FlightSinking lower to the floor,
you think the the world has got you down.
You say there is no more hope
and you're done standing your ground.
No one will hear you
from way down there.
When you say what you have to say,
no one's going to care.
Unless you stand up
because then you'll be heard.
You don't have to always be a rock.
Go ahead, be a bird.
Get up from down there,
say what's on your mind.
So what if you're scared?
Stand up and shine.
There's not much you can do,
while you're lying on the ground.
Get up, stand up, speak loud.
Let the world hear your sound.
[TABLE OF CONTENTS, LHS CLASS OF 2013 EDITION]
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