Verse 1

You think I'm just another girl, worthless, middle class.

You think you can just shatter me, like I'm made of glass.

You think I'll be so broken, I can never get myself fixed.

You're free to think whatever you want, but I am a phoenix!


Chorus

When you burn me to bring me down, I rise from the ashes.

I get a new life, a new hope, every time something crashes.

I'm here, real and breathing, I am no legend.

Watch me with your own eyes every second.

And see just how strong I am and how weak you are.

You can't even touch me; I'll fly away to someplace far!

Do what you want; I'll dodge all your kicks.

I will not die, I will not give up, I am a phoenix.


Verse 2

You judge me by where I come from, not where I'm headed.

You could bruise me in the past, now your shadow has faded.

Why don't you realize I fought this war all alone and got here?

I give myself credit for flying right through all my pain and fear.


Chorus

When you burn me to bring me down, I rise from the ashes.

I get a new life, a new hope, every time something crashes.

I'm here, real and breathing, I am no legend.

Watch me with your own eyes every second.

And see just how strong I am and how weak you are.

You can't even touch me; I'll fly away to someplace far!

Do what you want; I'll dodge all your kicks.

I will not die, I will not give up, I am a phoenix.


Bridge

So go on, go on now, just set me on fire.

Drench me with kerosene, hook me up with wires.

And then when I'll stand there and burn

And you'll think you're seeing my world churn

Your smile will fade,

You'll see me spread

My brand new set of wings.

And fly far away from you,

Away from everything!

Don't you dare think you can EVER bind me!

Watch me, you evil witch, I'm breaking free!


Chorus

When you burn me to bring me down, I rise from the ashes.

I get a new life, a new hope, every time something crashes.

I'm here, real and breathing, I am no legend.

Watch me with your own eyes every second.

And see just how strong I am and how weak you are.

You can't even touch me; I'll fly away to someplace far!

Do what you want; I'll dodge all your kicks.

I will not die, I will not give up, I am a phoenix.


A/N: this one's personal, so means a lot to me. Hope my determination translated well into words :)