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Oh Oh some deep shit
Uh uh

Mama please stop cryin'
I can't stand the sound
Your pain is painful and it's
Tearing me down

I hear glasses breakin'
As I sit up in my bed
I told God you didn't mean
Those nasty things you said
You fight about money
'Bout me and my brother
And this I come home to
This is my shelter

It ain't easy, growin' up in world war 3
Never knowin' what love could be
You'll see, I don't want love to destroy me
Like it has done my family

Can we work it out
Can we be a family
I promise I'll be better
Mommy I'll do anything
Can we work it out
Can we be a family
I promise I'll be better
Daddy please don't leave

Daddy please stop yelling (stop)
I can't stand the sound (can't stand the sound)
Make mama stop cryin'
'Cause I need you around (yeah yeah yeah)
My mama she loves you (I know it)
No matter what she says is true
I know that she hurts you
But remember I love you too!

I ran away today, ran from the noise
Ran away (ran away)
Don't wanna go back to that place
But don't have no choice, no way

It ain't easy, growin' up in world war 3
Never knowin' what love could be
But I've seen, I don't want love to destroy me
Like it did my family

Can we work it out (Can we work it)
Can we be a family
I promise I'll be better (I promise)
Mommy I'll do anything (Anything to keep you back)
Can we work it out
Can we be a family
I promise I'll be better (I promise I promise)
Daddy please don't leave

In our family portrait (In our family portrait)
We look pretty happy (We look pretty happy)
Let's play pretend, let's act like it
Comes naturally
I don't wanna have to split the holidays (no no)
I don't want two addresses (no no)
I don't want a stepbrother anyway
And I don't want my mom to have to change her last name!

In our family portrait
We look pretty happy
We look pretty normal
Lets go back to that
In our family portrait
We look pretty happy
Lets play pretend, act like it
Goes naturally

In our family portrait (Can we work it out)
We look pretty happy (Can we be a family)
We look pretty normal (I promise I'll be better)
Lets go back to that (Mommy I'll do anything)
In our family portrait (Can we work it out)
We look pretty happy (Can we be a family)
Lets play pretend (I promise I'll be better)
Act like it goes naturally, (Daddy please don't leave)
Oh lets go back Oh lets go back

In our family portrait (Can we work it out)
We look pretty happy (Can we be a family)
We look pretty normal (I promise I'll be better)
Lets go back to that (Mommy I'll do anything)
In our family portrait (Can we work it out)
We look pretty happy (Can we be a family)
We look pretty normal (I promise I'll be better)
Lets go back to that (Daddy please don't leave)

Don't leave... don't leave... Daddy don't leave...
Don't leave... Daddy don't leave...
Daddy don't leave... Daddy don't leave... Daddy don't leave...
Don't leave... don't leave...
Turn around please

Remember that the night you left
You took my shining star
Daddy don't leave...
Daddy don't leave...
Daddy don't leave...

Mama'll be nicer
I'll be so much better
I'll tell my brother
I won't spill the milk at dinner
I'll be so much better
I'll do everything right
I'll be your little girl forever
I'll go to sleep at night

Ooh no Ooh no
Ooh no Ooh



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  • U
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    UnregisteredApr 17, 2012 at 8:42 pm
    Very sad and emotional, especially when it rings true for so many people today. How come this continues, why can't everyone just get along, and forget resentments they may hold from the past? This will continue until parents start setting an example for their children that things can be worked out if both are just willing to be persistent, and show more love
  • blob4ever
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    blob4everNov 6, 2008 at 11:48 am
    This song is talking about how P!nk is going through a hard time, I read an article that she made So What because of a divorce and she probably made this right before it, it's really good, but also pretty sad, no one wants to be in the middle of a divorce.
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    sdbubbles95Nov 1, 2010 at 10:18 pm
    this is the way i lived for nearly three years...until i moved out of dads house with mum and my brother. constant arguing. dad in a mood. dad drunk and picking fights. it gets to be too much after a while and you end up loving another adult like they were your parent because your real parents spend all their time fighting.

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