Persecution and temptation
they have brought me down
through the trials and tribulations
you still stick around
and now im here to say
my faith is alive and it's kickin'
because of you
my heart took a lickin' and kept on tickin'
anger never turned me into
a man of many smarts
it just created confusion and sorrow inside my friends hearts
and friends are what they always were, they stayed right by my side
more than just friends, but brothers now along for more than just the ride
more than brothers now
THEY STAYED BY MY SIDE!