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EXPECTATIONS
Words and Music
By
Juliet Wright

Verse 1:
Why aren’t I thin, I overeat
Why aren’t I pretty, long arms, big feet
Shame on me, admit defeat
With your fantasy, I can’t compete
It’s perfect

Prechorus 1:
After all it’s all about you
You’re the one who’s good
Why can’t I be who you want me to be
And take care of you like I should

Chorus 1:
You keep shoving expectations on me
I just keep trying to please you
You keep shoving expectations on me
I’ll lose myself trying to please you.

Verse 2:
Emotional, I cry too much
It looks so weak to show feelings and such
Hide it, stuff it, straight faced, be strong
To feel (anything) and show it is really wrong
I missed your mark
Of perfect

Prechorus 2:
After all it’s all about you
You’re the one who’s right
Why can’t I be who you want me to be
And make your future bright

Chorus 2:
You keep shoving expectations on me
I just keep trying to please you
You keep shoving expectations on me
I lose myself rather than leave you.

Bridge 1:
I see disapproval in your eyes
Again I didn’t measure up
I’m never going to please you (You’re never going to love me)
I may as well give up.

Bridge 2:
You keep pushing and pushing for perfection
That’s how I win your affection
You keep pushing and pushing to change me
I try and fail
Good bye to my dreams.

Verse 3:
I try my best but I can’t win
I’m weak, I lose, it is a sin
Work ‘til I drop, to win your love
Enlightened now, I look above
There’s His love, He’s (It’s) perfect.

Prechorus 3:
After all it’s not about you
You’re not the one who’s right
I don’t have to be who you want me to be
I’ve finally seen the Light

Chorus 3:
You keep shoving expectations on me
I won’t keep trying to please you
You keep shoving expectations on me
I’ll choose His love; it’s all I can do.
Copyright 2009 all rights reserved

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from Fearless Moral Inventory, released October 2, 2010

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