We Stand (Reprise) [feat. Steel Chords]

from by Forest Rain

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lyrics

They say you gotta stand for something, no matter the cost
But what if what we stood for is the reason that we're lost?
We've condemned every nation, every faction that isn't us
Cuz they feel differently about the things we say we love

They say to become a soldier who is worthy 'nuff to lead
You sacrifice your morals to advance the greater need
But should you ever look back upon the victims that you've shunned
You'll find that they surprisingly aren't from a different blood

We stand for the innocent who can't defend themselves
We fight for the things that bring more good into this world
The battle cries with tearful eyes can't mask the pain we cause
With every life we take, we lose ourselves

So as we climb up this mountain to advance towards our foe
I'm left with thoughts I'm wrestling and hoping to ignore
So strange it seems, despite my role, there's a truth that I now see
How do I fight this enemy when he looks so much like me?

We stand for the innocent who can't defend themselves
We fight for the things that bring more good into this world
The battle cries with tearful eyes can't mask the pain we cause
With every life we take, we lose ourselves

And though you faced your final fight in a war zone far from home
Your words will not be lost in time, they will live on in this song
And if you happen to be looking down from the heavens far above
You helped us to remember: we're better off with love

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from The End of the World, released September 28, 2019
Featuring Steel Chords on backing vocals and acoustic guitar.

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Forest Rain Denver, Colorado

Hey! I'm Forest Rain. I produce alternative, pop/punk, and orchestral music, sing, paint, and narrate fanfictions. I love nature, art, music, and the use of technology for good!

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