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Walk Tall

I had a much easier time making up my mind
back when my face was covered up
in makeup all the time.

I was pretty sure who I was trying to be.
But now I see,
retrospectively,
that I was never happy...

My head was hung so low
it might as well have reached the floor.
And I made sure to breathe no more
than was needed to keep myself alive.

But if I could go back
and see myself when I was 13,
this is the one thing I'm certain I'd say:

Walk tall!
Keep your head up, baby doll.
You can have it all someday.
Walk tall,
keep your head up, baby doll.
You will never be as small as you feel.

So never stop questioning
why you don't like the way things are!
And never stop wondering
what it is that makes your life feel so hard,
'cause if you did,
I would have never existed...

But you didn't!
So, I can show you
how to know your destiny.
So!
Get ready for me!
Get ready for me!
I'm coming to help you set you free.

Imagine you're a tree...
now reach,
and keep on reaching.

Walk tall,
keep your head up, baby doll.
You can have it all someday.
Walk tall,
keep your head up, baby doll.
You will never be as small
as they made you feel
when they made you feel
the way they made you feel.

(The way they made you feel…
The way they made me feel…)