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VERSE 1
Stress running through your brain and your running for the train hands
Fumbling for change, just another on the chase. Dinner on your plate but
Rent is coming late see your Mrs at the gate, it's written on her face.
Giving up your wage and drinking with your mates on a mission so your feet
Aint, hitting on no brakes. Some do it out of love, some do it out of hate,
Some do it for themselves, some do it to create. And shape the world with
The path you lead, I see a star as an image that is far from me, and every
Obstacle their benefits are hard to see, but later find they're the parts
You need.

CHORUS
Try to stand but stay braced for the fall, in that Rat Race where the pace
Never stalls, sacrifice, patience, face to the wall, on that paper chase,
That relates us all. Just trying to stand but stay braced for the fall, in
That Rat Race where the pace never stalls, sacrifice, patience, face to the
Wall, on that paper chase, that shapes us all.

VERSE 2
Car tank is on E(empty) you put your baby off to sleep, who'll pay
Electricity, maybe next week, trying to get up on your feet, not hearing
About defeat, just trying to earn your keep, without burning your beliefs,
They making in the street, it's hard to turn the other cheek, but is serving
Your dreams, worth a furnace that deep, hurting with fatigue, coercing you
To flee, but every adversity makes that person you be... You shape the
World with the path you lead, I see a star as an image that is far from me,
And every obstacle their benefits are hard to see, but later find they're
The parts you need.

CHORUS
Try to stand but stay braced for the fall, in that Rat Race where the pace
Never stalls, sacrifice, patience, face to the wall, on that paper chase,
That relates us all. Just trying to stand but stay braced for the fall, in
That Rat Race where the pace never stalls, sacrifice, patience, face to the
Wall, on that paper chase, that shapes us all. X2

BRIDGE
Trying to stand (stand), brace (brace ), fall, that Rat Race (race), pace
Don't stall, do what it takes, break through walls, that paper chase,
Shapes us all (yeah) x2

OUTRO
Try to stand but stay braced for the fall, in that Rat Race where the pace
Never stalls, sacrifice, patience, face to the wall, on that paper chase,
That relates us all. Just trying to stand but stay braced for the fall, in
That Rat Race where the pace never stalls, sacrifice, patience, face to the
Wall, on that paper chase, that shapes us all.a



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