Great Expectations

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98 Mute was a hardcore punk band from Hermosa Beach, California. They were formed in 1993, and signed to Theologian Records in 1995. Their first, self-titled album was released in 1996, and the band was featured on several skate videos and compilations of Californian punk. In 1997, the group toured… more »

When I look up at these hollowed walls of high achievement and storied victories 
I can hear irony laughing 'cause you see pride where I see vanity
Impressing all of your friends has never been one of my intentions 
My heart is set of different goals 
I won't be a trophy for anyone 
So sorry if I haven't quite lived up to your great expectations 
You know if I could I'd walk on water for you but 
I have limitations 
Tell me when your ego gets hungry 
Do you shake the smaller fruit off the family tree?
And when you go to sleep do you forget to count the black sheep 
Sometimes what's simple math to most 
Doesn't add up when you get behind closed doors 
A photo may speak a thousand words but do you really get the picture 
I just want a life to call my own is that too much to ask for 
The fact is I've committed no crime here 
And I apologize for nothing 
So open up your eyes and try to realize 
That we don't share the same worldview 
I don't mean to disrespect but don't you ever forget 
That I can't live my life for you

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