You're crushing my dreams
This is really the way it seems.
And as I sit here
with tears rolling down my cheeks,
fighting the urge to cry,
holding it all in like always,
because I don't want you to see my weakness,
I realize how much you're bringing me down.
Really pushing me to the ground
When, finally, I summon up the courage
to tell you my plans and hopes,
you bind them in ropes
and suffocate them
like you're suffocating me.
Let me breathe
Let me breathe without being afraid
of your words and voice that scares me,
the voice that has scared me my entire life.
You're supposed to be my dad
You're supposed to be the one guy,
in the whole entire world,
that would never break my heart.
But you've done it a thousand times.
I'm tired of craving your approval, your blessing,
the admiration that you once had
of this now young woman
that was once your little girl.
I want to break those chains,
I'm still that same girl, but you've changed.
I'm tired of fighting you,
tired of trying to make you proud,
just to feel you push me down
Just let me go,
Let me dream,
Let me be happy
You're suffocating me
and you're eventually going to drown me
Let me breathe.