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  1. Cancer

From the recording An Act Of Defiance

CD Title: An Act Of Defiance
Song Title: So Over It
Music & Lyrics by Dodd Michael Lede & Manny Williams

Mixed by: Steve Valenzuela
Recorded by: Mike BBQ

Musicians:
Dodd Michael Lede, Manny Williams, Mark Prentice, John Rinkus, Bobby Tapia, James Metcalfe, Shawna Cole

Lyrics

Here I come from nothing.

I come from nothing
Where the air is thin & hard to breathe
They don’t care if you’re choking
Around here you get no sympathy.
I come from nothing
But the walls keep closing in on me
Trust is just a joke and
You are taught that nothing comes for free.

This Cracker Jack
Paper shack
Which I’m living
Seems the walls keep closing in on me
I feel shortness of breath
And I think
Every one around me must
like to see me suffering
Cause when I am depressed is when I have so many friends.

I’ve had to fight
To stay alive
Beg steal or borrow
Just to survive
I know the odds aren’t always stacked in my favor.
You can’t imagine
How this feels
You just pretend the struggle’s real
You’ll never run the risk of being in danger.

And I can see
That misery
Enjoys my company
Tried to elevate my status
But it pulls me back as fast and
There’s no doubt
Inside my mind that this
Will become a test of time
It’s a clear and present danger
More like a friend than any stranger

They pull me down
To stay on top
They kill my dreams
To make them stop
They’re not designed to show
Compassion or mercy
They can’t remember who I am
But they will never let me stand
They look down on me
They don’t see me as worthy

I come from nothing
Where the air is thin & hard to breathe
They don’t care if you’re choking
Around here you get no sympathy.
I come from nothing
But the walls keep closing in on me
Trust is just a joke and
You are taught that nothing comes for free.

They crush you from the inside

One of the great things about music is that it lives on forever!!”

— Dodd Michael Lede