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Alanis Morissette Perfect Lyrics

Last updated: 08/26/2014 06:07:30 PM

Sometimes is never quite enough
If you're flawless, then you'll win my love
Don't forget to win first place
Don't forget to keep that smile on your face

Be a good boy
Try a little harder
You've got to measure up
And make me prouder

How long before you screw it up
How many times do I have to tell you to hurry up
With everything I do for you
The least you can do is keep quiet

Be a good girl
You've gotta try a little harder
That simply wasn't good enough
To make us proud

I'll live through you
I'll make you what I never was
If you're the best, then maybe so am I
Compared to him, compared to her
I'm doing this for your own damn good
You'll make up for what I blew
What's the problem...why are you crying

Be a good boy
Push a little further now
That wasn't fast enough
To make us happy
We'll love you just the way you are if you're perfect

Thanks to AriSky for submitting Perfect Lyrics.

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Update | Reviewer: Silvia | 8/26/14

It's okay. It doesn't matter what my parents or my siblings think of me, or even what I think of me, to some extent. All that matters is that I know. I know I'm good enough. I know I'm perfect, in my own special way, blah blah blah. I have realized this and I am whole again.

Makes me cry | Reviewer: Silvia | 5/3/13

This song makes me so sad. I never feel good enough for my parents. My sister and brother are always so much smarter than me, and I feel like my parents never respect and appreciate the few talents I have. I am smart, but I never measure up to my siblings. My parents only once said they were proud of me in my entire life, and that was because I had finally 'worked hard at something', not because I was actually good at it. So I really connect to this song. It makes me sad, but it's nice to know someone feels the way I do too. It's saved me from vague thoughts of suicide more than once.
Thank you, Alanis!