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BEN HARPER lyrics : "I'll Rise"

You may write me down in history
With your bitter twisted lies
You may trod me down in the very dirt

And still like the dust I'll rise
Does my happiness upset you
Why are you best with gloom

Cause I laugh like I've got an oil well
Pumpin' in my living room


So you may shoot me with your words
You may cut me with your eyes
And I'll rise

I'll rise
I'll rise
Out of the shacks of history's shame

Up from a past rooted in pain
I'll rise
I'll rise

I'll rise

Now did you want to see me broken

Bowed head and lowered eyes
Shoulders fallen down like tear drops
Weakened by my soulful cries


Does my confidence upset you
Don't you take it awful hard

Cause I walk like I've got a diamond mine
Breakin up in my front yard


So you may shoot me with your words
You may cut me with your eyes
And I'll rise

I'll rise
I'll rise
Out of the shacks of history's shame

Up from a past rooted in pain
I'll rise
I'll rise

I'll rise

So you may write me down in history

With your bitter twisted lies
You may trod me down in the very dirt
And still like the dust I'll rise


Does my happiness upset you
Why are you best with gloom

Cause I laugh like I've got a goldmine
Diggin' up in my living room


Now you may shoot me with your words
You may cut me with your eyes
And I'll rise

I'll rise
I'll rise
Out of the shacks of history's shame

Up from a past rooted in pain
I'll rise
I'll rise

I'll rise

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