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Road to Independence

We’re born to think
Born to make choices
So many to choose
So many voices
We speak our minds
When our voices set in
Defying the many
Who trained us to win
We cared not for reason
And heard not their talk
We were eager to go alone
Wanting to walk our own walk

But the road to independence
Where the sun kisses the earth
Is the road that we had set upon
From the moment of our birth
We try so hard to go alone
Forgetting all we’ve learned
Sometimes losing friendships
And sometimes getting burned

But we go
Yeah, we go
For the road to independence
Is the road you go alone

So many travelers on this road
I see them all the time 
Heavy packs and broken backs
That really is a crime
No one asks or wants a hand
Often stubborn, sometimes strong
They choose to walk their lonely walk
Despite the fact it’s long

But we go
Yeah, we go
For the road to independence
Is the road you go alone

When they reach their independence
At that point, they will look back
Grateful that they went alone
And carried there, their pack
The sun was just as promised
As it lights both night and day
As here in Independence
We can say we went our own way

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  1. Date: 5/3/2011 12:21:00 PM
    I loved this nicely done.. cory