Oh, the battles one fights in this life I was given
To feel the pain fresh in my tears
is to feel the purest joy in my laughter.
All 'cause I know the struggle is real
In this world so far from home
I believed I could choose my own battles...
when those I love are away, I feel I'm so alone
and I worry for myself.
I wonder of my fate
What is my destiny?
In my mind, I'm so isolated...
Then that's when I realize it's all up to me.
I, and I alone, must be the one to set me free.
I see my life in a whole new light,
shining even through the darkest nights.
"I'm on my own now!" I think
"And I could do whatever I want."
I'm no longer under my strict father's thumb.
It is I, and I alone, who controls my destiny.
I've been on this road of discovery
I've cried, I've laughed, I've been through a lot...
I thought I'd lose the one inside of me.
I've stumbled and I've fumbled, but what set me apart
Was having the faith deep in my heart.
And whatever I go through, I could choose who to be
And the knowledge that sets me free
is knowing that I'll always be me.