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"Perfect" Lyrics

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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?
And 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 farther now
That wasn't fast enough
To make us happy
We'll love you
Just the way you are
If you're perfect
  • corrected by Dylan, Joeyy on January 15th, 2012
  • written by Morissette, Alanis Nadine / Ballard, Glen
  • copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    Like 002-06-2012 14:05
     kerryloh says:
    Like 012-01-2008 09:35
    it was about her eating disorder. and she got it all right.
     zealtastic says:
    Like 004-11-2005 12:08
    I love Alanis.

    This song is sad but hits hard.

    All Alanis songs seem like they are written for all of us.

    Brilliant song, not one of the best, but very, very good.

     Jaz__Bentley says:
    Like 004-11-2005 11:53
    I love this so, it is so true, i love the under tones
    Like 014-01-2005 14:03
    I absolutely love this song. My mom pressures me like that and I make her listen to it everytime she gets like that. I just go to my room and turn it up as loud as I can and make sure that she can hear it. I absolutely love Alanis, she is a god
     bnopwns says:
    Like 002-12-2004 14:42
    yeah my parents have good intentions but they do push me far too and i know this sounds really stupid but i think it was made for me too. like i listened to it over and over. Not to complain, i love my parents but they deff. have their moments and this song seems to catch those moments and more. very very moving song.
     dolcecamila says:
    Like 030-11-2004 17:03
    I feel very identified with this song.
    It seems like all Alanis song were written for me.

     sporkmaster says:
    Like 027-10-2004 08:40
    I love this song, although my parents don't push me THAT much, I am still pushed far, and since I go to a selective school, most of my friends parents have very high expectations of them.
     babygirl_69 says:
    Like 013-08-2004 10:26
    I LOVE all her songs!!! keep rokin!
     andeegirl says:
    Like 023-07-2004 05:20
    yeah it kinda sounds like the parents pushing theyre kids and living thru them.. alanis was a child so maybe her parents did that.. sad song...
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