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Defiance – Doing What You're Told lyrics

18 years on and the battles just begun
Live your life like a soldier on the run
Grow up fast and learn to be a man
Now you're just doing what you can

And you're only doing what you know
So far it's everything you're told
You're only doing as you're told
How's it feel to be bought and sold

Life's more to you than meets the eye
You're out to get your slice of life
But you don't stop to blink an eye
Too numb to even reason why

From the start you're taught and told
But in the end you're bought and sold
And everything that's in between
Is wasted time and memories
As time goes by you realize
You've now become what you despise
Too late to change or have a say
Your yesterday's a day away

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