Daytona State College

Heart of a Warrior - Alexander Thomas

Living through a full day becomes a battle 

Every breath a dark, impregnable castle 

The effort to continue, a constant struggle 

As I strain to see the sun shining through 

I wear every single scar like armor 

Turn that frown into a smile of valor 

Chase darkness away with light & resolve 

Adapt, overcome, show strength, and evolve 

I'm strong because I've once been weak 

I'm fearless because I won't accept defeat 

The heat scorched me; the pain forged me 

Now I've got the heart of a warrior, I'm free 

My confidence is slowly fading away 

Sleep's no longer rest, just feels like an escape 

Even the sky has become dark and gray, 

My weakness starts to show itself, it's insane 

I wear every single scar like armor 

Turn that frown into a smile of valor 

Chase darkness away with light & resolve 

Adapt, overcome, show strength, and evolve 

I'm strong because I've once been weak 

I'm fearless because I won't accept defeat 

The heat scorched me; the pain forged me 

Now I've got the heart of a warrior, I'm free 

I can choose to let it define me 

But I chose to leave it behind me 

I wear every single scar like armor 

Turn that frown into a smile of valor 

Chase darkness away with light & resolve 

Adapt, overcome, show strength, and evolve 

I'm strong because I've once been weak 

I'm fearless because I won't accept defeat 

The heat scorched me; the pain forged me 

Now I've got the heart of a warrior, I'm free