"Esteem" as written by and Evan/powell Sula-goff....
The city slips away too soon
Tonight she's wide awake
Making small talk with Mr. Moon
Singing louder than the rain

On nights like these she can be herself
She forgets I'm there but it's just as well
I always feel like I'm by myself
And she never will, oh never will

She says she hates the fact that men can see
She wants to tear the eyes
out of everything
What makes her feel the way she feels

Like everything is nothing
What makes her see the things she sees
Like everything that's wrong with me
I guess I should stop trying to figure her out

I should know by now that I'm not allowed
Now I know this is not allowed
If I want to keep her coming 'round
She says she hates the fact that men can see

She wants to tear the eyes
out of every living thing
Oh God!
I grin

Does that include me... does that include...
She hides her reflection with pictures from magazines
She gets so angry when I don't see what she sees
But if I'm supposed to sit and watch her tear herself apart,

then maybe I was wrong
Maybe she never really knew me at all
Hello, hello
Did you find your self-esteem

Should I suppose that he's giving you what you need
And so it goes and slowly I begin to breathe
Hello, hello
I'm so sorry it wasn't me

The city slips away too soon
Tonight she's wide awake
Making small talk with Mr.Moon
He listens to everything she says and doesn't try to understand

Never expects to be let in
He just hangs on every word
That comes from the mouth of this little girl


Lyrics submitted by 7_myshell_7

"Esteem" as written by Alex Viveros Adam Powell

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commentok ill guess ill be the first to comment on this song...i dont think it really Needs a comment...it isnt that hard to figure out. it reminds me of a manga i read. basically this girl has some issues, like trust issues and maybe others. but the guy loves her anyway, and trys to help her. but she doesnt want help so she dumps him and finds someone else...i love the line "Im so sorry it wasnt me" i dunno why...its a nice line...
    Desaparecidaon September 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much, it means a lot to me...
    allenmiller247on October 05, 2002   Link
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    My InterpretationI love this song. I think it's about a girl who has major issues, doesn't think she's good enough, pretty enough, etc. and about a guy who loves her even with that. However, she is secretive and cannot open up to him. I think she's one of those people who seems so happy and perfect on the outside, but is broken on the inside. She can't take it when the singer tries to dig deeper and help her ("I guess I should stop trying to figure her out, should know by now that I'm not allowed"), so she leaves him for a man who is more base and allows her to suffer. "He listens to everything she says and he doesn't try to understand never expects to be let in"- this is exactly what the girl was looking for. Someone who knows he will never be let in to her soul and doesn't care.
    That's just what I've always gotten.
    BuckyFanon July 02, 2009   Link

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