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Watch Over Me by Aussie Singer Bernard Fanning (from the big Aussie band Powderfinger):

when trouble fills my world

you bring me peace

you calm me down

you're my release

when walls come crashing around my feet

you light my way

you're my release

so say you'll watch over me

when i'm in too deep

tell me you'll always be

there to pull me free

when the sun is beating down upon my brow

you are my shade

you cool me down

every time i tried to turn away

you brought me 'round

your humble way

so say you'll watch over me

when i'm in too deep

tell me you'll always be

there to pull me free

there to rescue me

for every time you sheltered me from harm

you showed me truth

kept me warm

every time you left me on the street

i found my way

i found my feet

so say you'll watch over me

when i'm in too deep

tell me you'll always be

there to pull me free

there to rescue me

there to pull me free

there to rescue me

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This song so speaks me! My favourite version is off the Symphony and Metallica c.d.

Hero of the Day by Metallica:

Mama they try and break me

The window burns to light the way back home

A light that warms no matter where they've gone

They're off to find the hero of the day

But what if they should fall by someone's wicked way

Still the window burns

Time so slowly turns

And someone there is sighing

Keepers of the flames

Do ya feel your name?

Can't you hear your babies crying?

Mama they try and break me

Still they try and break me

'Scuse me while I tend to how I feel

These things return to me that still seem real

Now deservingly this easy chair

But the rocking stopped by wheels of despair

Don't want your aid

But the first I've make

For years can't hold or feel

No, I'm not all me

So please excuse me

While I tend to how I feel

But now the dreams and waking screams

That ever last the night

So build the wall, behind it

Crawl and hide until it's light

So can't you hear your babies cryin' now?

Still the window burns

Time so slowly turns

And someone there is sighing

Keepers of the flames

Can't you hear your names?

Can't you hear your babies crying?

But now the dreams and waking screams

That ever last the night

So build the wall, behind it

Crawl and hide until it's light

So can't you hear your babies cryin' now?

Mama they try and break me

Mama they try and break me

Mama they try and break me

Mama they try

Mama they try

Mama they try and break me

Mama they try and break me

Mama they try and break me

Mama they try

Mama they try

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I've never posted in this thread before, mainly because I have so many song lyrics to contribute that I would be in danger of taking over! So I'll do my best not to.

This song was an early 'survivor' song for me....

Torn - Natalie Imruglia

I thought I saw a man brought to life

He was warm

He came around like he was dignified

He showed me what it was to cry

Well you couldn't be that man I adored

You don't seem to know

Seem to care what your heart is for

But I don't know him anymore

There's nothing where he used to lie

My conversation has run dry

That's what's going on

Nothing's fine I'm torn

I'm all out of faith

This is how I feel

I'm cold and I am shamed

Lying naked on the floor

Illusion never changed

Into something real

I'm wide awake

And I can see

The perfect sky is torn

You're a little late

I'm already torn

So I guess the fortune teller's right

Should have seen just what was there

And not some holy light

Which crawled beneath my veins

And now I don't care

I had no luck

I don't miss it all that much

There's just so many things

That I can touch I'm torn

I'm all out of faith

This is how I feel

I'm cold and I am shamed

Lying naked on the floor

Illusion never changed

Into something real

I'm wide awake

And I can see

The perfect sky is torn

You're a little late

I'm already torn

Torn

There's nothing where he used to lie

My inspiration has run dry

That's what's going on

Nothing's right I'm torn

I'm all out of faith

This is how I feel

I'm cold and I am shamed

Lying naked on the floor

Illusion never changed

Into something real

I'm wide awake

And I can see

The perfect sky is torn

I'm all out of faith

This is how I feel

I'm cold and I'm ashamed

Bound and broken on the floor

You're a little late

I'm already torn

Torn..

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Just a couple more for today... (note - first one may trigger a tiny bit ??? I don't know?)

:trigger:

Breaking the Habit - Linkin' Park

Memories consume

Like opening the wound

I'm picking me apart again

You all assume

I'm safe here in my room

[unless I try to start again]

I don't want to be the one

The battles always choose

'Cause inside I realize

That i'm the one confused

I don't know what's worth fighting for

Or why I have to scream

I don't know why I instigate

And say what I don't mean

I don't know how I got this way

I know it's not alright

So I'm breaking the habit

Tonight

Clutching my cure

I tightly lock the door

I try to catch my breath again

I hurt much more

Than anytime before

I had no options left again

I'll paint it on the walls

'Cause i'm the one at fault

I'll never fight again

And this is how it ends

I don't know what's worth fighting for

Or why I have to scream

But now I have some clarity

To show you what I mean

I don't know how I got this way

I'll never be alright

So I'm breaking the habit

Breaking the Habit

Tonight

END OF :trigger:

And my 'survivor song of the moment', even though everyone else (no doubt all of the UK population) is oh-so-sick of it... I LOVE it.....

"Bad Day" - Daniel Powter

Where is the moment we needed the most

You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost

They tell me your blue skies fade to grey

They tell me your passion's gone away

And I don't need no carryin' on

You stand in the line just to hit a new low

You're faking a smile with the coffee to go

You tell me your life's been way off line

You're falling to pieces everytime

And I don't need no carryin' on

Cause you had a bad day

You're taking one down

You sing a sad song just to turn it around

You say you don't know

You tell me don't lie

You work at a smile and you go for a ride

You had a bad day

The camera don't lie

You're coming back down and you really don't mind

You had a bad day

You had a bad day

Well you need a blue sky holiday

The point is they laugh at what you say

And I don't need no carryin' on

You had a bad day

You're taking one down

You sing a sad song just to turn it around

You say you don't know

You tell me don't lie

You work at a smile and you go for a ride

You had a bad day

The camera don't lie

You're coming back down and you really don't mind

You had a bad day

(Oh.. Holiday..)

Sometimes the system goes on the blink

And the whole thing turns out wrong

You might not make it back and you know

That you could be well oh that strong

And I'm not wrong

So where is the passion when you need it the most

Oh you and I

You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost

Cause you had a bad day

You're taking one down

You sing a sad song just to turn it around

You say you don't know

You tell me don't lie

You work at a smile and you go for a ride

You had a bad day

You've seen what you like

And how does it feel for one more time

You had a bad day

You had a bad day

Had a bad day

Had a bad day

Had a bad day

Had a bad day

Had a bad day

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everytime i have heard that song "Concrete angel" i cry the video is sooooooo sad but yet true :tear:

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i am not sure what its called but its a country song i think its called "don't laugh at me" i could be wrong i don't even know all the words some of it goes don't laugh at me don't call me names don't get you pleasure from my pain in gods eyes we're all the same one day we'll all have perfect wings don't laugh at me

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return to innocence - enigma

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/enigma/returntoinnocence.html

ENIGMA LYRICS

"Return To Innocence"

That's not the beginning of the end

That's the return to yourself

The return to innocence

Love - Devotion

Feeling - Emotion

Love - Devotion

Feeling - Emotion

Don't be afraid to be weak

Don't be too proud to be strong

Just look into your heart my friend

That will be the return to yourself

The return to innocence

If you want, then start to laugh

If you must, then start to cry

Be yourself don't hide

Just believe in destiny

Don't care what people say

Just follow your own way

Don't give up and use the chance

To return to innocence

That's not the beginning of the end

That's the return to yourself

The return to innocence

Don't care what people say

Follow just your own way Follow just your own way

Don't give up, don't give up

To return, to return to innocence.

If you want then laugh

If you must then cry

Be yourself don't hide

Just believe in destiny.

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Watch the VIDEO here: http://americanidols.blogdrive.com/

I think this is a very inspirational song!

JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL

By: Carrie Underwood

She was driving last Friday on her way to Cincinnati

On a snow white Christmas Eve

Going home to see her Mama and her Daddy with the baby in the backseat

Fifty miles to go and she was running low on faith and gasoline

It would been a long hard year

She had a lot on her mind and she didn't pay attention

She was going way to fast

Before she knew it she was spinning on a thin black sheet of glass

She saw both their lives flash before her eyes

She didn't even have time to cry

She was sooo scared

She threw her hands up in the air

Jesus take the wheel

Take it from my hands

Cause I can't do this all on my own

I'm letting go

So give me one more chance

To save me from this road I'm on

Jesus take the wheel

It was still getting colder when she made it to the shoulder

And the car came to a stop

She cried when she saw that baby in the backseat sleeping like a rock

And for the first time in a long time

She bowed her head to pray

She said I'm sorry for the way

I've been living my life

I know I've got to change

So from now on tonight

Jesus take the wheel

Take it from my hands

Cause I can't do this all my own

I'm letting go

So give me one more chance

To save me from this road I'm on

Oh, Jesus take the wheel

Oh, I'm letting go

So give me one more chance

Save me from this road I'm on

From this road I'm on

Jesus take the wheel

Oh, take it, take it from me

Oh, why, oh

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i am not sure what its called but its a country song i think its called "don't laugh at me" i could be wrong i don't even know all the words some of it goes don't laugh at me don't call me names don't get you pleasure from my pain in gods eyes we're all the same one day we'll all have perfect wings don't laugh at me

Dont Laugh At Me by Mark Wills- is this it?

http://www.lyricsdepot.com/mark-wills/dont-laugh-at-me.html

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I loved these songs by Hole when I was younger. I think they were my anthems or something. :P They may be a little t for some people maybe. they're not exactly inspirational but i found them healing. to hear something i could relate to.

Asking For It by Hole

Every time that I sell myself to you

I feel a little bit cheaper than I need to

I will tear the devil out of you

Rose red, I will make you tell the truth

Was she asking for it?

Was she asking nice?

If she was asking for it

Did she ask you twice?

Every time that I stare into the sun

Angel dust and my dress just comes undone

Every time that I stare into the sun

Be a model or just look like one

Wild eye rot gut do me in

Do you think you can make me do that again?

Was she asking for it?

Was she asking nice?

If she was asking for it

Did she ask you twice?

If you live through this with me

I swear that I would die for you

And if you live through this with me

I swear that I would die for you

I don't care about what you do

Yeah, you walk in the room

Yeah, I'm impressed

You know your reason for living

I still haven't guessed

Dicknail by Hole

Hey, Daddy

Come over here

Got something for you

Dicknail

She liked it

You know she liked it

Well, she was asking for it

Dicknail

I said, I said stop

I did what you said

I did what you want

I was a good girl

I was a good girl

I was a good girl

I said, I said, I said, I said NO!

Hey, Daddy

One thing's for certain, baby

You have my guarantee

You won't forget me

I said, I said stop

I did what you said

I did what you want

I was a good girl

I was a good girl

I was a good girl

I said, I said, I said, I said NO!

Do you remember Christmas morning?

You know it's real because

Well, here comes Santa Claus

She liked it

You know she liked it

Fat claw on your sack

Fall on, on your sack

Claw, claw, claw, claw

I'll only post two songs now because otherwise I could start my own entire FORUM of songs I love!

Kate

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This song helped me immensely over the years. I played it on repeat many, many times. It's one of those songs that resonates so deeply you just sigh.

U2 Lyrics - Walk On

And love is not the easy thing

The only baggage you can bring...

And love is not the easy thing...

The only baggage you can bring

Is all that you can't leave behind

And if the darkness is to keep us apart

And if the daylight feels like it's a long way off

And if your glass heart should crack

And for a second you turn back

Oh no, be strong

Walk on, walk on

What you got, they can't steal it

No they can't even feel it

Walk on, walk on

Stay safe tonight...

You're packing a suitcase for a place none of us has been

A place that has to be believed to be seen

You could have flown away

A singing bird in an open cage

Who will only fly, only fly for freedom

Walk on, walk on

What you got they can't deny it

Can't sell it or buy it

Walk on, walk on

Stay safe tonight

And I know it aches

And your heart it breaks

And you can only take so much

Walk on, walk on

Home...hard to know what it is if you never had one

Home...I can't say where it is but I know I'm going home

That's where the heart is

I know it aches

How your heart it breaks

And you can only take so much

Walk on, walk on

Leave it behind

You've got to leave it behind

All that you fashion

All that you make

All that you build

All that you break

All that you measure

All that you steal

All this you can leave behind

All that you reason

All that you sense

All that you speak

All you dress up

All that you scheme...

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As you might soon tell I don't really heal from happy inspirational songs. Not sure why, I just find it more cathartic and validating and healing to listen to songs about hurt and sadness. It makes me feel more understood, if somebody i don't even know has written a song that resonates within my own thoughts...

Don't Tell a Soul - by Katatonia

I have been destroyed

by the perfection that is life

see I'm moving soon

see my feet are already on the road

and if you know where I'm going

don't tell a soul

I live all for this thing

that I heard someone sing

when you have noone

noone can hurt you

IT WAS SO EASY TO SEE

HOW FUCKING GOOD IT ALL COULD BE

For My Demons - Katatonia

well I'm here

and summer is gone I hear

so pray for me

as I now leave your town

when did I say this

I will never leave

I can't recall this

moment in my life

you would never sleep at night

if you knew what I've been through

and this thought is all I have

to trust upon when light is gone

my problem was

that you kept me here too long

and today is when

we'll regret that I came by

when did I say this

I will never leave

I can't recall this

moment in my life

life is full of darkness

and murderers come my way

someday you will join them

and I will let you in

I Am Nothing - Katatonia

tonight I'm nothing

it doesn't matter where I've been

delay of reaction is

the unseen movie of this life

I remember one of my friends

telling me to go ahead

water on every side

there's a dead spot in my eye

if I listen close at night

there's something coming my way

like someone called my name

but I didn't care to look that way

I just fixed my eyes into the crowd

it would have been strange to turn around

if you would tell me that I was someone

then for a second I would think

just like I would try to consider

how it would feel to know

I have to get on with this

it's a decision for tonight

out to look for chances

it is murder of my mind

once I was someone new

I was chosen for a while

then with time I am changing

at least that is what they say

what is worth with being here

I pray so often for a change

-- Kate

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this isn't how i feel right now but i just came across this new album. It sounds like a survivor song except one or two lines.

Not ready to make nice

Forgive, sounds good

Forget, I’m not sure I could

They say time heals everything

But I’m still waiting

I’m through with doubt

There’s nothing left for me to figure out

I’ve paid a price

And I’ll keep paying

I’m not ready to make nice

I’m not ready to back down

I’m still mad as hell and

I don’t have time to go round and round and round

It’s too late to make it right

I probably wouldn’t if I could

‘Cause I’m mad as hell

Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

I know you said

Can’t you just get over it

It turned my whole world around

And I kind of like it

I made my bed and I sleep like a baby

With no regrets and I don’t mind sayin’

It’s a sad sad story when a mother will teach her

Daughter that she ought to hate a perfect stranger

And how in the world can the words that I said

Send somebody so over the edge

That they’d write me a letter

Sayin’ that I better shut up and sing

Or my life will be over

I’m not ready to make nice

I’m not ready to back down

I’m still mad as hell and

I don’t have time to go round and round and round

It’s too late to make it right

I probably wouldn’t if I could

‘Cause I’m mad as hell

Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

I’m not ready to make nice

I’m not ready to back down

I’m still mad as hell and

I don’t have time to go round and round and round

It’s too late to make it right

I probably wouldn’t if I could

‘Cause I’m mad as hell

Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

Forgive, sounds good

Forget, I’m not sure I could

They say time heals everything

But I’m still waiting

http://www.dixiechicks.com/

""This album was total therapy," says Natalie Maines. "I'm way more at peace now. Writing these songs and saying everything we had to say makes it possible to move on.""

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this song is a cross between a trigger and a harbinger for me. It came out just when i was raped and i used to watch it like it could divine something for me. Like it would tell me the answer to the mystery. what the hell is going on here?

Orton Beth Lyrics - She Cries Your Name Lyrics

Falling from the western selves

To find yourself alone again

Wonderin' where you have been.

Your lonely voice

Calls across the star lit coast

Reaching out to be seen.

She cries your name

Three times again

She cries your name

How long can this love remain?

Cut beneath the surface screen

Of what we say and what we seem

Is a truth to be seen?

She keeps cryin out your name

But her scream sounds the same

How fickle fate can be...

She cries your name

Three times again

She cries your name

How long can this love remain?

Birds would scream for territory

Can learn to sing euphorically

Give a hand time and hands ring out

And there's a wasteland in your soul

The burned out trees would leave you cold

Leave a hand out and I'll deal

She cries your name

Three times again

She cries your name

How long can this love remain?

She cries your name

Twelve times again

She cries your name

How long can this love remain?

http://www.lyricsdownload.com/orton-beth-s...ame-lyrics.html

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http://www.lyricsdepot.com/suzanne-vega/language.html

If language were liquid

It would be rushing in

Instead here we are

In a silence more eloquent

Than any word could ever be

These words are too solid

They don't move fast enough

To catch the blur in the brain

That flies by and is gone

Gone

Gone

Gone

I'd like to meet you

In a timeless, placeless place

Somewhere out of context

And beyond all consequences

continued below...

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Let's go back to the building

(Words are too solid)

On Little West Twelfth

It is not far away

(They don't move fast enough)

And the river is there

And the sun and the spaces

Are all laying low

(To catch the blur in the brain)

And we'll sit in the silence

(That flies by and is)

That comes rushing in and is

Gone (Gone)

I won't use words again

They don't mean what I meant

They don't say what I said

They're just the crust of the meaning

With realms underneath

Never touched

Never stirred

Never even moved through

If language were liquid

It would be rushing in

Instead here we are

In a silence more eloquent

Than any word could ever be

And is gone

Gone

Gone

And is gone

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"What Are You Waiting For"

By: Natalie Grant

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SONG

[Verse]

Sometimes, I get that overwhelming feeling,

So sad the

Faces on TV,

If i try to make a difference would it help anyway,

Then i stop and to myself i say

[Chorus]

So you wanna change the world,

What are you waiting for,

Say your gunna start right now,

What are you waiting for,

It only takes one voice,

So come on now and shout it out,

Give a little more,

What are you waiting for,

[Verse]

Sometimes, I feel a little helpless,

Seems like (well) I can't do a thing,

But anything is possible,

Just you want and see,

Good things happen,

If you Just believe,

[Chorus 1x]

[bridge]

Someday, somehow, I'm gunna take that step,

Cause time is tickin away,

Right here,

Right now,

Before it's to late,

Gunna face tomorrow today,

(Don't wait,

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

[Chorus 2x]

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For a long time the chorus of this song was like my mantra. I'd use it while I was doing grounding exercises to help with my flashbacks.

It's from "Perfect Girl" on Sarah McLachlan's "Afterglow."

Don't worry you will find the answer if you let it go

give yourself some time to falter

But don't forgo knowing that you're loved no matter what

and everything will come around in time

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Not Ready to Make Nice-- By Dixie Chicks

Forgive, sounds good

Forget, I’m not sure I could

They say time heals everything

But I’m still waiting

I’m through with doubt

There’s nothing left for me to figure out

I’ve paid a price

And I’ll keep paying

I’m not ready to make nice

I’m not ready to back down

I’m still mad as hell and

I don’t have time to go round and round and round

It’s too late to make it right

I probably wouldn’t if I could

‘Cause I’m mad as hell

Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

I know you said

Can’t you just get over it

It turned my whole world around

And I kind of like it

I made my bed and I sleep like a baby

With no regrets and I don’t mind sayin’

It’s a sad sad story when a mother will teach her

Daughter that she ought to hate a perfect stranger

And how in the world can the words that I said

Send somebody so over the edge

That they’d write me a letter

Sayin’ that I better shut up and sing

Or my life will be over

I’m not ready to make nice

I’m not ready to back down

I’m still mad as hell and

I don’t have time to go round and round and round

It’s too late to make it right

I probably wouldn’t if I could

‘Cause I’m mad as hell

Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

I’m not ready to make nice

I’m not ready to back down

I’m still mad as hell and

I don’t have time to go round and round and round

It’s too late to make it right

I probably wouldn’t if I could

‘Cause I’m mad as hell

Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

Forgive, sounds good

Forget, I’m not sure I could

They say time heals everything

But I’m still waiting

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This song always made me feel better. It's not really a soft smooth type of song. It's more of a giving it back to my attacker, but only certain parts of the song apply to giving it back to the attacker. I dunno. It always made me feel good. I would blast the song and just scream out the lyrics like I was telling my attacker off!

" Head like a Hole"

By: Nine Inch Nails (NIN)

god money i'll do anything for you

god money just tell me what you want me to

god money nail me up against the wall

god money don't want everything he wants it all

no, you can't take it

no, you can't take it

no, you can't take that away from me

no, you can't take it

no, you can't take it

no, you can't take that away from me

head like a hole

black as your soul

i'd rather die

than give you control

head like a hole

black as your soul

i'd rather die

than give you control

bow down before the one you serve

you're going to get what you deserve

bow down before the one you serve

you're going to get what you deserve

god money's not looking for the cure

god money's not concerned about the sick among the pure

god money let's go dancing on the backs of the bruised

god money's not one to choose

no, you can't take it

no, you can't take it

no, you can't take that away from me

head like a hole

black as your soul

i'd rather die

than give you control

head like a hole

black as your soul

i'd rather die

than give you control

bow down before the one you serve

you're going to get what you deserve

bow down before the one you serve

you're going to get what you deserve

bow down before the one you serve

you're going to get what you deserve

bow down before the one you serve

you're going to get what you deserve

head like a hole

black as your soul

i'd rather die

than give you control

head like a hole

black as your soul

i'd rather die

than give you control

bow down before the one you serve

you're going to get what you deserve

bow down before the one you serve

you're going to get what you deserve

bow down before the one you serve (ow ow)

you're going to get what you deserve (ow ow)

bow down before the one you serve (ow ow)

you're going to get what you deserve (ow ow)

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I found this song while I was searching for a new song to put on my myspace profile. I instantly became addicted to it. For me, listening to it, kinda gives me power and also I believe it tells the impact that our attacker has on our lives to this day...

"HAUNTED" by Evanescence

Long lost words whisper slowly to me

Still can't find what keeps me here

When all this time I've been so hollow inside

I know you're still there

Watching me, wanting me

I can feel you pull me down

Fearing you loving you

I won't let you pull me down

Hunting you I can smell you - alive

Your heart pounding in my head

Watching me, wanting me

I can feel you pull me down

Saving me, raping me, watching me

Watching me, wanting me

I can feel you pull me down

Fearing you... loving you

I won't let you pull me down

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Goo Goo Dolls - Become (from the new Let Love in CD)

There's so much more about you that you never let them see

You turn away

But not to me

And I know how they tried to take you

Held you up and meant to break you down

But you can't be

For so long I tried to reach you

I know I'm almost there

I'm close enough for you to see

You've been hiding in the shadows

Have you forgotten how we used to dream

Let me remind you

The light doesn't blind you at all

It just helps you see

Can you see

Yeah you have become

Yeah you have become beautiful

And I can't be the stranger

That's been sleeping in your bed just

Turn around and come to me

I feel all the pain inside

And everything you been denied you feel

It's all you feel

You've been hiding in the shadows

Have you forgotten how we used to dream

Let me remind you

The light doesn't blind you at all

It helps you see

Can you see

Yeah you have become

Yeah you have become beautiful

Yeah you have become

Yeah you have become beautiful

Brush back your hair and look around you

Feeling like the truth has found you here

You're here with me

Let love become the mirror

With no fear where you're from

You have become beautiful

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