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Your love tortures my soul
your love has me under control
but I'm tired of loving you
tired of loosing my soul
tired of being under control
of man

I am beginning to understand
there is a better plan
for my life
without man
without lies
without pain
without shame
without your ruthless game

I am beginning to know myself
getting to know my real name
who brings truth not lies
who brings joy not pain
who brings honor not shame
no connections to a ruthless game
but a Woman
becoming to know her name

Written by Jannette Franklin

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