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[Taylor Swift - Chorus]
I wish I was strong enough to lift not one but both us
Some day I will be strong enough to lift not one but both of us

[B.o.B]
Ever thought about losing it
When your money's all gone and you lose your whip
You might lose your grip when the landlord tell ya that you due for rent
And the grass so green on the other side
Make a n-gga wanna run staight through the fence
Open up the fridge about twenty times
But you still can't find no food in it
That's foolishness
And sometimes I wonder, why we care so much about the way we look, and the
Way we talk and the way we act and the clothes we bought, how much that
Cost?
Does it even really matter?
Cause if life is an uphill battle
We all tryna climb with the same ol' ladder
In the same boat, with the same ol' paddle
Why so shallow? I'm just asking
What's the pattern to the madness
Everybody ain't a number one draft pick
Most of us ain't hollywood actors
But if it's all for one, and one for all
Then maybe one day, we all can ball
Do it one time for the underdogs
Sincerely yours, from one of y'all

[Taylor Swift - Chorus]
I wish I was strong enough to lift not one but both us
Some day I will be strong enough to lift not one but both of us

[B.o.B]
I can feel your pain, I can feel your struggle
You just wanna live, been everything so low
That you could drown in the puddle
That's why I gotta hold us up, yeah hold us up
For all the times no one's ever spoke for us
So every single time that they play this song
You can say that that's what bobby ray wrote for us
When the tides get too high
And the sea upon your knees get so deep
And you feel like you're just another person
Getting lost in the crowd, way up high in the nosebleeds
Uh, because we won't be near yet, both of us
But we still stand tall with our shoulders up
And even though we always against the odds
These are the things that've molded us
And if life hadn't chosen us
Sometimes I wonder where I woulda wound up
Cause if it was up to me, I'd make a new blueprint
Then build it from the ground up, hey
But if it's all for one, and one for all
Then maybe one day, we all can ball
Do it one time for the underdogs
From bobby ray, to all of y'all

[Taylor Swift - Chorus]
I wish I was strong enough to lift not one but both us
Some day I will be strong enough to lift not one but both of us



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  • RedSuzie
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    RedSuzieAug 8, 2012 at 8:35 pm
    B. O. B :
    His part is about societal struggles in the lower classes. Always robbing, killing or threatening each other not helping or standing up to people how are in their same class. If they all stand together they will be able to climb outside the hole of poverty.

    Taylor swift :
    You see the struggles of not only yourself but others, you may be wanting to help but still not strong enough to help anyone not even yourself. You promise yourself someday you'll be strong enough.
  • U
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    UnregisteredAug 23, 2012 at 9:42 pm
    The song is all about the struggles around the world.

    Taylor's part: wanting to hell charities but feeling like you can't even help yourself ( financially)

    B. O. Bs part:
    feeling like we are selfish and don't take for granite what we have. It's like saying you could buy a designer black shirt for 60 bucks at gucci or get the same quality at target for 5 bucks. And with the extra money you could give to charity

    It really is a wonderful song especially since most rap songs these days are about drugs or alcohol
  • U
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    UnregisteredAug 13, 2012 at 2:51 pm
    I just love this song. The rap was really perfect! This song meant a lot! Especially when there's taylor! I just love her! Even though i've never fell in love before. But i know, this is how love looks like! And i think this song is about love in society. To hold up not just one. But both or more.
  • U
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    UnregisteredJul 10, 2012 at 12:23 pm
    It's about getting out of poverty,
    If we are together,theres nothing that we can't do :)
    And he knows the pain and struggles that we feel,because he is one of us . . . "someday i will be strong enough to lift not one,but both of us" awesome song and have a great message !
  • U
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    UnregisteredJul 31, 2012 at 1:57 am
    I do think it's about love, but not just between two people... About the different groups our society has divided itself into and just finally speaking up for one another & becoming one altogether :) yeah they're two very different singers, but with their talent, i think they were clearly able to pull it off. I love it. ;)

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