… makes us stronger lyrics – gauntlet

overwhelming pile of doubts ‘round my head
barbed-wire scarf too tight on my neck
running barefoot in a field of broken gl*ss
along the coldest river i swim against the tide

working hard, the best i can, but that is not enough
eaten up with anger and things you can’t control
everything is telling me i’m in the wrong direction
but i’m not like the ones who yield to awkward
situations

clench your fist and show your teeth
we won’t give in, we still resist

you hit us once… you hit us twice
we can bleed, but we don’t change our minds
if you’re going through h*ll, just keep going
what doesn’t kill us… makes us stronger!

i can hear the children of the fascists
instructing me in democracy
on the other side, betrayers selling out
they stole our parents’ dreams

you so-called our politics, you’re not representing me
wasting all our time discussing ‘bout frontiers
hard times for everyone but it could be even worse
lucky to be born in the first-f*cking-world

the same ol’ sh*t on my tv
hypocrisy it’s all i see

you hit us once… you hit us twice
we can bleed, but we don’t change our minds
you should know, as we get older
what doesn’t kill us… makes us stronger!

sometimes you don’t know where you are
caught in the middle of your life
you hold your breath with all your might
under a storm of sharpened knives

you hit us once… you hit us twice
we can bleed, but we don’t change our minds
my hopes and bones are almost broken
what doesn’t kill us…
makes us stronger!

/ gauntlet lyrics