Humble Girl

posted 16 April 2002


School was always daily torture
Questions and answers and neither made sense
Spent your classes looking skywards
Praying for the day to end

Teachers would despair of you
Using you to vent frustration
Sarcastic comments passed right by you
Classmates giggled affirmation

Always bottom of the class
Disappointment led to rage
First from teachers, then your parents
Telling you to act your age

Say sorry if you get it wrong
Say sorry if they look confused
Say sorry if they pause for thought
Apologize or be abused

You're the stupid humble girl
Not so bright but so polite
Everything must be your fault
Everyone is always right

Apologizing always helps
They don't yell if they know you're sorry
And everything you do is wrong
You don't want to be a worry

Think twice before speaking up
Better not to speak at all
You can't be wrong if you shut up
If you're not proud then you can't fall

You're the stupid humble girl
Not so bright but so polite
Everything must be your fault
Everyone is always right

Always giggle when you speak
You can say that you were joking
Asking questions makes you weak
Don't talk at parties; take up smoking

You're not clever, so be pretty
Spend your cash on cheap cosmetics
Try to hook a clever man
Dazzle him with thin synthetics

You're the stupid humble girl
Not so bright but so polite
Everything must be your fault
Everyone is always right

You could sing and you were pretty
You could run and you could draw
You've forgotten all your talents
The happiness that came before

They all said that you were stupid
Made you think you had no hope
When they find you, they will be
Amazed that you could tie the rope


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