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fighting I can do

I know this is a normal thing
for me to be going through

I know that I have been raped
                and beaten
I know they’ve tried to kill me
and lucky me, I survived

I think I can survive
everything they throw at me

But as time wears on
little pieces of this statue are chipped away
everybody wants something, right?
well, they’ve been taking from me
        and taking
            and taking
                and taking
and my defenses are getting weaker
and I don’t know how much more
        I can do

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the book Moving Performances the book Oeuvre the book etc. the 2007 book Tick Tock, front cover Life on the Edge, 2007 ccd collection book, front cover It All Comes Down, 2007 Janet Kuypers book, front cover Rising to the Surface, 2007 Janet Kuypers book, front cover the Elements CD oh. the audio CD the CD Tick Tock the CD Moving Performances