From The Mouth Of The Lion

from by Vanguard



Three years old
Came into my room
How could I have known?
What he wanted to do
My soul was destroyed
And I was left to rot
Broken and distraught
I never had a shot

12 years on
Suicide plaguing my mind
The razor blade
My only source of reprieve

The teeth sunk in
And they dragged me down
The darkness reached out
Offering me a crown

I will worship your idols that I know to be fake
I will take what was offered for an escape
Sink into my flesh as I tear away my skin
Melt away make me numb as I let you seep in

I gave in and jumped into the lions mouth
Where the needles and bottles tore down my rotting self
First I was made numb and the pain seemed so small
Then it drove me to slice just to feel at all
I tried bowing to your king but was cast to the pit
So I know now first-hand his promises mean shit

The false king failed me, I had lost the last bout
Seemed like the mouth of the lion was my only way out

You closed the lion’s mouth being as a human shield
You dragged me from that pit onto the path of the healed
So I’ll walk this path, I will carry on
From the mouth of the lion into the arms of the Son


from The Rivals EP, released January 25, 2017


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Vanguard Auckland, New Zealand

Melodic christian deathcore band based in Auckland New Zealand.

Jared Kerr - Bass
Andrew Rush - Drums
Cam Sitters - Guitar
Andy Mack - Guitar
Daniel Lett - Vocals

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