You Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me

Did you ever wanna be
A kitten caught inside a tree
Looking down and you can see
Everybody reaching for you?
You followed every little bird
Who sang a song you never heard
Pretty tunes without the words
And no one else could hear them but you
It’s true, I don’t really care what it looks like to you
Trust me, you wouldn’t wanna be me

Did you ever wanna be
A jellyfish out at sea
Filled with electricity
Stinging anyone who touches you?
The ocean throws you on the beach
Leaves you lying the heat
Till some little kid reaches down
And picks you up to play with you
It’s true, I don’t really care what I look like to you
Trust me, you wouldn’t wanna be me
You wouldn’t wanna be me

Did you ever wanna be
Somebody’s broken-hearted plea
Swallowed deep beneath the sheets
Where no one else can hear you but you?
Crying softly late at night
Holding the body pillow tight
And you wonder what might have happened
Had you followed through
It’s true, I don’t really care what it sounds like to you
Trust me, you wouldn’t wanna be me

Of all the things I came across
Things I found, things I bought
Nothing cost me half as much as the truth
I’m staring at the midday sun
I’ll stare until the evening comes
I’m living out the twilight of my youth
And that’s the truth

Do you really wanna be
The girl sitting next to me
The one with pretty little feet
Hoping I will notice her shoes?
You’re like a kitten in a tree
Or a jellyfish at sea
Hopeless and lonely as can be
I hope that you can see I’m just like you
It’s true, I don’t really care what it looks like to you
Trust me, I’m just as scared as the girl sitting next to me
Not me, of all of the people in the world you could want to be
Trust me, you wouldn’t wanna be me