India.Arie - Strength, Courage, & Wisdom Lyrics

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Inside my head there lives a dream that I want to see in the sun
Behind my eyes there lives a me that I've been hiding for much too long
Cause I've been, too afraid to let it show
Cause I'm scared of the judgment that may follow

Always putting off my living for tomorrow
It's time to step out on faith, I've gotta show my faith
It's been illusive for so long, but freedom is mine today
I've gotta step out on faith, It's time to show my faith
Procrastination had me down but look what I have found, I found

Strength, courage, and wisdom
And it's been inside of me all along
Strength, courage, and wisdom
Inside of me

Behind my pride there lives a me, that knows humility
Inside my voice there is a soul, and in my soul there is a voice
But I've been, too afraid to make a choice
Cause I'm scared of the things that I might be missing

Running too fast to stop and listen
It's time to step out on faith, I've gotta show my faith
It's been illusive for so long but freedom is mine today
I've gotta step out on faith it's time to show my faith
Procrastination had me down but look what I have found, I found

Strength, courage, and wisdom
And it's been inside of me all along
Strength, courage, and wisdom
Inside of me

I close my eyes and I think of all the things that I want to see
'Cause I know, now that I've opened up my heart I know that
Anything I want can be, so let it be, so let it be

Strength, courage, and wisdom
And it's been inside of me all along
Strength, courage, and wisdom
Inside of me

It's been inside of me all along, everyday I'm praying for

Strength, courage, and wisdom
To find me, yeah,
Strength, courage, and wisdom

Inside of me

I found it in me, I found it finally
I'm sure to keep it' cause I like it, I say thank you
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Intro
  • 2 Video
  • 3 Promises
  • 4 Brown Skin
  • 5 Strength, Courage, & Wisdom
  • 6 Nature
  • 7 Back to the Middle
  • 8 Ready for Love
  • 9 Interlude
  • 10 Always in My Head
  • 11 I See God in You
  • 12 Simple
  • 13 Part of My Life
  • 14 Beautiful
  • 15 Outro
  • 16 Wonderful (Stevie Wonder Dedication)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: India Arie, India Arie Simpson
    album: Track 5 in album Acoustic Soul
    release date: 2001-3-27
    popularity : 54 users have visited this page.
    genres: Hip Hop Jazz Reggae Funk / Soul Blues
    styles: RnB/Swing/Soul/Neo Soul
    length: 4:58
    producer: Mark Batson
    additional: Anthony David and Kerisha Hicks
    composer: India.Arie
    lyricist: India.Arie
    Album Information
    label: Motown Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 044001377020
    script: Latin