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How to stay paralyzed by fear of abandonment
How to defer to men in solvable predicaments
How to control someone to be a carbon copy of you
How to have that not work and have them run away from you

How to keep people at arms length and never get too close
How to mistrust the ones who supposedly love the most
How to pretend you're fine and don't need help from anyone
How to feel worthless unless you're serving or helping someone

I'll teach you all this in 8 easy steps
A course of a lifetime you'l never forget
I'll show you how to in 8 easy steps
I'll show you how leaderships looks when taught by the best

How to hate women when you're supposed to be a feminist
How to play all pious when you're really a hypocrite
How to hate god when you're a pray-er and a spiritualist
How to sabotage your fantasies by fears of success

I'll teach you all this in 8 easy steps
A the course of a lifetime you'll never forget
I'll show you how to in 8 easy steps
I'll show you how leadership looks when taught by the best

I've been doing research for years
I've been practicing my ass off
I've been waiting my whole life for this moment, I swear to you
Culminating just to be this well versed leader before you

I'll teach you all this in 8 easy steps
Athe course of a lifetime you'll never forget
I'll show you how to in 8 easy steps
I'll show you how leaderships were taught by the best

How to lie to yourself and thereby to everyone else
How to keep smiling when you're thinking of killing yourself
How to numb a la holic to avoid going within
How to stay stuck in blue by blaming them for everything

I'll teach you all this in 8 easy steps,
A course of a lifetime you'll never forget
I'll show you how to, in eight easy steps
I'll show you how leadership looks when taught by the best



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    UnregisteredSep 10, 2011 at 12:56 am
    Yep, pretty much captures everything terrible about self-determination from the perspective of the self loathing introvert with a feminine twist. "How to keep smiling when your thinking of killing yourself", almost makes up for the improper use of the word "ironic" in her earlier album. I'm being a petty, unoriginal twit by saying it. She was awesome as God in Dogma!


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