Who Sang Paid My Dues? Jaded Heart

Jaded Heart Helluva Time cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2005
length: 4:51
writer: Greg Lawson, Anastacia, LaMenga Kafi, Damon Sharpe
I've been knocked down
It's a crazy town
Even got a punch in the face in LA
Ain't nothing in the world that can keep
me from doing what I wanna do
'Cause I'm too proud, I'm too strong
Live by the code that you gotta move on
Feel sad for yourself
Ain't got nobody nowhere

so I...
(Held my head high)
Knew I (Knew I survive)
Well I made it (I made it)
I don't hate it (Don't hate it)
That's just the way it goes
Yeah
I done made it through
Stand on my own two
I paid my dues, yeah
Tried to hold me down
You can't stop me now
I paid my dues

Now I'm still trusted every day
people try to mess with Jaded Heart
gotta nothing in common
cause I handle mine
and I thought I better let you know
I'm no punk I can't get down
I don't give a d*** about who's around
that was just fine 'til now

So I...
(Held my head high)
Knew I (Knew I survive)
Well I made it (I made it)
Oahh (Don't hate it)
That's just the way it goes
Yeah
I done made it through
Stand on my own two
I paid my dues
Yeah yeah
Tried to hold me down
you can't stop me now
I paid my dues, yeah
yeah yeah yeah
Took so long to get me here (here)
But I won't live in fear (fear)
You try to steal my shine (shine)
But first they wanna build you up (up)
Then they tear you down (down)
It's a struggle, you try to bubble
so I...
(Held my head high)
Knew I (Knew I survive)
Oahh (I made it)
(Don't hate it)
Said that's - just - the - wayyyyy
(I done made it through)
(Stand on my own two)
I said I paid my, I paid my dues
Yeahhhhh
(Tried to hold me down)
But you can't stop me now (you can't stop me now)
(I paid my dues) I paid my, paid my dues
(I done made it through) oahhh
(Stand on my own two) oh
(I paid my dues) I paid my, I paid my dues
yeahh (Tried to hold me down)
But you can't stop me now (you can't stop me now)
(I paid my dues) I paid my dues

Tracklist
  • 1 Tomorrow Comes
  • 2 Hole in My Heart
  • 3 Somewhere
  • 4 Dreams You'll Never See
  • 5 Who's Foolin'
  • 6 Paid My Dues
  • 7 Without You
  • 8 Love & Desire
  • 9 No One
  • 10 Shores of Paradise
  • 11 Frozen Heart
  • 12 Love to Live