the descent (pages 1 & 2) lyrics – manic street preachers

“the descent (pages 1 & 2)”

will my kingdom disappear and fade away
will sleep overcome the hurt and then decay
i can’t be poisoned and you will not make me cry
i’ve cleansed my ugliness & i’ve cleansed my paranoia

the winner takes it all
my baby teeth are gone
into a better place
that i have yet to go
will i burn or will i pray
will sleep consume my waking days
descent is getting steeper day by day

this is my last descent
i hope i’m making sense
i’ve lost my last defence
this is my last descent

have my expectations gone too far again
do i have the courage of the books i’ve read
do you understand the pain we’re going through
there is no need to leave us* beaten black and blue

the winner takes it all
my baby teeth are gone
into a better place
that i have yet to go
will i burn or will i pray
will sleep consume my waking days
descent is getting steeper day by day

this is my last descent
i hope i’m making sense
i’ve lost my last defence
this is my last descent

this is my last descent
i hope i’m making sense
i’ve lost my last defence
the pages that you left

/ manic street preachers lyrics