Death Defied lyrics

He only thought he was going for the thrill of a ride
Wasnt in the play to be gone for long
But he keeps looking back over his shoulder
He knows that something might go wrong
The ride it aint smooth that is for sure
Strange mood what is the cure
Hes got that feeling of impending doom
Like being trapped in a casket inside a tomb

Chorus:
Death defied by will
Like a drug that doesnt kill
Boy you gotta learn whats true
Death defied by will
Like a drug that doesnt kill
The joke is on you
You ought to know better
You ought to know better

He is determined to outsmart this snake
With conviction he will stand his ground
Feeling invincible like death itself
But his immortality wont be found
What should he say at his own wake
That he refuses to fulfill his fate
He doesnt know that this is his last drive
On the road we call alive

Chorus

Now the time has come
You cant play around
And you ought to know
You ought to know better
You ought to know better

Chorus

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