Nathan Xander - Trial By Fire

from Sampler 9: We Dream Alone by Deep Elm Records (Various)

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From the album "The Fear" (www.deepelm.com/482)

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Everybody wants to be the genuine artifact, an archetype, like they met some holy ghost. But everywhere around me, I'm saddened by the fact that all the old masters are either dead or getting close.

Leave it up to the young ones to decide who's a real one. Do you feel like a real one? Pose a couple of questions and I think you'll see, you never had a choice in the matter and there ain't nothing wrong with me. Inspiration brings a grand fortune but baby it don't come easy.

Conserve your patience. Conceal your pride. Wouldn't want some body to find out and tell the others what you've stolen. Lead the lamb to slaughter like you ain't got nothing to hide. You'll run the table tomorrow, if that poker face don't crack by morning.

Leave it up to the young ones to decide who's a real one. Do you feel like a real one? Pose a couple of questions and I think you'll see, you never had a choice in the matter and there ain't nothing wrong with me. Inspiration brings a grand fortune but baby it don't come easy.

Come, come, the bell has rung and the curtains pull back on the balcony. Your fate's already decided, but for me it's a trial by fire, on the border of the frontier next to me, on the border of the frontier next to me.

Look me in the eyes while my song is played and I hope you can't do nothing else. And I hope you realize that I can't be thrown away. I'm tied to this world like you're tied to pleasing yourself.

Leave it up to the young ones to decide who's a real one. Do you feel like a real one? Pose a couple of questions and I think you'll see, you never had a choice in the matter and there ain't nothing wrong with me. Inspiration brings a grand fortune but baby it don't come easy.

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from Sampler 9: We Dream Alone, released April 20, 2010

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