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    Syleena Johnson / Lyrics

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    "The Voice / Intro" Lyrics

    Syleena Johnson

    [Verse #1:]
    One day I was feelin' low down
    (Was havin') Bad thoughts like I won't be around
    (Was thinkin') Maybe I should get out of this game
    (I thought that) Nobody wanted to hear me sing
    (I thought that) Nobody even knew my name
    (I thought that) Maybe 'cause it was I didn't lose weight
    (I thought that) I had failed and I felt so ashamed
    (And not just) At my music, but at everything
    (But then my) Momma said "don't you dare think that way"
    (And my) Sisters told me not to lose my faith
    (They told me) "Get on your knees and let GOD lead the way"

    (And then I) Closed my eyes and I heard a voice say

    [Chorus (2 Times):]
    It told me "Stand up"
    If you want to be seen,
    It told me "Reach out"
    So you can catch your dreams,
    It told me "Cry out"
    If you want to be heard
    It told me "Be strong"
    And take heed to my word"

    [Verse #2:]
    So from now on when I hear that voice say
    (Stand up) I'm on my feet, and I'm showin' my face
    (Because I) Won't go quietly into the night
    (I will be) Strong and faithful, oh I will survive
    (I will be) Honest to me, I will try even when I cry

    (I will be) Humble, but fearless knowing the LORD by my side
    (I won't take) Life for granted, I'll live everyday like my last
    (I will make) Lemonade even when lemons is all I have
    (I will pay) All my dues and tithes in Sundays
    (I won't break) When haters test me, focused I will stay
    (And when I) Cannot hide from those low down days
    (I will just) Close my eyes and hear that voice say

    [Chorus (2 Times)]

    Live by and die by the power of the voice
    The voice of strength, the voice of reason
    The voice inside of me, the voice inside of you
    Holds the key to the answers to the questions
    And so my story continues, but this time I am guided by the voice
    Of love, every step that I take
    And every challenge that I face, and its says to me
    This song was submitted on October 21st, 2009 and last modified on November 24th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Renaldo Benson, Lawrence Howard Brown, Alfred Cleveland, Alfred W Cleveland, Tony Cottrell, Marvin Gaye, Marvin P Gaye, Syleena Johnson.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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