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  • "What Were You Born For?" LYRIC VIDEO

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    I wrote this song after stumbling around in the occult section of a dusty NYC bookstore. I cracked open a volume about the Left Hand Path. I read about some folks who like to envision a fierce and loyal spirit animal/daemon following them, who’s purpose is to guide and protect them. Essentially helping them answer the question: “What were you born for?”

    With question in mind, I penned a tune that helped me coax out the answer for myself. What’s your answer?
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    LYRICS

    "What Were You Born For?"

    The moment I slid out
    They held me down. With a shout 
    "We hereby brand you in your Christian name"
    But this James is a fraud
    Got no gripe with your God
    If you let me enjoy my shame

    Then I replaced my fate
    Now something’s taken it's place
    That old weight is all I’d ever known 
    Asleep beneath an iron sheet 
    From my head to my feet
    I thought I'd never break from that hold

    Now I got an angel following me
    With beautiful eyes and insidious teeth
    Answers the questions
    that felt so out of reach, like:
    "What were you born for?"
    "What were you born for?”

    To raise an honest fist
    To swing again if I miss
    To laugh with all the fire in my heart
    Guard the ones that I love
    Safely enjoy my drugs
    Sing till there’s no air in my lungs

    I die and they’ll send me
    "Request R.S.V.P"
    You’re throwin’ a party and why should I care?
    I hear you check your parts at the door
    Ken Dolls can’t ball no more
    ’Sides, got no music I like up there

    Now I got an angel following me
    With beautiful eyes and insidious teeth
    Answers the questions
    that felt so out of reach, like:
    "What were you born for?"
    "What were you born for?”
    "What were you born for?”
    "What were you born for?”
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