You never watch over me Oh Pride, why do I draw you near? What is the worth of your presence? What became of humility’s veneer?
You quietly lurk in my mind Time spent awaiting my fears Every decision for your pleasure My reward measured only in tears
Oh pride, please become my friend Shelter me from life's sadness Teach me to accept what is good Living alone with strength and gladness
And of ambition
You crush all those before you There is no value in restraint For the tide set forth Has no worth for a saint
Each step towards the summit With a virgin sacrifice to your secular deity It must be so for all who dare cross you As only the weak peddle in empathy
Oh ambition, please gather your wits What is worth the price others pay So you can conquer new worlds While we suffer as your prey?
And of your progeny, greed and selfishness
They have built their lives upon your example For what the father set in motion cannot be undone The assumption of enough was instead only the beginning As legacy’s blood runs deep in the river from father to son