Who I Wanna Be

Staring out the window,
How did I get here?
Looking at the mess I call my life.
Thinking about my
Loves, lies, mistakes, and my regrets.
Feeling sorry for myself again tonight.

But this is where I am,
and I can’t change
where I’ve been,
just where I’m going.
And to give up now,
I’d be a fool.
I stare at my reflection,
I can see that I’ve become
who I want to be.

I used to think it would
all fall into place.
Faded memories become reality,
I guess things were bound to change.
Prayers don’t remain the same,
and there’s a golden road
paved in front of me.

Because this is where I am,
and I can’t change
where I’ve been,
just where I’m going.
And to give up now,
I’d be a fool.
I stare at my reflection,
I can see that I’ve become
who I want to be.

In this out of focus world that we live in,
people’s dreams get shattered every day.
They spend their whole life searching
for their dreams come true.
Or the medicine to take their pain away.

But this is where I am,
and I can’t change
where I’ve been,
just where I’m going.
And to give up now,
I’d be a fool.
I stare at my reflection,
I can see that I’ve become
who I want to be.

Who I Wanna Be

belleamour

St. Thomas, Canada

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Artist's Description

This is a song I wrote a year and a half ago when I was 16. My mom’s fiance is a singer/songwriter and he was having a bit of writer’s block, so he asked me to put together a poem that he could add music to. This was my first song I’ve ever written. It took me about 10 minutes to finish. It was sort of inspired by a boyfriend who had broken my heart about a month earlier. He wanted me to change so much of myself for him and when I wouldn’t, he broke it off. Then I realized I’m perfectly happy with who I am and I’m going to find someone someday who loves and accepts everything about me and won’t ask me to change for him.

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