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Song: A Gift For My Enemies

Within The War Without Without The War Within

Album: Within The War Without Without The War Within
Track: #1

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Recorded: February 7, 2012
Length: 3:56
Instrumentation: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Sibelius (Panflute, Drumset, Cocoa Bean Shaker, Upright Bass)

Lyrics Print

By the time they turn to me for forgiveness
By the time they find a need for their spite
By the time they find an excellent witness
By the time they won't go down without a fight

I'll be long gone
I'll be long gone
I'll be long gone
I'll be long gone

By the time you set foot in my mansion
By the time you try to stand in my place
By the time they write your recommendations
By the time you hate the thought of my face

I'll be long gone
I'll be long gone
I'll be long gone
I'll be long gone

Cause I've fought bigger battles than the threat you posed
Defeat's the only gift I ever give my foes
And yours was the foothill to the mountains that rose
You're too late, I've won, that's how it goes

By the time you've got the strength and the might
By the time you've finished licking your wounds
By the time you think you're winning the fight
By the time you let your coup de grace loose

I'll be long gone
I'll be long gone
I'll be long gone
I'll be long gone

By the time they've got the reason for war
By the time they've given up on the score
By the time they don't want it anymore
By the time they understand what it's for

By the time you get the mind to forgive me
By the time you see yourself in my place
By the time you understand humility
By the time you'd admit it to my face

I'll be long gone
I'll be long gone

Cause I've died in battle more than once you know
A thought for a warrior is a shot for his foe
To find the truth of the ocean that his blood will show
And in the end everyone dies, that's how it goes
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