Sit down for a second,
Because I want to tell you something.
I want to tell you and everybody else that walked over me.
That today, I have become something!
Just walk with me for a second,
I want to show you something.
You remember this; is it all falling into place?
Cause this is where you shut me down.
Now I didn't know what I was supposed to do;
Excuse me for being a loser, right?
I had to work up a lot of courage to ask you out.
But you didn't even look at anything beneath the surface.
So of course, you just flipped me off and walked away.
Because of you I went to the gym every single day.
Because of you I started lifting iron over my head.
And you know what it feels pretty damn good to be getting my pump.
Yeah, that's something that you did for me!
And now, over to my phone,
Let's call up Michael.
What up man?
You remember me?
Yeah, I'm the guy who could never fit in!
That kid who wasn't a part of your little writer's club.
What was it that you said to me?
Oh yeah, let me give it to you in the accent:
"Dear sir, we regret to inform you that we do not take individuals,
Who have unfortunately shown themselves to be sub-par in the English language.
Please try again after you've attended an actual English course."
Damn man, that was harsh.
But you know what?
Because of you, my art became something.
Let me just level with you for a second.
I practised nearly four or five hours a day.
And yeah, my English was bad.
I didn't have the benefit of an elite 'edjumacation' like you did.
But I practised.
Day and night, I worked so hard that I was losing sleep.
Be it sick, tired, whatever; I made my words come to life.
I can't recall how many times, I flipped through a dictionary,
Searched on-line; desperately trying to learn some new words and phrases.
And you know what?
I'm the one who's finally doing it!
I'm doing all the things that you dreamed of doing;
I'm doing all the things which you always talked about doing.
But it's all the things that you ain't never going to be doing.
So my last message,
Is to all those people out there.
To all the people whom they said:
"Can't do it, never going to do it; never will do it."
I want you all to place a hand over your hearts and repeat after me.
I will never be an incredible individual,
But that ain't bad.
I may not be the best individual,
But I could be good.
I don't need a shining medal,
I don't need my name on a roll of honour.
Because I will earn my own medal.
I will earn my place in the history books.
History is going to remember me,
As the one guy, that one girl,
Who worked so damn hard at what they did,
That one day, they finally made it.
Because those people,
Who are crazy enough to dream;
Who are crazy enough to think that they can change this world,
Are often the ones that do.
And that's what I want you all to remember,
Because at end of the day.
Only you can write the ending to your own story.
And mine, I'm hoping, is going to be pretty bad ass.