From now on I’m not going to drown in your ugly words
From now on I’m not going to hug my sides because it hurts
From now on I’m not going to wish I could just disappear
From now on I’m going to wear my bruises loud and clear.
From this day forward I will climb back inside my skin
From this day forward I will be proud to be African
From this day forward my British roots won’t fail
From this day forward my Dutch forefathers will smile with pride as I prevail.
From now on I choose my destiny
From now on my skin speaks and says it’s free
From now on whomever I dare to love is okay
From now on till my last remaining day.