Stronger Lyrics - Hands on a Hardbody

Broadway musical (2013)
Hands on a Hardbody the Musical - Stronger Lyrics

I was cutting up and acting like a fool
the day those two recruiters showed up at our school.
And I swore he was looking right at me
when he told me I could be all I could be.

I was a baby newly married
with the baby that she carried,
and I was lost and looking for my way;
and he asked me if I loved the USA
And God, I hoped they’d take me,

cause he swore they’d make me stronger
Than that coward I kept hid.
Stronger, turn that ninety-eight pound kid
into a strong man,
and by God they did.
I wish I’d held my wife a little longer
but it only made me stronger,
it only made me stronger.

Now I’ve marched till I was blind through desert sands
slept in mud, with someone’s blood upon my hands.
Swept through mine fields, stayed up fighting four nights straight,
helped a woman, seen her look at me with hate.

Once I saw a young girl dying,
father holding her and crying;
He begged me please to help, what could I do?
She was dead, and if I stayed I’d be dead too.
I’ve seen things past all knowing,

and yet, I kept on growing stronger
Than I was the day before.
Stronger like you have to be in war.
I know what the future holds in store,
and I don’t fear it any longer.
Hell, it only makes me stronger.

Standing here beside this truck,
I know just how to be.
All my training’s comin’ back
so quick and easily.
I’ve never felt more sure!
I’ve never felt more free!
It’s just ev’ry other part of life
that’s baffling to me

Stronger, I just tell myself I can
Be stronger, provider, husband,
father, man
but somewhere
I lost track of the plan.
I don’t really have one any longer,
All I need to be is…

Hold down a nine to five,
more than half alive.
How come
I’m the one got to survive
when I don’t feel like living any longer?
I don’t feel like living any longer?
I don’t feel like living any longer!

And I really should be
Oh, I thought I would be
God, I wish I could be

If you’re not gonna take me,
Then, oh, God, won’t you make me
Stronger?

[Thanks to Mike Tran for lyrics]

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