August Burns Red - Defender lyrics

[Verse 1]
Tonight I saw a father's love, in waves, start to rise
I will not stand by and watch what I made be demonized
He insists you dug a hole, a hole of bitterness
A rock and a hard place sounds easy compared to this

[Refrain]
Righteous wrath
Righteous wrath, wrapped in empathy
Like a hurricane
Passing over a calming sea
Righteous wrath
Righteous wrath, wrapped in empathy
Like a forest fire
Spreading through the pouring rain

[Chorus]
(I would do anything)
I would do anything to make it through (To make it through)
But it takes two
One is me, the other's you
I would do anything to make it through (To make it through)
But it takes you

[Refrain]
Righteous wrath
Righteous wrath, wrapped in empathy
Like a hurricane
Passing over a calming sea
Righteous wrath
Righteous wrath, wrapped in empathy
Like a forest fire
Spreading through the pouring rain

[Verse 2]
The ones who know what's best are the best to have around
An understanding man doing the best he can to comprehend
A voice that shakes, that shakes as he calms the quake
We need a defender who bends so we don't break

[Bridge]
There is no judge
I am the jury and the defendant
The gavel has no hand
Who will deliver the sentence?
Bitterness has no end

[Chorus]
I would do anything to make it through (To make it through)
But it takes two
One is me, the other's you
I would do anything to make it through (To make it through)
But it takes you

[Post-Chorus]
A friend defends the one he loves
In all things love, love transcends

[Outro]
I need a defender
A voice that shakes to calm the quake
I need a defender who bends and breaks in my place