Naked Man With Shield (feat. J.T. Crestwell)

Laying myself bare before you
Empty pockets, clamy hands
Shimmering in splendid colors
Praying someone understands

Stepped into the light surrounded
Holding my shield to my chest
You were right there eyes in wonder
Putting my worst fears to rest

[ Cast off the woven rags
I walk into an open fire
Holding back the icy breaths
The beasts of my desire
You hide behind
Hide behind
Hide behind
The shimmer of heat
And the burns are rarely dire ]

Judgement in their eyes will burn me
Leave me bleeding, skin turned red
Cradled in your arms I'm healing
Following the words you said

I watch for your light to guide me
Distant but still feeling warm
Keeping memories you've forgotten
Shielding your flame from the storm

[ Cast off the woven rags
I walk into an open fire
Holding back the icy breaths
The beasts of my desire
You hide behind
Hide behind
Hide behind
The shimmer of heat
And the burns are rarely dire ]

[[ A wooden shield engulfed in flames
I'll make anew
A naked shame won't leave you maimed
I'll be the few ]]