Mavis StaplesMavis Staples – 5 Minutes Strong lyrics
Under microscope again. Are you my family or friend?
Good intentions, Ill accept it, but these are unqualified judgments.
5 minutes strong and youve known me life long.
5 minutes strong.
Youve known me five minutes and my life is slipping,
So tell me about my life because the clock is ticking.
My first impression is all Ill give. Take it and run. I know the deeds Ive done.
The prayers of the righteous availeth much,
Much more than their guiding touch.
Have you ever been faithful when youre under fire?
Shunned, but still remained the martyr?
Is this the integrity that you seek?
Experience it, please, before you speak.
Thank you for being there for me, in all honesty.
But could it be that my heart bleeds with the same sincerity?
I love when Im feeling tall as I smile at the crowd that claims my fall.
I love when Im feeling tall, because I stood up through it all.
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