Lila McCann - I Can Do This

There's a little boy
Waiting for the bus on the 3rd Avenue's edge
He holds 25 cents for the ride
In his freezing fist
Cause that's the only way
He can make it across town for an education
But he thinks
I can do this

There's a little girl
On the other side of the city
Drying her eyes
Cause she's going to school
With her new look for the first time
She pulls a hat over her balding head
And gives her mom a kiss
And says Momma, I can do this
I don't know about you
But that just makes mе cry
Two kids so young, so precious
Having to fight for their lives
And thеy're so strong
Even after all the heartache they've been living with
If they can do that
I can do this

There's a woman in her bedroom
Packing up her bags
She knows she has to move fast
If she wants to get away
She looks at her body covered in bruises
And she turns to her kids
And thinks I can do this

I don't know about you
But that just makes me cry
A mother and her children having to run for their lives
And they're so strong
Even after all the heartache they've been living with
If they can do that
I can do this

Yes, this is the hardest thing I've ever had to do
But when I think of all the pain and suffering
Others have gone through
I know that somehow I'll survive after losing you
I can do this
I can do this
I can do this
I can do this

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