As I sit alone and tired, with time to spare Temptation rears its ugly head Born from a deceptive dream into a nightmare It calls to me again Testing me to see if I will break this time Or at least how far I'll bend I can see its glowing eyes and hear its evil cries "Come dance with me, my friend..."
So, the things that I want to do I find myself not doing but the things that I don't want to do I fall into - Why? Why do we struggle with the former things and live in our own power below our means?
War Don't you understand this is war? War with the principalities and powers Things unseen that would devour us all The spirit battles the flesh And now my wounds are deep and torn wide open I'm tired and weary, hurt and broken down
Lead us not Into temptation But deliver us From the evil one Darkness falls On my spirit again Again temptation calls I can hear it
As the battle rages on and on I face the things that put my faith to the test When fallen angels won't leave me alone Father, come and lay the demon to rest When my sword has broken off in my hand I see the dark futility of the flesh When I'm about to fall, please help me stand Father, come and lay the demon to rest
They're on my back I run, but I can feel their talons digging in my flesh Blood trickles down upon the earth And I grow weaker with each breath Each time I shake one off another wraps its teeth around my neck And every time, the one, the thorn is there To tear me down again
The angels counterstrike Their flaming swords slice through the fallen ones The demons reunite, attack again The cycle has begun Caught in the middle of this present darkness with nowhere to run We're in a holy war As it is written, so shall it be done
Where there's a will, there's a way, they say But sometimes my will seems to get in the way So You will have to fight for me today