"Perseverance" as written by and Chris Beattie James Shanahan....
I know your fear of loss
And your struggles with faith
And how it takes everything that you have to face the day
The virtues you possess now bring you eternal pain
All you have is contempt for a life you can't obtain
All your heroes have failed you
Yet you try and prevail
Face your torment and dismantle your doubt
Refuse this legacy of shame and deceit
Cause the only real truth in your life that you know is hostility

Your world is coming apart
Remain steadfast

Perseverance
Against all opposition
Crushing all limitations
Pure strength through solitude
Discipline and determination

You can't accept what you've been told
Anchored in sin you must reverse your descent
Declare the weight of the world has yet to claim you
And admit that your faults will not restrain you
Glimpses of fate bring light to your despair
Realise hope isn't short of your grasp
Resurrect every dream that you've buried alive
And never succumb to the war that you fight

Your world is coming apart
Remain steadfast

Perseverance
Against all opposition
Crushing all limitations
Pure strength through solitude
Discipline and determination


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"Perseverance" as written by James Shanahan Chris Beattie

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    General Commentman this song is bomb.....it gets my amped everytime i hear it this.this my fav so far...
    Xecutioneron September 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIm all about this shit like stayin true to your self the whole Inner Betterment is bad ass'
    Raelon March 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song has definitely helped me through some shit. I <3 Hatebreed!!
    foreveron April 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis band sure say a lot,its hard to listen n take it all in what hes saying,so it takes a few listens,but im just listenin to the awesome riffs personally,cos they rock but what they are sayin seems very clever...top band
    jenlovesmusicon May 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI dont know if anyone else feels this way,but this song to me is a big FUCK YOU to the people that says all metal is about devil worshipping and satanism which I have had said to me many times,this song sends a very positive message and helps people who have struggled through many different endeavors
    livebackwards801on May 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentvery true.
    forever_hauntedon June 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentperseverance. thats my pass...
    dedehatebreedon December 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell, the later-half of live's long sentence I strongly agree with. It's pretty clear that the song is meant to motivate the audience. It's not a good song to actually listen to while studying for me, but it does help motivate me to do the work.
    michinobu_zonedon August 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about conquering the obstacles that you face in life, because failure is not an option as you long as your force yourself to persevere.

    my favorite hatebreed song ever, i owe my life to this song i would of killed myself if this song didn't come on right when it did, i was writing my suicide letter secretly in my shared bedroom when my brother put this CD in our stereo. after hearing the last three lines of the second verse of this song "realize hope isn't short of your grasp, resurrect every dream that you buried alive, and never succumb to the war that you fight in your heart" i knew right then that no matter the struggle in life it can be overcome and defeated.
    benxasylumon October 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHatebreed as a whole can be summed up as a different type of inspirational and motivational music for people who like to bang their heads while getting pumped and psyched for the day, or living through what can be a difficult life full of social oppression and hatred from others.
    Warharton September 02, 2012   Link

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