Self​-​Portrait

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lyrics

Well, I'm stubborn
And stupid
And I do things that I hate.
I was born to be much better than I am.

Now I'm forlorn
Now I'm lucid
Now I'm sobbing, half awake.
I was born to be much smarter than I am.

But like my parents said
“You only get one body.”
And like my parents said
“You only get one mind.”

“But what you have, Samantha, is enough.
Yes you can, Samantha.”

A self-portrait:
Sure, I'm funny
I sing well
Don't look a day past 30.
I was born to be more modest than I am sometimes.

I am picky
All pell-mell
And I might just be 40 now.
I was born to be more honest than I am.

My self-portrait might be crude.
I strung it last night on some passing tune
All, all because
My psychiatrist asked what my problem was.
Did he never read Augustine?
Did he never read me at all?

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from Samantha Says, released May 29, 2015

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