"Tyrant" as written by Dan Donegan, David Draiman, Mike Wengren and Kevin Churko....
Can we make amends, do we just pretend
That we're over all the violence
Are we done with this? Put it all to rest
Turn the screams now into silence
Will you be a man? Can you make a stand?
Will you own up or deny it all?
All the time we lost, was it worth the cost
Of breaking a family in two?
Destroyed all we knew

A tyrant, so defiant
Lonely as your heart is sinking
Consequences, no defenses
If only you had been thinking
Compliant, for a moment
Why did both of us have to believe that we were right?
Tyrant!

Can I clear my mind? Leave it all behind
Start to pick up all the pieces
Can I hide the scars? Just like prison bars
That have always seemed to confine me
Will we save it all? Even from the fall
Is there time left for revival
Can I be convinced that some hope exists?
With these wounds cut so deep in my soul
Can we become whole?

A tyrant, so defiant
Lonely as your heart is sinking
Consequences, no defenses
If only you had been thinking
Compliant, for a moment
Why did both of us have to believe that we were right?
Tyrant!

There's so many things that I wanted to say
But the love turned to hate we kept pushing away
And the words that came out turned it into a mess
And it's like pulling teeth cause you'll never confess
Now the damage is done
The hurt and the pain when nobody has won
Have we forgot it's your blood inside of my veins
That feeds my heart

A tyrant, so defiant
Lonely as your heart is sinking
Consequences, no defenses
If only you had been thinking
Compliant, for a moment
Why did both of us have to believe that we were right?
Tyrant!


Lyrics submitted by TKProdoctions

"Tyrant" as written by Dan Donegan Kevin Churko

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., CADIUM MUSIC PUBLISHING

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Tyrant song meanings
Add your thoughts

1 Comment

sort form View by:
  • 0
    My OpinionAll I can think of for the first verse (especially) is 'gun control in the U.S.A.'
    I guess there's also the ambiguity of it- who really is right? Are the US so far down the 'guns are a right' path that to remove them now would be worse?
    I really don't know, but it's a fascinating song. :)
    Any other thoughts?
    Zargothon April 17, 2016   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain