COWARD

Don’t peg me as a coward’s son
that splitting fork inside your tongue
beneath your skin the serpent hides
Upon a throne of foolish pride
My outstretched hand is not for sale
Your threats and taunts are getting stale
This pestilence you seem to spread
Is festering within my head

Friend, fallen, far behind the wall
Fiend, feeding, you consume us all
Fail, Betray to take the hearts you want
Fake, your way, these memories will haunt

Encased in hate you shed your skin
Consumed by those who wear your sin
Collapsed between the weak and strong
Entrenched by nightmares miles long
I taste the venom that you spit
Swallow my pride and take the hit
before you try to break my will
awaken my instinct to kill

Friend, fallen far behind the wall
Fiend, feeding, you consume us all
Fail, Betray to take the hearts you want
Fake, your way, these memories will haunt

(CHORUS)
Coward
Keep running
Coward
Keep running
Beaten down, broken and hollow
An empty husk, grown from sorrow
Pathetic path I’ll never follow
I am no coward

(BREAKDOWN)
Bones will turn to ash
Marrow feeds my wrath
Quarantine this plague
Eradicate my rage

I see you brought your friends
You know just how this ends
The last thing you will see
The darkest part of me
Defenseless once again
Dark Karma flooding in
This price you’ve never paid
Demanded here today

(CHORUS)
Coward
Keep running
Coward
Keep running
I’ve seen you jump just from your shadow
Integrity so goddamn shallow
Pathetic path I’ll never follow
I am no coward

— Dread Engine - Coward