THUNDER, by Leslie West after beating heroin addiction, among other things:
Used to be a big old monkey riding on my back
Though it was my lord and master
Well, I took care of that
Chorus: Nobody gonna pull me under
Nobody gonna drag me down
Nobody gonna steal my thunder
Nobody jerkin' me around
No, no, no
Used to have a big old rockpile to grind
Now I'm standing at the top
I call the mountain "mine"
You don't know who, what, where, when or how
I know what I need to, when I hear this sound...(guitar solo)
Used to be so many voices tearing me apart
Now the only voice I listen to
Is the one inside my heart
Anything by Tina Turner after she dumped Ike.
Fighter by Christina Aguilara
So What by Pink
Shut Up by Black Eyed Peas
American Woman by Lenny Kravitz
Not Afraid by Eminem
Given Up by Linkin Park (explicit)
The Greatest Love of All
I Will Survive
I am Woman
I am mine (almost anything by pearl jam)
just like you
no more mr. nice guy
"Keep it to yourself, it's my life" and "You can't even run your own life, I'll be d@mned if you'll run mine" -- these are lyrics because I don't know the song titles, but they can be found on lyrics.com. I look up lyrics all the time.
the first song that came to my mind was "the Angry Young Man" by Styx. I think you will like the song if you are not already familiar with it.