Strong Enough

I can't breathe!

You're pulling me down,
Holding me under-
Beneath the water, away from the light.
So I struggle,
Fight for my life.
Must reach the surface,
But chains bind my legs-
Keep me from being strong enough,
Strong enough,
Strong enough to swim on my own.

Oh
Hold me back and
Hold me down now
Hurt my heart-
Keep me from going to where I want to,
Where I want to,
Where I want to be.

Each day I sink deeper,
My lungs growing weaker.
Still I refuse-
Won't give up and breathe in.
Won't drown in this darkness you have trapped me in.
I am reaching-
Reaching with hope
That someday I might be strong enough,
Strong enough,
Strong enough to swim on my own.

Oh!
Hold me back and
Hold me down now
Hurt my heart-
Keep me from becoming who I want to,
Who I want to,
Who I want to be.

I grab the crumbling edge,
Hold on for this life of mine.
You grab my hands,
Pull me back in-
I was so close this time!
So close to being free,
But the water is too sweet,
It makes me feel so weak-
Somebody save me!
Isn't there anyone strong enough,
Strong enough,
Strong enough to swim on his own?

Oh
Pull me forward
Pull me up now
Heal my heart-
Take me to where I want to,
Show me who I want to,
Help me be strong enough to be.


This is dedicated to a lot of people.
For all the people who hold me back and drown me in their troubles. I've lost a lot thanks to my own mistakes. I didn't need your help to make it worse.
For those of you who wanted to see me get out but didn't lend a hand, thanks for telling me what I already knew and not giving me a place to run to. I would have gotten out long ago if you had been there, but I can understand your reasons.
For those few who helped me out, thanks for everything. I love you more than you'll ever know. You really do help me be strong enough to be.

Sarah