Rise

(McDonald)

    

Bitter woman took my baby,
Tore my heart out to make me pay.
What kind of madness is that, who will win?
But I know that I'll see her again.

 

So God took my sweet mama
And in a beat stole my father.
He did it when I wasn't looking;
He broke my heart, but I'll see them again.

That's the way, that's the way,
That's the way to lose a body, slowly.
Creeping up, beat me up 'Till I know I'm going out of my mind.

Rise to your feet, get off your knees and still...
Rise above it all; you know you can and still...

I like girls and they like me.
I'm not ashamed but I've lived in fear.
What kind of people choose to punish me?
I'd rather live with love than live a lie.

That's the way, that's the way,
That's the way to lose a body slowly.
Creeping up, beat me up
'Till I know I'm going out of my mind.

Rise to your feet, get off your knees and still...
Rise above it all; you know you can and still...
Rise from the dark to the light and still...
Rise, nothing more can defeat you, and still..

Rise.

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