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The Strongest One

February 9, 2010
By clairexaudrey PLATINUM, Bethel, Connecticut
clairexaudrey PLATINUM, Bethel, Connecticut
41 articles 3 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
-Elizabeth Kubler Ross


V1: Red hair,
Tears running
Down your pretty face.
They tell you that you’re different,
Nothing to love…just to hate.

V2: Walking, talking,
Hiding the truth behind your eyes.
Girl, I see the pain you’re going through
And it makes me wanna cry.

V3: Deep breaths,
Fists clenched,
Telling yourself you won’t get through the night.
You’ve had enough, tired of this s***
And can’t deal with another fight.
You can’t deal with another fight.

CHORUS:
But if you wanna sail the world,
Just keep on sailin’.
Don’t ever let anyone tell you
To stop believin’.
Don’t ever back down, don’t ever give up,
Even when the going gets rough.
But most of all,
You should know this too:
I’m always here for you.

V4: Running
Faster,
In your dreams you are so free.
No one telling you you’re weak and small,
No one telling you, you don’t matter at all.

V5: And you’re the strongest one,
You’ve been through it all,
And you don’t even complain.
Girl, I know you don’t deserve all of this pain.


CHORUS:
So if you wanna sail the world,
Just keep on sailin’.
Don’t ever let anyone tell you
To stop believin’.
Don’t ever back down, don’t ever give up,
Even when the going gets rough.
But most of all,
You should know this too:
God’s watching over you.

V6: You look in the mirror
And see defeat.
The pain in your smile
As clear as words in concrete.
But don’t give up hope,
You gotta keep on keepin’ on.

CHORUS:
And I know if you wanna sail the world
You will keep sailin’.
You won’t let anyone tell you
To stop believin’.
You won’t back down, you won’t give up,
Even when the goin’ gets rough.
But most of all,
I know this is true:
I’m always here for you. (x3)

The author's comments:
I wrote this about my best friend because she was going through a tough time, and it bothered me to see her suffering everyday. My way to get through to her to not give-up was through this song.

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on Mar. 24 2010 at 3:24 pm
clairexaudrey PLATINUM, Bethel, Connecticut
41 articles 3 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
-Elizabeth Kubler Ross

Again, thank you so much! Writing is the only talent I have that I seem to be good at, so it's nice to hear that other people appreciate is as well. (:

on Mar. 23 2010 at 2:26 pm
GracieLynn BRONZE, Chehalis, Washington
3 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't about the breaths we take, it's about the moments that take our breath away." -Unknown

:) i love it, a lot. never give up writing because you have a gift and, so you know, this really spoke to me because of a lot of stuff i've been going through latly

on Mar. 13 2010 at 6:46 am
clairexaudrey PLATINUM, Bethel, Connecticut
41 articles 3 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
-Elizabeth Kubler Ross

Thanks so much! That really means a lot to me because this was one of the first songs I wrote that really meant a lot to me. And I'll be sure to check out some of your work. (:

Milo! said...
on Mar. 12 2010 at 6:07 am
I really love this. I really like how everyone can relate to this. I hope you keep writing, because this is great. You should check out some of my stuff. I think you would like it.


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