"Perfect" as written by and Charles-andre/stinco Comeau....
Hey, Dad, look at me
Think back, and talk to me
Did I grow up according to plan?
And do you think I'm wasting my time
Doing things I want to do?
But it hurts when you disapproved 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 can't pretend that I'm alright
And you can't change me

[Chorus]
'Cause we lost it all
Nothin' 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 any more
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's all right

'Cause we lost it all
And nothin' 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
And 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

[Chorus: x2]


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"Perfect" as written by Charles-andre/stinco Comeau

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  • +2
    General CommentDefinitely amazing. This band means a lot to me! They never let you down. It doesn't matter what they're doing...
    "Cause we lost it all, nothing lasts forever, sorry I can't be perfect"
    Why is it that I can relate to this song too much? I always find myself asking myself if my parents feel I grew up "according to plan". It's too overwhelming. It just takes you whole. This song will always bring a tear to my eye. Je t'aime les garcons!
    PhOeBe*CaTeSon April 24, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt was writtewn by chuck and pierre because their parents wanted them to get proper jobs, but they wanted to continue with the band.

    Thats what I hears atleast.
    Jldanielon June 22, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI get this song all to well...my younger sis graduated from a well-known school, and I graduated from a local community college...so like my dad ALWAYS compares me to my sister, and it gets to me since I am just as intelligent, but I didn't go to the same school my sis did...so he automatically thinks that I am not as smart.
    CKF929on December 20, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI first heard simple plan "i'm just a kid" and i thought they were good, i heard it awhile back, then i bought the CD and right away this song caught my attention, i love it b/c i've always had problems with my dad, no matter what i do to impress him and make him notice me, i'm never good enough for him, just listening to this song makes me feel that i'm not the only one, maybe i should make him listen to it...
    Hwrdmynson April 19, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe first time i heard this song, it hit something in me. i completely relate to this song (and also most of the other songs on the cd). i know a lot of my friends feel the same way toward their parents i do -- that we never match up -- and this song expresses it in such a great way
    emmychloeon April 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about parents who put so much pressure on teens to be this perfect image when all we really want is to be us. and grow up and become what we want and how we have to fight for it
    embem34on October 25, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAMAZING!!!
    "And now I try hard to make it
    I just want to make you proud".
    everybody try to do and to get their best. superior for who they love.
    but sometime they ask more.
    "I'm never gonna be good enough for you" it's so match with me :).
    i'm not perfect:(, but i believe that everyone is unique so nothing can replace us.
    let's enjoy our own way and get our crown.
    i love this song so much ^^
    cholisaduhaon February 06, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song always catches me. It seems to sit in the back of my mind. This is always a question I want to know. Did I grow up according to plan? Of course, I know some of the answers because I'm not perfect! I'm just your average girl who tries the best she can to be average.
    imastarsimpleplanon April 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI cried the first time I heard this. Maybe it struck a chord with me, but whatever it was, all I could think of was "wow". It's just hte fact that so many people feel this way and they don't know how to express it, and this expresses it well...perfectly (lol).
    Megson April 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with u megs. seriously big lump in my throat when i heard this song. ok it hits a pretty big nerve but the way they describe it is just really amazing.
    EmoPunkPiperon April 15, 2002   Link

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