Surviving

Ray Davies, released on Phobia, © Davray Music Ltd. 1993

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Look at us here today

Lots of talking with nothing to say

And if I seem somewhat afraid

I'm surviving, that's all I am

I'm surviving to be a better man

I'm surviving, that's my plan

Just surviving

.

Yesterday, I was sure

But today I don't know anymore

Thought I was brave till I saw

My frightened reflection in a dark corridor

Now I'm surviving to be a better man

I'm surviving with an emotional plan

I'm surviving, so please understand

I'm surviving, surviving

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There are millions of people out there

Trying to get by in a world that don't care

People smiling through clouds of despair

Protecting the wounds until they repair

They're surviving the best way they can

They are surviving every woman and man

Just surviving with an emotion plan

So keep surviving

.

Maybe it's my shattered pride

That's why I get scared of emotional ties

Don't let them in, otherwise

You'll smile like a fool

But you'll be hurting inside

So I'm surviving through the insecurity

I am surviving, I got hope inside of me

So I'm smiling through all the insanity

I'm surviving, surviving

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I was moved by the way that you said

Don't be afraid, I won't leave you for dead

You took my soul and mixed up my head

You left me alive

You should have killed me instead

Now I'm surviving, that's all I am

I'm surviving to be a better man

I'm surviving, that's my plan

I'm surviving, surviving

Surviving

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