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Songwriters: Satcher, Leslie

I wanted lace, I wanted pearls
To be a princess like the other girls
But life came hard to my front door
And I grew up tryin' to even up the score

Tough; I ain't never been nothin' but tough
All my edges have always been rough
But Jesus loves me anyway; oh, back off
There ain't nothin' wrong with a woman who got a little backbone
Just wait till you taste her kind of love

You want a shy little thing
A pretty little high-heeled thing
You're gonna cry if I don't polish up
Tough

The way I see it, the hand of Fate
Did me a favor with the cards he dealt my way
Found out fast life is a game
You're out real quick if you don't know how to play

Tough; I ain't never been nothin' but tough
All my edges have always been rough
But Jesus loves me anyway; oh, backbone
There ain't nothin' wrong with a woman that got a little backbone
Just wait till you taste her kind of love

You want a shy little thing
A pretty little high-heeled thing
You're gonna cry if I don't polish up

I'll be serious, you ain't fooled me much
You're still hangin' 'round so you can try your luck

With tough; I ain't never been nothin' but tough
All my edges have always been rough

You want a shy little thing
A pretty little high-heeled thing
You're gonna cry if I don't polish up

You know what I gotta say about that is tough



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    UnregisteredApr 7, 2012 at 5:47 pm
    I've dealt without having a true father since i was eight, and from that experience, i've had to grow up quick. I've became tough from a bad situation, and if you mess with me, i don't care. But if you mess with my family, watch out. From all those bad experiences i've learned just to let it go and be tough :)
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    UnregisteredFeb 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm
    I grew up livin with my aunt barley seein my parents they are dead to me and i aint never been nothin but tough so like it or leave it
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    UnregisteredJan 28, 2012 at 6:11 pm
    The song "tough" reflects so much of my life and will always be my favorite song!!! Plus the music video is so sweet and i had no clue of what she has and had to go through. My dreams have always been to be a country singer so i hope that it will happen some day!!! I would like to thank kellie for beein' a huge role model in my life!
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    UnregisteredDec 29, 2011 at 2:33 pm
    It's not bad to stick up for your self and be a tom boy and still dress up and be girly. But she says that its okay to be yourself and show them that your not a scared little girl
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    UnregisteredDec 22, 2011 at 9:55 pm
    I believe that this song tells a story of a little girl that has been hurt many times. She grew up watching things she shouldnt have. And then she also grew up learning to fight back her tears and holing her head up. Thats what i call tough! Thats just like my life!

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