"Survivor" as written by and Beyonce Knowles Anthony Dent....
Your daddy beat you up
Your daddy beat you down
Your daddy put your mama in the hospital
Your daddy left town...he broke your heart
Your mama drank too much
Your mama hit you in the face
You had to make excuses for the bruises to all your friends
You had to live in disgrace...She broke your heart
Daddy came in your room at night
He took whatever he want
Your daddy was your first time
And your mama never tried to stop him...they
broke your heart
My mama beat me up
My mama beat me down
My brother raped my sister
My family threw me out... they broke my heart
America is the place where the kids got broken hearts
America is the place where the kids got twisted minds
bent on self destruction
America is the place where the kids got their wills broken
into and broken in two
America is the place where the kids got broken hearts
And the adults say hish, keep it down now,
voices carry
They say, don't tell anyone, don't tell em
anything
Don't tell 'em what went on, don't tell 'em
what really happened
Don't tell anyone, don't tell 'em anything
They won't believe you cuz it's all your fault
Hush
I made a bag out of a piece of cloth
I made a wish and I wrote it down on a piece of paper
I put th epaper in the bag and I wished with all
my heart
I said, please please deliver me; low and behold it
became reality
So I can say today
I refuse to believe that god created me to be
tortured
I refuse to believe the earth created me to be
abandoned
I refuse to believe that god created me to be
neglected
I refuse to believe the Earth created me to be
abused
I picked up the pieces of my broken heart off of
the dirty boulevard
I found a punk rock kid who had a needle and
some leather string
I made a wish and I said it, again and again I took
the needle and threaded it
I sewed my broken heart back together again
I got family now, sew my broken heart back together again
I got a wife I love, sew my broken heart back together again
I got two daughters I love, sew my broken heart back together again
I got a family now
Who ever you are, whatever you do, where ever
you are you don't deserve Abuse
Hush


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"Survivor" as written by Jeffrey Ott

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    General Commentsuch an incredible song.
    backupdorkon April 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI really love this song, it's very strong (if you will) I love it
    alphabeticalon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is weird... but i enjoy it
    Shleeon July 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentman i luv this song....Jeff Ott is lyk just an amazing guy..good singer...good guitarist..smart as fuck...
    ExCxFxU 878on July 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis makes me feel lucky to have a loving family. sometime i think most kids take for granted too often.
    xxbrybryxxon July 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti really like this song. i heard it a long time ago at a friends, and then last night my other friend played it in the car. and i was like whoa. i love that song. heh so yea
    cherry_kisson September 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentuh no real need to try and decipher anything - just to say this song and this band are really awesome and it is good to see that punk is still out there and isn't only existent as avril lavisd3hg*eawiogn's (however you spell it) wrist bands.
    pretencious_snobon March 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is incredible, too bad Fifteen are a thing of the past. They brought meaning to a sound popularized by Green Day (actually Fifteen was first!)! The line I" picked up the pieces of my broken heart off the dirty boulevard" is one I think most people can relate to!
    silent eulogyon April 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's a pretty good song, I think this song gives you a pretty good idea of his life. I really like the way they used the chorus from "Voices Carry" by Til' Tuesday.
    OneThirdOfCTWon May 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is definetly one of my favorite fifteen songs. i mean how much more blunt and honest could you get?!
    cherry_kisson July 23, 2007   Link

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