I wanted you to love me so badly.
I needed you to say I was enough.
And all the things I was or could be
felt like nothing without your love.
Though I know I’m not a pretty girl,
I could have made you happy.
But all your eyes ever saw
were the things that I just can’t be.
You know, I’ll want you everyday
for as long as I will live.
But all the effort I put out
is something I can no longer give.
I followed you like a little dog
doing everything to please you,
but all those ways I’m giving up
because I don’t really need you.
I won’t pine for you
or be pathetic anymore.
The things you didn’t notice
someone else will love me for.
And if, in time, you open your eyes
and realize what you’ve lost.
Chalk it up to a lesson learned
and next time count the cost.