It's bitter
Tastes a lot like winter
And will it- release me

So heavy
How much more to bring down the levy
And kill me - don't kill me

[Chorus ]

I've been stayin' high...
And I've been feelin' sorry
For myself
And I've been resurrecting my
Fortress to protect myself

Tired, beaten, worn down and tattered
Can you-even hear hear me?
What do you expect out of me
I'm being buried alive and screaming
Can't you see - Can't you see me ?


My hands slapped I'm cautious and leary
Of tryin' - oh but I'm tryin'

How am I to figure it out
All alone I've been kickin' around
Without my home - I'm so lost...


Lyrics submitted by kevin

Fortress Lyrics as written by Jeff Beres Andrew Copeland

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Songtrust Ave

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    General Commentpeople are asking too much of him, and he can't keep up and he's getting tired, and sick of everything he's having to put up with.
    RebelPancakeon March 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think he has been trying to protect himself from being hurt by closing up, and now he is realizing that maybe that wasn't the best course of action but he still feels it was the only thing he could have done.

    This song is amazingly soulful in the lines "What do you expect out of me!?" and "How am I to figure it out?!"

    AlairaKasimeron January 15, 2006   Link

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