Bird Of Youth — The Great Defender lyrics

The page contains the lyrics of the song "The Great Defender" by Bird Of Youth.


Won’t you come back to me Take me anywhere and let me see
What it meant and who you are again
After you let the phone fall from your hand
And make no mistake, old friend
You can cheat me, beat me, I’ll pretend
All the trysts and quips at my expense
Did not cut and grind me bruise and bind me These days have tumbled down
Now they’re nicked and scraped,
They shout out loud
And in these early moments, unsuspecting
I plant my feet but you took my swing away
There’s nothing left to see
All my friends are fakes and
There’s no good leads
It’s just the last man standing in the reeds
Unjust rewards, no prisoners freed
And I remember we were kind
But you had something else in mind
I looked back, the screen went black
And I never saw you cry
These prying eyes they flexed
And they heaved and opened up this prize
As I held it close up to my chest
I thought, «is this where big girls go to rest
Or rise?» and are we blind or blessed
Sailing words across the great divide
And the seasons changed with your confession
I came undone, and you came undressed
And on the shore you breathed a sigh
Of hallowed pauses, reasons why
You made no sound,
I stand my ground,
That was no kind of goodbye
We’ve worked the room for years
Now our guests are tired
Some are moved to tears
This never was my style
So let’s rest a while
And then reappear
With somebody new
Now on my mark get set don’t go Will we ever forget
Those final blows and those dying throes
And epithets and late-night threats
If I were to stand and say yes
Demand that we both dispossess
Break me, mend me, great defender
Take me, send me, I surrender
Can we agree, it’s time to say goodbye