Tuesday, January 27, 2009

All Wrong

When you hurt but everyone tells you you don't
When you fear and everyone says you don't
When you aspire but everyone tells you it's wrong
When you cry and they say you're immature
And they beat you down and mold you
Into unnatural stretches and shapes
So you think there really must be something wrong with you
You know, 'cause everyone says there is
So you feel terrible about your imperfections
The ones they insist you have
And mourn that you have not a single saving grace
And worry that there is not a single thing right about you
You can't seem to even breathe the right way
I mean you take a breath and someone says you did it wrong
So you try
Breathe right
According to formula
You pace it right
The way others say you should
You hold it then let it out
Inhale 1, 2, 3
Exhale and smile and say 'why thank you'
'No I don't feel like I'm dying at all how about you'
'Oh wait a sec let me catch my breath, there we go'
Inhale 1, 2, 3
Exhale and you're on your way
But you feel off and fall back to your old rhythm
And you curse yourself for not being like others
And you try again
Inhale and exhale
1, 2, 3, come on let's do this
You feel breathless but you say 'oh no I'm fine'
'Look at me I look and sound just right'
But you lose it again and you mourn
You can't even breathe right
Why can't you
Everyone else does
What's wrong with you
Why can't I be like them
Everything's wrong with me
What's wrong with me
Why can't I be like them
Why was I born like this
I'm stupid, I must be
I feel all the wrong things
I want the impossible things
I think some other way
I breathe the wrong way
Inhale, 1, 2, oh no
What comes after 2
I'm so stupid
What's wrong with me
I am such a terrible person
I don't mean to, I'm sorry
I was born this way
They say so anyway

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