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​Before the Flame Dies

This song is by Cock Sparrer and appears on the album Two Monkeys (1997).

People say that life ain't fair
And then they say what you give comes round the same
What can you believe?
I say if you want passion in your life
You can't be afraid of pain
You've got to get out and live
'Cause freedom's a curse but boredom's even worse
There's a spirit inside that needs to fly.

Oi, Oi, Oi is the call
Oi, Oi, Oi, do it all
Oi, Oi, Oi before the flame dies

Don't give in, don't compromise,
That's what I'm told by everyone I know
Don't sit on the fence
While others say just take your time, don't rock the boat,
Keep moving with the flow
It's just not making sense
'Cause life is all you've got
It's worth another shot
Stand or fall, but give it one more try

You can crawl on your belly for a lifetime
Never reaching for the sky
Just knocking at the door
Or stand up for an hour, all guns blazing,
Let 'em know you'd rather die
Than take it anymore

When all around is going wrong
And nothing seems to fall right into place
Remember every word
Don't believe everything that's said
You must believe there's just too much to waste
Be sure you're always heard
'Cause freedom's a curse but boredom's even worse
There's a spirit inside that needs to fly.