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Hey Dad look at me
Think back and talk to me
Did I grow up according
To plan?
Do you think I'm wasting
My time doing things I
Wanna do?
But it hurts when you
Disapprove all along

And now I try hard to make it
I just want to make you proud
I'm never gonna be good
Enough for you
I can't pretend that
I'm alright
And you can't change me

'Cuz we lost it all
Nothing lasts forever
I'm sorry
I can't be Perfect
Now it's just too late
And we can't go back
I'm sorry
I can't be Perfect

I try not to think
About the pain I feel inside
Did you know you used to be
My hero?
All the days
You spent with me
Now seem so far away
And it feels like you don't
Care anymore

And now I try hard to make it
I just want to make you proud
I'm never gonna be good
Enough for you
I can't stand another fight
And nothing' alright

'Cuz we lost it all
Nothing lasts forever
I'm sorry
I can't be Perfect
Now it's just too late
And we can't go back
I'm sorry
I can't be Perfect

Nothing's gonna change
The things that you said
Nothing's gonna make this
Right again
Please don't turn your back
I can't believe it's hard
Just to talk to you
But you don't understand

'Cuz we lost it all
Nothing lasts forever
I'm sorry
I can't be Perfect
Now it's just too late
And we can't go back
I'm sorry
I can't be Perfect

'Cuz we lost it all
Nothing lasts forever
I'm sorry
I can't be Perfect
Now it's just too late
And we can't go back
I'm sorry
I can't be Perfect



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  • DarknessRains
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    DarknessRainsDec 2, 2009 at 9:24 pm
    Reminds me of my relationship with my father. We used to be super close, but he's so critical. Nothing is ever good enough. I always need to be better. Yeah, I get straight As, but now I should work harder at basketball. Oh now, I'm the best player on my team, but I should work harder at something else. There's always one more thing. I'm never good enough.
    And yeah, my dad and I still get along a lot of the time, but there's still that under current of how I'm not good enough. I'm smart, but I'm not pretty enough. I'm good at basketball, but I'm not good enough at softball.
    And I don't take a lot of opinions to heart, but he's my father, I listen to what he says. And he just keeps putting me down and nothing takes that away.
    This song is the perfect picture of it. Simple Plan=Love. :)
  • o
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    OMG_Thatz_InsaneOct 7, 2010 at 11:08 pm
    No one is perfect, but your the best the way you are and you shouldnt change a thing about your self one time this boy use to make fun of my because I used to wear big shirts and not like the other girls in my skool but I can say it did annoy me but it turns out he liked me lolz, what a good way to show it right. But what I'm trying to say is that you are perfect the way you are, just the way you are.
  • o
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    OwlCityBabeOct 23, 2009 at 1:50 pm
    Well I think that simple plan write this song to speal out to reades who have lost there dad to a bad life of drugs or have passed away like me and my dad lost to a bad life of drugs and now me and my sister are getting him back on track of a normal life and that he also means after something like that has happend nothing will ever be the same again={
  • c_j
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    c_jMar 6, 2009 at 11:05 pm
    Ohh. For me its my mom. She's forcing me to be a nurse, just like her, but I don't think I'm gonna be successful.
    I hate it when she tells me how stupid I am and I am never gonna be successful in life. Just like this song. His dad always makes him do everything. Its like he's a robot or a puppet. And because he respects his father he followed whut his dad made him do. And it turns out to be a disaster. Everything just went wrong.
  • U
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    UnregisteredJul 1, 2012 at 7:05 am
    I think this song means the things teenagers go through just to get their parent, or parents in some cases, attention. They may not be the first born or they may not be the baby of the family or they may have parents that don't "have time" to spend time with them. Either way I think the song means a child that strives for that attention that only their parent can give them and they aren't getting it.

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