JaCee Ritchie

JaCee Ritchie

BandCountryPop

I believe my songs can make an impact on people around the world. I include the compound emotions of human nature that should touch your soul, and hopefully make you more aware of your own actions in regards to other people.

Biography

I have always had the dream to write & sing my own country songs. Because I don't play the guitar & piano as well as I'd like to just yet, I'm happy to write songs that are stimulated from events that have happened in my life. I want them to mean something & really make people feel the emotion behind them...

Lyrics

You Can't Keep Me Down!

Written By: JaCee Ritchie

I grew up in poverty and disgrace. The kid who wore hand me downs to school and ate food from the garden or given by the church. The family station wagon hardly ran and our rickety old home barely stood. Rich kids laughed and their parents judged, saying I wouldn't surmount to anything other than a drain on society. The stigma of worthlessness stood over me like the bad stench of death. Retribution was at hand!

I never had a chance, yet I refused to surrender into the mire. Your condescending sneers couldn't erase my desires. I rejected defeat in belief I could conquer the world! I believed what didn't kill me, only made me stronger, and all your negativity only fueled my fire! You couldn't keep me down! No, no, no, you couldn't keep me down!

I grew into a young woman, and fell for the wrong man at an impressionable age. His initial charm gave way to brutal domination that overshadowed my own ambitions and sense of self respect. I became his doormat and hung my head in compliance and fear. Belittlement and ridicule became my constant companions and soon the stigma of worthlessness stood over me like the bad stench of death. Retribution was at hand!

I never had a chance, yet I refused to surrender into the mire. Your condescending sneers couldn't erase my desires. I rejected defeat in belief I could conquer the world! I believed what didn't kill me, made me stronger and all your negativity only fueled my fire! You couldn't keep me down. No, no, no, you couldn't keep me down!

I've grown into the woman I was always meant to be. Along the way, I've learned not to hold back and give it my all. The lessons in life are sometimes hard to bear, but I know if I'm true to myself and remain steadfast in my belief, the stigma of worthlessness shall never adhere! Retribution has played it's final hand!

I never had a chance, yet I refuse to surrender into the mire. Your condescending sneers can't erase my desires. I reject defeat in belief I can conquer the world! What doesn't kill me, only makes me stronger, and all your negativity only fuels my fire! You can't keep me down. No, no, no, you can't keep me down!