wanna be

Turn up the stereo way too loud
Listen to the same song again and again
How long until the words start to sink in
How long until I feel like something might change
Enough to try and change it

Build up walls, keep me empty
Drowning in a deep blue ocean that's only in my mind, night to night
Running after the belief that a lie can make the truth stop hurting
As if life were a game you could play and cheat, never mind breaking down
Dark tears, swallowed dreams were nothing to me
Falling through the evening like a silent feather, never mind tomorrow
Hating waking, shallow sleep held nothing for me

I wanna be stronger than the tides that pull me down
I wanna live up to the words that pull me back around
I wanna shout to the world I can be more than I think I am
I wanna be worthy of everything you've given me
Though my heart was too weak to hold it
That dream that you showed me, I want to be worthy of living there

Trace these streets day after day
Following the shadow sliding through the trees, season to season
Run the way that you always take, past the park and into the city
Heart carry me faster than my feet can go, never mind falling down
Scraped knee, bruised pride are nothing to me
Chasing tomorrow faster than the sun can spin, never mind yesterday
Angry words, hollow insults are nothing to me

I wanna be stronger than the tides that pull me down
I wanna live up to the words that pull me back around
I wanna shout to the world that I've never been who they think I am
I wanna be worthy of everything you've given me
Worthy, even if my hands are too small to hold it
This dream that I've shown you, I want to be worthy to grasp it

I wanna build my soul a house, one I won't tear down
I wanna live up to the truth that I swore I'd found
I wanna shout to the world that I never was unworthy
To pay you back for all the faith you've had in me
Wanna be worthy
Wanna be . . .
I will be worthy of what I want to be

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