You gave me good steps to follow
And I wish I could fill your shoes.
I wish the apple fell closer to the tree.
You gave me a branch to perch on
But it’s time for me to take control.
This isn’t about you, just gotta try life on my own.
And when I see fathers proud and smiling
I choke from shame and grief,
And only wish I could be a source for your relief.
We’ve both done each other so much wrong.
I’ve made mistakes too big to fix.
And maybe regardless of what I want,
We just don’t mix.
And if you knew about my songs
Maybe this would mean something to you.
The only thing I care about,
The only thing I wanna do,
The only thing that sets me apart,
The only thing that makes me me…
Slowly spelling out my heart,
For everyone to read.
And I’m sorry that I hurt you,
And I’m sorry that I let you hurt me,
But your little girl
Is gonna change the world.