Self Made

Album: Tornado (2012)
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  • Born to survive like father like gun
    Built to out last where you came from
    Nothin' ain't comes easy when nothin' is handed to you

    Taught yourself how to turn the tides
    Walk a shore before the water's rise
    Even when you're down you're still coming through

    Making diamonds out of dust
    You shine before you turn to rust

    Never by the book, always underestimated
    It's hard to believe the life that you created
    Self made

    Learned from the will of the working man
    Breaking hard ground for a piece of land
    Up before the sun and down before the rising moon

    Oh fought for the things that were never yours
    Settle for less and hope for more
    God and pouring rain never come too soon

    Making diamonds out of dust
    Who you are is who you trust

    Never by the book, always underestimated
    It's hard to believe the life that you created
    The impossible endeavor, never would you trade
    It's a legacy that you take to the grave
    Self made, self made

    Live and die by the chance we're taking
    Money don't buy the life that we're making

    Never by the book, always underestimated
    It's hard to believe the life that you created
    The impossible endeavor never would you trade
    It's a legacy that you take to the grave
    Self made, self made

    Live and die by the chance we're taking
    (Self made)Money don't buy the life that we're making
    (Self made) Live and die by the chance we're taking
    (Self made) Money don't buy the life that we're making
    (Self made) Live and die by the chance we're taking
    (Self made) Money don't buy the life that we're making Writer/s: JEDD HUGHES, JIMI WESTBROOK, KAREN FAIRCHILD, NATALIE HEMBY
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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