I never ask myself why injustice befell me
Accepted of the fact,
Try and live a life of peace
I'm not a violent man,
But to those who'd threaten me
My enemy, for my family I'll show thee
Death I will fight you to
Wrath provoked you cannot bear
Our lives are not your toys
Mercy, not a drop to spare

You of destruction
Of hope's deconstruction

Innocence is lost when
The blood of innocents

I'm not a violent man, again I wish to repeat
But for every human that takes away
A child's innocence
Whether it by molest,
Or by all wars pointlessness
Killer of life
Corruptor of all that is pure
I want your nose to break
Shattered under clenched fist
Smash face to concrete
Taste the asphalt's gentle kiss

You of destruction
Of hope's deconstruction

Innocence is lost when
The blood of innocents

To those that are to blame
Destroyers of every dream

Breaking of hatred's wings
Mars' phoenix begins fading

To those that monger war
Claiming that this is to even scores

This mantra I invoke
No longer this fear will
I choke

There's no peace for the one who can't know peace
Your every breath it only lives to take
Someday the earth you will descend
Not a regret I'll harbor in
Tearless my eyes
Flowerless my hands

And that day when your moment is fleeting
That thought keeps my heart beating
When they lower your casket down
Bitter the sweet within my mouth
Ender of life
Corruptor of all that's pure

On your grave
I will stand

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In the Presence of My Enemies Lyrics as written by Dave Mcclain Adam Duce

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Fintage House Publishing

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    General CommentThis seems to be about a child that was murdered, and a major bashing against the killer.
    Not sure exactly if it was a child that was close to Rob in some way...
    9169157017on March 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRob flynn was molested as a kid. This is basically a big fuck u to the guy who did it
    lacerateon May 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSounds to me like it's bashing anyone who takes someone's life - whether it be by declaring war or simply psychpathic acts of violence - and seeking the proverbial last laugh somehow.
    Stompheadon February 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow there are quite a few personal songs on that album. You can tell in the emotion in Robb's voice. I agree it's about child abuse of some sort
    killswitch916on July 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentive never actually actually heard this song but the lyrics are badass
    gonna go download it now
    kirby917on July 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMan, I'm torn. I really like the music and the vocals, but I've read a lot of the lyrics to this album and they're, honestly, pretty shitty. I really like the emotional conviction of his voice and the intent of his words, but dude... really? "Ender of life?" Is "ender" even a legitimate word (in the way he uses it, that is)?
    orendton July 29, 2009   Link

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