My whole world is different

Than how it used to be

Everybody's changing

I want to stay as me

And as hard as I try

I can't escape the question why

Why is my life so unfamiliar?

They say I should be happy

And accept things as they are

But if my world should stay this way

I'm sure I won't get far

I wanted life to stay the same

I never thought that it would change

And now I'm so unsure

It's like a kind of movie

The main character is me

I watch it from a distance

Yet every part I see

The voices all seem blurred

As they swirl behind my eyes

I curl up in a little ball

And silently I cry

My whole world is different

Than how it used to be

Everybody's changing

I want to stay as me

And as hard as I try

I can't escape the question why

Why is my life so unfamiliar?

What happened to the cooties?

And thoughts without a care?

What happened to the happiness

I always thought was there?

When the toughest times

Were minor crimes

Like tearing a stuffed bear?

What the heck is emo?

I don't wanna be a prep

I don't wanna have to go through school

While carrying a rep.

My thoughts all seem to wander

To times that once have been

The times I took for granted

I want them back again!

My whole world is different

Than how it used to be

Everybody's changing

I want to stay as me

And as hard as I try

I can't escape the question why

Why is my life so unfamiliar?