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I know what makes me comfortable
I know what makes me tick
And when I need to get my way I know how to pour it on thick
Cream and sugar in my coffee
Right away when I awake
I face the day and pray to God I won't make the same mistakes
Oh the rest is out of my hands

I will learn to let go what I cannot change
I will learn to forgive what I cannot change
I will learn to love what I cannot change
But I will change, I will change
Whatever I, whenever I can

I don't know my Father
Or my Mother well enough
Seems like every time we talk we can't get past the little stuff
The pain is self inflicted
I know it's not good for my health
But it's easier to please the world than it is to please myself
Oh the rest is out of my hands

I will learn to let go what I cannot change
I will learn to forgive what I cannot change
I will learn to love what I cannot change
But I will change, I will change
Whatever I, whenever I can

Right now I can't care about how everyone else will feel
I have enough hurt of my own to he

I will learn to let go what I cannot change
I will learn to forgive what I cannot change
I will learn to love what I cannot change
But I will change, I will change
Whatever I, whenever I can



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    be1ieverApr 15, 2009 at 9:16 pm
    It's very pretty and LeeAnne has such a GORGEOUS voice, she is an artist I always liked and respected because she's kept a level of self respect and kept herself out of the tabloids and the muck instead of turning into a Brittany or Jessica bimbo image-- and for the most part the song makes sense that she's done things she wishes she could change, we all have, she wishes she could have a perfect life and not make mistakes or at least not make the SAME ONES--i get it and agree, except for the line: "I have enough hurt of my own to he." Would someone tell us who love the song otherwise, what that means? It's like someone dropped off a verse or a few words accidentially or purposely. To me I think she means people will have a lot to say about her actions but she doesn't want to care because she has hurt herself enough trying to please everyone else but hasn't thought about her own self enough. I think this is saying that she wants to please people and live a good life without making mistakes but that she realizes she's human and simply needs to change what she CAN, whatever and whenever she can, not what she can not, and that people need to accept it too. She's not perfect none of us are, and we all need to love ourselves anyway and be the best we can be, not beat ourselves for trying but failing to be perfect.
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    UnregisteredMar 23, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    That you can't change what already happened. I know i can't change what i did to myself like me cutting and trying to kill myself.
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    livenlearnApr 22, 2009 at 10:51 am
    be1iever asked -- "I have enough hurt of my own to he." Would someone tell us who love the song otherwise, what that means?

    the last word "he" should be "heal". ("Right now I can't care how everyone else will feel. I have enough hurt of my own to heal.")

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