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Kendall Payne: to listen


(Kendall Payne)
I once was so brave. No fear laced my faith. I once was untamed.
Who am I today? What made me this way? A fraction. A Slave.

‘Cause when the fall set in, I had to sink or swim,
And so I did my best to raise my chin.
Now all that I recall is how it feels to fall,
I never want to feel that way again.

I used to believe caged birds don’t, can’t sing, I once had a dream.

But when the morning came the nightmare still remained,
It pulses through like poison in my veins.
It’s hard to close your eyes if the monsters in your mind.
I get so tired of wasting in these chains.

I don’t care what they say, I don’t care what they do,
I don’t care anymore ‘cause I’m living the proof.
And I’m stronger because of what I have been through,
And I know this is what I was made to do, made to do.

Well it all comes back with a vengeance now,
Oh the memories they still drown me in doubt.
But it’s strange remains what I feel for you,
I have no more hurt only gratitude.