"Strong Hand" as written by Iain Andrew Cook, Martin Clifford Doherty and Lauren Eve Mayberry....
Why don't you tell me
What do you need?
There is a blank page
For you

Give me the bones of
What you believe
Maybe they'll save you
From me

Will I be the strong hand
Keeping you safe
Or will I break you
In half

And you will never
Be under my thumb
But you are not your
Own man

See the way we all run
When we know it all off by heart
Playing down, waiting all out
Will we win or lose it this time?

When the pressure's building for a great white hope
Do you give up things that you love?
And the pressure's building 'til it takes you whole
Can you go back on your own word?

All of your brothers
They never died
For what you kill for
Slowly

How it will grind you
Into the ground
If you should try to
Hold me

See the way we all run
When we know it all off by heart
Played down, waiting all out
When we win or lose it this time

When the pressure's building for a great white hope
Do you give up things you love?
And the pressure's building 'til it takes you whole
Can you go back on your own word?

When the pressure's building for a great white hope
Do you give up things you love?
And the pressure's building 'til it takes you whole
Can you go back on your own word?


Lyrics submitted by whitesky, edited by michellemch

"Strong Hand" as written by Lauren Eve Mayberry Iain Andrew Cook

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    My InterpretationSeems to be warning or telling someone that she may be the one who'll break them. She also seems to know he'll become dependent on her in some ways, even if it's not immediately apparent.

    She also tells him how his devotion is going to leave him burned out and that others weren't foolish enough to go as far as he will for her. In the end, he's giving up his identity for her. She'll leave him, but he won't break his promises to love her, even if it kills him.
    alrushon November 26, 2013   Link

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