What do you do when they point to that person on TV
And they say 'when you grow up, baby, I want you to be just like them.
'They're so wise, so smart, so beautiful,
Look at them, changing the world
Just like Prince Charming does in your storybooks
They stand up for what is right and fight for what they believe in
'That's what you have to do, baby
I want you to be just like that.'
I wanted to be just like them, too
I stood behind 5'11" of friend when
I was scared
And my cheeks burned with shame
Shame that I couldn't sucker punch that other guy in the face
Shame that I stood behind a man like a damsel in distress
Shame that I lived in a world where I still live in fear
I wanted to be Prince Charming, too
I want to slay my own dragons
But when I tried to stand
Tried to raise my hand for a spot
On that TV that they pointed to so many years ago
Telling me that was where I had to go
Don't do that.
You're asking for trouble.
You can't change the world, you can't save the day
This is how things are
This is what life is
Keep your head down and your mouth shut
And maybe you'll get through this okay
And if you don't
Don't make me say 'I told you so'
Don't wear that, because then it's your fault
I'm sorry, baby, but that's the truth
You're not one of them
You can't be your heroes because
It's just so
I mean, when I said that...
I am just trying to make sure you make it to your grave alive.