How many times must I be nice to get the respect they owe me
It seems I’ve wasted my life trying to get the respect I deserve
Every time I try they always bring me down
It pisses me off that I’ve tried so hard and they don’t even notice
What can I do for them to raise their heads up and acknowledge me
Even my family turns their heads away
Sure I make mistakes
But doesn’t everyone?
I’m tired of people not realizing my heart, my knowledge, and my soul
They think I’m a, I’m a little, silly, girly teen that knows nothing at all
But haven't I been in the world long enough and look where the world has brought me
I don’t understand (Repeat x2)

I was told that if we wanted to be treated with respect
You must show it to others
And haven't I shown that?
I’m always open-minded and have my own opinions
But what the fuck is up with people today?
The world has changed

(Too much)

What happened to long night walks without getting in trouble
People even losing their own respect by others and themselves
People shouldn’t have these problems
Who deserves this?
Why can't people stop dealing life like that
I’ve always been told what to do
And I finally learned the truth of the matter
And I’m smarter than they say
And I know I don’t deserve this crap
I am a woman of many wishes
And I wish for the respect to grow like a tall Redwood tree
Look what I’ve sacrificed for friends and family and others
Although I know deep down inside
I’m a good person
No matter what they say
I deserve better

Lyrics submitted by alex_is_in_love

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