I'm A Survivor

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Iíve been bruised and Iíve been battered
Been burned so many times
It took me all these years to understand
Why love is just a stranger
I never really knew
So many came and went
   without goodbyes
Iíd let my body become fodder for
The amusement of fools
The hurting was the biggest part of me
In the silence of denial
I had crushed my life in pain
But Iím not shameís easy victim
   anymore

Iím a survivor, Iím a survivor
Iím a survivor, my pain does not own me
Iím a survivor, Iím a survivor
Iím a survivor, I let love set my life free

But honestyís so costly
To overcome the fear
When so many hide their truth
   in shame and blame
They say that I deserve misfortune
As the wages of my sin
But for heavenís sake,
   hellís been already paid
All their armyís slings and arrows
Have found their mark in me
But the first stoneís never thrown
   by those like me
It would be easy to get angry
To strike back, blow for blow
But I wonít waste
   my precious life on hate

Iím a survivor, Iím a survivor
Iím a survivor, my pain does not own me
Iím a survivor, Iím a survivor
Iím a survivor, I let love set my life free

But over and over, Iíve tried and Iíve cried
So helpless I wished I would die
Till I turned it over to a power
   much greater than me
And discovered a will to survive

The best lessonís in the learning
That my life depends on me
So Iíve chosen to own my power
   and be real
Truly the gravest human evil is
To waste life on a lie
Even Scripture says
   ďthe truth shall set you freeĒ
I still get mocked for being different
The butt of all those jokes
But Iím not waiting for
   the last best laugh
No, I canít change this wicked world
But I can change myself
Cause the only way Iíve found to live
   is love

ĎCause Iím a survivor, Iím a survivor
Iím a survivor, my pain does not own me
Iím a survivor, Iím a survivor
Iím a survivor, I let love set my life free

Let love set you free, let love set you free
Let love set you free, my pain does not own me
Let love set you free, let love set you free
Let love set you, love set you ... Free

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Lead Vocals:  Jessica
Backing Vocals:  Jessica, Susan, and Lori
Acoustic Guitars:  Nancy
Bass Guitar:  Jessica
Lead Guitar:  David
Keyboards:  Jessica
Drum Programming:  Jessica
MIDI Orchestration:  Jessica

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