Robot

Album: Can't Be Tamed (2010)
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  • It's been like this from the start
    One piece after another to make my heart
    You mistake the game for being smart
    Stand here, sell this, and hit your mark
    But the sound of the steel
    And the crush, and the grind
    It all screams, "Who am I to decide my life?"
    But in time it all dies
    There's nothing left inside
    Just rusted metal that was never even mine

    I would scream
    But I'm just this hollow shell
    Waiting here
    Begging, "Please, set me free so I can feel"
    Hey

    Stop trying to live my life for me
    I need to breathe
    I'm not your robot
    Stop telling me I'm part of the big machine
    I'm breaking free
    Can't you see?
    I can move, I can speak without somebody else operating me
    You gave me eyes, and now I see
    I'm not your robot, I'm just me

    All this time, I've been misled
    There were nothing but crossed wires in my head
    I've been taught to think that what I feel
    Doesn't matter at all 'til you say it's real

    I would scream
    But I'm just this hollow shell
    Waiting here
    Begging, "Please, set me free so I can feel"
    Hey

    Stop trying to live my life for me
    I need to breathe
    I'm not your robot
    Stop telling me I'm part of the big machine
    I'm breaking free
    Can't you see?
    I can move, I can speak without somebody else operating me
    You gave me eyes, and now I see
    I'm not your robot, I'm just me
    I'm not your robot, I'm just me
    I'm not your robot

    I would scream
    But I'm just this hollow shell
    Waiting here
    Begging, "Please, set me free so I can feel"
    Hey

    Stop trying to live my life for me
    I need to breathe
    I'm not your robot
    Stop telling me I'm part of the big machine
    I'm breaking free
    Can't you see?
    I can move, I can speak without somebody else operating me
    You gave me eyes, and now I see
    I'm not your robot, I'm just me
    I'm not your robot, I'm just me
    (I'm not your robot) Writer/s: John Shanks, Miley Cyrus
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Walt Disney Music Company
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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