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.