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I was born 3 months too early
The doctor gave me 30 days
but I must of had my momma's will
And God's amazing grace
I guess I'll keep on livin'
Even if this loves to die for
Cause your bags are packed and I ain't cryin'
Your walking out and I'm not tryin' to change your mind
Cause I was born to be...

Chorus:

The baby girl without a chance
A victim of the circumstance
The one who oughta give up
But she's just to hard headed
A single mom who works two jobs
Who loves her kids and never stops
With gentle hands and a heart of a fighter
I'm a survivor....

I don't believe in self-pity
It only brings you down
Maybe the queen of broken hearts
But I don't hide behind the crown
When the deck is stacked against me
I just play a different game
My roots are planted in the past
And though my life is changing’ fast
Who I am is who I wanna be

Chorus:

The baby girl without a chance
A victim of circumstance
The one who oughta give up
But she's just to hard headed
A single mom who works two jobs
Who loves her kids and never stops
With gentle hands and a heart of a fighter
I'm a survivor....

oh...A single mom who works two jobs
Who loves her kids and never stops
With gentle hands and a heart of a fighter
I'm a survivor....

But I must of had my momma's will
And God's amazing grace

I'm a survivor....(say once then hum)



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    countryobsessedNov 19, 2009 at 5:56 pm
    You should listen to the whole song. IT IS AWESOME! Her man is leaving her and the kids, and she's basically saying that she'll get over him. She has other things to do in life.
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    Angala LyttleJul 28, 2013 at 3:02 am
    This song is my story , every line. I love performing it but I get chocked up at the part about loves her kids and never stops. Why you ask, my children mean everything to me and I did work two jobs to get my kids through life into adult hood. Hits home.
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    UnregisteredMay 1, 2012 at 1:04 pm
    This is my life's song forever. I would love to meet reba mcentire someday. Reba mcentire held my oldest sister when she young. My mom even named my oldest sister reba.
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    UnregisteredMar 29, 2012 at 10:58 pm
    This song is saying that no matter what life throws your way, you can still live through it, and you can survive. You just have to keep going and keep living.
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    CountryGirl1995May 1, 2011 at 2:38 am
    I had the same thing happen to me but a bit different. my step dad left and then my mom left and it was just me n my sister tryin to make it and guess what a country gurl can survive. :)

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