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If you had nothing, Who would you be?
Who are you, when your mask is peeled away?
When you lie there naked at the end of a day?
When your heart is maliciously stolen away?
When your truth won’t ever go away?
Who would you be
If stripped of all you know?
With absolutely nothing left to show?
In a world where advantage dare not bestow?
Listen if you will
Calm your mind let demons still
I’ll tell you who you’d be
If all was lost to thee
You’d warm a million hearts and soothe a million souls
You’d lead those lost in winter break free from the cold
Jealously would leave you, appreciation’d return
Elation, acceptance, you’d no longer yearn
Your beauty would transpire, your raw self the light
When freedom is born, you’d give up the fight
So when money and prestige and life simply batters
Trust in yourself, that none of this matters
For when age is upon us and all disappears
All we are left with is the love in our years
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