get up

tell me
who’s to blame for your failures
have you been beaten down
kicked and abused
have you believed their lies about you
have you changed to make them smile
have you faded into their definition of right

get up
get up
get up

now is not the time for sheep
it’s the time for jackals and lions
take your failures and sink them deep
make them your anchor
so that you never forget where you’ve been
and you never go there again
don’t let yourself
be blind and deaf and dumb
chase a higher calling
a dream
a figment of your imagination
don’t chase the lie they scream you need
you know what you need
you know what you are

get up
get up
get up

be a chaser and a fighter
don’t make yourself small
so that others are comfortable
make yourself a beast
so that you can take the hits
and smile through split lips
as you say bring it on
you are made for great things
you have deep love and kindness
and yet are filled with fire and ambition
you are all of those things

get up
get up
get up

take the world by the throat
and shake out of it everything you desire
go
now
do not settle
do not become something other
be you in all of your splendid glory
as only you can be

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