave you six months but it's been a year,
You've been falling asleep with death's whisper in your ear.
Courage is the will to keep fighting,
When darkness knows that you're coming.
Your best-laid plans were doomed from the start,
And your body's been cursed to fall apart.
Courage is fighting the night.
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