July 29, 2018

The Gauntlet

 

YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DID.

Written by Nathan Rogers
Key of D+
Tuning: D F# D F# A D

Lyrics:

I am going before you to prepare The Gauntlet for when you get there.
I will take your leg within my snare, a trap for which you can’t prepare.
Every road you travel down leads you astray, your destination far away.
Will you suffer for the petty games you play?
No one can say.

I am going before you to provide the breaking point against your pride.
I will be the thorn within your hide, I counsel you to stay inside.
For it were better that you’d hide yourself away than face the recompense you’ll pay.
Will you suffer for the petty games you play?
No one can say

For the last time we can put it on the page: your desperation and my rage.
While your feint of heart grew colder by the day with all the petty games you play.

When the road before you twists and turns and deep within your hunger burns,
You will know that I have paved the way before you with your just returns.
So every time that you reflect upon the way you live your life, think what you may.
Will you suffer for the petty games you play?
No one can say.

But I am going before you to prepare The Gauntlet for when you get there.
I will take your leg within my snare, a trap for which you can’t prepare.
Would I show up to your funeral to pay my disrespects, or just to pray?
Or to spit upon your earth and walk away?
No one can say…

 

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