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It's gonna be a long, long journey
It's gonna be an uphill climb
It's gonna be a tough fight
It's gonna be some lonely nights
But I'm ready to carry on.

I'm so glad the worst is over ('cause it almost took me down)
I can start living now
I feel like I can do anything, yeah
And finally I'm not afraid to breathe.

Anything you say to me,
And everything you do,
You can't deny the truth,
'Cause I'm the living proof!
So many don't survive,
They just don't make it through
But look at me
I'm the living proof! Oh, yes I am.

Thinking 'bout life's been painful. Yes it was.
Took a lot to learn how to smile,
So now I am gonna talk to my people about the storm -- about the storm.

Oh, so glad the worst is over ('cause it almost took me down)
I can start flying now
My best days are right in front of me
And I'm almost there
'Cause now I'm free!

Anything you say to me
And everything you do
You can't deny the truth
'Cause I'm the living proof.
So many don't survive.
They just don't make it through.
But look at me
I'm the living proof!

I know where I'm going
'Cause I know where I've been
I'm gonna feel strong, that's showin'
I'm gonna be strong, keep growin'
That's the way that I will.

Anything you say to me
And everything you do
You can't deny the truth
'Cause I'm the living proof.
So many don't survive,
They just don't make it through
But look at me - yeah yeah
I'm the living proof!

Nothing about my life has been easy, no.
But nothin's gonna keep me down, no - down.
'Cause I know a lot more today
Than I knew yesterday, now
So, I'm ready to carry on,
Oh, Lordy. Mmmmmm. Mmmmmmm



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    UnregisteredFeb 12, 2012 at 11:49 am
    What this song means to me is that life throws you obstacles from the day you are born. It may feel that you are always put in a place where you are fighting for your survival. Even those you love or trust the most let you down. But that is no need to despair or give up. There is a deeper strength inside of you that can carry you through. It may feel like you’re conquered but hold on and keep fighting your way through. You have a purpose. Just carry on. When you get to the other side, rejoice, then reach back to help others through. Some of us are proof that you can make it despite all odds. It is up to you with the help of god in how you respond and recover. Some of us are living proof. Oh what joy when you’re free. Hold on til you get there because you will. I am living proof. Yes you’ll have scars and many tears but just hold on. The wrongs will be made right. You is kind. You is smart. You is important.
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    UnregisteredFeb 9, 2012 at 3:50 am
    This song is a inperatin to all people. To those who has been through is all. This song need to be heared by everyone. By lets hear what god has to say 1cor. 10: 13 "no temptation has taken you except what is common to men. But god is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear, but along with the temptation he will also make the way out in order for you to be able to endure it. " so there we see god is faithful and he will help us. My name is josh cheek and trust me I know me and my family live in a small town in harlan ky, me, my mom, my dad, my sister has been rised hard. But later in our life we love people who would never hurt us or do anything to put us down. Yes, we need to look over the small things and really see the people that loves us. But the one to us is jehovah and his people the witnesses.
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    UnregisteredFeb 9, 2012 at 3:31 am
    This song is a inperation to all those in the world that has been through so much. This song is something everyone neeeds to hear. This is something from me to all who reads this. 1cor. 10: 13 "no temptation has taken you except what is common to men. But god is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear, but along with the temptation he will also make the way out in order for you to be able to endure it. "
    my name is josh cheek I live in a small I harlan ky. I know what hard times are my story is just starting but people like my mom, my dad, me, and sister. We are all thankful for what god has gavein us. A new family. And that family is jehovah's witnesses.
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    UnregisteredDec 3, 2011 at 5:57 am
    She's been born again spiritually, in the power of the living god, jesus christ, and she's picked up her cross and is ready to bear it, for she knows the truth that is going to come back and save her soon (mark 8: 34-38). She knows that although it's going to be a battle for the rest of her time on this earth, the worst is over because she knows her savior, and she's not turning back. She says she's the living proof of the truth. . "i am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me. " - john 14: 6
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    UnregisteredNov 29, 2011 at 5:13 pm
    Boy! This is one of the best songs to come from mary J. The music is divine, her vocals kick a*. She has been blessed and surely. She will win the oscar for this song! I'll bet on it. If she doesn't, then once again the academy has proved as they have in the past. That they need education and that they are a bunch of fools. The panel needs to recognize this song, it's meaning and the lung popping vocals from musical royalty. That is mary j blige!

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