So they preach you what success is;
Sunlight through the vacant mist,
They tell you you need to fall in love
Whilst the sun shines up above,
And get your grades, your degree, your career;
Pass away each ugly year
Washing pans, eating food,
Act all kind, nice, subdued,
Raise your kids, slip on a ring,
They mean more; they’re your everything,
Your husband needs his clothes cleaned,
The children need their parties themed,
And the office goes out for a Christmas do,
Get really drunk, you do too.
But you wake up in the early morning.
You feel sad, mourning, yawning.
Your life has passed and your husband snores;
Only now you notice all his flaws.
You never did go travelling, did you?
Not like you said you would do.
And you never found yourself; you’re still lost,
Your heart as cold as winter frost.
They told you to…
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