My world, it moves so fast today
The past, it seems so far away
And life squeezes so tight that I can't breathe
And every time I've tried to be
What someone else thought of me
So caught up that I wasn't able to achieve
But deep in my heart
the answer, it was in me
And I made up my mind to define my own Destiny
I look at my environment
And wonder where the fire went
What happened to everything we used to be?
I hear somebody cry for help
Searching outside of themselves
Now I know that the strength is within me
But deep in my heart,
The answer, it was in me.
And I made up my mind to define my own Destiny.
--- Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill