A Fine Line

Walk a tightrope carefully
Don’t be bold
Feel the wire beneath your feet
Don’t lose control

Dance between the bullets of life and death
Chance the danger — a whispered breath
Adrenaline rise —
See it in your eyes
Experience the heat
Of inevitable defeat

It’s a fine line
Between being a hero
And being a memory
Be courageous
Don’t be blind
Take responsibility
Foolishness will take you to a lonely time
When they remember you as a hero who crossed the line

Survival is a fancy name
For staying alive
It’s important to know
Just when to take a dive

There’s no need to prove yourself to everyone
Always daring — it just can’t be done
Burn your phony guise
With the fire in your eyes —
Bravery doesn’t fit you
When you’re through

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