Why can't you see
That I can't be anyone
Other than who I am

I can't be
Perfect, how you want it
I can't be
Sweet, like you wish
I can only be
The way I am

Don't you get tired
Of the endless fights?
Of the hurting words?
Don't you ever wish
We could just be
Instead of striving
For more

Don't you ever wonder
What will happen
When I grow up
You won't be able
To do anything
But watch
And worry