Mojave Rain

Battle Born

You lost faith in the human spirit
You walk around like a ghost
Your star-spangled heart
Took a train for the coast
When you shine you're a hilltop mansion
So how'd you lose the light?
Was it blown by the wind
In the still of the night?

You're up against the wall

Up against the wall
There's something dying on the street
When they knock you down
You're gonna get back on your feet

(No you can't stop now)

I always saw you as a kind of keeper
A mother to a child
But your boys have grown soft
And your girls have gone wild
From the blue ridge, to the black hills
To the redwood sky
The season may pass
But the dream doesn't die

No don't you drop the ball

Up against the wall
There's something dying on the street
When they knock you down
You're gonna get back on your feet

(No you can't stop now)

When they break your heart
And when they cause your soul to mourn
Remember what I said
Boy you was battle born

You was battle born

When the night falls on the land
Are you haunted by the sound?
It's gonna take more than a hand
To turn this thing around

Don't you lean it on me
Rescue, set me free

Up against the wall
There's something dying on the street
When they knock you down
You're gonna get back on your feet

(No you can't stop now)

Did they break your heart?
And did they cause your soul to mourn?
Remember what I said
Boy you was battle born

Come on show your face
Come on give us one more spark
We'll sing a song of fire
Lest we fall into the dark

You never live
You never learn
You never shine
If you never burn
The rising tide
The undertow
The famine and
The overflow
The turn away
The welcome home

 

 

 

(Written by Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer, and Ronnie Vannucci Jr.)

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