Raised In Vain

Raised in vain to go no higher
Ashes waiting for the fire
Lies in wait for the liar
My voice and I
All that remain
Raised in vain

The young heart beats
The old heart sighs
Life becomes a thin veneer
The old bequeath
The young the prize
Of everything we’re leaving here

Raised in vain to go no higher
Ashes waiting for the fire
Lies in wait for the liar
My voice and I
All that remain
Raised in vain

The lover once
Laid out his plan
She held him close to make it real
She taught him how
To be a man
But could not teach him how to feel

Raised in vain to go no higher
Ashes waiting for the fire
Lies in wait for the liar
My voice and I
All that remain
Raised in vain