You say you have
that can’t be true.
For every day
you search for ways
I should be more like you.
Your advertising is flawless
with glossy, runway style
I’d be remiss to ignore
your photos in the magazine aisle.
Follow us, you’ll be happy
said with subtly stenciled grin
fast cars, dollars, fancy clothes
don’t you want to fit in?
As I glance in the mirror
I might not always love what I see
but I’m smart enough to realize
the lies you are selling to me.
For fast cars, dollars, fancy clothes
may fulfill you for a spell
true value lies within the heart
it’s not something you can sell.
Too busy chasing fanatasies
where everything has a price
but you often end up empty-handed
perhaps you need a little advice.
Feel content with who you are
and never second-guess
you don’t have to be a star
to feel you’ve had success.
Your feeling heart, for all you are
inside, may not be shown
but everything inside of you
is worth more than what you own.
Your heart sings the sweetest melodies
and your lips are filled with prose
your beauty goes much deeper still
when you feel confident, it shows.
So listen not to all they say
for painted lies aren’t true
show the world what’s in your heart
don’t follow – just be you.