You Were a Fighter

from by The Max Levine Ensemble

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got in late last night,
but see, i already knew
you'd been sparing us the truth.
you kept the peace alright,
but i'd seen it through and through,
and since i first laid eyes on you,
i knew you - you were a fighter,
and that you would go down swinging,
but the enemy you couldn't see
was the enemy worth fighting.
we'd been staring down an endless hall.
we'd been yelling back at echos in the cavern.
i know it served you never to let down your guard.
but it took its toll.

i watched you self destruct,
i watched the anger come,
i watched you lash out at some disembodied phantom
and everywhere you looked you saw its face in something
and in it evidence that nothing in your could be done
and you and me,
we had our ups and downs like anyone, i think.
and i'd say that this old routine,
it had its ups and downs, its ups and downs.
and you - you were a fighter.
and you would go down swinging
but the enemy you couldn't see,
you looked so hard that you found it in me.

you - you were a fighter,
and you would go down swinging,
but the enemy you couldn't see
it crept from behind and it struck you inside,
we'd been staring down an endless hall.
we'd been yelling back at echos in the cavern.
i know it served you never to let down your guard.
but it took its toll.

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from Backlash, Baby, released November 20, 2015

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