I set my heart on fire, roaring beast of flame,
Tired of the tiredness that puts the sun to shame.
For all the nights I’ve painted, and all the dreams I tore,
I never shunned the sainted, I never slammed that door.
For all the weight of memory, for all the pain of past,
There is expanse to sky and soul that supersedes the vast.
For all the ways we’ve failed, licking wounds of bleak defeat,
the scars are there, testimonies, to our heaving back to feet.
and I, I refuse to bow my head, to surrender like they planned,
I burn with you, burn through the walls, defiance of the damned.