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Conquer Fear

I’m hoping that “Conquer Fear” will be the theme for pickabar in 2009. 2008’s theme was “Gain Back A Lot of Weight”, which wasn’t as fun as it sounds.

cowardlylion

Conquer Fear

Gather up your courage pull it on like an overcoat
The only thing worth more than knowledge is loyalty to an oath
An oath to true friendship tight as any family bond
When you call out for aid there’s no question how they’ll respond
You never have to worry, you know just where they stand
So there’s no need for deep thinking when it’s their turn to need a hand

So get up on your feet
Get your ass in gear
There’s never been a man that lived
Who hasn’t had to conquer fear

Said he’d always be there, now he’s like a ghost
His courage failed him he ran away just when you needed him most
You’re parents always dreamed of college now you’re scared that they’ll kick you out
You can’t sleep you don’t know where you’ll live or how you’ll feed another mouth
The truth is that you made your choices and that boy took the cowards way
You’ll have to find the strength within you’ll have to grow up in a couple of days

So get up on your feet
Get your ass in gear
There’s never been a woman that lived
Who hasn’t had to conquer fear

Divest yourself of dependency, throw it off like a dirty robe
Let your eyes adjust to the light the way morning rushes over the globe
Don’t let fear become a prison more than bars ever could
Don’t turn your home into a jail cell, you know a real prisoner never would
We now have the technology to hide away in our caves
But we’d be fools to accept loneliness so we can live our lives like we’re the internet’s slaves

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