From the recording Zig Zag
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever Gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
I am the master of my fate
I am the captain of my soul
I am the one who can create
The only one who has control
And if I win, well then I win
If I’m lost, just let me lose
But do not think that I’ll give in
‘Cause that is something I can’t do