here, I muse [truly]:
001. the film Broken Arrow (1996) has this dialog:
"[henchman] they went like lambs [presumably after killing the train crew]."
Note: I assume that the 'lambs to slaughter' adage applies here.
002. and this reminded me of a Don Henley song, "I Will Not Go Quietly":
"Woke up with a heavy head
And I thought about leavin' town
I could have died if I wanted to
Slipped over the edge and drowned
But, oh no baby, I won't give up that easy, no."
Note: we REFUSE our slaughter. And yeah, Axl.