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Hatebreed – This I Earned Lyrics

This I Earned Lyrics – Hatebreed

Fiction you made up to believe
Lives on a screen but it’s not reality
Actions that you didn’t take
Is why you’re concerned with the ones that I make
Now you’ve noticed your day slipping fast
Was it well spent or were you stepping back?
You counted all my blessings as you went
Leaving your mark of discontent

(This I earned)
I wasn’t born with it
I bled for this
Be bound to your word
When you live by it
You prove your worth

(This I earned)
It wasn’t handed to me
I did what I had to
Be bound to your word
It’s not what you deserve, you get what you earn

Don’t indulge in delusions to satisfy
I don’t escape today with dreams gone by
Perfection of the present doesn’t exist
The future’s at stake, it isn’t granted

For this I bled
For this I bled
My blood I shed for this

You want a future worth fighting for?
With skin in the game?
Be bound to your word
Everything is at stake

My blood
My blood I shed for this
My blood
My blood I shed for this

You think this was handed to me?
Some offering taken at birth
I’ve withstood every hardship
To prove myself of worth

(This I earned)
I wasn’t born with it
I bled for this
Be bound to your word
When you live by it
You prove your worth
(This I earned)
It wasn’t handed to me
I did what I had to
Be bound to your word
It’s not what you deserve, you get what you earn

Earned in blood
A life that’s well deserved
Take what’s due
Once you prove your worth
(Earn it)