Saturday, April 4, 2009

Perfection? nope life isn’t about it.

I'm sure you have heard of this song before.

Hey dad look at me
Think back and talk to me
Did I grow up according to plan?
And do you think I'm wasting my time doing things I wanna do?
But it hurts when you disapprove all along
And now I try hard to make it
I just want to make you proud
I'm never gonna be good enough for you
I can't pretend that
I'm alright
And you can't change me
'Cuz we lost it all
Nothing lasts forever
I'm sorry
I can't be perfect
Now it's just too late and
We can't go back
I'm sorry
I can't be perfect
I try not to think
About the pain I feel inside
Did you know you used to be my hero?
All the days you spent with me
Now seem so far away
And it feels like you don't care anymore
And now I try hard to make it
I just want to make you proud
I'm never gonna be good enough for you
I can't stand another fight
And nothing's alright
'Cuz we lost it all
Nothing lasts forever
I'm sorry
I can't be perfect
Now it's just too late and
We can't go back
I'm sorry
I can't be perfect
Nothing's gonna change the things that you said
Nothing's gonna make this right again
Please don't turn your back
I can't believe it's hard
Just to talk to you
But you don't understand
'Cuz we lost it all
Nothing lasts forever
I'm sorry
I can't be perfect
Now it's just too late and
We can't go back
I'm sorry
I can't be perfect
'Cuz we lost it all
Nothing lasts forever
I'm sorry
I can't be perfect
Now it's just too late and
We can't go back
I'm sorry
I can't be perfect

It used to be one of my favourite songs. As the matter of fact, it still is. I would listen to it when I got scolded by parents, feeling inadequate and small. Using the song to console myself, convincing me that everyone is like that, misunderstood by their parents was the way Ii run away from my woes and continue to live as though nothing happened. GARH!! An epiphany struck me like lightning. There is a flaw in my reasoning. Not everyone is like that. This song is a song for those who can’t meet the unreasonable expectation of their parents. My parents, their demand wasn’t that unreasonable at all. I’m not going to get drown in my lack of confidence, just because of one song that wasn’t meant for me in the first place.

JIAYOU!

P/S Simple Plan fans: Disclaimer: I am not criticising Simple Plan. Anyway, I love their songs too!

2 comments:

ladybird said...

*shake hands*

I like this song.The lyrics says it all.

*JIING--------------JIUNN* said...

this post is not about me liking this song. its about me hating myself because i succumb to this song's lyrics, believing im inadequate.