running free lyrics – defyance

i was once such a lamb like you
so white and clean
then the world got ahold of me
now i’m a nightmare’s dream
on my own like a shot in the dark
racing down the road
on the loose like a hungry shark
through the oceans cold

if i tried to fly
would i get very high

take a look here up on the stage
tell me what do you see
a lonely man with a heart full of rage
can you hear me scream
what do i want
what do i need
i can hear you say
my four best friends and this guitar
is how i’ll make my way

now that you see me fly
c’mon reach for the sky

don’t try to hold me
now i’m running free
your preachers stone me
now i’m running free
with the night
because you need the dark to save the light
don’t try to hold me
now i’m running free

now we ride

all at once came a sound from above
but i don’t have the time to make it
every night in the crux of my soul
i just don’t have the guts to fake it
i was born just to ramble about
no one is going to keep me down
don’t say you love me to keep me here
’cause i will never settle down
i’m free

every heart that i get on the road
i go and put them on a shelf
the road is hard that i’m traveling on
i got no room for someone else
live every day just for makin’ my way
i’m what you’d call a renegade
and like a bird i’m trapped
you’ve got my soul so open up this cage
i’m free

don’t you try to hold me
now i’m running free

/ defyance lyrics