Determined

Jamin’s a great kid. Full of live and love. Humble. Smart. Grateful. Determined. A great sense of humor. Unfortunately, at age 11, the doctors discovered that he had brain tumors. The tumors were impinging on nerves for sight and hearing. His prognosis was unknown.

In and out of brain surgeries, going through extensive chemotherapy, Jamin was as sick as you can get.

When Fort Collins singer/songwriter Molly Taylor told Jamin that she’d be writing a Chase the Music song for him, he replied – “Don’t write a song for me, write for someone who’s really sick”. Molly took that as inspiration and wrote “Determined” a song not just for Jamin but also from him as a gift to those others…


Composer: Molly Taylor

Performer: Molly Taylor

Premiere Event: Chase the Music into Spring

Fort Collins, Colorado, April 2017




Lyrics

You might be confused
Don't know what to do
If you're feelin' scared
Look around you

There are so many people 
In so many places
Saying prayers for your family
Prayers for patience
Just look up 
Eyes straight ahead
Take a deep breath in

You are determined
Oh you are determined
You will be strong I know
And you will never be alone
You are determined

Don't give up the fight
Let that fire ignite
Use what's deep within
You won't be shaken

You're not something that's broken 
Not defined by the pain
Create your own sunshine
As you dance in the rain
You gotta grow through
What you go through
When live hurts 
Let me show you

You are determined
Oh you are determined
Oh, you will be strong I know
And you will never be alone
You are determined

Every day may not be good
But there's good in every day
Be thankful for your family
Let them help you through the pain
You can face the giants
Because you you're not alone
God gave you a purpose
Yes he knows

You are determined
Oh you are determined
I will be strong for you
Because I need this too

You are determined
Oh you are determined
You will be strong I know
And you will never be alone

You are determined
Oh you are determined
You will be strong I know
And you will never be alone
You are determined

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