Not On Your Life

You convince me it’s all useless
Nothing I do is for the best
My words don’t edify you enough
You revealed the reasons I should give up
So I will abandon all that I believed
And disgrace the moment I was conceived
But before I go fall away
I’ve got something I need to say...
Not on your life!
You can’t change me, so don’t try
I’ll stand and fight
My resolve will never die
I must have been hurting someone
With all the things I’d said and done
I never knew it could be so wrong
Deception was the answer all along
This flame will soon die out
Faith no longer devout
I’ll take the sinner’s hand
And whisper in their ear...
Not on your life!

This one was inspired by Demon Hunter's song Gasoline.

I think my favorite thing about this one is the way it builds up, from a seemingly high level of negativity and discouragement to a deceiving and positive determination to stand for what I believe in. You all can try to change me and mold me into what you see fit. Well I've got one thing to say to you: not on your life!

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