O Brother

**Note: posting these lyrics is one of the most terrifying things I've done.  Please be respectful and share only constructive comments.

Though I'm not the sister you wanted
Though I wear your scars
On the lining of my soul
And though I've never been
The one to bring you joy
I know, O brother,
I belong right where I am.

O brother
Your lies have no power over me
O brother
I'll be the best that I could ever be
O brother
My world is spinning, but north is always true
So I don't believe you
But brother, I forgive you.

I may be the best at nothing
I may live in
The shadow of your grin
And though I've always been
The one to bring you down
I know, O brother,
I am who I was made to be.

O brother
Your lies have no power over me
O brother
I'll be the best that I could ever be
O brother
My world is spinning, but north is always true
So I don't believe you
But brother, I forgive you.

I am loved
By the brothers I have found
I am joy
To a thousand strangers' faces
I am home
When I look back in the mirror
I belong
I will be free one day

O brother
Your lies have no power over me
O brother
I'll be the best that I could ever be
O brother
My world is spinning, but north is always true
So I don't believe you
But brother, I forgive you.

My world is spinning, but north is always true
So I don't believe you
But brother, I forgive you.

"Despite what you may feel, your value as a man is immense, no matter the turmoil you currently face in your life.  If you do not have faith to believe that about yourself for the moment, borrow a bit of faith from a friend and let him help you carry your burden.  It is time for you to stop telling yourself the same old lies and begin to believe truth that will set you free.  Remember, you are on a journey, not trying to solve a formula, so let's take this one step at a time."  -Bond of Brothers: Connecting with Other Men Beyond Work, Weather, and Sports, by Wes Yoder


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