I could run away alone and never have to see his face
'Cause what if I don't know myself?
It wasn't like he chose my help
And I would have to teach him what, and why
And what if he already knows more than I?

I want to be a light for him
I want to be a light for him
Even if I can't I'll try

So please, please, please, please
Don't make your mother sad
And try to be good sometimes
But if you can't, well sometimes you can't
And I will bear the pain when it's bad
And I'll still take you plain if you're that

So what if I forget to breathe
Or I'm shaking like a tambourine?
And how to tell him he's done wrong
When I never did it right when I was young
And what if I don't like the boy?
Or worse, what if he don't like me first?

I want to be a light for him
I want to be a light for him
Even when we can't do worse

So please, please, please, please
Don't make your mother sad
And try to be good sometimes
But if you can't, well sometimes you can't
And I will bear the pain when it's bad
And I'll still take you plain if you're that
But I won't just quit when I know it's hard
And you won't get tossed like a Christmas card

I want to be a light for when the dark
When the dark gets wild
I want to be a light
No spinning loose like an old turnstile

I want to be a light for him
I want to be a light for him

So please, please, please, please
Don't make your mother sad
And try to be good sometimes
But if you can't, then sometimes you can't
And I will bear the pain when it's bad
And I'll still take you plain if you're that
But I won't just quit when I know it's hard
And you won't get tossed like a Christmas card


Lyrics submitted by geekusa

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