I’m often a nightmare, way more than you know,
Swinging in seconds from happy to low.
Sun shining brightly or skies are all grey,
I’ve always too much or too little to say.
So I don’t keep it in- then why would I try?
My heart feels so empty, just useless and numb,
Still I know, deep within, I’ve got strength left to come.
Go ahead, knock me down, I bounce back on my feet,
Try to set me on fire, I just don’t feel the heat,
I won’t hurt you back, it’s just not my style,
Even though you’re determined to shatter my smile.
‘Cos I’ve known hurt and pain, believe me, still do
And its so hard to live with, I’ll not wish it on you,
But when God lays me down on the darkest of nights,
The fighter within me tells me I’ll be alright.
'Cos I’m a warrior woman like the legends of old,
The Joans and the Grainnes and other brave bold,
Don’t dare dampen my spirit or silence my cry,
Proud warrior woman I will be till I die.