Sometimes is never quite enough If you're flawless, then you'll win my love Don't forget to win first place Don't forget to keep that smile on your face
Be a good boy Try a little harder You've got to measure up Make me prouder
How long before you screw it up How many times do I have to tell you to hurry up With everything I do for you The least you can do is keep quiet
Be a good girl You've gotta try a little harder That simply wasn't good enough To make us proud
I'll live through you I'll make you what I never was If you're the best, then maybe so am I Compared to him compared to her I'm doing this for your own damn good You'll make up for what I blew What's the problem, why are you crying
Be a good boy Push a little farther now That wasn't fast enough To make us happy We'll love you just the way you are If you're perfect
Writer/s: Alanis Nadine Morissette, Glen Ballard
Publisher: CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnI remember hearing this song in junior high, really struck a cord with me - the lyrics are are so truthful.
Jailene from K-town, WaThis song reminds me of my relationship with my dad and stepmom. They're constantly pushing and pushing me to do better than I did, but what I do is (usually) my best. And how the heck can we be expected to do better than our best? Yeah. That's what I thought.
Loren from Wellington, New ZealandThis song is about never being good enough, no matter how hard you try. I relate it to my feelings as a teen trying to live up to my parents and God's expectations
Rebekah from Prince George, VaTo me the song is about tring to be perfect and can't and screw up more when you try
Sarah-michelle from Leeds, Englandalanis says that she started writing a song line-by-line and only realised what it was about half way through, this song became 'perfect', and literally sounds like it did when she was writing it.
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