"It's Up To Me" as written by Fletcher Dragge, Jason M. Thirsk, Byron Mcmackin and Jim Lindberg....
Held down by a heavy sky
I followed rules and I don't know why
Ignored the options that I could not see
Indecision had a hold of me

Followed the path that was forced by fate
I never saw the hour was getting late
I never cared what I turned out to be
I sensed something wrong now it's up to me

I got the chance now I'm gonna take it
I don't know I might not even make it
I'll follow rules that are made up by me
I wasted time too long now it's up to me
It's up to me-to be all I can be
It's up to me

Looked to the past for some history
Looked for the sum of humanity
A list of laws they passed down through time
A ruthless plot to control my mind

I gotta make a plan for myself
Can't look to you can't look to anybody else
Only this way am I truly free
I wasted time too long now it's up to me

I got the chance now I'm gonna take it
I don't know I might not even make it
I'll follow rules that are made up by me
I wasted time too long now it's up to me
It's up to me-to be all I can be
It's up to me

All the rules that I see have taken old inside of me.
So much to lose so many kinds. One thing comes to mind...
Time!

It's up to me
It's up to me
It's up to me
It's up to me
I gotta make a plan for my life
I gotta take the time to get it right
I gotta be the person I gotta be
I gotta make a plan and now
It's up to me


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"It's Up to Me" as written by Fletcher Dragge Byron Mcmackin

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    General Comment"...held down by an empty sky I follow rules and I don't know why..." that's pretty bad ass
    saves_the_day_girlon May 05, 2002   Link
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    General Comment I'm glad that Ralph Waldo Emerson was credited for the above quote. Emerson Is were Pennywise's emphasis on individualism comes from. Individualism is a major part of the New Englang Naturists and transcendentalists.
    Ratton May 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLike so many other early PW, be true to yourself, and dont follow the norm if you dont want to follow it, even if you dont know where it will lead you
    nex2289on May 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYour life is up to you, and how you live is up to you
    epicmikenomoreon June 26, 2010   Link

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