I'm well aware what pain can teach
My sins are many and diverse.
I chased a dream beyond my reach.
For this, a punishment, I've not known worse.
I lie in pieces on the ground,
Gasping for breath in fragile state
Groans and whimpers the only sound
For when you're beaten bloody by the hands of fate.
Pain as dark and deep as night
Claws its way through every thought
Wounds as blinding as any light
Tell me my battles have all been fought.
Laying here, I'll soon be dead,
Another victim of the climb.
The vultures circle overhead,
Waiting patiently for their time.
But I know what they don't,
They'll starve, but I won't.
And I have nothing to fear,
Cause I'm not staying down here.